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    Hello. I am applying for university and I am writing my personal statement. I have two quesions:

    1) Would it be a good idea to mention in the personal statement that I have relatives who did the same course as I intend to do?

    2) After completing yr 10 in school, my family had to move to another city, and so I had to do year 11 there in a new school. However, the syllabuses there were different to those used in the previous school. This meant that I had to do a lot of yr 10 work alongside yr 11. Do you think that it would be a good idea to write this in my personal statement, to show that this increased my knowledge and demonstrate that I could work under pressure?
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    (Original post by steamer)
    1) Would it be a good idea to mention in the personal statement that I have relatives who did the same course as I intend to do?
    Only if you mention is such a way, in that having a relative studying it developed or sparked your interest. Other than that, nope - the emphasis of the personal statement is on you, not them.

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    2) After completing yr 10 in school, my family had to move to another city, and so I had to do year 11 there in a new school. However, the syllabuses there were different to those used in the previous school. This meant that I had to do a lot of yr 10 work alongside yr 11. Do you think that it would be a good idea to write this in my personal statement, to show that this increased my knowledge and demonstrate that I could work under pressure?
    Don't waffle on about it.. just say you enjoy the challenges of academia, and give this as an example - then move on.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Only if you mention is such a way, in that having a relative studying it developed or sparked your interest. Other than that, nope - the emphasis of the personal statement is on you, not them.



    Don't waffle on about it.. just say you enjoy the challenges of academia, and give this as an example - then move on.
    Thanx a lot for ur advice. Its really helpful, i appreciate it.
 
 
 

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