(Original post by GUNNER4JAY)
People have been telling me that apprently we need a really good personal statment to get into a good uni, and I SO believe that a mate I know got 4 As for biology chemistry physics and Maths and she got rejects buy cambridge and Oxford cause her personal statement was crap...
That why I wanna do some work experience in the hols, you guyys got any good ideas? something to do with Law seen as I wanna do Law in Uni, somewher in london?
A good personal statement has little to do with work experience. It has to do with honesty, lack of pomposity (though elegant writing certainly doesn't go amiss). People try far too hard with personal statements. In the end, grades, references, entrance tests and evidence of academic interest are what'll impress.
I work in a solicitors' office at the moment and from what I've seen of the work experience people who come in from time to time, summer 'work experience' wouldn't be worth your while: you'll spend most of it doing mundane and unedifying jobs, and generally being seen as a bit of a nuisance unfortunately. If you must have legal experience, ask for an opportunity to sit in on proceedings in your county court or in a high court for a couple of days. Or if you know of any barristers, ask if you can shadow for a few days. This is actually a very rewarding experience for people who want to study law. I'd also not merely advise, but insist
that you read an introduction to the English legal system, and, if you're really
into it, read an introduction to Common Law.
Your personal statement must, however, focus on your individual as well as your academic reasons for wanting to do law, and demonstrate your suitability. Aim to impress, but don't try too hard.