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Things to do in free time to add to uni application!? watch

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    I always have free time, im looking to do something cool/fun/interesting etc, to add to my uni application to help me stand out Any suggestions? im in year 12 now, i figured nows the best time to start so i can build it up

    First of all , good job on starting early:yes:
    It can be anything you do like
    Reading a book related to your subject ...start with the basic ones ...this really expands your knowledge.
    Research career opportunities from studying the subject you like.
    Participate in variety of extra curricular which you are good .
    Finally don't force yourself or stress yourself just for the sake of a uni application. Have fun:cool::top:
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    Do a uni module in your chosen subject https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/upcoming

    Online lectures/documentaries (itunesU, iplayer, radio 4, 4OD, youtube, TEDtalks etc)

    Organise work experience or volunteer during school holidays in something relevant to the subject you want to study. I applied for marine biology and I had diving qualifications, work experience at sealife and working with turtle conservationists on holiday. Sometimes universities run summer courses or experiences during the summer. Research on the internet, it's amazing what you can find if you look. It's great you're thinking about this now. So many people had school had nothing to put on their personal statements compared to me. Mind you, I didn't do these things for university but because I have been mad about all things marine since I learnt to dive when I was 13 and obviously my parents have supported my interest

    What are you applying for? Reading is one of the easiest/strongest things you can do for your personal statement imo

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    Something like reading is a good one, especially if you read into things related to your course field. Voluntary work is a good one usually. Developing hobbies for example

    can I just go fully out there and recommend doing something you actually want to do

    I volunteered with the Institute of Physics and became a STEM ambassador, if you're going into a STEM field I'd say these work well in your favour.
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