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    Hi everyone
    So I've started my personal statement which is proving to be pretty difficult since I have to make sure it's relevant to both radiography and midwifery. I find the only thing that links the both of them is the caring and helpful aspect of them.
    My granny (who I had been caring for for months beforehand) died the day before my first AS exam. I ended up very disappointed on results day (BCCD) but know that it was due to my situation at the time.
    So I was thinking of mentioning that on my personal statement,that that's why I didn't do as good as expected and then leading on to talk about the things I learnt from being a carer. I don't want to sound like I'm asking for sympathy because I'm not,but I would like to mention why my grades aren't good and then go on to talk about my experience as a carer.
    What do you guys think?
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    Hi everyone
    So I've started my personal statement which is proving to be pretty difficult since I have to make sure it's relevant to both radiography and midwifery. I find the only thing that links the both of them is the caring and helpful aspect of them.
    My granny (who I had been caring for for months beforehand) died the day before my first AS exam. I ended up very disappointed on results day (BCCD) but know that it was due to my situation at the time.
    So I was thinking of mentioning that on my personal statement,that that's why I didn't do as good as expected and then leading on to talk about the things I learnt from being a carer. I don't want to sound like I'm asking for sympathy because I'm not,but I would like to mention why my grades aren't good and then go on to talk about my experience as a carer.
    What do you guys think?
    Don't bother. A personal statement is supposed to show them why you're solely interested and passionate for your future degree.
    It's not a soppy letter to address why you didn't get the grades you wanted.

    Plus, if your school knows about your family bereavement, they would have already informed the universities.
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    (Original post by Mshannon1017)
    Hi everyone
    So I've started my personal statement which is proving to be pretty difficult since I have to make sure it's relevant to both radiography and midwifery. I find the only thing that links the both of them is the caring and helpful aspect of them.
    My granny (who I had been caring for for months beforehand) died the day before my first AS exam. I ended up very disappointed on results day (BCCD) but know that it was due to my situation at the time.
    So I was thinking of mentioning that on my personal statement,that that's why I didn't do as good as expected and then leading on to talk about the things I learnt from being a carer. I don't want to sound like I'm asking for sympathy because I'm not,but I would like to mention why my grades aren't good and then go on to talk about my experience as a carer.
    What do you guys think?
    No point. It's irrelevant and misleading from the purpose purpose of a personal statement.
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    (Original post by Mshannon1017)
    Hi everyone
    So I've started my personal statement which is proving to be pretty difficult since I have to make sure it's relevant to both radiography and midwifery. I find the only thing that links the both of them is the caring and helpful aspect of them.
    My granny (who I had been caring for for months beforehand) died the day before my first AS exam. I ended up very disappointed on results day (BCCD) but know that it was due to my situation at the time.
    So I was thinking of mentioning that on my personal statement,that that's why I didn't do as good as expected and then leading on to talk about the things I learnt from being a carer. I don't want to sound like I'm asking for sympathy because I'm not,but I would like to mention why my grades aren't good and then go on to talk about my experience as a carer.
    What do you guys think?
    Hey I think, from what I've heard, it's down to teachers to talk about extenuating circumstances like these in the academic references that they write - it's not down to the student to write about them in the personal statement. But I definitely think that, with the extenuating circumstances, unis should be understanding. Also considering what you've been through, BCCD is still good and you should still be proud of yourself :console:
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    You need to decide which of the two courses to apply for, cos although they are both in healthcare, your PS should be specific to that area of healthcare
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    I wouldn't write it in the personal statement because it's not needed, but i think there is a extenuating circumstances section in the teacher section of the UCAS application so I'd say talk to your teachers or call up UCAS and ask for advice from them
 
 
 
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