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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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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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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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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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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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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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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