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    Has anyone got any tips for writing a personal statement for history at Durham? At the open day the lecturer said she wanted something different, something that maybe wasn't a typical layout and would stand out against the vast competition. I'm trying to draft ideas for this as I'm desperate to get in, but have very few ideas.
    Any help would be really appreciated!
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    Has anyone got any tips for writing a personal statement for history at Durham? At the open day the lecturer said she wanted something different, something that maybe wasn't a typical layout and would stand out against the vast competition. I'm trying to draft ideas for this as I'm desperate to get in, but have very few ideas.
    Any help would be really appreciated!
    Learn about a period of history you haven't done at school.

    I'm pretty sure 99% of people will be talking about what they have learnt in school or/and books that are extensions off of that.
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    I would look at the course content of Durham and try to put something from the course into your personal statement. If you've got a bit of knowledge about what uni students are doing when you're still in sixth form it can make you look better than other students imo.
 
 
 
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