You submitted your economics personal statement and UCAS application in September of the year in which your turned 17. You want to study economics and applied to Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick and Durham. Your standards are high, you are either going to study economics at Cambridge or taking a gap year and try again, you tell yourself (not recommended by the way). Others have advised against it, buy you are stubborn.
A strong personal statement can is the single strongest determining factor in securing a place at a top-tier university to study economics. It’s your chance to showcase your passion, skills, and achievements, and make a compelling case as to why you deserve a spot in the program. In this article, we will share 5 points on how to write a compelling economics personal statement that will set you apart from the competition.
If you’re a late teenager reading this, unlikely you’ve met a long term partner/spouse. For those that have, congratulations!
Let’s assume you study economics at university, graduate and work at a hedge fund for 5 years, then leave and join a new fund founded by your ex-boss who appoints you as co-founder and partner. You’re now a millionaire in your late 20s and thinking of settling down. All you need is a spouse and a few kids.
There are many hard-working, intellectually curious students who often face, what appears to them at the time, a life-defining decision. What subject should they study at university? For some the decision is simple, if you want to become a doctor, dentist, mathematician then the answer is straight forward.