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    So, in terms of personal statements, what do you do when you genuinely have been interested in your subject since you were really young!? I know universities are a lot more interested in what interests you now, but given that I have genuinely liked science since I was about 7 (and I can back that statement up with evidence) is it worth mentioning that in my PS?
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    So, in terms of personal statements, what do you do when you genuinely have been interested in your subject since you were really young!? I know universities are a lot more interested in what interests you now, but given that I have genuinely liked science since I was about 7 (and I can back that statement up with evidence) is it worth mentioning that in my PS?
    I was going to go that route, but then I was told not to.


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    (Original post by Georgiecat)
    So, in terms of personal statements, what do you do when you genuinely have been interested in your subject since you were really young!? I know universities are a lot more interested in what interests you now, but given that I have genuinely liked science since I was about 7 (and I can back that statement up with evidence) is it worth mentioning that in my PS?
    If I was an admission's tutor and a PS started with your title, I would be very inclined to give that person an offer. That might go some way to explaining why I'm not an admissions tutor.

    Seriously, don't bother. What you did with science when you were 7 is of no relevance at all to your application now. Just leave it out and put something better in.
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    It's become a cliche, because many people say it. It doesn't mean anything. And it's probably untrue, because studies have shown that many people want to be a teacher when they are little (probably because they haven't heard of many other things - when you're about 5 you go to school, go home and maybe go to the shops).

    Unless you're doing something with it, it's just a pointless sentence. Say how you loved the ultrasound machine at your mum's 12 week scan and how you've known you need to study physics ever since. Talk about how the midwife slapping your bottom 2 seconds after you were born was a life changing event that sparked an interest in midwifery. Clearly, the Mothercare assistant made you want to study retail management.

    Or leave it all out, because it's all bull****.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    It's become a cliche, because many people say it. It doesn't mean anything. And it's probably untrue, because studies have shown that many people want to be a teacher when they are little (probably because they haven't heard of many other things - when you're about 5 you go to school, go home and maybe go to the shops).

    Unless you're doing something with it, it's just a pointless sentence. Say how you loved the ultrasound machine at your mum's 12 week scan and how you've known you need to study physics ever since. Talk about how the midwife slapping your bottom 2 seconds after you were born was a life changing event that sparked an interest in midwifery. Clearly, the Mothercare assistant made you want to study retail management.

    Or leave it all out, because it's all bull****.
    Haha. Mine was going to be directly related to my specific interest within my future course and what lead me to choose it. It is an interest I've had since I was a child. But I don't want to make the admissions tutors groan with annoyance at my PS.


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    Haha. Mine was going to be directly related to my specific interest within my future course and what lead me to choose it. It is an interest I've had since I was a child. But I don't want to make the admissions tutors groan with annoyance at my PS.


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    Who was your best friend when you were 7? Do you still speak to them now?
    What was your favourite game? Do you still play it?
    What was your favourite band? Do you still like them - and are they even still around?

    When I was 7 I hated sweetcorn, and I love the stuff now. If I based my PS around that (well, it would be weird, but) then all it woould show is that things change. If you haven't it could even be taken in a negative way. Even if you absolutely did love whatever when you were 7, you can't've known much about it because you were 7. Does it show mindless optimism and naivety that you still like it now?
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Who was your best friend when you were 7? Do you still speak to them now?
    What was your favourite game? Do you still play it?
    What was your favourite band? Do you still like them - and are they even still around?

    When I was 7 I hated sweetcorn, and I love the stuff now. If I based my PS around that (well, it would be weird, but) then all it woould show is that things change. If you haven't it could even be taken in a negative way. Even if you absolutely did love whatever when you were 7, you can't've known much about it because you were 7. Does it show mindless optimism and naivety that you still like it now?
    No. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in the subject. I just know now that I shouldn't mention it. Or if I do, it will be in passing. But thank you, Juno!


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