Hi , so I've been wondering whether I should spend my October half term doing NCS , but I'm not sure how much uni will value it?
NCS , is it worth it? Watch
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- 07-10-2016 20:58
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- 09-10-2016 22:10
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- 09-10-2016 22:35
Absolutely not worth it. Try volunteering or doing catch up work instead.
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- 10-10-2016 09:07
- 10-10-2016 09:20
NCS is definitely worth it.
It's not so much about putting "I did NCS" on your personal statement, but its about saying how it makes you a better applicant.
During NCS for me, we visited nursing homes and ended up organising an event for them. If I was applying to a nursing course, then this would look good. However, I'm not, so unless I can find a way to make it relate to my course, I'm not going to mention it.
I'm assuming you already know the course you want to do, so you can always find a way to make what you do relevant. I'll say give it a go!
- 10-10-2016 09:44
- 10-10-2016 10:12
NCS is a 3 week programme - I had 1 week of residential at Lake District, came home for the weekend and another week of residential at a university accommodation. The 3rd week was going back and forth from home to a nearby school where we used the classrooms for projects. Plenty of time in between to study (if you want) but it's a great way to meet new people and get out of your comfort zone - it did for me.
I don't think universities will value it but if you back it up in your personal statement on how it makes you a good applicant, then go for it because you do a lot of team building activities with people you have never met and volunteering. I did NCS because it seemed fun and it was something to do in the summer.
Plus it counts as extra-curricular/super-curricular like Duke of EdinburghLast edited by RedLight27; 10-10-2016 at 10:13.