Results are out! Find what you Get quick advice or join the chat

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

Should I mention this?

Announcements Posted on
Find your uni forum to get talking to other applicants, existing students and your future course-mates 27-07-2015
Win top prizes in our mega results day giveaway... 24-07-2015
  1. Offline

    I want to go in to medicine, preferably at Cambridge but I know that is quite unlikely :P
    Anyway, I'm writing my personal statement, and am wondering whether I should mention the fact that I've been moved up a year on it or not?
    Because I'm still only 15 I'm thinking that mentioning that I'm young and still managing fairly well etc will help, and also explain why I haven't got any work experience yet.To be honest, I think that once you've adapted to the work load, it's no harder for younger people than it is for people at the right age, but I'm trying to big myself up :L

    I just wondered whether it was something I should mention, especially as an explanation for having no medical-related work experience?

  2. Offline

    WTF?! You're 15 and applying for medicine at cambridge?!
  3. Offline

    they'll be able to see from your application how old you are. They won't hold it against you in any case, my friend in starting law and german law at oxford this september, and she's 17 until December. The only thing is you will probably have to meet with a counciller to see how you are adjusting, get parents to sign permission for things etc... no big deal really.
  4. Offline

    yeah you should mention it as most medical schools look for work experience as part of the application. you can get experience in other places, i volunteered at a special needs school and a nursing home (helping out with crossword evenings etc). you could also look at joining st johns, i think they do a separate one for younger people. youve got to at least get something otherwise the med schools just wont take your application seriously.
    goo luck


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 16, 2012
TSR Support Team
Have you got a summer job this year?
Results and Clearing

Results are coming...

No sweat. Here's all you need to make sure you're ready

new on tsr

Cure summer boredom

Bargain games for under £20


Think you'll be in clearing or adjustment?

Hear direct from unis that want to talk to you

Get email alerts for university course places that match your subjects and grades. Just let us know what you're studying.

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.