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Just wondering if there would be any courses/schools or any general extra-curricular activities that would be helpful to enhance my UCAS application for economics and give me a realistic chance of getting into my desired University?
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barclays life skills, allows you to have work experiance in a bank, which will give you alot to discuss in your personal statement
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barclays life skills, allows you to have work experiance in a bank, which will give you alot to discuss in your personal statement
Thank you for the prompt reply! I'll have a look!
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Thank you for the prompt reply! I'll have a look!
np.
You can also do NCS trip over summer, which is charity work and gives you 50 UCAS points.
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Volunteering of any form always looks good on an application. It shows that you have interests out with academia, and allows you to develop skills universities like to see in their students such as intuition and leadership. If you're living in Scotland, you can log your hours of volunteering through the Saltire Award's Scheme, which is an achievement you can discuss in terms of how many hours of volunteering you have undertaken.

Work experience relevant to your course is always useful too - perhaps you could contact some local firms with interest in shadowing their work. It shows that you have a deeper understanding of what the course might lead to, and demonstrates a higher level of commitment!

Best of luck in your application, I hope you are able to get a place at your desired university!
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Just wondering if there would be any courses/schools or any general extra-curricular activities that would be helpful to enhance my UCAS application for economics and give me a realistic chance of getting into my desired University?
Thank you!
Being able to make links with your work experience and theories of economics can show that you can apply your knowledge.

Remember that you are applying to an academic course so keep it about 75% academic and 25% other. So don't worry too much if you don't have much to say about the extra-curricular activities. Just make sure that you demonstrate you really want to study economics.
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Volunteering of any form always looks good on an application. It shows that you have interests out with academia, and allows you to develop skills universities like to see in their students such as intuition and leadership. If you're living in Scotland, you can log your hours of volunteering through the Saltire Award's Scheme, which is an achievement you can discuss in terms of how many hours of volunteering you have undertaken.

Work experience relevant to your course is always useful too - perhaps you could contact some local firms with interest in shadowing their work. It shows that you have a deeper understanding of what the course might lead to, and demonstrates a higher level of commitment!

Best of luck in your application, I hope you are able to get a place at your desired university!
Thank you so much for your response! I will look into all of the mentioned methods above!
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Being able to make links with your work experience and theories of economics can show that you can apply your knowledge.

Remember that you are applying to an academic course so keep it about 75% academic and 25% other. So don't worry too much if you don't have much to say about the extra-curricular activities. Just make sure that you demonstrate you really want to study economics.
Thank you! I will keep this in mind!
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np.
You can also do NCS trip over summer, which is charity work and gives you 50 UCAS points.
NCS isn’t a qualification and isn’t listed on https://www.ucas.com/file/63541/download?token=uz826-Cb

It doesn’t attract tariff points.


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Follow your academic interests outside your school work. Read blogs, articles, books. Watch documentaries, lectures. Listen to podcasts. Take a free mooc if it’s something you’re interested in.

Go to university open days and speak to staff and students.

Read the details of the courses you’re applying to on each university website (courses with the same name can be very different). Look at which staff teach on the course. Read about what their research interests are.
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np.
You can also do NCS trip over summer, which is charity work and gives you 50 UCAS points.

NCS does not give you UCAS points
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