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Should I mention my political beliefs in personal statement

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    Just say you have done these things for a UK political party.

    Like other said, don't mention specific political leanings.
    However, using the experience is fine. Missing out useful info will be a waste!
    Throughout all my interviews etc I've used examples from my political work, just never explicitly named it. e.g. I worked doing web design using HTML etc etc for a political party etc.... or in my case I said I ran large scale events, meetings and campaigns within my political work.
    If they're that dedicated, I'm sure they'll look it up but it's not necessary to mention names etc.

    (Original post by njharris97)
    Thank you for all your replies. It's all been very useful. Although I should mention that when I said web design I include creating such as HTML/CSS/PHP and all that.

    Thanks again.
    That's still the sort of work that would usually be done by graphic designers.

    It's not a great experience for compsci.


    You could just say that you have carried out web design for a well-known political party in the United Kingdom, they'll totally understand you not wanting to share your political views on your PS - political views are personal and you have every right to have whatever political view you want. Also even if it did somehow come out to the university that you designed websites for UKIP it wouldn't necessarily mean you're actually a UKIP supporter, I helped design websites for my friend's photography company but I have no interest in photography, so as I said I'd definitely say the website thing but it's none of their business what your political views are

    Ps I have nothing against UKIP supporters, not my cup of tea politically but each to their own - that is democracy after all! But I just wouldn't mention ANY political party in a personal statement by name as it could sway the reader if they were an avid supporter of another party
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