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    I would like to apply to Sutton Trust for the UK summer school. I wanted to study Chem Eng as university so I chose nottingham to do a strand called Chem, Physics and Astronomy. Now I have changed my mind and want to do Economics because the work load from Chem Eng is far larger than I am capable of doing. There is a strand at Warwick called Economics so it would be perfect. However, due to Warwick's better reputation I believe more people will apply to it so I wont be able to get in. Whereas, I believe my chances for getting into Nottingham are much better. I'd rather go to a summer school that wont help than not go to one at all

    Firstly, will a Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy summer school help when applying for Eco at Warwick at all.

    Secondly, should I change to the Economics Summer School.
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    (Original post by MercrutioCaius)
    I would like to apply to Sutton Trust for the UK summer school. I wanted to study Chem Eng as university so I chose nottingham to do a strand called Chem, Physics and Astronomy. Now I have changed my mind and want to do Economics because the work load from Chem Eng is far larger than I am capable of doing. There is a strand at Warwick called Economics so it would be perfect. However, due to Warwick's better reputation I believe more people will apply to it so I wont be able to get in. Whereas, I believe my chances for getting into Nottingham are much better. I'd rather go to a summer school that wont help than not go to one at all

    Firstly, will a Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy summer school help when applying for Eco at Warwick at all.

    Secondly, should I change to the Economics Summer School.
    Nottingham still receives high level of applicants for economics, so don't assume just because its not as popular as Warwick does not mean that it isn't as competitive.

    As someone who did this summer school, it's all about using what you've learnt during the summer school that it'll be useful. I did Bioscience around 3yrs ago, and applied to do Maths. You'll learn a tremendous amount of info needed to apply and be successful, and as well have a great experience so as long as you word it properly in your personal statement then it'll be an advantage to you.

    Also, the work load at university for any course is far significant than at A-level, so do not underestimate the amount of work you'll be given. I would also like to ask whether or not you're actually interested in Economics or not, if not then you'll just end up finding it very difficult to deal with. Economics may not be Chem Eng, but that does not mean that it's an easy degree or less difficult by any means.
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    Nottingham still receives high level of applicants for economics, so don't assume just because its not as popular as Warwick does not mean that it isn't as competitive.

    As someone who did this summer school, it's all about using what you've learnt during the summer school that it'll be useful. I did Bioscience around 3yrs ago, and applied to do Maths. You'll learn a tremendous amount of info needed to apply and be successful, and as well have a great experience so as long as you word it properly in your personal statement then it'll be an advantage to you.

    Also, the work load at university for any course is far significant than at A-level, so do not underestimate the amount of work you'll be given. I would also like to ask whether or not you're actually interested in Economics or not, if not then you'll just end up finding it very difficult to deal with. Economics may not be Chem Eng, but that does not mean that it's an easy degree or less difficult by any means.
    Thanks, and I am interested in Economics. I was deciding between Chem Eng and Eco but because of the extreme level of work needed for C.E i feel like Eco is a better choice. I'd rather have a realistic chance of getting a 2:1 / 1st than risk getting a 2:2 because i cant keep up.
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    (Original post by MercrutioCaius)
    Thanks, and I am interested in Economics. I was deciding between Chem Eng and Eco but because of the extreme level of work needed for C.E i feel like Eco is a better choice. I'd rather have a realistic chance of getting a 2:1 / 1st than risk getting a 2:2 because i cant keep up.
    The work load for Chem Eng isn't that bad (it's the same amount as I am doing for my Maths degree), provided that you manage your time effectively. Also, the chances aren't that significantly different from each other (only a very small percentage).

    That said, do you know what you want to do in the future which led you in choosing an Economics degree?
 
 
 
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