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Personal Statement Assistance/Help for application to Cambridge Land Economy and LSE Watch

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    Hi all,

    I intend to apply for Land Economy at Cambridge and LSE Economics this year, however, as I can only write a single personal statement to both universities, I am currently caught in a dilemma on how to structure my personal statement.

    Should I structure it purely on Economics, and use the SAQ to indicate my interest in Land Economy? I thought of this approach as LSE Economics is also extremely competitive, and I felt that this would maximise my chances for both universities.

    Yet I am concerned if this approach will jeopardise my chances to be shortlisted for the Land Economy interview, or worse still, play a part in being rejected for Land Economy altogether.

    On the other hand if I were to incorporate some Land Econ aspects such as law, then it would affect my chances for LSE Economics.

    If anyone has personal experience on this, I would really appreciate if you could share your approach to the personal statement and if you managed to secure a place at both universities.

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by jonathan98)
    Hi all,

    I intend to apply for Land Economy at Cambridge and LSE Economics this year, however, as I can only write a single personal statement to both universities, I am currently caught in a dilemma on how to structure my personal statement.

    Should I structure it purely on Economics, and use the SAQ to indicate my interest in Land Economy? I thought of this approach as LSE Economics is also extremely competitive, and I felt that this would maximise my chances for both universities.

    Yet I am concerned if this approach will jeopardise my chances to be shortlisted for the Land Economy interview, or worse still, play a part in being rejected for Land Economy altogether.

    On the other hand if I were to incorporate some Land Econ aspects such as law, then it would affect my chances for LSE Economics.

    If anyone has personal experience on this, I would really appreciate if you could share your approach to the personal statement and if you managed to secure a place at both universities.

    Thanks!
    Land Economy is a very specific course, so I expect Cambridge are used to applicants applying with different PSs. LSE are very specific about their PS requirements, so focus on economics (particularly if there is any overlap with LE) and then use the SAQ to talk about LE
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    Land Economy is a very specific course, so I expect Cambridge are used to applicants applying with different PSs. LSE are very specific about their PS requirements, so focus on economics (particularly if there is any overlap with LE) and then use the SAQ to talk about LE
    Have you tried it? How did it go?
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    (Original post by jonathan98)
    Have you tried it? How did it go?
    There's an Ask and Admissions tutor thread over in the University of Cambridge forum at the moment (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4847466 <=there)

    You could ask them directly what they'd recommend.
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    (Original post by jonathan98)
    Have you tried it? How did it go?
    No - I am a PS reviewer on here though
 
 
 
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