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    Hi guys, I've just had a meeting with a guidance officer about my personal statement. I've done nothing extra curricular and she says I should do something like helping kids to read. The local library only does that on a Saturday and I have to work every Saturday. Would going to the local primary school for an hour be an option?
    Does it really need to be related to reading or can it just be something like a care home or charity shop? Will it also make a huge difference if I don't do any volunteering?
    Lastly, I'm not even sure how to implement that into my statement since I need to edit it ASAP and I can't just write that I am volunteering when I'm not..
    Thank you for reading ☺️

    Volunteering doesn't necessarily have to be connected to your degree subject, it could be connected to a career field or just demonstrate your personal qualities. When I applied to read a humanities subject, I wrote about volunteering for a scheme that helps children with behavioural problems or confidence issues develop their skills through planning activities, and working as a form prefect.

    It would be better to do some volunteering as it boosts your personal statement, as well as being good experience should you want to find part time work later on. I would also look at any activities that you have done which demonstrates your interest for your degree and any achievements at school or outside school.

    I assume that you are only writing your draft personal statement, so it can be amended later on.


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