How to get in to your top choice university in 2015

There’s a lot of information online about how to increase your chances of getting into University. Econ At Uni is different because all of our advice and tips are super focused on economics and business courses (and even relevant for psychology, geography etc.). What’s more is that everything here is written by someone who has …

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20 questions you should prepare for Economics and Management interviews

Oxford and Cambridge will soon be sending out invitations to interview for Economics, Economics and Management, PPE, Geography and other courses. Once you have checked out the Interview Briefing and the Economics Crash Course Revision Guide, make sure you can answer questions you are likely to be asked. You’ll have to spend some time thinking …

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Can you give me a framework for answering TSA essay questions? (Reader Question)

Following the recent post about how to prepare for the TSA exam, I have been asked if there is a framework that can be applied to answering TSA essay questions (Section 2) in which you have 30 minutes to write a short essay. While there is no one size fits all framework, you can use …

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How to prepare for the TSA and other ‘Critical Thinking’ tests

Many courses require candidates to sit a critical thinking assessment. This is true not only for Oxbridge¬† (Economics courses will generally require you to have sat the TSA) but also for courses such as mathematics (STEP) and medicine (BMAT). Indeed, even if you choose to do a Masters course such as an MBA you will …

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The Personal Statement structure dissected

A simple guide for structuring your Personal Statement. This template breaks down the statement into 4 sections. It can be difficult to maintain flow given the strict character limits imposed on the UCAS form, so you are encouraged to deviate from the template where appropriate. The most important thing about a Personal Statement is that …

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Prepare for Economics and Management interviews at Oxford and Cambridge

Introduction to Oxbridge interview preparation Ok, so you’ve got the¬† best part of another month at least to prepare for interviews – great that’s loads of time! I only started a week before mine (albeit during the half-term holidays when I had not much else on my plate). Unless the world of Economics at University …

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Personal Statement, a Prelude.

From the poll on the website, it looks like everyone is starting to build their personal statement and some even claim it’s starting to take shape already! I’ll try and avoid the general jibber jabber that every single personal statement guide seems to have and try and keep it all as relevant as possible to …

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Choosing subjects to study economics at university

Choosing your A-Level, IB or equivalent subjects is often the first step many people take towards preparing themselves to study economics, management or indeed any other course at university. Having done A-Levels personally, my advice will be slightly A-Level-centric but I’ll try my best not to alienate the IB folks Oh and please remember this …

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