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Personal statement disaster - now considering gap year watch


    (Original post by Nijuuninichi)
    Thank you so much! I hope your second year goes well.

    I know it's nice to have a back up, but really if I didn't get into at least the top 4 I would have taken a gap year anyway. I didn't want to spend so much money on a second rate university you know? I thought my grades were good enough that I'd be able to get the A*AA without much fuss.
    Fair enough, good luck! (You'll be absolutely fine in getting offers from Bath and Warwick for sure.)
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    (Original post by Nijuuninichi)
    Hi TSR!

    Last week I realised I made a mistake in my personal statement. I accidentally said that China had surpassed the US as the world's largest economy. Even after getting my Economics teacher and other teachers to check over it at the time, none of them noticed it, and neither did I!

    I know that it's such a stupid mistake. I've applied for Economics for goodness sake! But now I feel like I'm going to get no offers this year for putting something so stupid in my personal statement. I've applied to very competitive universities - Cambridge, UCL, Warwick, LSE, Bath - so I think this is very likely.

    I'm at a loss for what to do. I was thinking of applying for a gap year work experience scheme so I could reapply next year.

    Please help me! Is there anything I can do? Is it possible to email universities and correct the mistake or should I just give up and focus on applying for gap year schemes? Bear in mind that my UCAS was sent off all the way back on Sept 30th.
    Lol, wut? You got an interview at Cambridge tho..

    You need to chiiiiilll, from what I remember of your grades, you'll undoubtedly get offers.

    For what it's worth though, Deloitte, Accenture, Pinsent Mason's all run such schemes.

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