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Examination of any quality newspaper will probably demonstrate that more of the headlines address economic problems than any other topic. The importance and relevance of economic related disciplines to the modern world have led me to want to pursue the study of the subject at a higher level...

Since my early teenage years I have had a strong interest in the world that I live in; wanting to understand where mine and others’ places can be and are in society; not just locally but globally, so I follow current affairs programmes on the television and read newspapers and journals, such as the ‘Economist’, with interest...

When moving from GCSE to A Level I approached the two ‘new’ subjects I had chosen with excitement and some trepidation. I now realise taking Politics and Economics was the right choice. My experiences of A Level Economics have shown me the fundamental part it plays in our lives and I am keen to study it in more depth and be able to use my knowledge to complete individual economic based studies...

Being born and brought up in a country where an uneven distribution of income is a norm, the poor live on a minimum wage of Rupees 115 a day, whilst the billionaires form the sixth largest group in the world...

History and Economic History Personal Statement

Studying History at degree level has been my interest since my first ever history lesson in High School, for it is a subject that invites debate and feeds my inquisitive side. I have always been intrigued by what has happened before us and how it has led to where we are now...

Mathematics and Economics Personal Statement

As Pythagoras may have said, (Ambitious)2 + (Bold)2 = (Critical thinker)2 makes a perfect student and is what I strive to be. From the simple Pythagorean to the complex Fermat's Last Theorem, mathematics is a never ending branch of study which I enthusiastically enjoy studying and why I wish to pursue it even further at university...

For a number of years, I have had a keen interest in events and occurrences throughout the world; I have always tried to keep up-to-date with current affairs, and recently have found stories concerning economic issues becoming increasingly appealing...

Economics/PPE Personal Statement

My aspiration to study Economics at both Advanced and degree level has stemmed from my lasting interest in current affairs and world development. These issues require an application of Economics in real-life situations and can be related to many diverse subjects such as politics, philosophy and psychology...

Economics & Politics Personal Statement

"I killed the bank": the last words of Andrew Jackson, former president of the US, after he had vetoed to renew the charter and withdraw all federal deposits from banks causing them to bust. Real money was backed with gold shortly after, causing the greatest economic boom in history for the US where no income tax was implemented...

Spanish and Economics Personal Statement

My aspiration to study Spanish and Economics has not only been influenced by my curricular education but also from experiences I have had throughout life. I am intrigued in the effects caused by the failing Euro zone, and I consider communication among speakers of different languages essential in progressing forward...

Economics Personal Statement

Choosing an Undergraduate degree in Economics is a result of my deep seated curiosity to know why economies are they way they are; why oil prices in my country, Pakistan, rapidly fluctuate whereas economies like USA and China continue to strengthen despite recessions...

Politics, Philosophy & Economics Personal Statement

In a recent address to the Canadian Parliament, David Cameron made the comment that "This is not a traditional, cyclical recession. It's a debt crisis,". Although I am yet to align myself to a political party I find politics, economics and philosophy very interesting individually...

Mathematics and Economics Personal Statement

Every day we make decisions and interact with others; the laws of economics help us make rational choices and consider the irrationality of others, as well as understand the world better. Maths and statistics are the necessary tools for me to understand the modern economics...

My experiences over the last two years have been life changing in every way. I have been educated in three different countries and three different languages. I am South African and went to state schools until the age of 16...

Maths and Economics Personal Statement

By skimming through a daily broadsheet or examining journals such as ‘The Economist’ it is clear to see that economic issues affect everyone both locally as well as on a global scale. However, I have been interested by Mathematics for many years and have found my enjoyment for it has increased as the depth of my understanding has grown...

Economics and Politics/Geography Personal Statement

My desire to study Economics in combination with the Social Sciences stems primarily from my interest in these fields but also from the fact that these two disciplines compliment each other exceptionally well...

Upon the opening of any quality newspaper, one would find that economic and political news dominate the headlines, but upon deeper reading it can be seen that the foundations of all human thought and actions have been shaped by philosophical theories...

