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Econ Applicants 2022

Just thought we could start this off now as a place for students to get to know each other, give advice and build a community to prepare us for the application process!

Helpful Links:
Student-written Econ Guide: https://www.notion.so/Economics-46cb3ca52721481eb829f600fed50be9
Useful thread about different Econ degrees: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6984197

Starter Questions:
1. What universities are you applying for?
2. What subjects are you doing currently and what are your predicted grades for them?
3. Are you applying to any other courses?
4. Extracurriculars/ experience/ books etc.

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Reply 1
Original post by UniRiseStudent
Just thought we could start this off now as a place for students to get to know each other, give advice and build a community to prepare us for the application process!

Helpful Links:
Student-written Econ Guide: https://www.notion.so/Economics-46cb3ca52721481eb829f600fed50be9
Useful thread about different Econ degrees: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6984197

Starter Questions:
1. What universities are you applying for?
2. What subjects are you doing currently and what are your predicted grades for them?
3. Are you applying to any other courses?
4. Extracurriculars/ experience/ books etc.

haha these get earlier every year! I'm at uni but looking to reapply for 2022
1. LSE, UCL, Leeds, Edinburgh
2. I did A-levels last year and studied Maths (A*), Psychology (A*), Further Maths (A), English Lit (A*)
3. Econ history
4. I code, have won 2 essay competitions and a good book is Behavioural Economics & energy (it's actually in that guide lol)
1. LSE, Cambridge, Bristol, Glasgow, St Andrews
2. Maths (predicted A*), Further Maths (predicted A*), Econ (predicted A*)
3. don't think so
4. did a day shadowing some Econ academics at Bristol uni, access to uni programmes
Reply 3
1. manchester, loughborough, york,
2. economics, geography, maths: predicted a*, b, a
3. geography
4. trying to get some work experience atm
1. UCL, Warwick, Durham, Bristol (econ), Bristol (Econ and finance)
2. Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Economics (A*), EPQ
3. Nope
4. Finance courses, maths competitions, essay competition, EPQ, couple of books
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Reply 5
1. Cambridge, Warwick, Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh
2. maths + fm, economics and geography predicted 4A*
3. No just straight economics
4. books, economics society, essay comps etc
1. Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick, Durham
2. Maths (A* Achieved), FM, Economics, Chemistry, EPQ (4A*s predicted)
3. Nope
4. Essay competitions, wider reading, lectures, founding an organisation, debate, journalism, online courses
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Reply 7
1. warwick ucl kcl Cambridge and Manchester
2. Maths econ and spanish (3A*)
3. Econ
4. Literally just wider reading
Reply 8
Im sure you will, dont worry!
Hey guys, I'm a current UCL Economics student (year 1) and I came across this thread. Just thought I'd drop a message inviting any questions about the application process and studying Econ at uni (although be warned I don't have a whole lot of experience with it yet lol).
Original post by _Jonneh_
Hey guys, I'm a current UCL Economics student (year 1) and I came across this thread. Just thought I'd drop a message inviting any questions about the application process and studying Econ at uni (although be warned I don't have a whole lot of experience with it yet lol).

not econ related but hows the social life at UCL?
Original post by dfhhdaefr
not econ related but hows the social life at UCL?

there's loads to do, the location helps a lot. I'm not the most outgoing person so i haven't exactly been making the most of it all but it is great from what I see
Reply 12
For UCL economics
do you think it’s worth applying if my grades are AAA (maths, economics and philosophy)
when UCL want A*AA with the A* in maths ?
(edited 2 years ago)
Original post by UniRiseStudent
Just thought we could start this off now as a place for students to get to know each other, give advice and build a community to prepare us for the application process!

Helpful Links:
Student-written Econ Guide: https://www.notion.so/Economics-46cb3ca52721481eb829f600fed50be9
Useful thread about different Econ degrees: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6984197

Starter Questions:
1. What universities are you applying for?
2. What subjects are you doing currently and what are your predicted grades for them?
3. Are you applying to any other courses?
4. Extracurriculars/ experience/ books etc.

hi, there seems to be an error in the notion document, its the university options that require BBB or 34 IB and below, the table of uni's is identical to the A*A*A* table of unis
Reply 14
1. What universities are you applying for? LSE, UCL, Oxford, Warwick, Kings
2. What subjects are you doing currently and what are your predicted grades for them? IB HL; 777 (Math AI, Econ, Politics), SL 777 (Bio, French B, English) +3 core. 45/45
3. Are you applying to any other courses?
Econ and Management (Oxford)
4. Extracurriculars/ experience/ books etc.
Mentioned 4 books in personal statement, econometrics online course, published a paper on development economics for a think tank + MUN.
Anyone got any Econ offers this year? They seem to be very slow.
I got an offer from Bristol
Original post by UniRiseStudent
Just thought we could start this off now as a place for students to get to know each other, give advice and build a community to prepare us for the application process!

Helpful Links:
Student-written Econ Guide: https://www.notion.so/Economics-46cb3ca52721481eb829f600fed50be9
Useful thread about different Econ degrees: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6984197

Starter Questions:
1. What universities are you applying for?
2. What subjects are you doing currently and what are your predicted grades for them?
3. Are you applying to any other courses?
4. Extracurriculars/ experience/ books etc.

1. LSE,UCL,Warwick,Manchester
2. Physics, Maths, computer science (3A*s)
3. maths with finance at manchester
4. captain of athletics teams, worked at a managing role part time in a company, mentioned rich dad poor dad

(btw i dont have any safe options should i apply for one or carry on with these with a risk of not getting accepted?)
Original post by uniprospect121
1. LSE,UCL,Warwick,Manchester
2. Physics, Maths, computer science (3A*s)
3. maths with finance at manchester
4. captain of athletics teams, worked at a managing role part time in a company, mentioned rich dad poor dad

(btw i dont have any safe options should i apply for one or carry on with these with a risk of not getting accepted?)

You are not doing any more work by just choosing to submit to another uni (with already completed work for the other unis), and you have one spare option as well, so why not just use it? 5 offers feel better than 4 :smile:
Reply 19
Hi, anyone heard from UCL for an Econ offer? Do you know when they start to roll out offers?

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