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Any help on what to write in a personal statement for psychology/criminological psych watch

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    I have no idea what to write or how to make it sound good, so any help will be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by JasmineB99)
    I have no idea what to write or how to make it sound good, so any help will be much appreciated.
    Your starting point should be what got you interested in psychology and criminology. Was it a documentary or a certain topic in a lesson? Show how you came to develop this interest and show enthusiasm!

    Link your subjects to the course and state what you've enjoyed most and why. What skills did you gain from them that you can apply to your course and life in general? Trust me there's always a way to link even the most obscure and unrelated lesson! (I managed to link religious studies to biomed/microbiology)

    Discuss what you've done beyond the course. Have your attended any extra lectures, read any books or journals, done an online course or some work experience? Show them that this is what you want to do and you're willing to go beyond the specification and have a thirst for knowledge! An EPQ (if you did/are doing one) is a great way to show this and you can say you developed so many skills from it like time management.

    Do you have any hobbies? Now don't just stick in "I enjoy reading" and leave it at that. Link it to why it makes you a good, well rounded person. It has helped you develop literary skills and boosted your vocabulary. There's no point in just listing 10 hobbies if you're not going to say what you've gained from doing them. If you don't have hobbies then that's fine! Jam pack it with other things and skills!

    If you still have characters left explain to them why uni is for you, why you want to do a degree, what you'll bring to them (for example are you planning on joining any societies while you're there?)

    I hope I've helped and given you some ideas! Good luck to both of us this year.

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