My perception of the world changed on September the 11th 2001, when I returned home from school to find that a terrorist organisation had attacked the World Trade Centre. The attack destroyed my feeling of security, provoking me to probe and question the world around me in a way I hadn't before and sparking my interest in current affairs...

Economics Personal Statement

Economics represents an integral part of my everyday life. It is about trying to understand the world and making real and personal decisions; something I can relate to on an emotional level. I can attest to how economics affects the lives of relatives and friends around me, when the ravages of the recent Asian crisis threatened to level the gains accrued from an era of unprecedented growth in Singapore...

The crucial importance and relevance of economics related disciplines to the modern world have led me to want to pursue the study of these social sciences at a higher level. My experiences of A-Level Economics has shown me the fundamental part it plays in our lives and I would like to approach it with an open mind - interested but not yet fully informed Having spent half of my life in India I have direct experience of two very different lifestyles making me more eager and enthusiastic to investigate other ways of life from a macro perspective...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. Economics has an important relevance in all of our lives...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. I am enormously enjoying studying Mathematics at 'A' level and believe that my strong mathematical background will enable me to have an excellent basis in which to engage in the study of Economics...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

At college the courses that I study are Maths, Economics and ICT (having discontinued Chemistry after AS). My favourite subject that I am currently studying is Economics Economic issues have become increasingly prominent in political and current affairs, and for me to understand such issues was the principal reason for me choosing to study economics Each and every one of us is affected by changes in the economy Advances in technology, changing inflation rates, unemployment, and balance of payments troubles are matters both of international magnitude and personal concern My enthusiasm for economics has led me to want to pursue a degree that involves the theme's accountancy and finance...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

they operate. In China, my favourite TV programme is the finance programme and I enjoy international finance. I frequently worked in my mother's company to help the staff in the accounts department. All of these have given me an understanding of accounting and finance My passion for the subject expanded when I chose accounting as part of my A-level programme...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

My interests for Economics and Law theory arose mainly from my keen desire to explore the role of law and economics in an ever-changing commercial world, these multi-disciplinary subjects will provided me with the opportunity to study a range of areas Studying Business and Economics has given me a fascinating insight into macroeconomic policy and how it impacts upon business and economic decisions, and now I would like to move on to do a degree in Economics combined with Law I am keen to study law because I want to become a qualified solicitor dealing with the property market and I have helped organise cultural functions and raised money for various charities...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Adaptability, creative thinking and the application of technology are now intrinsic to managing finances. I have developed these principles and enjoyed the spectrum of college study that has taught me to approach problems from different political, economical and psychological perspectives...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

My decision to apply for a degree course in Accounting and Finance stems from my research in the college library and my career aspiration to become a chartered accountant. I particularly enjoy administrative work, numerical and statistical exercises, and opportunities to work with others as a team...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Having a flair for Economics and accounting I have decided that I want a degree in Accounting and Finance or Management. The many brilliant representatives of the management community around the world have strengthened that resolve When I worked in my school as a tutor of English as a Second Language for students from a community school in Muscat, I realized the importance of a strong leader who could organize, command respect, and be able to work well with others...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. As well as studying economics at AS and A2 level I like to indulge in works written by economists and authors alike...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

My attraction to the world of commerce, business and management stemmed from an early age and was confirmed when I took G.C.S.E Business studies, all aspects of which I found to be extremely absorbing...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

I believe that university offers an excellent opportunity to further my learning in a more challenging environment and to deepen my understanding of the knowledge and skills I already have I am keen on all aspects of business, but am particularly interested in accountancy/finance and management Through my current study I have learned to be more computer literate and how to effectively manage my time...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

To be or not to be is the most difficult question an individual faces in life. Coming from the Indian subcontinent I was expected to become a doctor or an engineer. I decided however, to follow an educational course, which I felt was more attractive and fascinating...

