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    I'm 15 and want to study economics at a top school however I'm having a little trouble choosing which uni's to apply to. I realise I'm only 15, however I always like to plan ahead, in some cases faaaarrr ahead .

    I've got six schools in mind, the first two are almost parred for economics degrees and are two of the top three schools in the UK for economics however even though the next four are still pretty good there is a fair gap between the first two and last four.

    1. LSE
    2. Oxbridge
    3. UCL
    4. Warwick
    5. Bristol
    6. Durham?

    At the moment my predicted grades are

    7A*'s 5A's and 1B

    I reckon with a bit of good old hard work I can at least get into one of the top 4 however, I'm concerned about sociability and "play time" at the schools I've listed.

    Is their an active party scene or any partying at any of the schools I listed? (May be a question based on common stereo types of Oxford being a "no fun" school).

    Can I still get a good degree at LSE or Oxbridge while still having a fun time with a lot of socialising?

    How does being a campus or collegiate school as oppose to a uni like LSE compare?
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    Didn't really read your post but you can 'play' anywhere and everywhere.
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    My post is probably based off some common stereotypes about these top schools, forgive me . I see you go to bristol though, what's life like there?
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    Work hard, play hard. All top courses are the same.
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    I agree with the work hard play hard attitude. I don't know where half those unis are, although I heard Bristol's supposed to be good. Have absolutely no idea if this is true or not, but thought I'd give you some sort of reply! The years will soon slip round, and it's always good to achieve highly and have some goals in mind. They may not always work out but...you've got time to see how it pans out
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    Well I've heard UCL is one of the most laid back unis, so they'll be a lot of fun there - doubt it means nobody works though.
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    All unis on that list will work you hard tbh. Arguably moreso at Oxbridge/LSE. Maybe. Though that just means you refine your organisational skills and play even harder.

    The social life at collegiate universities revolves around the different colleges to a large extent (yeah, that much sounds pretty obvious :p: ). And the whole atmosphere at Oxbridge/Durham is just...different. There are also differences within the 'campus' block: Warwick (outskirts of Coventry), or LSE/UCL (Central London). Just look into which you think you'd prefer. Of course you'll have Open Days in due course...
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    (Original post by `Yousef)
    I'm 15 and want to study economics at a top school however I'm having a little trouble choosing which uni's to apply to. I realise I'm only 15, however I always like to plan ahead, in some cases faaaarrr ahead .

    I've got six schools in mind, the first two are almost parred for economics degrees and are two of the top three schools in the UK for economics however even though the next four are still pretty good there is a fair gap between the first two and last four.

    1. LSE
    2. Oxbridge
    3. UCL
    4. Warwick
    5. Bristol
    6. Durham?

    At the moment my predicted grades are

    7A*'s 5A's and 1B

    I reckon with a bit of good old hard work I can at least get into one of the top 4 however, I'm concerned about sociability and "play time" at the schools I've listed.

    Is their an active party scene or any partying at any of the schools I listed? (May be a question based on common stereo types of Oxford being a "no fun" school).

    Can I still get a good degree at LSE or Oxbridge while still having a fun time with a lot of socialising?

    How does being a campus or collegiate school as oppose to a uni like LSE compare?
    Your GCSE's mean very little as far as universities go. Wait until you've at least started your AS' and have actually done some real economics/other subjects etc before you decide on your future. At GCSE you don't even brush the surface of any subject you take.

    When I was 15 I got all excited reading about Chemical Engineering and decided I wanted to apply for it etc and picked my AS levels and everything else based around that. I was completely set on doing Chemical engineering at Cambridge. I did a year of my AS' and decided I didn't want to be doing chemistry/physics for the rest of my life and that I preferred Computer Science.

    I got rejected by Cambridge, too. :p:
 
 
 
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