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    I desperately need help with my personal statement as I have no clue on what I need to write about.
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    any experience?
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    I desperately need help with my personal statement as I have no clue on what I need to write about.
    Write about why you wanted to do biochemistry....? Your strengths and why you think the Uni should accept you / invite you for an interview?
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    (Original post by Carolyne2891)
    any experience?
    The only experience i've had is working in a pharmacy but i doubt thats useful for this
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    The only experience i've had is working in a pharmacy but i doubt thats useful for this
    No that's good, you've been exposed to a clinical, sterile environment and understand the role within the healthcare industry. Could mention drug action and the invaluable role they play? Dexterity in being a scientist ? being trusted to have a large responsibility. I'm jealous I couldn't get work experience in a pharmacy
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    (Original post by Carolyne2891)
    No that's good, you've been exposed to a clinical, sterile environment and understand the role within the healthcare industry. Could mention drug action and the invaluable role they play? Dexterity in being a scientist ? being trusted to have a large responsibility. I'm jealous I couldn't get work experience in a pharmacy
    Thank you, i'll make sure i write about this. It took a lot of effort to get the work experience but i've got another week of work experience in a pharmacy coming up at the end of the month.
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    (Original post by ecolier)
    Write about why you wanted to do biochemistry....? Your strengths and why you think the Uni should accept you / invite you for an interview?
    How much should i write about this?
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    How much should i write about this?
    Do a draft first - you'll find that you soon run out of things to write. Just write about why you want to do it (e.g. story behind your application?), your experience (in pharmacy is good!) and your strengths (e.g. I have an analytical mind, as evidenced by....). See how many words you can come up with!
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    (Original post by ecolier)
    Do a draft first - you'll find that you soon run out of things to write. Just write about why you want to do it (e.g. story behind your application?), your experience (in pharmacy is good!) and your strengths (e.g. I have an analytical mind, as evidenced by....). See how many words you can come up with!
    Ahhh ok, its quite hard to come up with stuff to write about. Also is it a good idea to write about my part time job? i work in retail.
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    Ahhh ok, its quite hard to come up with stuff to write about. Also is it a good idea to write about my part time job? i work in retail.
    Absolutely - it helps you with communication (with customers) and working in a team (with your colleagues). Potentially if you were promoted that would be a plus. It also gives you a sense of responsibility. There are lots of ways you can spin what you do into a positive if you think about it.
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    pick a topic on biochemistry outside the a level syabullus and write about why it interests you
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    Thanks you're great. I appreciate the help makes it so much easier now.
    (Original post by ecolier)
    Absolutely - it helps you with communication (with customers) and working in a team (with your colleagues). Potentially if you were promoted that would be a plus. It also gives you a sense of responsibility. There are lots of ways you can spin what you do into a positive if you think about it.
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    Thanks you're great. I appreciate the help makes it so much easier now.
    Let me know if you need any more help!
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    Thank you, i'll make sure i write about this. It took a lot of effort to get the work experience but i've got another week of work experience in a pharmacy coming up at the end of the month.
    Aw that's great! Well you clearly deserve it and good luck!!
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    (Original post by Carolyne2891)
    Aw that's great! Well you clearly deserve it and good luck!!
    Thank you so much for your help, i appreciate it so much!
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    (Original post by ecolier)
    Let me know if you need any more help!
    Sorry to bother you but im kind of struggling. Im not sure what to exactly write about the pahrmacy experience.
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    (Original post by ashwin20)
    Sorry to bother you but im kind of struggling. Im not sure what to exactly write about the pahrmacy experience.
    Ok, being in a pharmacy would have given you insight into the practical application of your future work, and how research and manufacturing of medication is applied in real life. It is good for communication (with patients) and useful to know that your (future) work is translated into actual use. It also shows your initiative at searching for work related to your discipline.
 
 
 
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