Philosophy, Politics & Economics Personal Statement

I have wanted to take PPE at university ever since discovering that the course existed, having loved Mathematical and Essay subjects in equal measure throughout my time in school. Philosophy and Politics are subjects I have always wanted to study further, and upon studying Economics for the first time at the Eton College Universities Summer School I was extremely taken by the subject, as it seemed to give me an entirely new outlook on the world...

I have never understood politicians. Are they supposed to be economists or philosophers? Or should they be environmentalists instead? My questions have made me a dreamer who fights reality. While philosophy centers around the question What would be the best way to live ?, economics dictates how to live...

At the age of fourteen, I began to assist my father to deal with family business which was a printing business for all kinds of advertisements, books and newspapers. In 2006, I attended the China International Exhibition for All Printing Technology and Equipment which was undertaken in Shanghai with my father...

I have always wanted to understand more about the world - not about its physical form or its surface, but about the people in it and the reasons why we have come to live the way we do - the reasons for conflict, government decisions and economic developments...

PPE Personal Statement

Society is a concept that has always fascinated me, as it is the fundamental manifestation of human existence. Its nature is defined by the prevalent political and economic conditions, which have global impact...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Contemplating over the last thirteen years of my academic journey I feel confident enough to coupe with the complex natures of different subjects. However I find subjects related to financial calculation quite interesting...

I wish to be recognised as someone who is open-minded and well educated. That is why I want to achieve a top degree in the rigorous, but always changing discipline of Economics. Studying this subject at university would allow me to understand how combinations of complex economical concepts can help to tackle poverty and welfare, the main issues of 21st century...

As time passes by I realize how each day we live is influenced by the choices we make and the changes that supervene in life after making them. I believe that people's lives are all about taking decisions, which implies assuming responsibilities, making compromises and taking on risks, and that this privilege comes as an implicit right conferred by the human nature and behavior in the society...

Over the last few years, my interests and experiences have been life changing in every way. I lived in three different countries and was lucky to receive an education in three different languages. I am originally from Azerbaijan...

Economics Personal Statement

Most of the newspapers headlines in modern society represent economic problems for example inflation, economic growth, or stock exchange. The relevance of economics in modern world, my A Level study in economics and my father who is a graduate in economic has influenced me to study economics further...

Year after year, century after century, economy evolved from trade to money, from the primary sector to the quaternary sector in modern times. I think of myself as a proper Economics student, as I have succesfully passed my course of Economy and I have a mathematical background...

Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) Personal Statement

My pre-existing interest in politics became a fascination during a holiday to Mexico in the aftermath of the 2006 Presidential elections. I saw mass demonstrations in Mexico City, the barricades of a teachers strike involving shootouts between police and teachers and the way in which Commandante Marcos' zapatistas were in de facto control of the countryside in resistance to central government...

It may sound exaggerated, but I genuinely love History, and it has become a part of my life for over four years. As contemporary political events have increasingly become my main concern in recent years, Politics and Economics are also my favourite subjects...

Economics and Politics Personal Statement

Studying economics at A-level showed me that this subject is fundamental to our everyday life on both a local and international scale. Reading broadsheet newspapers, watching the news and reading 'The Economist' have confirmed this for me...

Economics, Social Policy & Law Personal Statement

In today's competitive world, qualifications are of utmost importance. While that is indeed a factor that spurs me to take up higher education, the determining factor is my interest in the subjects. Admittedly, the only subject that I have had contact with is economics, but the fields of law and social policy intrigue me as well...

Economics Personal Statement

Whether the economy faces a recession or a boom, it is ultimately there at the heart of the majority of decisions we make in our lifetime; the price we pay for our home, the sum of disposable income we have for life's luxuries and even whether I can afford to pay off my student loan after leaving university...

Economics is good, i like it, its good, its great i love it. Maths, also very interesting. The marginal propensity to consume states that i have a mathematical appetite, the euphoria of working out a question is so great it forces me into an epiphany, this truly epitomises my desire to READ mathematics along with economics at your LSE's and your bloody UCL's...

