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    I am writing my personal statement (yes, I know it's a bit late!) but I am applying for two different courses - teaching and nursing. Obviously these are quite different.

    Does anybody have any advice for how to structure a personal statement for these?

    For instance, should I explicitly mention both subject areas, or keep it really broad? I obviously want to make the best impression but I'm not sure whether I should try to write '2 in 1' or just find the similar themes in each course and write about those.

    Thanks in advance!
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    I am writing my personal statement (yes, I know it's a bit late!) but I am applying for two different courses - teaching and nursing. Obviously these are quite different.

    Does anybody have any advice for how to structure a personal statement for these?

    For instance, should I explicitly mention both subject areas, or keep it really broad? I obviously want to make the best impression but I'm not sure whether I should try to write '2 in 1' or just find the similar themes in each course and write about those.

    Thanks in advance!
    Especially for professional courses that is an utter no no, chose one (at this point take a gap year and get some experience) or you ll get five rejections.
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    In my opinion, it'd be too hard to specialise a personal statement that'd fit both of these areas. claireestelle is right, you should take a year out perhaps, get some work experience, see what these fields really entail and what you want to do in the future. Then, when next year comes, you should be more confident in your choices and can look at one course.

    If you are adamant that you want to apply this year and carry on with your current plan, I would advise you to centre your statement around the skills and qualities you hold that would benefit you in either occupation, like an ability to learn new info, speak to big groups for example. You should also look at how you can stand out with the activities and hobbies you have in your spare time.

    It'll sure be difficult, but if you want it then there's no problem in trying.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks both. I appreciate the quick replies - this is very helpful advice!
 
 
 
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