This guy is a year younger than me and we are close friends, he wants to get into Oxford's PPE program, and if I get into Oxford before him, I could help him with his UCAS application, and also give the Head of PPE at the college I am at a recommendation on his behalf. I am aware it doesn't work most of the time but at the same time, it's helping my friend achieve his goals if it does work. I decided I'd probably be better off w picking LSE for the variety of modules, proximity to London (I mean it's in London), and similar status to Oxford. I already have an Oxbridge connection and another one to come, so its not too important to worry about connections. Difference in salary after graduation is 4000 quid per annum, so not too big of a difference.