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    How important are they to your ps? I've never had a job and couldn't find work experience. However I do take part in a lot of extra curricular activities and have read a lot into my subject. I understand that if they are relevant to the course you want to do at uni then they will be of great use but is really essential? Should I go searching for jobs? Any advice is welcome
    ...sorry if there's already information on this matter I've quickly scanned through the forum and couldnt find any info.
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    I've never had a job either. As long as you have other things that show you have the 'key skills' such as communication etc [which is what i am worried about ], you'll be fine. Jobs aren't a prerequiste for a university course.

    If you are applying for med/vet sci/dentistry then you will need related work exp.
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    ^^ Unless of course you are applying for medicine..

    What are you applying for?
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    It also helps for Law, most definitely.
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    I am in the same situation too, i have never had paid/voluntary employment, and have only done work exp in a primary school last year (because i didn't know what i was going to do at uni then, so i just did something that would be fun). I am applying to do maths and physics so I dont think it will matter that much for me, as i have books, comittees, extra curricular activites, and mentoring stuff to right about instead. Does anyone think I should write down the primary school work exp. even tho its not exactly related to my course, just so it shows i have done some kind of work, or not bother putting it in because it would be out of place?
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    I'd advise you to get something, anything. It looks better than having a big blank space on section 7B of your UCAS form.
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    Hmm would working part time at parent's restaurant count as a job? I've had two other jobs just wanted to know if I could put this one down too.
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    (Original post by MM-Fan)
    Hmm would working part time at parent's restaurant count as a job? I've had two other jobs just wanted to know if I could put this one down too.
    Yes. You don't need to say it's your parent's restaurant. Well, might be a giveaway if it's [Surname]'s Tandoori...
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    hey guys... i just thought...

    do you put work experience under the jobs section on the ucas form or just on your personal statement.

    thanks

    jay
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    i havnt really done much work either but i am not too worried about that fact..
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    (Original post by THE PROPHETOR!)
    hey guys... i just thought...

    do you put work experience under the jobs section on the ucas form or just on your personal statement.

    thanks

    jay
    I think you're obliged to put them on the jobs section - but you can mention them in your PS to say if you learned any transferable skills ect. But I'm not an expert on this type of thing.
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    if its a people, person course where u would benefit from working and gaining experinece then u will need it, physio deffinatly needs it without it they will throw u in the bin....
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    (Original post by Silly_muppet)
    How important are they to your ps? I've never had a job and couldn't find work experience. However I do take part in a lot of extra curricular activities and have read a lot into my subject. I understand that if they are relevant to the course you want to do at uni then they will be of great use but is really essential? Should I go searching for jobs? Any advice is welcome
    ...sorry if there's already information on this matter I've quickly scanned through the forum and couldnt find any info.
    its important to put in work experience that's relevant to your course. I really don't see how e.g.working in a restaurant is relevant to your ps.
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    (Original post by LS.)
    I think you're obliged to put them on the jobs section - but you can mention them in your PS to say if you learned any transferable skills ect. But I'm not an expert on this type of thing.
    when i filled mine in.. in my day.. the jobs section was only PAID employment - so not necessarily that directly relevant to your application (mine was as an AA) & it was work experience that took up ~ 1/3rd of my PS.
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    (Original post by Silly_muppet)
    How important are they to your ps? I've never had a job and couldn't find work experience. However I do take part in a lot of extra curricular activities and have read a lot into my subject. I understand that if they are relevant to the course you want to do at uni then they will be of great use but is really essential? Should I go searching for jobs? Any advice is welcome
    ...sorry if there's already information on this matter I've quickly scanned through the forum and couldnt find any info.
    Do not worry about this, it isn’t really as important as people make out. I did my work experience at Iceland while at school and managed to get into UCL to study law.
 
 
 

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