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what EC's do you do? And what ones do Uni's particularly take an interest in?

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what EC's do you do? And what ones do Uni's particularly take an interest in?

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they arent bothered, just as long as u have a few things to talk about on ur personal statement.
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Anything and everything
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i do horse riding and play the piano, and i used to play badminton regularly.
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i do horse riding and play the piano, and i used to play badminton regularly.
as long as you ahve done a few things to talk about on ur ps and perhaps in interview if u r asked, then thats fine.

at my skool, there is very little to do.

it doesnt go much past library assistnace and shared reading, which is hideously boring and not relevant for anything other than english really.
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Thanks! Are Cam particular about anything? I'm going to apply for vet med.

I swim and am thinking of joing a club when I'm good enough, I used to learn piano when I was little so thought I'd start lessons again, and when I can afford it I fancy doing horse riding lessons.

My worry is that everyone will have 3 or 4 A's, which I know I can get but I need something to help me stand out from the crowd.

I have started applying for work experience placements too.

Are group activities preferable to singular? thank you xxx
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Thanks! Are Cam particular about anything? I'm going to apply for vet med.

I swim and am thinking of joing a club when I'm good enough, I used to learn piano when I was little so thought I'd start lessons again, and when I can afford it I fancy doing horse riding lessons.

My worry is that everyone will have 3 or 4 A's, which I know I can get but I need something to help me stand out from the crowd.

I have started applying for work experience placements too.

Are group activities preferable to singular? thank you xxx
Well you need to demonstrate that you can work as a part of a group. By yourself, and demonstrate that you can both listen to instructions but also decide on things by yourself.

A good example is someone eho has done:

-Duke of Edinburgh Award
-CCF
-Team sport/single sport
-Young Enterprise

etc.
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horse riding lessons.
go for it! they are great, i've been riding for 10 years, hehe its really fun!
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Well you need to demonstrate that you can work as a part of a group. By yourself, and demonstrate that you can both listen to instructions but also decide on things by yourself.

A good example is someone eho has done:

-Duke of Edinburgh Award
-CCF
-Team sport/single sport
-Young Enterprise

etc.
but thats the thing though, a lot dont get to do those things.

D Of E - Not at my school
CCF - Not at my school
Team Sport - only rugby, not football anymore even.
Single Sport - No.
Young Enterpirse - No.

Man, my school is filth....
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go for it! they are great, i've been riding for 10 years, hehe its really fun!
tell the guy who was superman, that.
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but thats the thing though, a lot dont get to do those things.

D Of E - Not at my school
CCF - Not at my school
Team Sport - only rugby, not football anymore even.
Single Sport - No.
Young Enterpirse - No.

Man, my school is filth....
Then use your free time to do work experience, or just work. Universities like people who work because it shows that you can live in a regieme of working and studying as well.
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tell the guy who was superman, that.
oh god! you do realise you could kill yourself crossing the road? that doesn't mean no one crosses the road!
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Then use your free time to do work experience, or just work. Universities like people who work because it shows that you can live in a regieme of working and studying as well.
thanks for the advice.
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oh god! you do realise you could kill yourself crossing the road? that doesn't mean no one crosses the road!
true.
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