I've applied to do BA Geography for 2014 and QMUL. I've just reviewed my personal statement and realised that I've missed out commas where they should be, even though my tutor helped me edit it and said it was all fine! I know I should have spent longer on it, but it's hard to edit your own work and I didn't get to spend a lot of time with my tutor because she kept missing the deadlines she said she'd have my personal statement back to me... so there was no choice but to do it quickly after two weeks of no contact. I had to send my application of quickly for valid reasons, in normal circumstances I would've spend more time on it.
That being said, I have the predicted grades and a really good reference from what I've seen. So I'm wondering if the Queen Mary Geography department will mind that much that the punctuation is weak in a couple of places, but the statement still shows enthusiasm. Could I still be invited to interview? Do you think I should contact them with this concern about the personal statement and ask if I could send an essay that represents my ability? I feel it's likely to disadvantage me, but what do you all say?
Is it true that the course is fairly under-subscribed and nearly always in clearing? If this is the case and I get rejected can I ask them to consider me if there are places left?
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