Currently I'm taking a year out because I pulled out of doing a foundation year at the last minute. So I'm applying for next year. (The course is Engineering.)
I'm teaching myself A-Level Physics, the whole two year course and doing the exams next summer because it's a requirement for Engineering and I had to drop out of Physics in Year 12. So I thought I'd rather just do this instead of a foundation year (and other, personal reasons). Also I plan on getting a part time job to just save a bit.
However I'm worried I'm not selling myself enough on my PS. I feel like I should be doing something extra like volunteering or a placement. Only problem is I have no idea what to do, but I've had a look at a few ideas and it appears I'm far too late anyway!
I'm also worried universities will look at my statement and see that I'm not really doing anything exciting for a year. Please help me. Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
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- 08-11-2016 07:54
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- 08-11-2016 08:47
Admissions officers aren't looking for 'exciting' things. They're looking for an academic interest in the subject and want to know how you've developed it and that you have a good understanding of what the subject is about. Relevant work experience or shadowing will help. Things from which you will gain relevant transferable skills will also help. Just random bits and bobs won't and will waste space in your PS.