goonieskellie
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So I'm writing my personal statement for veterinary medicine, and I'm applying to Bristol, Surrey, Liverpool and Nottingham.

Do you need to mention every single bit of work experience in your personal statement? Because I do not want to waste space listing them all, and some of them like catteries for example, I think I could write a much more interesting sentence about my time in a vet practice or farm, rather than there.

So basically what I'm asking is is there a way that the universities can see what work experience you have done without it being mentioned in your personal statement? I know some send a questionnaire, but do they all do this? And when? Like will they read it at the same time as your personal statement?

Thanks!!
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Some places have questionnaires that you need to fill in before the application deadline (RVC and Edinburgh off the top of my head). Other send them out after your application has been received (Liverpool and Surrey do this). I've heard that Liverpool don't even read your personal statement and send out the questionnaire to everybody meeting the grade requirements. I can't remember what Notts and Bristol do (I believe they send them after you apply), so I'd suggest checking the websites.
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I don't *think* Bristol send out a questionnaire, so you have to include all of your work experience in your PS somehow?!
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Bristol send our a sheet where basically you list all your WE. Liverpool make you fill in a confusing form with week numbers etc, and Nottingham make you fill in a questionnaire. I listed my most important work experience moments in my personal statement. I wrote about being in Africa and that I went to an abattoir.
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(Original post by goonieskellie)
So I'm writing my personal statement for veterinary medicine, and I'm applying to Bristol, Surrey, Liverpool and Nottingham.

Do you need to mention every single bit of work experience in your personal statement? Because I do not want to waste space listing them all, and some of them like catteries for example, I think I could write a much more interesting sentence about my time in a vet practice or farm, rather than there.

So basically what I'm asking is is there a way that the universities can see what work experience you have done without it being mentioned in your personal statement? I know some send a questionnaire, but do they all do this? And when? Like will they read it at the same time as your personal statement?

Thanks!!
As a PS Helper I would suggest that you mention the most important placements - perhaps choose a nice mix of small animals, large animal work, and "other" work exp. Remember to focus on what you have learned (both in terms of the professions, animal industries, skills, etc) rather than listing what you saw.

I am happy to look over your PS for you - visit the website in my signature if you're interested
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