Worrying like CRAZY!Watch
I had a problem with my personal statement, because some of the content was similar to someone else's who applied a couple of years back. This really worried me because I didn't look at the internet or copy anyone else's at all!
I rang up all of the unis i applied to and Edge Hill was the only one who asked me to send a revised PS and not to worry because it happens all the time!!
I went to the open day at Edge Hill on Saturday and I spoke to the midwifery admissions tutor and she gave me her contact email and also asked if she could have my mobile number so she could ring me about it,(no phone call yet..). She also told me not to worry as it happens all the time because there are thousands of applicants applying for the same course, so it's inevitable that some phrases used are going to be the same...
I have applied to:
-Edge Hill (my favourite)
-Liverpool John Moores (rejection)
I got rejected from LJM because apparently my personal statement didn't state the in depth role of midwives, and professional reading would help to strengthen it
Even though I've been told not to worry, I still am! Uggghhh
Breathe! This is a super busy time for admissions and a response might take a while. I applied for my courses before you and I've had offers from 2, 2 need a work place reference and the other has acknowledged my application but I haven't had an offer or rejection. I have a couple of friends in admissions and they're both rushed off their feet, but just because it's taking a while doesn't mean you need to panic! Good luck.
thankyou for the reply! I think the thing that I'm worried about is the personal statement issue! xx
That's totally understandable but if they're aware and only Edge Hill has asked you to do something I wouldn't worry. There's only so much that can be said in personal statements unless you're a weird candidate (like I am) so there's bound to be overlap.
Since you have been reassured by someone who actually has power over these things and it hasn't had any effect, then nothing anyone on here can say is going to make things any better. It's only been a week. There is plenty of time. The percentage of similarity in a ps is reported to the universities by Ucas and it's up to them to decide whether they are going to act on it. If the Edge Hill tutor said it was fine and they accepted a second PS, then that is as good as it's going to get, so try to calm down.