I have no idea how to start my personal statement! Any helpful tips to guide me please? I'm applying for forensic science but I don't have much experience would that have an affect on my application?
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- Thread Starter
- 14-09-2015 14:06
- 14-09-2015 14:53
Bullet point everything you've done from birth up to now on a power point and click repeat on play sides until you get some inspiration
- 14-09-2015 15:03
This is the advice I was given at college; not sure if it is 100% accurate and the "absolute must" way of writing a PS, but at least it might give you a starting point to reflect and work with:
- Inc insightful reasons for choosing the subject/why you want to do the course
- Demonstrate commitment to the subject
- Opportunity to identify yourself as a reflective & mature individual.
- Discuss what skills, knowledge and attitudes you have
- Any prior experience, this does not have to be entirely work experience related, it could be times where you have contributed and worked within a team, decision making etc.
- This should be quick and 'punchy', leaving the reader with a firm impression of what you want to do and that you have a strong desire to study your subject of choice.
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- 14-09-2015 18:45
To start, I'd say why you chose what you're applying to. What opened your eyes to it? Then for the next section, say how you know it's right for you, then why you're better than other people applying, and what you'll give back to the course. Go from there
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- 15-09-2015 10:02
Try our PS builder tool to help collect your thoughts and with structure. The intro is difficult to write to come back to it after you've written the rest. Please don't talk about anything that happened more than 2 years ago. Most of your statement should be about your academic interest in the subject with only a short para of about 100 words about extra curriculars with a focus on relevant transferable skills.