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    Just wondering how much unis value an applicant writing about previous employment? I work in the shop for an animal charity, but want to study History at uni so obviously this is irrelevant - how much should I write about it in my PS, or should I leave it out altogether?

    I'm thinking of applying to LSE, UCL, KCL, Kent and Royal Holloway.

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    In my statement, I explained how volunteering at a charity shop developed my interested in business and marketing.

    I didn't put too much about volunteering/part time work but managed to introduce my statement with it and tried to make the experience and skills learned relevant to the degree.

    Hope this his helps and good luck! If you need any more help, I'd be happy to help.
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    (Original post by libertinegirl96)
    Just wondering how much unis value an applicant writing about previous employment? I work in the shop for an animal charity, but want to study History at uni so obviously this is irrelevant - how much should I write about it in my PS, or should I leave it out altogether?

    I'm thinking of applying to LSE, UCL, KCL, Kent and Royal Holloway.

    Thanks!
    Don't unless you can directly show how this has helped you develop


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    I wrote about my work with horses and riding for the disabled and how it improved my team work and communication skills (finding new ways to communicate with people who are blind, deaf ect..) and although my work experience wasn't directly to do with the degree I was applying for (physics) it had transferable skills which I can use at uni.
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    (Original post by LongLazyDays)
    In my statement, I explained how volunteering at a charity shop developed my interested in business and marketing.

    I didn't put too much about volunteering/part time work but managed to introduce my statement with it and tried to make the experience and skills learned relevant to the degree.

    Hope this his helps and good luck! If you need any more help, I'd be happy to help.
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    Don't unless you can directly show how this has helped you develop


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    I wrote about my work with horses and riding for the disabled and how it improved my team work and communication skills (finding new ways to communicate with people who are blind, deaf ect..) and although my work experience wasn't directly to do with the degree I was applying for (physics) it had transferable skills which I can use at uni.
    Thank you everyone! So only really write about it fleetingly, about the skills I've learnt?
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    (Original post by libertinegirl96)
    Thank you everyone! So only really write about it fleetingly, about the skills I've learnt?

    That's what worked for me. Show the unis that you've done something that's different (like volunteering and part time work) and show that you've learned transferable skills (communication,responsibility, time management etc).
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    (Original post by LongLazyDays)
    That's what worked for me. Show the unis that you've done something that's different (like volunteering and part time work) and show that you've learned transferable skills (communication,responsibility, time management etc).
    Ah thank you
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    (Original post by libertinegirl96)
    Just wondering how much unis value an applicant writing about previous employment? I work in the shop for an animal charity, but want to study History at uni so obviously this is irrelevant - how much should I write about it in my PS, or should I leave it out altogether?

    I'm thinking of applying to LSE, UCL, KCL, Kent and Royal Holloway.

    Thanks!
    CV and PS has a completely different forum.
    CV= http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=339
    PS= http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...tement_Library
 
 
 
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