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    Hey guys

    I was wondering if it's a good idea to show my potential universities my personal statement before I've sent my UCAS application.

    I've been corresponding with some of my potential universities as to the suitability of what I'm currently studying to enter their course later.

    Has anyone else done this?
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    I don't think universities are even allowed to interfere with your personal statement and I guess they wouldn't probably read it unless it's a part of your application.
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    (Original post by Yutopia)
    Hey guys

    I was wondering if it's a good idea to show my potential universities my personal statement before I've sent my UCAS application.

    I've been corresponding with some of my potential universities as to the suitability of what I'm currently studying to enter their course later.

    Has anyone else done this?
    They won’t care. They don’t have time to be a counsellor and read through everyone’s statements. Just get your college to look over it and submit it.

    Also, every uni is different, if you asked for everyone’s opinions it would likely be impossible to satisfy everyone. Your personal statement is meant to be your own work, you cant ask the examiner to have a quick read over your paper before you hand it in....
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    Sorry, I guess I should make my intention clear.

    I was wondering if there was an etiquette regarding showing your personal statement to a lecturer. Like "No! That's a really bad idea.", or "You shouldn't do that because it will affect your UCAS application when you do apply to that university".

    Again to be clear, I'm not looking for an opinion on my personal statement. My personal statement is finished, finito, done, set in stone. This isn't about trying to improve my personal statement or change it in any way.
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    (Original post by Yutopia)
    Sorry, I guess I should make my intention clear.

    I was wondering if there was an etiquette regarding showing your personal statement to a lecturer. Like "No! That's a really bad idea.", or "You shouldn't do that because it will affect your UCAS application when you do apply to that university".

    Again to be clear, I'm not looking for an opinion on my personal statement. My personal statement is finished, finito, done, set in stone. This isn't about trying to improve my personal statement or change it in any way.
    If you don’t want suggestions for how to improve it then what’s the point in even showing it to a university? Plus, the universities wouldn’t look over your PS and advise on improvements as this gives you an unfair advantage over other students, and they don’t have time to read thousands of thousands of PS’s prior to being sent off with a UCAS application.

    If your PS is done, and you’re that confident, just sent it.
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    (Original post by Yutopia)
    I was wondering if there was an etiquette regarding showing your personal statement to a lecturer. Like "No! That's a really bad idea.", or "You shouldn't do that because it will affect your UCAS application when you do apply to that university".
    Knowing lecturers they won't even read it. They get a ridiculous amount of emails every day relating to their actual job. Reading someone's PS (especially when they may not even get into the uni. + When there's actually a department who's meant to deal with them) will just piss them off.
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    (Original post by Yutopia)
    Sorry, I guess I should make my intention clear.

    I was wondering if there was an etiquette regarding showing your personal statement to a lecturer. Like "No! That's a really bad idea.", or "You shouldn't do that because it will affect your UCAS application when you do apply to that university".

    Again to be clear, I'm not looking for an opinion on my personal statement. My personal statement is finished, finito, done, set in stone. This isn't about trying to improve my personal statement or change it in any way.
    You could, it wouldn't affect your application. But whether it's a good idea is another question. Do you know the lecturer personally? If the lecturer offered to read it, then it's fine. If not, I wouldn't bother, they may take a cursory glance if you asked but they often have a lot of work to get through
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    Thanks for all your reply.
    I guess I play it safe and not send it then.
 
 
 
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