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    (Original post by Zusje)
    I'm Dutch, and applying for a masters in the uk for 2011
    What masters are you applying for?
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    (Original post by Pop_tart)
    What masters are you applying for?
    MA in Translation Studies at either Manchester or Swansea. I'm currently stuck on the personal statements and getting references (the lecturer I asked for a reference isn't going to be able to write one until after Christmas )
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    (Original post by Zusje)
    MA in Translation Studies at either Manchester or Swansea. I'm currently stuck on the personal statements and getting references (the lecturer I asked for a reference isn't going to be able to write one until after Christmas )
    Thats annoying! it doesn't take that long 'to write a short reference :/

    What I would advice you to do is to ask some other lecturers you had and otherwise contact the department. Most university are willing to give out references for their students to support their PS or job application. It might be a very general one but I mean every lil helps.

    The student room has lots of Personal Statement helpers and are really quite useful so I would just approach one of them and they can definitely help you out.

    Mention things that you think would help you getting in, don't get me wrong, you are not supposed to just make up things but all the experiences you have had, modules you have done just explain how they have helped you develop yourself (showing skills) and how you think this could be useful when doing your MA. Also write about WHY you want to do it.. show your passion for translation studies

    Hope this helps.
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    I think the Dutch are literally the coolest nationality on the planet. I've only been there once (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Groenigan (sp?)) but have met a fair few Dutch people in my time and have yet to meet one I disliked. I once hiked the Great Wall of China with a Dutch-Venezualan gay couple, and I believe I am the only person in the world who can make that statement.
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    (Original post by Pop_tart)
    Thats annoying! it doesn't take that long 'to write a short reference :/

    What I would advice you to do is to ask some other lecturers you had and otherwise contact the department. Most university are willing to give out references for their students to support their PS or job application. It might be a very general one but I mean every lil helps.

    The student room has lots of Personal Statement helpers and are really quite useful so I would just approach one of them and they can definitely help you out.

    Mention things that you think would help you getting in, don't get me wrong, you are not supposed to just make up things but all the experiences you have had, modules you have done just explain how they have helped you develop yourself (showing skills) and how you think this could be useful when doing your MA. Also write about WHY you want to do it.. show your passion for translation studies

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks! I must say, I'm not really looking forward to writing a personal statement, it must be one of the hardest things to write!
    I did find the personal statement help thing on this website, but it says postgraduates can't ask for help? Anyway, I've got a few friends in the uk that might be able to help me as well!
    As for the reference, well, I'd really like one from this particular lecturer, as she was the tutor for my dissertation, but if it takes too long I'll have a look around and see if I can find someone else.
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    (Original post by Zusje)
    Thanks! I must say, I'm not really looking forward to writing a personal statement, it must be one of the hardest things to write!
    I did find the personal statement help thing on this website, but it says postgraduates can't ask for help? Anyway, I've got a few friends in the uk that might be able to help me as well!
    As for the reference, well, I'd really like one from this particular lecturer, as she was the tutor for my dissertation, but if it takes too long I'll have a look around and see if I can find someone else.
    I see where you are coming from. If anyone, she knows you best I guess. Can't she even just send it off by post? I mean I can't imagine she would spend much more than like 2 hours on it :/

    I remember I struggled with my PS as well but I had a lot of support which helped a lot. MA PS are different though because you are doing a specialisation now and in some cases LOADS of people apply for a course that only offers a few places so it's all or nothing. It's important that you take your time to write it because it can be the deciding factor!!

    I never realised the PS helpers were only for undergraduates really :/

    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shared/s..._Statement.pdf Perhaps you can use this, it's not really an example PS but it could give you an idea of the things you need to get in there.
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    Yes, born in Rotterdam, and now in my final year at the University of Aberdeen. Not sure what I'm going to do after, but will probably stay in the UK (hopefully in Scotland).
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    (Original post by Pop_tart)
    I see where you are coming from. If anyone, she knows you best I guess. Can't she even just send it off by post? I mean I can't imagine she would spend much more than like 2 hours on it :/

    I remember I struggled with my PS as well but I had a lot of support which helped a lot. MA PS are different though because you are doing a specialisation now and in some cases LOADS of people apply for a course that only offers a few places so it's all or nothing. It's important that you take your time to write it because it can be the deciding factor!!

    I never realised the PS helpers were only for undergraduates really :/

    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shared/s..._Statement.pdf Perhaps you can use this, it's not really an example PS but it could give you an idea of the things you need to get in there.
    Thanks again, that link looks really helpful!
    I got an answer back from my lecturer, she said she would write something asap, so I'll just hope I'll get it soon!

    And Moondancer, what are you studying? I wish I had realised I could go abroad for my studies years earlier, I think I would have loved doing a bachelor in the UK.
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    It doesn't surprise me Dutch kids speak English better than French and German, don't the German's dub all programs and movies while the Dutch sometimes use just subtitles?

    Anyway I'm not Dutch but I'm teaching it to myself. I'm from Australia and they don't teach languages in Queensland really so I only know English so.. I want to learn Dutch most
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    (Original post by OdeliaRanuni)
    It doesn't surprise me Dutch kids speak English better than French and German, don't the German's dub all programs and movies while the Dutch sometimes use just subtitles?

    Anyway I'm not Dutch but I'm teaching it to myself. I'm from Australia and they don't teach languages in Queensland really so I only know English so.. I want to learn Dutch most
    Absolutely! I don't know if this is still the case in Germany but they used to dub every single film, how annoying that must be haha! In the Netherlands, everything is subtitled except for some kid films and programmes obviously but I think just being exposed to the language (even by just reading the subtitles :P) you have quite advantage to others.

    (Original post by Zusje)
    Thanks again, that link looks really helpful!
    I got an answer back from my lecturer, she said she would write something asap, so I'll just hope I'll get it soon!
    All the best!!
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    (Original post by Zusje)
    And Moondancer, what are you studying? I wish I had realised I could go abroad for my studies years earlier, I think I would have loved doing a bachelor in the UK.
    Geography & International Relations.

    Initially I applied for Politics & International Relations, but during my 1st year I realised I preferred geography over politics.
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    (Original post by Moondancer26)
    Geography & International Relations.

    Initially I applied for Politics & International Relations, but during my 1st year I realised I preferred geography over politics.
    Sounds interesting! Good luck with finding a job though, I have been trying for the last 4 months and couldn't find anything. Which is why I decided to do another master
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    Yeah i'm Dutch.
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    Hi!

    Yep, Dutch over here.

    25 years old and applying for a scholarship to be able to spend my third year undergraduate in the North of the UK (York/Hull/Newcastle/Manchester/Liverpool).

    Hoi!
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    meldt!
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    (Original post by Zusje)
    Sounds interesting! Good luck with finding a job though, I have been trying for the last 4 months and couldn't find anything. Which is why I decided to do another master
    I know, I'm thinking of getting a crappy summer job, save money and go to South America for a year to volunteer, and then come back and worry about finding a proper job.
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    (Original post by bownessie)
    I am not Dutch per say, but I was born there and speak Dutch =D
    Waar kom je vandaan, oorspronkelijk?

    Ik kom ook uit Nederland voor het geval dat nog niet duidelijk was
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    (Original post by mare?)
    Waar kom je vandaan, oorspronkelijk?

    Ik kom ook uit Nederland voor het geval dat nog niet duidelijk was
    Ik kom uit Rotterdam! U?
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    Nice to see I'm not the only one from this small country that is going on a UK adventure! Just sent my application for International Relations at either Exeter or Plymouth.
 
 
 
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