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    I'm looking for a few ideas, because I'll be applying to university next year and I'd like to have something interesting to say on my personal statement.

    Any ideas for very general extracurriculars would be much appreciated.
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    I've got rowing
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    -Experience at work.
    -Languages.
    -Instruments.
    -Competitive sports.
    Etc.
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    (Original post by Maria G Agnesi)
    I'm looking for a few ideas, because I'll be applying to university next year and I'd like to have something interesting to say on my personal statement.

    Any ideas for very general extracurriculars would be much appreciated.
    Anything subject-related is going to look the best, i.e. any evidence that you've gone beyond the curriculum to extend your interest in the subject that you're applying for.
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    (Original post by Maria G Agnesi)
    I'm looking for a few ideas, because I'll be applying to university next year and I'd like to have something interesting to say on my personal statement.

    Any ideas for very general extracurriculars would be much appreciated.
    Those which you actually do for enjoyment and haven't just taken up because you think it looks good, and most importantly, those which have some relevance to the course you are applying for or you'll be wasting characters.
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    Anything. All you have to do is find a way that your skills, experiences or hobbies etc can link to skills you will need in your chosen field. Or general skills needed to get through University.

    For example. I applied for Politics. I explained it had taken me 20 years to learn the purl stitch in knitting....demonstrating how determined I was

    Hopefully I wasn't given offers purely on the basis of the knitting reference. But just to show you how you can link seemingly random things to make them relevant to study.
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    Voluntary work is definitely up there; it shows employers that you are willing to work and gain experience without pay, and that you have taken the time to contribute to a noble cause or service which gives you vital skills and more often than not, allows you to gain experience within a specific area or your area of interest.

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    As long as it shows off that you are an inquisitive person, then I'd say it's great. Any clubs you're part of, any committee you may be in, any commitments (volunteering or a job) that you do...they all show skills that people are looking for. Just make sure you link these activities to a skill and explain it briefly I'd say
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    Relevant work.
 
 
 

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