Prepare for interviews with our briefing on executive pay (hot topic!)

Interviews may be a month away but there’s no better time to start preparing than now – especially because you are often given only a few days of prior notice! To make preparing easier, Econ At Uni lets you download interview briefings – these are reports on a specific topic (in this case executive pay, …

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Prepare for Economics and Management interviews at Oxford and Cambridge

Introduction to Oxbridge interview preparation Ok, so you’ve got theĀ  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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It’s summer! What should I read?

If I’d had a pound (or dollar if there’s any yanks about) everytime I had been asked that question, I’d have enough to buy… er, some sellotape or something. Nevertheless, a few people have asked, so here goes! Undercover Economist (Tim Harford) This book is probably read by the majority of economics applicants. Nevertheless, it’s …

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Considering Oxbridge? PodOxford and Cam Interview Vids

Just a quick post to make you aware of some pretty useful resources if you haven’t already come across them. The PodOxford website which currently has 12 podcasts ready to download. In particular, you’ll want to take a look at the following: Undergraduate Admissions which covers topics like “Is Oxford for me?”; tutors giving application …

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How the UK university application system works

In the UK, every prospective university students has to apply through a service called UCAS (www.ucas.ac.uk). UCAS is effectively a mediator between yourself and the universities you apply to. The role of UCAS is not covered in detail here as a few quick searches will provide sufficient explanation to the workings of UCAS. A great …

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