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pisces3
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Hey, I was just wondering if being head girl improves your chances of getting into a top uni for medicine/dentistry? :confused: or is being a prefect is good enough? (at my school we have prefects for different things: charities, assemblies, environment, music, drama, liasons, publicity etc). I really want to go to a certain uni in London and its very competitive.
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i think being a head girl/boy gives you that extra edge in the sense that you are representing your school etc. Although as long as you explain your role as a prefect and maybe tie that in with the course you are applying for it shouldn't really make a difference.
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Cool :yy: , its just I've been like form captain and year captain for a couple of years in a role and the things hte head girl needs to do are similar to that but I want something different so I was thinking charity prefect because I'm more interested in doing charity work.

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nope, they mean nothing.... sorry. What does being headgirl have to do with being a good dr etc....the only thing i can think would be that your school write you a nicer reference....sorry.
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It's only the things you learn from being head girl/prefect that makes a difference, but you can learn them elsewhere. It's stuff like the responsibility, or organisation or whatever.
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Being a headgirl means that you care for what is going on in your enviroment and that you try to improve the situation at your school for your fellow students. It also contributes to your debating, time management and other soft skills (leadership,...). And these skills are what give you an edge among other applicants with 3As or something.
Thus, being headgirl makes a difference compared with applicants who don't do things like that. Compared with prefects it isn't that remarkable.
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(Original post by Jammertal)
Being a headgirl means that you care for what is going on in your enviroment and that you try to improve the situation at your school for your fellow students. It also contributes to your debating, time management and other soft skills (leadership,...). And these skills are what give you an edge among other applicants with 3As or something.
Thus, being headgirl makes a difference compared with applicants who don't do things like that. Compared with prefects it isn't that remarkable.

Except most employers know that this isn't true at all, and will most likely interrogate you more thoroughly if you try to fob that off as your main reason to get to wherever you want to be.
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It certainly won't harm your application
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Yes, I think it would make your form better but I also think it would really work its magic in an interview for the university, and afterwards, in Job interviews, especially any senior positions you apply for.
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Unless you can apply what you've gained through being a head girl to your application then I don't think it would make a difference. Purely saying 'I am a head girl' isn't going to make any difference to an application, as really, loads of other applicants are also probably going to have headgirl/prefect status. I've never been to a school which has a prefect system, so granted, I don't know the ins and outs of the responsibilities, but if you want to be the charity prefect then go for it, as the medical proffession is about helping others after all! Its the skills and experiences which will help your application, and they are the same transferable skills you can gain from being a prefect, head girl, or doing something totally different to that such as being a Brownie leader.
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It probably wouldn't make a huge amount of difference, but it would be something extra and that can't hurt for such a competitive course. Being a prefect would probably be enough though as long as you write about what you've gained from it, ie sense of responaibility, time management etc.
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Yes its OK, take it up but it wont do that much to the form.
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