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What to include in a Computer Science Personal Statement

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    So I've recently decided to apply for Computer Science at Uni. However, I've done little to nothing regarding this specific course, the only thing I do is self teach myself different languages. What can I do to make my personal statement better? Getting work experience/placement would be out of the question for me, as I live in a kinda isolated area and I would need to travel a good 20 mins to get to the closest town that is still pretty small
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    (Original post by solark)
    So I've recently decided to apply for Computer Science at Uni. However, I've done little to nothing regarding this specific course, the only thing I do is self teach myself different languages. What can I do to make my personal statement better? Getting work experience/placement would be out of the question for me, as I live in a kinda isolated area and I would need to travel a good 20 mins to get to the closest town that is still pretty small
    In your personal statement, it is supposed to ultimately convey why you want to study Computer Science in the first place (how did you become interested in CS). Having work experience won't really make a difference to your uni application anyway though it is beneficial to have.

    Do you study a computer/IT related subject? - you could mention the specific principals that you've learnt and why it has interested you.
    - Mention about your career goals and what you want to get out of the degree
    - You could speak about your achievements i.e have you been part of any teams or participated in DofE.
    - If you've learnt a programming language mention some mini projects you've done or if not you could start one, for instance, you could create a mini game during the Holidays, there are many tutorials to help on YouTube, Codeacademy etc.

    These are some of the things I mentioned in my Comp Sci PS and managed of obtain a place at a top 20 university.
 
 
 
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