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    Hey last year when i was writing my PS i found these forums and they helped loads. i thought i would post my PS just to give people ideas etc

    I think its alrite, i got conditionals from bath, sheffield, warwick, nottingham and southampton (the 5 i applied 2). I have accepted soton as firm and warwick as insurance and as long as i do ok in the last few exams i got coming up, i shud get in to soton. i hope!

    Ok here it is, bit wordy but i got it to fit on the ucas form:

    "Engineering has changed the way we live our lives dramatically and over the last century in particular. Computers have gone from taking up a whole room, to being the size of a mobile phone or smaller and electronics are appearing in everything we use in our daily lives. So what changes are going to happens over the next century? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I want to be a part of it.

    I want to be an Engineer to achieve something. I want to make a difference to people’s lives. The best way to achieve what I want is to do a degree in Electronics Engineering. As an Engineer you have huge opportunities in life to go where you want. I have no desire to sit in an office all day in front of a computer. I want to travel and have a career that is challenging, dynamic, stimulating, rewarding and has a sense of purpose. Engineering fits all these criteria for me. Electronics has been my main interest due to its growing importance in technology and also due to what we have studied in AS physics.

    My variety of AS-Levels has given me a broad spectrum of the world around me, but it has been maths and physics that have particularly grabbed me. I enjoyed the logical thinking involved in maths and the understanding physics gives me about the world around me. The electronics section of the physics course particularly interested me because of the wide variety of components and how man can use them to manipulate electricity and it’s behaviour. Although A-levels help your understanding, I have investigated the world of electronics further by reading the publications from the IEE, including the IEE Review.

    My plans for the future are to complete a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering and then join a company to do my training for becoming a chartered engineer. Once Chartered Engineering status is achieved I would hope to have a long and successful career.

    My most relevant work experience was working with an engineering company last summer. I worked in all the departments, from designing products using CAD to making the parts and building the final product. This made up my mind that engineering is the direction I want to go. I have worked in the HSBC headquarters in London and am currently working, on a part time basis, in MacDonalds and a youth club. Although the latter two are not directly involved with engineering they have helped to develop my communication skills and working as part of a team, which is vital when it comes to engineering. I mainly work with special needs young people at the youth club, which includes Downs Syndrome for example. It was challenging to start with, but they are just “normal” human beings once you get to know them.

    I am a member of the “buddies” system at my school, which involves helping younger pupils with their personal problems that may arise. It is a sort of counselling service. My main sporting hobby is table tennis, where I am a member of a club and play in Sittingbourne and District league. I have won a number of tournaments and have captained the team that has won the league on several occasions. I have won Dunlop awards for my table tennis skills and have won the “Player of the Season” award once. I also enjoy squash, football and snooker. Computing is another hobby of mine, which mainly involves gaming, but I also use the Internet for reading and have recently built my own computer. Technology has always fascinated me from a young age and I have always enjoyed building things, from models to radio controlled cars. There is a great satisfaction in building something and then being able to race and win races with it.

    I’m looking forward to the challenge of studying Electronic Engineering with what could only be described as excitement."

    ok thats it, hope it helps some peeps
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    Hey last year when i was writing my PS i found these forums and they helped loads. i thought i would post my PS just to give people ideas etc

    I think its alrite, i got conditionals from bath, sheffield, warwick, nottingham and southampton (the 5 i applied 2). I have accepted soton as firm and warwick as insurance and as long as i do ok in the last few exams i got coming up, i shud get in to soton. i hope!

    Ok here it is, bit wordy but i got it to fit on the ucas form:

    "Engineering has changed the way we live our lives dramatically and over the last century in particular. Computers have gone from taking up a whole room, to being the size of a mobile phone or smaller and electronics are appearing in everything we use in our daily lives. So what changes are going to happens over the next century? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I want to be a part of it.

    I want to be an Engineer to achieve something. I want to make a difference to people’s lives. The best way to achieve what I want is to do a degree in Electronics Engineering. As an Engineer you have huge opportunities in life to go where you want. I have no desire to sit in an office all day in front of a computer. I want to travel and have a career that is challenging, dynamic, stimulating, rewarding and has a sense of purpose. Engineering fits all these criteria for me. Electronics has been my main interest due to its growing importance in technology and also due to what we have studied in AS physics.

    My variety of AS-Levels has given me a broad spectrum of the world around me, but it has been maths and physics that have particularly grabbed me. I enjoyed the logical thinking involved in maths and the understanding physics gives me about the world around me. The electronics section of the physics course particularly interested me because of the wide variety of components and how man can use them to manipulate electricity and it’s behaviour. Although A-levels help your understanding, I have investigated the world of electronics further by reading the publications from the IEE, including the IEE Review.

    My plans for the future are to complete a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering and then join a company to do my training for becoming a chartered engineer. Once Chartered Engineering status is achieved I would hope to have a long and successful career.

    My most relevant work experience was working with an engineering company last summer. I worked in all the departments, from designing products using CAD to making the parts and building the final product. This made up my mind that engineering is the direction I want to go. I have worked in the HSBC headquarters in London and am currently working, on a part time basis, in MacDonalds and a youth club. Although the latter two are not directly involved with engineering they have helped to develop my communication skills and working as part of a team, which is vital when it comes to engineering. I mainly work with special needs young people at the youth club, which includes Downs Syndrome for example. It was challenging to start with, but they are just “normal” human beings once you get to know them.

    I am a member of the “buddies” system at my school, which involves helping younger pupils with their personal problems that may arise. It is a sort of counselling service. My main sporting hobby is table tennis, where I am a member of a club and play in Sittingbourne and District league. I have won a number of tournaments and have captained the team that has won the league on several occasions. I have won Dunlop awards for my table tennis skills and have won the “Player of the Season” award once. I also enjoy squash, football and snooker. Computing is another hobby of mine, which mainly involves gaming, but I also use the Internet for reading and have recently built my own computer. Technology has always fascinated me from a young age and I have always enjoyed building things, from models to radio controlled cars. There is a great satisfaction in building something and then being able to race and win races with it.

    I’m looking forward to the challenge of studying Electronic Engineering with what could only be described as excitement."

    ok thats it, hope it helps some peeps
    I enjoyed reading that, certainly one of the better examples I've seen. Strong, upfront and bubbling with enthusiasm, no wonder it worked.
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    Thank you. I am thinking of doing Elecronic Engneering and applyin to similar unis.
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    np tindo, good luck with what ever u decide to do
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    yay! i know how to start mine now!
 
 
 
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