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    To fill up my summer this year, I applied to 3 summer schools, the Nuffield Research Placement and several study days, all of which I got rejected from
    And now I have no work experience or anything similar in the summer, what should I do?
    I wanted to apply for either physics or engineering at a russell group university but the chances of getting accepted seem very slim considering I have no supercurricular stuff for the summer. Im losing hope and its really getting me down, to the point where I have no motivation to do anything, even revise
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    Exams first.

    You can easily sort out work experience or do an EPQ to help you get onto a physics or engineersing course. You should learn to weather small setbacks.
    Your studies are more important.

    Maybe get soem feedback as to why you were rejected.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Exams first.

    You can easily sort out work experience or do an EPQ to help you get onto a physics or engineersing course. You should learn to weather small setbacks.
    Your studies are more important.

    Maybe get soem feedback as to why you were rejected.
    I am doing an EPQ but sorting out work experience is harder than it sounds when I dont even know where to apply to.
    I have emailed for feedback but unfortunately they always say they cant provide individual responses since there wwere so many applications

    Any tips to stay motivated to study?
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    Think about failing and not getting into Uni at all. I assume you are doing AS rather than A2, just rbeak it down into small chunks and accpet you need the results and to do that you need the knwoedlge and undestanding that comes from sudy.

    Work experience requires you to put effort into research and think about what might give you an insught into physics or engineering. It elies on your imagination and then to be able to persevere and pitch yourself to the right companies in your area.
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    Please?
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    Please?
    Please what?

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...onal-statement

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...nt-for-physics

    Read, understand and fill in the dots so you are avle to write a ps, when the time comes.

    Revusuin, do past papers, keep the variety up and take frequent breaks. you either wnat to study and get the grades or you do not.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    To fill up my summer this year, I applied to 3 summer schools, the Nuffield Research Placement and several study days, all of which I got rejected from
    And now I have no work experience or anything similar in the summer, what should I do?
    I wanted to apply for either physics or engineering at a russell group university but the chances of getting accepted seem very slim considering I have no supercurricular stuff for the summer. Im losing hope and its really getting me down, to the point where I have no motivation to do anything, even revise
    "Supercurricular" (never heard that word before) isn't of any importance for university admissions outside of very select areas such as medicine.

    I genuinely have no idea why so many people continue to think that work experience is such a necessity. I did engineering and hardly anyone had any sort of work experience before they started the course. Because it's not important at all - it's your grades that are important.
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    Well tbh this is not a failue. One of my friends applied for physics and she managed to get an interview at Oxford with very little in any work experience. Extracuricular is important but it is not just work experience that counts. Try and do a lot of volunteering and 'extra reading' over the summer. Not having work experience is not a disaster and you cannot call yourself a failure after a bit of resistance.
 
 
 
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