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    I got an offer from Bristol for BSc Economics L100!

    Just wanted to know how good the Economics department really is...
    Went to the open day, the department didnt look too good, they said they never had their own place, so they use physics and chemistry lecture theaters which wasnt too appealing
    What your views on that...?

    Also what is the careers oppurtunities like? Are you likely to get into Top financial institutions...

    Thanks
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    I also went to this Open day so probably saw you and some point. I enjoyed the department - the social sciences block was quite nice I thought and I guess I'm not too bothered about it sharing lecture theatres occasionally.

    Career opportunities from Bristol are very good I'm led to believe, (certainly better than B'Ham as you've also made a thread about that). From what I gather, in the IB section it's probably on the 3rd Tier of Universities for top jobs:

    LSE/Oxbridge
    Imperial/UCL/Warwick
    Bristol/Notts/Manc
    Rest..

    So yeh, I'd recommend it over Birmingham, if you like the city and Uni enough - but maybe that's cos I'm biased
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    I've only done an econ open unit, but the department's good and the lecture theatres are never really a problem - the buildings for seminars etc. are lovely and I really consider the phys/chem etc. lecture theatres as just general.

    Job opportunities are quite good, I always see Deloitte etc. handing out free things and there's loads of 3rd year emails which go around about getting placements etc. (which I get included on, which spams up my inbox because I don't do econ full-time, let alone the fact I'm a 1st year - but that's another point, lol )

    Generally I think it's really good, but I'm not a full time economist and didn't look at it for unis so I don't have much to compare to. I'd be happy being an economics student here. (Apart from the fact I prefer politics. But again - off the subject :P)
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    I do economics here at Bristol - and the fact we have lectures in the Chemistry building is no problem at all (it's just because there are so many of us, we physically wouldn't fit into the D block lecture theatres). And yes, you are more likely to get into finance, and to that end there always seem to be careers presentations etc. you can go to, but like anything, you've got to do well at uni first. If any of you have any queries about the course etc., feel free to PM me and I'll see if I can't answer them!
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    Thanks for that...
    What are the negative points about the course and uni?
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    (Original post by Raj.King)
    Thanks for that...
    What are the negative points about the course and uni?
    You mean you did not speak to any undergraduate students there during your open day?
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    (Original post by Eternity Forever)
    You mean you did not speak to any undergraduate students there during your open day?
    I would like to know your views?
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    I'd say almost every subject has lectures in the chemistry dept. theyre the biggest lecture theatres so whenever there is a general lecture (ie not just your core degree) then youll be there. theyre more like generic lecture theatres that happen to be in the chem building
 
 
 
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