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    A lot of the stuff I'll be writing on my PS will come under 'achievements'. I'm not a member of any clubs orbands etc, because I spend my free time socialising and going out and stuff - not the sort of stuff you can write on a PS! Do I need to include some hobbies so they don't think I'm really boring? (Which I'm not, honestly!)
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    What are you applying for? (course/uni)
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    What are you applying for? (course/uni)
    http://www.uk-learning.net/t56149.html
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    http://www.uk-learning.net/t56149.html
    Thanks man...too tired/lazy to even look at or remember this stuff.

    Well, geographers tend to be a pretty active bunch. Any fieldwork/sports are always good.
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Well, geographers tend to be a pretty active bunch.
    This has to be the most (unintentionally) funny comment I've read all day.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    This has to be the most (unintentionally) funny comment I've read all day.
    Why? All the people I know doing Geog are outgoing. :confused: Well, apart from one girl...
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Well, geographers tend to be a pretty active bunch.
    We certainly are
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    We certainly are
    Ever been to the Great Wall of China?
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Ever been to the Great Wall of China?
    No. But what a party that'd be
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    Whatever you do, don't put "socialising"!
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    (Original post by calumc)
    Whatever you do, don't put "socialising"!
    I think that was the point of the thread. She doesn't have any hobbies that would be 'appropriate'.
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    I had the same problem for my personal statement, why go to chess club when I could be out with mates? I just lied in all honesty...just say you do them casually or something, and reel off a long list. That way if they ask you any indepth questions you can point to the word casually and say you only play it with mates at the park every sunday or whatever..
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    I think that was the point of the thread. She doesn't have any hobbies that would be 'appropriate'.
    I don't think you know what appropriate means.

    A lot of extracurriculars seem to be exaggerated on Section 10s, like: "I represented my school at chess" (I played one game), "I am a keen rower" (I've been on a boat a few times), "I enjoy playing the piano at social functions" (I can play Happy Birthday very badly with my knuckles).
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    I don't think you know what appropriate means.

    A lot of extracurriculars seem to be exaggerated on Section 10s, like: "I represented my school at chess" (I played one game), "I am a keen rower" (I've been on a boat a few times), "I enjoy playing the piano at social functions" (I can play Happy Birthday very badly when my knuckles).
    But in all honestly, I could say 'I'm a keen dancer' and how can they prove I'm not? If there aren't any formal qualifications, I don't see how they can check up on you, especialy if there's no interview?
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    But in all honestly, I could say 'I'm a keen dancer' and how can they prove I'm not? If there aren't any formal qualifications, I don't see how they can check up on you, especialy if there's no interview?
    That's why so many people don't mind lying. It's why I'm not too surprised when I hear about kids with strings of A*s at GCSE, a full house of A's at AS and "lots of extracurricular activities" being turned down by their top choices.
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    That's why so many people don't mind lying. It's why I'm not too surprised when I hear about kids with strings of A*s at GCSE, a full house of A's at AS and "lots of extracurricular activities" being turned down by their top choices.
    Exactly. I have lots of 'achievements', but my main hobbies are going out with my mates, and getting drunk in the pub, both of which I can't mention! It's a shame unis don't appreciate honesty more, they'd love the wall theorem I'm sure!
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    A lot of the stuff I'll be writing on my PS will come under 'achievements'. I'm not a member of any clubs orbands etc, because I spend my free time socialising and going out and stuff - not the sort of stuff you can write on a PS! Do I need to include some hobbies so they don't think I'm really boring? (Which I'm not, honestly!)
    OK, well write that you enjoy socialising and going out with friends outside your academic studies.

    What's the problem here?

    I don't see a problem whatsoever; if you don't want to go to a club to do so and so but instead socialise with mates or play a certain sport casually with mates, then that's fine.

    I don't understand this comment ---> "It's not appropriate."

    But that is my opinion; if you feel really dodgy about it, then I re-iterate what imasillynarb said; just state you enjoy playing certain sports casually with friends.

    I don't see a problem whatsoever, everyone has different interests and if a university can't accept that you're human then screw them.
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    I mentioned socialising !

    I said, 'when im not socialising, I spend my time playing....doing.....<insert lies here>'

    Looking back it was gay, but at the time I was bricking it and didnt want Unis to think I didnt do anything.
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    That's why so many people don't mind lying. It's why I'm not too surprised when I hear about kids with strings of A*s at GCSE, a full house of A's at AS and "lots of extracurricular activities" being turned down by their top choices.
    It's also interesting how this "utter love, passion, drive and determination" to do certain extra-curricular activities suddenly appears just before the UCAS form is completed, and magically dissapears when the form and process is complete.

    Universities aren't so stupid either, they can realise when people aren't keen on something, it's simple. (Interviewing that is)
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    A lot of the stuff I'll be writing on my PS will come under 'achievements'. I'm not a member of any clubs orbands etc, because I spend my free time socialising and going out and stuff - not the sort of stuff you can write on a PS! Do I need to include some hobbies so they don't think I'm really boring? (Which I'm not, honestly!)
    Do you any sports or anything? I'm not a member of any official clubs or have bits of paper saying that I'm a well rounded person but I do play badminton, go to the gym and go running in my spare time.
 
 
 
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