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alevelstudentttt
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I know grades are really important and I have been working really hard but everyone says you need to be "well-rounded." How do you define "well rounded?" Is it about having a confident, outgoing personality, about doing extra curricular work or about doing extra work about your subjects/desired university course other students don't do? Or is it all of those? I have done ncs and I do charity work and take part in extra curricular activities at school but I don't think that's enough.

Please give any advice if you can about what I should be doing outside of school that will actually make universities consider accepting me.

Thank you.

(I'm currently in year 12 by the way.)
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I know grades are really important and I have been working really hard but everyone says you need to be "well-rounded." How do you define "well rounded?" Is it about having a confident, outgoing personality, about doing extra curricular work or about doing extra work about your subjects/desired university course other students don't do? Or is it all of those? I have done ncs and I do charity work and take part in extra curricular activities at school but I don't think that's enough.

Please give any advice if you can about what I should be doing outside of school that will actually make universities consider accepting me.

Thank you.

(I'm currently in year 12 by the way.)
Frankly, most unis don’t really care about extra curricular stuff that isn’t directly related to the subject you’re applying for. That being said, mentioning the charity work in your personal statement will likely go down well. Unis basically just want to see that you’re interested in the subject, so anything extra curricular things related to subject will help.
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Frankly, most unis don’t really care about extra curricular stuff that isn’t directly related to the subject you’re applying for. That being said, mentioning the charity work in your personal statement will likely go down well. Unis basically just want to see that you’re interested in the subject, so anything extra curricular things related to subject will help.
OK. Thank you.
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