Economics and Politics Personal Statement

One of our golfing traditions would be to share a cold one after 9 holes, and that would be how my father and I would kick start many a discussion. Our discussion chanced upon two subjects:- the Asian Financial Crisis, and how it was affecting his business...

The globe financial market is currently undergoing a major shakeup. The reason for my choice of economics and accounting in such a situation is I consider myself as person who has a long-term view, loves challenge and is confident of my ability of communication and organization I have never done some courses related with economic before, but the deep interest in economic motivated me came to Singapore for a diploma course major in economics...

Public Administration Personal Statement

Having various experiences of national and international institutions with mass experiences in the field of management besides other administrative experience, I would like to express my keen eagerness for getting admittance in the chevening scholarship for the academic year 2009-2010 in the field of Public Administration...

Economics and International Relations Personal Statement

Being Bruneian at birth and state educated in that country to the age of 16, my recent experience of being educated in England has quickened my curiosity in the differing forms of government and economic policy that exist between the two cultures...

As a child, life is consistent. The outside world may exist but has no great impact on daily life. As you grow up you realise the reverse applies. Studying Economics, Spanish and French has not only enabled but also deepened my yearning to understand the endless facets which form the basis of everyday existence...

Economics is a fundamental part of society whether this involves governments allocating their scarce resources in favour of education as opposed to the NHS, or as simple as an individual trying to figure out how best to spend their limited income; utilising limited resources is such a pervasive part of everyday life...

Economics Personal Statement

My perception of the world of economics changed in 2006 when I was fortunate enough to visit the country of Zimbabwe. Witnessing the mismanagement of what was the "The bread basket "of Africa's economy, being brought to the brink of collapse due to an astounding hyper inflation rate, has resulted in my fascination towards the subject of global economics...

Philosophy and Economics Personal Statement

If anything, I am a curious person. Most people spend their lives aspiring to knowledge; and yet they cannot acquire it all. What really matters is the thirst for knowledge. I consider myself as one of those thirsty people and I believe that curiosity is the key to everything...

Economics & French Personal Statement

The way in which consequences of economic policy can affect ordinary life fascinates me. We are now facing a crisis in the financial market that was inevitable. Year after year of growth has finally culminated in a massive downfall due to the carelessness of the American banking system...

History & Economics Personal Statement

My name is Ariel Blumberg and I am 19 years old. I was born in a little village near Eindhoven, a in the south of the Netherlands. While growing up there, I experienced a warm family life and plenty of opportunity to develop my youthfully curious mind...

Accounting & Finance/Economics Personal Statement

From the moment I began considering careers and courses at university, I have always been drawn towards business and financial routes. I would say this is because I feel I have the right qualities for these routes, especially the ability to think logically and analytically...

Having been born in the UK, with parents from Delhi and Kenya, I feel my background has given me an internationally diverse outlook. In my travels, I have met with both the affluence of Europe and the poverty existing in India...

Lester Brown recently stated: Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth. My 6th form study of Economics has led me to question the ecological and social price of free market capitalism with its underlying aim for continual economic growth...

Witnessing huge changes and rapid development, young men born in 1980s are facing an era in which development issues highlight in both international agenda and academic field. Many fields call for our endeavor...

Economics Personal Statement (International Applicant)

The subject of economics, which I seek to study in the coming years, was first introduced to me through the United States Academic Decathlon, a ten-subject team competition for high schools. Over the past two years I have devoted hundreds of hours to independent preparation for this competition...

Economics Personal Statement

After Brazil, Nepal has the largest potential for the generation of hydro electricity. It is estimated that the perennial rivers of Nepal can generate up to a massive 83,000 Mega Watts of electricity. If utilized efficiently, Nepal has the potential of becoming one of the largest exporters of electricity in the world...

Politics, Philosophy & Economics Personal Statement

I believe in the world of contemplative thought as a source of pleasure and fulfilment. I first loved mathematics and physics for their consistent and absolute nature. Their laws awed me, and made me believe in a universal world I can fathom and understand...

