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    So I am in year 12 atm and I'm considering mechanical enginnering for university. I wanna make sure my PS isn't rubbish when I come to writing it though because it would be pretty rubbish if I wrote one now as I don't have any extra curricular activities really and I'm not much of a sports person and most people seem to have a sport on their PS. I'm gonna try to get some work exp in the summer but what else can I do?
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    http://www.headstartcourses.org.uk/

    Theres quite a few courses like the above, apply early and don't miss out.

    EDIT: Should probably add that i'm applying for Mech Eng this year, and DID miss out on these courses ^.^
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    (Original post by OneInSolidarity)
    http://www.headstartcourses.org.uk/

    Theres quite a few courses like the above, apply early and don't miss out.

    EDIT: Should probably add that i'm applying for Mech Eng this year, and DID miss out on these courses ^.^
    Thanks I'll have a look.
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    Extra-curriculars and sports aren't really the point of a PS, you want to do things that show you have thoroughly investigated your degree, know what you're getting into and are dedicated to it.

    In addition to work experience, read some books?
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Extra-curriculars and sports aren't really the point of a PS, you want to do things that show you have thoroughly investigated your degree, know what you're getting into and are dedicated to it.

    In addition to work experience, read some books?
    I know but I've read that you need to show that you're a well rounded person. So will the lack of extra curriculars not matter much if I get some work exp?
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    I know but I've read that you need to show that you're a well rounded person. So will the lack of extra curriculars not matter much if I get some work exp?
    Unis are more concerned with getting the best students, and won't be accepting someone who plays lots of sports over someone who has read engineering articles, books and got work experience.
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    I know but I've read that you need to show that you're a well rounded person. So will the lack of extra curriculars not matter much if I get some work exp?
    Your ECs need to take up a couple of sentences (ie: 1 small paragraph) in your entire PS. Anything more than this is a misguided use of characters as universities do not actually care that much about your life beyond the subject you're applying for, they just want a small sample of the things you do in it. Schools place far too much importance on ECs in applications when they're really not needed. Focus on explaining why you want to study your subject and you'll probably have a good PS.
 
 
 
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