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    Hi,
    I am wondering whether to mention having a paper round in 'employment', in UCAS. I had the job for quite a while but it isn't the usual 'working in a shop' type job. It was quite a long time ago since I did it (before Y11), now in Y13, though it was real work experience. I am unsure whether this would qualify. I would have got another job during Y12-13, but would struggle to hold it down due to varying workload and revision. Also, if I do add it, should I add it to the 'employment' section of UCAS or just my personal statement?
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    (Original post by Jmoey)
    Hi,
    I am wondering whether to mention having a paper round in 'employment', in UCAS. I had the job for quite a while but it isn't the usual 'working in a shop' type job. It was quite a long time ago since I did it (before Y11), now in Y13, though it was real work experience. I am unsure whether this would qualify. I would have got another job during Y12-13, but would struggle to hold it down due to varying workload and revision. Also, if I do add it, should I add it to the 'employment' section of UCAS or just my personal statement?
    Just leave it in your employment section as part time

    Its probably a waste of characters trying to expand on the job in your PS though.
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    (Original post by Jmoey)
    Hi,
    I am wondering whether to mention having a paper round in 'employment', in UCAS. I had the job for quite a while but it isn't the usual 'working in a shop' type job. It was quite a long time ago since I did it (before Y11), now in Y13, though it was real work experience. I am unsure whether this would qualify. I would have got another job during Y12-13, but would struggle to hold it down due to varying workload and revision. Also, if I do add it, should I add it to the 'employment' section of UCAS or just my personal statement?
    The employment section is primarily intended for mature applicants. A paper round is not the kind of thing it's intended for and mentioning it won't help your application. Save your space for useful things such as your interest in the course.
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    The employment section is primarily intended for mature applicants. A paper round is not the kind of thing it's intended for and mentioning it won't help your application. Save your space for useful things such as your interest in the course.
    Are you referring to just the employment section or both the PS and the employment section? The person assigned to checking the personal statements in my sixth form seemed to think it would be good to mention it briefly in the PS to show real work experience.
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    (Original post by Jmoey)
    Are you referring to just the employment section or both the PS and the employment section? The person assigned to checking the personal statements in my sixth form seemed to think it would be good to mention it briefly in the PS to show real work experience.
    Both. I don't think it would carry the slightest weight in an application for a university course to mention a job you had as, in essence, a child. I can't imagine a course in which a paper round would be relevant experience and I'm quite sure you can use the space far better.
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    Both. I don't think it would carry the slightest weight in an application for a university course to mention a job you had as, in essence, a child. I can't imagine a course in which a paper round would be relevant experience and I'm quite sure you can use the space far better.
    OK, thanks for the advice. I'm surprised the guy didn't pick up on this
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    OK, thanks for the advice. I'm surprised the guy didn't pick up on this
    Well, you learn some things after doing the job for 26 years... Perhaps your guy has had less experience.
 
 
 

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