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    -I am a Year 13 student, predicted A*AA in maths, physics and chemistry, respectively.

    Up until August, this year, I was planning to do medicine but I just couldn't get my head round biology and ended up dropping the idea. So I didn't do the UKCAT etc. All my work experience done in the lower 6th was based around a medical setting, for example, volunteering at a Sikh Temple, at a care home, at a centre for the visually impaired, at a hospital in the UK and abroad, helping in Peer support groups, assisting a teacher in maths lessons and shadowing an optometrist.

    I guess, I could apply my work experience to something like chemistry or optometry, which is something I don't really wanna do. I guess if that's the only thing I can talk about, in my personal statement then okay, but i'd much rather prefer if I could apply for some engineering branch, like mechanical engineering. I'm not sure how much value work experience has, but i've certainly done a lot of maths related stuff, like attended maths lectures at Birmingham University, done a google science fair project, Rubik's cubing, maths challenges and team maths challenges etc..

    I'd particularly like to go to a top Russel group uni like Edinburgh or Manchester, but i'm not sure how much these universities value work experience ??

    Any advice would be deeply appreciated.
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    (Original post by akash3141)
    -I am a Year 13 student, predicted A*AA in maths, physics and chemistry, respectively.

    Up until August, this year, I was planning to do medicine but I just couldn't get my head round biology and ended up dropping the idea. So I didn't do the UKCAT etc. All my work experience done in the lower 6th was based around a medical setting, for example, volunteering at a Sikh Temple, at a care home, at a centre for the visually impaired, at a hospital in the UK and abroad, helping in Peer support groups, assisting a teacher in maths lessons and shadowing an optometrist.

    I guess, I could apply my work experience to something like chemistry or optometry, which is something I don't really wanna do. I guess if that's the only thing I can talk about, in my personal statement then okay, but i'd much rather prefer if I could apply for some engineering branch, like mechanical engineering. I'm not sure how much value work experience has, but i've certainly done a lot of maths related stuff, like attended maths lectures at Birmingham University, done a google science fair project, Rubik's cubing, maths challenges and team maths challenges etc..

    I'd particularly like to go to a top Russel group uni like Edinburgh or Manchester, but i'm not sure how much these universities value work experience ??

    Any advice would be deeply appreciated.
    Work experience doesn't really matter - what matters is your grades.
 
 
 
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