Economics and Economic History Personal Statement

Over the past few years I have developed a strong interest in the Economic history of the UK. I have become interested in how the UK's economic policy over centuries has built the UK into one of the world's most economically developed countries today...

Economics Personal Statement

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still. John Maynard Keynes From childhood I was bred to learn and the passion to understand has become a trait of my character...

Economics and Politics Personal Statement

The influence of money and power due to the effect of globalisation has led to many political and economic triumphs, such as emergence of new world superpowers as well as disasters such as the current financial crisis...

Economics and Management Personal Statement

The theoretical aspects of economics and business management have for the past years been one of my greatest interests and developing as an entrepreneur has been my goal. I am fascinated by strategies in management and the behaviour of companies in the theory of the firm...

Economics Personal Statement

A childhood memory of mine is one of the former President Jacques Chirac opening a speech with "An economy is made to serve people, not people to serve the economy". I have grown to appreciate not just the statement but also the sentiment, which indicates the predominant role of economics in maximising social welfare...

Since my early childhood I was the one playing banker in the Czech equivalent of Monopoly, as my parents (both graduates of economic study) mentioned that I had special smile when I touch, count and distribute money...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Through life's experiences, I have come to realise that the economy affects almost everything in the world. Newspapers dedicate more headlines to financial issues in comparison to other topics. This has led to the realisation that without a good stable economy the world could fall to its knees, for example, the Wall Street collapse of 1929 and the more current financial crisis which started in 2007...

Economics and Management Personal Statement

My interest in Economics goes beyond an appreciation of statistics and profit margins. In my mind, economics represents the relationship between people and their money – a relationship that dates back to the history of mankind...

Economics Personal Statement

When asked 'Why do you want to study economics?' I have always struggled to find a concise answer. There are so many reasons why I would want to study the subject, and this made explaining such an answer quite difficult...

Economics Personal Statement

While working in the stock broker I became 100% sure that I wanted to study Economics at university. I gained employment at a Stock Broker office as a Monitor Operator in Bangladesh and my duty was to monitor the daily price list of trading of shares at the beginning of the day and then preparing trading reports at the end...

Economics and Business Personal Statement

Born in the post-communist state of Slovakia with Vietnamese roots, from my early age I was wondering why we were generally living in better conditions than our relatives in Vietnam. As I grew older, my dad explained me the benefits of policies supporting private property rights and foreign investment to the Slovak economy...

Economics Personal Statement

The ever-changing nature of the human science intrigues me. Newton’s laws of motion will never change, from wherever ‘the ball is dropped’. However, different strategies and policies have to be framed and implemented for each economic problem...

Maths and Economics Personal Statement

The application of mathematics in the real world has always fascinated me. Mathematics acts as a base from which economics progresses, with such skills as differentiation needed to find the elasticity coefficients in higher education...

PPE/Politics and Economics Personal Statement

I have a strong interest in the close relationship between political events and economic developments, highlighted by a study of Russia in the lead up to the 1917 revolution. I was grabbed by the film adaptation of Ten Days That Shook the World, with its emphasis on its power of the masses...

Economics Personal Statement

Since my parents were busy with the financial income throughout my childhood, I have been raised up by my grandmother. She was the oldest of 8 siblings in a family who were living in impoverished conditions...

The emotional state of human existence is propelled by economic, and political revolutions that arise throughout history. It is only through practices of observance and purposeful inquisitions that humanity is able to truly understand the delicate emotional state of society...

Economics and Finance Personal Statment

Economics is the social science concerned with the allocation of resources and the opportunity cost of said resources. I find this rational thinking very relatable as I always consider all of my options and weigh up the pros and cons in whatever I do...

Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) Personal Statement

In this day and age virtually every aspect of our lives may be considered political. My passion to study Politics stems from this tenet and a belief that a comprehension of Politics is integral to understanding the current state of humanity...

