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help me out :(
what sort of stuff did you put on yours? i really need help. i keep adding irrelevant shite.
It's what all admissions offices expect anyway.
i'm going to leeds metropolitan.
Say what you like about the subjects and why you want to study them further.
Put in how you want to move to a <adjectives and verbs describing the places you applied to> place. So Leeds is cosmopolitan anddiverse. Are the other places?
oh thats right, i didnt have to do one cos i went to art college!
We'd get personal statements saying "I like this course. Please accept me"
As long as you avoid that, you should be fine. Just don't mention your hobby of playing table tennis when you're applying for a Medicine degree.
someone actually said that?
we got some examples and one went into length about his girlfriend.
some would just leave the qualifications section blank too, as if just applying would get you a place!
if you've ever done any voluntary/charity work stick that down, anything you're proud of achieving, anything you take an interest in... that kinda stuff.
Which is good.
I wrote about what I'd done to boost my application up.
Basically it was like this:
1 - Talked about how and why I'm interested in media
2 - Talked about the work experience I've just done at the local paper and what I think it did for me
3 - Talked about the subjects I do at college and how I think they all tie in with eachother (Law, English, Media)
4 - Talked about the fact I edit the student paper
5 - Talked about what I'm into - music, books and film
6 - Said why I needed to get on the course
They reckon I might get an offer from Leeds, which would be pretty magical. I doubts I will though unfortunately.
i know there's 2 at least.
Not stupid Leeds.
My little sister just lost her personal statement by yanking out her USB stick.
I've been getting the in-house DiS computer wizz to try and help her but no luck so far : (
basically just write
1. why you think going to uni would benefit you
2. Why you think that specific course would be best
3. stuff to show your interest in that course i.e what books youve read and how they've helped advance your interest/knowledge
4. any stuff you've done to show off i.e I put about a program i won a place in where I got to go to the european parliament in strasbourg
5. Stuff which shows youre interesting as a person i.e hobbies
I've never written a personal statement for uni, but I guess that always goes down well. It did with job agencies if that's anything to go by.
My interviewer at Southampton: "So which boats have you sailed in?"
Me: "Umm... yeah."
although my Southampton interview began with "So we're going to make you an offer...". Didn't get interviewed anywhere for Maths and Phil, other than Ox.
My interviewer at Oxford: "So which books covering on the philosophy of science have you read?"
Me: "You tell me - my personal statement's right in front of you."
I didn't get in.
A good tip is, when reading your draft personal statement back, put yourself in an admissions tutor's shoes. Do you sound appealing? You should be giving evidence of (in priority order):
Your suitability for this subject
This subject's suitability for you
Relevant experience, if applicable
Other experience / achievements, especially if they impact on the above
Other evidence that you're generally a well-rounded person
(Not too much waffling on about hobbies and interests, mind.)
In general my experience is that admissions people can see through fakey "I've done this this and this" crap - you should make stuff you've done relevant to your choice of course. If you can't, don't focus on it too heavily.
i've been told, want me to PM you it for an example?
what are you applying for? Where?