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    (Original post by idree5)
    I'm currently studying biology, chemistry and maths. My teachers have all advised me to talk about how these subjects link into veterinary medicine in my introduction. But I have no idea what to talk about specifically? Last bit in stuck on 😭 any ideas?
    Really? Some of the vets I went to for advice told me not to bother mentioning my alevels since everyone's doing bio and chem, and the vet schools already know how it links into vet med...I was told to focus more on my work experience and what I learned from it, and how it makes me an ideal vet med student.
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    (Original post by Anderson2727)
    It can depend on the uni for what they like and want to see. Where are you thinking of applying?
    I'm applying to Nottingham, Surrey, RVC and Edinburgh.
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    (Original post by brrrigid)
    Really? Some of the vets I went to for advice told me not to bother mentioning my alevels since everyone's doing bio and chem, and the vet schools already know how it links into vet med...I was told to focus more on my work experience and what I learned from it, and how it makes me an ideal vet med student.
    That does make sense. If im really pushed for space I'm probably gonna opt out of this bit then. But right now my introduction is looking very sparse.
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    (Original post by idree5)
    I'm currently studying biology, chemistry and maths. My teachers have all advised me to talk about how these subjects link into veterinary medicine in my introduction. But I have no idea what to talk about specifically? Last bit in stuck on 😭 any ideas?
    Honestly I probably wouldn't bother. The vet schools all know why you're taking the subjects you are! I didn't write anything about my A levels in my PS and it was fine. Use the extra characters for your work experience section!
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    Hi there I'm currently a 4th year at the RVC on the BVetMed with intercalated year so it has been a while since I applied. However, I do remember some careers advisors warning me that personal statements are checked for plagiarism. If you submitted the statement last year I think it enters a database bank and submitting it again could flag up your new application as plagiarism even though it was your original statement. I think if you were to rephrase certain points that would be ok but if you are having a gap year most unis will want to hear about what you have been up to in your personal statement and new information/ strengths/ work experience you have gathered in the extra time? Hope this helps and feel free to shoot me any more questions

    (Original post by annaff11)
    Hi! I was just posting a general question and I wasn't quite sure whether to post this on the 2017 or 2018 thread but seeing as I'm reapplying this year I thought it'd make sense to post here.
    I was just wondering if anyone knew whether the universities like to have a completely new personal statement when reapplying (This will be my second application) or can I use the same one I used last year? I did manage to get a couple of offers last year but I slipped up on the chemistry so I got AAB instead of AAA (resitting the chemistry this year).
    The problem is that I'm reapplying to three of the same unis (mainly Surrey as the problem because they still look at personal statements) so they might see that I've used the same one.

    Any advice on what to do? Thank you!
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    You can't plagiarise your own work !

    UCAS wont be bothered by a resubmitted PS, but I would recommend re-working and updating it to make it the best you can.
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    I agree if it is your idea and original work technically not plagiarism but if it isn't recorded in the UCAS system as your previous work it might not recognize this? I don't know how the system works as the advice was a long time ago. My main point is vet schools will not appreciate the same statement resubmitted as they want to know what has happened since you applied previously.

    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    You can't plagiarise your own work !

    UCAS wont be bothered by a resubmitted PS, but I would recommend re-working and updating it to make it the best you can.
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    Just found this:
    https://www.ucas.com/file/4766/download?token=pSJOtql1

    The document states UCAS will not count your previous work when searching for plagiarised content so seems fine . Just as I mentioned would recommend against it as veterinary universities will find it strange if there aren't any updates from the previous cycle.

