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    How is charity work really perceived by unis? And does it really matter whether its local, or will something intense abroad look more impressive? Obviously paying for a more 'wow' trip shouldn't matter, but surely it will look good?

    Please also mention any work you have done and how you incorporate it.
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    How is charity work really perceived by unis? And does it really matter whether its local, or will something intense abroad look more impressive? Obviously paying for a more 'wow' trip shouldn't matter, but surely it will look good?

    Please also mention any work you have done and how you incorporate it.
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    What looks impressive on your UCAS depends on its relevance to the subject you plan to study. Charity work shows an impressive work ethic but it's better if you can make it relevant to the subject you want to study as your UCAS should focus on your academic achievements and potential. For example, volunteering with children if you planned to go into child care or working for English Heritage or The National Trust if you were looking to study History. I fundraised/volunteered for a week at.an orphanage in Peru and mentioned that in my UCAS personal statement for History and Liberal Arts and I have offers from Bristol, SOAS and LJMU, however I didn't write too much about it and focussed on my interest in the history of Southern America and the cultural experience.
    Hope that helps,
    Izzy
 
 
 
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