Guys I need some advice, I'm in the process of applying to university and I'm really struggling with my personal statement. I am a mature student in my mid 20's, who wants to study geology...however here is the catch, although I am bright...my gcses arent the best because I was going through family problems at the time which lead me to ultimately become homeless.
I'm currently doing a access course and I'm applying to some top universities, I know it's extremely ambitious of me to apply with a pending access qualification in a education system that values A levels above all...then combine that with a "C" in maths from my gcses...
My question is this, how do I incorporate my homelessness in to personal statement WITHOUT using it as a crutch or sympathy bait? I just want to add context....is it worth mentioning? If anything I want to stress my dedication and hard work....I've literally gone from rough sleeping to getting a full time job, temp accom AND now studying full time as well.
Has anyone got any advice? I do not want to look like a victim or a charity case...I want to earn my place (because I am hardworking, intelligent, LOVE my subject and most of all want a better life for myself) but also, I want to let my reality be known to the admissions teams.....can anyone help me out?
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Typing up my personal statement as a homeless person
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