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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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 Courses: Straight Economics or Combined?

After deciding that you want to study some form of economics at university, the next question is usually whether or not you want to study straight economics or alternatively, choose a course combining economics with another discipline such as management, politics, a language etc. Whatever you decide, you won’t be short of options. In fact, …

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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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