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    I'm currently writing my economics personal statement (hopefully for UCL) and because I'm originally from Italy I would like to stress the importance of Brexit. Do you think that is a good idea? How would I put more emphasis on the economic side rather than the political side?

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    I'd say probably leave it out because it's such a divisive subject.
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    (Original post by Calg_)
    I'd say probably leave it out because it's such a divisive subject.
    This. Brexit isn't central to why you want to study economics (hopefully), and furthermore it's not really central to who you're either.
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    I disagree with the people above. Brexit will have genuinely made a lot of students interested in both politics and economics, admissions tutors know this and obviously would like to hear about it.
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    (Original post by GovernmentEarner)
    I disagree with the people above. Brexit will have genuinely made a lot of students interested in both politics and economics, admissions tutors know this and obviously would like to hear about it.
    I agree with this, but I'm having trouble phrasing it without making it sound like something that's come off an article. I want to add a personal side
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    (Original post by mlyke)
    I agree with this, but I'm having trouble phrasing it without making it sound like something that's come off an article. I want to add a personal side
    Detail it as personal development then. Were you interested in Economics prior to brexit, or was brexit the first time the subject had come to you?
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    I took an interest in economics because of behavioural economics and I have a paragraph on that; however, Brexit could be of paramount importance to me and my family because I am an EU citizen so of course, it interests me as well.
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    Detail it as personal development then. Were you interested in Economics prior to brexit, or was brexit the first time the subject had come to you?
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    (Original post by mlyke)
    I took an interest in economics because of behavioural economics and I have a paragraph on that; however, Brexit could be of paramount importance to me and my family because I am an EU citizen so of course, it interests me as well.
    I spoke about 'Brexit' in my Personal Statement, but I linked it to free trade - try and give it an economics spin for 'Brexit' instead of political.
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    (Original post by mlyke)
    I took an interest in economics because of behavioural economics and I have a paragraph on that; however, Brexit could be of paramount importance to me and my family because I am an EU citizen so of course, it interests me as well.
    My recommendation is to be apolitical then. Focus on the economic implications, rather than the political. Moreover, I included the fiscal cliff as my starting point because I treated the personal statement more like a personal history that lead me to this point.
 
 
 
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