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    Hi I was wondering if it would we wise to mention that I have moved colleges during my a-levels and this is has made me adapt quicker and make friends blah blah blah etc, would that be a good thing or no ?

    Thanks for your help
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    (Original post by Cinna21)
    Hi I was wondering if it would we wise to mention that I have moved colleges during my a-levels and this is has made me adapt quicker and make friends blah blah blah etc, would that be a good thing or no ?
    Yes.

    This exactly the sort of example you should put in your PS.
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    (Original post by Cinna21)
    Hi I was wondering if it would we wise to mention that I have moved colleges during my a-levels and this is has made me adapt quicker and make friends blah blah blah etc, would that be a good thing or no ?

    Thanks for your help
    This wouldn't be that bad of a thing to say. I would get rid of a few "blah"s though, as in, don't elaborate too much on that fact. Word it concisely but in a way that it flows smoothly and show (not tell) how this has made you better or whatever. I would say this is a good thing, because it's like moving to unfamiliar situations and being able to handle it well, just like moving to university, although it's a bit different.
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    Probably not.

    Well you can do, but I personally wouldn't.
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    (Original post by Scott.)
    Probably not.

    Well you can do, but I personally wouldn't.
    It would be helpful if you, at least briefly, explained why not.
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    (Original post by Cinna21)
    Hi I was wondering if it would we wise to mention that I have moved colleges during my a-levels and this is has made me adapt quicker and make friends blah blah blah etc, would that be a good thing or no ?

    Thanks for your help
    I'd say if you are hard pressed for things to say about your character/feel your PS is too short then mention it. Does your course require/suggest that you should be adaptable?
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    (Original post by Cinna21)
    Hi I was wondering if it would we wise to mention that I have moved colleges during my a-levels and this is has made me adapt quicker and make friends blah blah blah etc, would that be a good thing or no ?

    Thanks for your help
    It depends what you're going to say exactly. Unis don't really care about your friends so you don't need to go into detail about how you have sleepovers and comb each other's hair. But you could talk about the challenges you've overcome and how this has shaped you to be a better person
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    What subject are you applying for?

    But no, don't say that. Tell them why you would excel at the course.
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    I honestly wouldn't bother, it's not necessary. Based on the advice I have received from my college it's best to write about academic experiences or even a job rather than moving schools. You can always ask your careers department in your school- good luck though.
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    Irrelevant.
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    Thank you everyone for your help I've decided I will only use it if I need to fill up my PS and if I do use it I won't make it a big thing I'll keep it short & concise. Thanks again :P
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    (Original post by Cinna21)
    Thank you everyone for your help I've decided I will only use it if I need to fill up my PS and if I do use it I won't make it a big thing I'll keep it short & concise. Thanks again :P
    So you're ignoring the people who know what they're talking about, and following the people who went to a talk at school and think they're an expert. You'll have to learn to be a better judge of sources before attempting to write essays at uni
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    (Original post by Juno)
    So you're ignoring the people who know what they're talking about, and following the people who went to a talk at school and think they're an expert. You'll have to learn to be a better judge of sources before attempting to write essays at uni
    The question I asked on TSR was just a small one, I was curious whether to include it or not and I wanted to see everyone's opinion. We all have different views. I personally don't think it is relevant to my application at University hence why I said I will only include it if I want to fill up my application more as I have better examples that show me off better, so If you feel I was ignoring you I really wasn't. I know myself better than anyone else and I really think I have better examples to show what I'm like to a University. Moving colleges has not been the biggest challenge I have faced this year so that's why I don't want to include it. I certainly was not ignoring you there is only so much you can know about a person online.

    Thanks for your help though I appreciate it
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    loooollll someone's salty that their advice wasn't taken :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by surina16)
    loooollll someone's salty that their advice wasn't taken :rolleyes:
    Loool, I honestly did read every message though but it's my personal statement so I should be making the final evaluation that's right for me :P
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    (Original post by surina16)
    loooollll someone's salty that their advice wasn't taken :rolleyes:
    Someone just cares about helping applicants, and thinks that although sometimes people mean well they are essentially clueless.
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    Wise is very subjective. I'm assuming moving colleges means you have grades from multiple colleges? For example an AS at one college and an A2 at another.

    It's a good example of adaptability, the friends bit isn't super important though. I would use it as a simple example that shows you're adaptable while also explaining why you moved colleges. No more than a single sentence though. Something along the lines of:

    Due to personal circumstances I moved college part way through the year but feel I have adapted to the new environment well.

    It's not the sort of thing you need to prioritise getting in but if you've got a few extra characters to play with it can be nice to add. It could also provide a segue into another more relevant example of why you're adaptable.

    It's nice to add if you want but don't focus too much on it. Ultimately you should be able to come up with additional things that take precedence. But also as you say it is entirely your personal statement. I've used personal circumstances as an example of my skills several times in CV's and personal statements and it's never caused an issue. It's also never been pulled up as a good thing. If you've got a better example of adaptability then use it, if not use this. And if adaptability isn't massively important to your personal statement then look for something that is important.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Wise is very subjective. I'm assuming moving colleges means you have grades from multiple colleges? For example an AS at one college and an A2 at another.

    It's a good example of adaptability, the friends bit isn't super important though. I would use it as a simple example that shows you're adaptable while also explaining why you moved colleges. No more than a single sentence though. Something along the lines of:

    Due to personal circumstances I moved college part way through the year but feel I have adapted to the new environment well.

    It's not the sort of thing you need to prioritise getting in but if you've got a few extra characters to play with it can be nice to add. It could also provide a segue into another more relevant example of why you're adaptable.

    It's nice to add if you want but don't focus too much on it. Ultimately you should be able to come up with additional things that take precedence. But also as you say it is entirely your personal statement. I've used personal circumstances as an example of my skills several times in CV's and personal statements and it's never caused an issue. It's also never been pulled up as a good thing. If you've got a better example of adaptability then use it, if not use this. And if adaptability isn't massively important to your personal statement then look for something that is important.
    Thanks and yes that's what I wrote above but couldn't say it as well as you I don't want to prioritise it too much. Thanks so much for the general advice on writing Personal Statements too
 
 
 
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