    (Original post by Vetstudent333)
    I agree if it is your idea and original work technically not plagiarism but if it isn't recorded in the UCAS system as your previous work it might not recognize this? I don't know how the system works as the advice was a long time ago. My main point is vet schools will not appreciate the same statement resubmitted as they want to know what has happened since you applied previously.
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    (Original post by Vetstudent333)
    Hi there I'm currently a 4th year at the RVC on the BVetMed with intercalated year so it has been a while since I applied. However, I do remember some careers advisors warning me that personal statements are checked for plagiarism. If you submitted the statement last year I think it enters a database bank and submitting it again could flag up your new application as plagiarism even though it was your original statement. I think if you were to rephrase certain points that would be ok but if you are having a gap year most unis will want to hear about what you have been up to in your personal statement and new information/ strengths/ work experience you have gathered in the extra time? Hope this helps and feel free to shoot me any more questions
    You can't plagiarise your own work because anything that's written by you is your own, there's no such thing as it causing a problem being flagged up. I submitted the same personal statement 3 times, with slight changes because what I had done between each application had altered, but the basis of my ps was the same. Vet schools couldn't care less if you resubmit the same ps with slight alterations, at the end of the day if you've got a good personal statement there's no need to re-write it and waste your own time. Most of the vet schools don't even look at personal statements anyway. No applicant would re-submit an identical ps from the previous application because they will have done something in the year between, and that can simply just be added.
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    Hi everyone, just wanted to apologise to everyone who has PM/VM/quoted me in the past few weeks that I have not yet responded to. I have had a bit of a hectic month with moving, placements and starting classes again but I am trying to catch up with my inbox. I'm working through everything in the order it was sent to me. Just letting you all know in case you thought I was ignoring you!
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    (Original post by pacb10)
    Hi, I'm in pretty much the same position as you! I'm reapplying to 3 of the same unis that I applied to last year (Bristol, RVC and Liverpool). I've changed my original personal statement to include extra work experience I've done, plus what I'm doing in my gap year and a few extra things like books/online courses! It's similar to what I wrote last year because I've spoken about some of the same cases but I've tried to change it as much as I can (including cutting some stuff out from last years)! I didn't have that much more to add but I'd say 50% of it is new and the stuff that was the same I've tried to write it in a different way! I've also completely changed my intro and conclusion
    Oh okay! Thank you so much! I'm planning on doing something very similar as well I think - glad to know I'm not the only one and good luck with your application!!
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    (Original post by annaff11)
    Oh okay! Thank you so much! I'm planning on doing something very similar as well I think - glad to know I'm not the only one and good luck with your application!!
    You're welcome you too!!
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    Apart from RVC, do I have to submit any other forms separate from UCAS to other unis?
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    (Original post by idree5)
    Apart from RVC, do I have to submit any other forms separate from UCAS to other unis?
    I believe Bristol have some sort of questionnaire they're rolling out in lieu of interviews. They also generally want a WEX form filled out.

    I think Edinburgh and Liverpool had WEX forms they wanted you to fill out as well, but icr exactly as it's been a while since I went through the applications for either.
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    (Original post by idree5)
    Apart from RVC, do I have to submit any other forms separate from UCAS to other unis?
    What separate forms are you sending to RVC?
    Don't they all send links to questionnaires for WE after you send the application?
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    (Original post by maca_17)
    What separate forms are you sending to RVC?
    Don't they all send links to questionnaires for WE after you send the application?
    The work experience form
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    (Original post by idree5)
    The work experience form
    Is it part of the ucas application? Sorry... I haven't heard or read anything about it...
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    (Original post by maca_17)
    Is it part of the ucas application? Sorry... I haven't heard or read anything about it...
    No, you can find it on their website and you have to submit it before the deadline
    http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergrad...xperience-form
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    (Original post by maca_17)
    Is it part of the ucas application? Sorry... I haven't heard or read anything about it...
    On the RVC website it says a work experience form must be submitted separate to your application by the 15th October, otherwise you'll be rejected. I wasn't sure if RVC was the only university that did this. I don't wanna get caught out by a silly bit of paper work 😂
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    (Original post by idree5)
    On the RVC website it says a work experience form must be submitted separate to your application by the 15th October, otherwise you'll be rejected. I wasn't sure if RVC was the only university that did this. I don't wanna get caught out by a silly bit of paper work 😂
    (Original post by Nessie162)
    No, you can find it on their website and you have to submit it before the deadline
    http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergrad...xperience-form
    Thank you! Neither do I 😂
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