PPE/Economics Personal Statement

Humanity today stands at the intersection of the most significant questions facing the world today: if democracy leads to political infighting, should it be sacrificed in the interest of economic well-being? Does religious fundamentalism provide a way for countries in the developing world to assert their identity in the face of Western hegemony? Does the entry of Western consumer goods threaten a country’s economic self-sufficiency? The answers of these questions will determine what the nature of our world is in the twenty-first century...

Maths and Economics Personal Statement

It has been said that mathematics is the one true universal language. The logic used in Pythagoras, the value of Pi or even the process behind simple addition is the same anywhere in the world. Manipulating numbers is a skill that most people will use to some extent in their lives, giving mathematics a ubiquitous influence in the world...

History, Politics and Economics Personal Statement

In my IB History course I was particularly interested in topics such as the effect of the Wall Street Crash on Hitler's rise to power or mercantilist policies as a cause of the American War of Independence; the areas where History and Economics come together...

Business and Economics Personal Statement

Business and Economic issues make headlines almost every day, everything from oil prices to the deals that are in the supermarkets every week. Even though the stories are constantly changing, a key idea remains: Economics and Business are major and influential areas of study in today's society...

Sample Business and Economics Personal Statement

I used to think that business and economics were roughly the same thing. However, the fallout from the financial crisis that began in 2007 made me realise that the notion of the ‘business world’ was simply the exterior of a much more complex and fascinating system. Immediately taking an interest in the real-world consequences of the crisis such as big-name bankruptcies, I set my mind on understanding the root causes of the unfolding chaos. Studying A Level Economics helped to give me an initial overview of key macroeconomic concepts such as the money supply and interest rates, but I never allowed myself to be confined to the syllabus. Through studying Economics at school and reading books such as Gary Becker’s’An Economic Approach to Human Behaviour’ in my own time my fascination with the economic crisis was soon accompanied by an amazement at the subject’s great ability to analyse, explain and forecast human behaviour that otherwise seems irrational and arbitrary.

It is possibly this particularly strong interest in the human side of economics that led me to make a crucial, life-changing decision around a year ago. Having completed the first year of a joint-honours degree in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Nottingham, I found that my feelings about mathematics did not match my enthusiasm for all aspects of economics. Although the aspects of mathematics that inform economics were highly compelling to me–the clarity of game theory is one of the areas of economics that never fails to fascinate me, for example– I found the abstractions of pure mathematics to simply be a distraction from focusing on what I loved most: understanding human behaviour through economics. Part way through my second year I therefore decided to leave the course so that I could start anew, this time focusing only on economics. One lesson I have learnt from economics is that we as human beings have to make decisions based on the available information rather than hindsight. I therefore do not regret having initially chosen this subject pairing, but rather see it as an experience that has made me more clearly aware of my desire to concentrate on economics alone.

My interest in microeconomics has come to the fore in more recent years, to a large extent through seeing its principles in action through completing work experience. Last year I participated in the Ernst & Young Summer Internship Scheme, where I worked in auditing. In completing the internship I gained a better comprehension of areas such as the pricing strategies of businesses and the effects these have on their balance sheet. More broadly, it was also very insightful to get a better grasp of business and accounting procedures. The highlights of the placement were being involved in meetings at which financial directors were present, through which I achieved a better understanding of how they make business decisions. Being in charge of a six-week-long group project that culminated in a presentation on the company’s audit services was also a great challenge. My appreciation of the principles of supply and demand were reinforced through a part-time job I held at a lettings agent, through which I saw first-hand these forces at work in the residential rental market. I also enjoyed the day-to-day management duties of this role.

One of the most remarkable experiences in my life was my time spent volunteering as an English teacher at a Buddhist Seminary in 2010, which I was proud to have arranged independently of any placement organisations. The challenge of thinking of exciting ways to teach English to children who had had few previous classes really pushed me to be resourceful and think on my feet. I hope to complete similar projects during future university vacations. Having also taken to being involved with student societies with gusto at my previous university, ranging from ice hockey teams to the Investment Society, I am really looking forward to diving back into university life next year.

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