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    Hi guys,

    Have just finished my AS Levels this summer and am doing work experience(am at a local newspaper). Thing is I want to go for PPE at uni but have no idea what kind of work experience is suitable. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should do?

    Am v confused so please give me a hand! :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by luxsh)
    Hi guys,

    Have just finished my AS Levels this summer and am doing work experience(am at a local newspaper). Thing is I want to go for PPE at uni but have no idea what kind of work experience is suitable. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should do?

    Am v confused so please give me a hand! :rolleyes:

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    How about volunteering at your local MP's constituency office? (or MEP's office)
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    Really it depends where you see your career going. If you want to go into Politics then you can easily arrange work experience with your local MP or at the head office of one of the parties. If you are more keen on Economics and are looking to go into finance then obviously a placement with a bank would help. If you want to go into Law and take the CPE then work at a solicitors or try shadowing a barrister, attending local courts etc etc
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    Thanks, but the thing is PPE is so wide, that there nothing specific that I have in mind to do. I don't suppose you could reccommend any good philosophy reading?
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    (Original post by luxsh)
    Thanks, but the thing is PPE is so wide, that there nothing specific that I have in mind to do. I don't suppose you could reccommend any good philosophy reading?
    There are a number of threads on here with just that info. Do a search!
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    In all honestly, for PPE there are far more important things than work experience it isn't something you really need to worry about.
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    Go work in a stockbrokers. Anything that isn't stacking shelves in B&Q is going to look positive. If you are looking to write something on ur UCAS just try and relate it back to something you are interested in and that is relevant to the course.
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    I'm doing Politics, my work experience has been:

    Working with Ben Bradshaw MP, in Parliament and "on the campaign trail" (which was so much fun!)

    I also worked at his consitituency office in Exeter.

    Membership of a couple of pressure groups.

    I do voluntary work on social policy for the Citizens Advice Buro.

    I mentioned the Ben Brad. stuff in my p/s, I think it might have helped... when I visited LSE they were very keen on work exp. and encouraged us to have a single paragraph worth of it in our p/s's...
 
 
 
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