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    I'm just starting my a levels with maths, further maths, physics and economics and hoping to do a degree in engineering (undecided on what type) and am hoping to go to a Russel group uni and possibly apply to oxbridge. I do rowing and table tennis outside of school and some hiking, I was wondering what other things I should be doing or thinking about to increase my chances of getting into a good university. Thanks!
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    (Original post by dtodd01)
    I'm just starting my a levels with maths, further maths, physics and economics and hoping to do a degree in engineering (undecided on what type) and am hoping to go to a Russel group uni and possibly apply to oxbridge. I do rowing and table tennis outside of school and some hiking, I was wondering what other things I should be doing or thinking about to increase my chances of getting into a good university. Thanks!
    Universities really don't care about hobbies - they're interested in SUPER curricular activities. Stuff related to your subject that is outside your school curriculum.

    For engineering that means summer schools, visits to industry, reading blogs/articles on the engineering institute websites and ideally getting involved in some group project work to make/produce something/solve a problem.
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    dont push yourself too hard. i do absolutely nothing but said i read a book in summer, and so far i got 3 russell group (bristol, cardiff, nottingham) offers if that puts you at ease. i'm also applying to engineering, and my subject combo isnt the typical science combo. i take maths, geography and history. so if i can get in sure you can. but by doing too much, you're going to put your grades at risk tbh
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    (Original post by dtodd01)
    I'm just starting my a levels with maths, further maths, physics and economics and hoping to do a degree in engineering (undecided on what type) and am hoping to go to a Russel group uni and possibly apply to oxbridge. I do rowing and table tennis outside of school and some hiking, I was wondering what other things I should be doing or thinking about to increase my chances of getting into a good university. Thanks!
    Universities aren't interested in things like what sports you do if you are an engineering applicant. What's going to make by far the biggest difference in your application is your grades - the higher the better.

    As PQ says you could also look into supper curricular activities.
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