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thoughts on writing a personal statement to study French..in French??🤔
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thoughts on writing a personal statement to study French..in French??🤔
Merde!

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thoughts on writing a personal statement to study French..in French??🤔
Your application needs to be in English. Everyone who looks at it will not read or understand French. Just no.
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thoughts on writing a personal statement to study French..in French??🤔
Zut alors!

I would have thought that you would run the risk of having it read, in some universities, by an admissions tutor who does not understand French. He or she may be a lecturer in Spanish or German in a modern languages department doing duty as an admissions tutor for all languages.

On top of that is the removal by the UCAS system of all formatting other than single spaces, new lines and carriage returns. I suspect accents would be stripped out.
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thoughts on writing a personal statement to study French..in French??🤔
The personal statement should be written entirely in English. A language degree is about more than just the language, so it is highly likely the person reading and judging your statement will not understand the target language.
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Thing is it doesn’t go through UCAS, it goes straight to the tutors and admissions department ... could it be worth the risk?
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Thing is it doesn’t go through UCAS, it goes straight to the tutors and admissions department ... could it be worth the risk?
Is this for an undergraduate course? In which case it goes through UCAS.
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Thing is it doesn’t go through UCAS
The thing is: you are wrong. The personal statement is submitted via the UCAS system.
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Lol it’s for a foundation course and it doesn’t go through UCAS. Your confidence is admirable tho. Real cute😂😂 good job👍
So the LMH Foundation. It might have been worth you saying that at the outset.

I imagine you should still apply in English but LMH OXFORD will confirm.
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Would it be worth adding a few phrases in French? Like idioms..?
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Would it be worth adding a few phrases in French? Like idioms..?
You run the risk of appearing to be someone who is trying to impress in areas that will anyway be evidenced by your exam results and who has lost sight of the purpose of the personal statement, just as you lost sight of what was necessary to brief potential helpers in this thread.
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So I guess I should just try and keep it simple.. cool 👌 Thanks guys! (Sorry if I was unclear at any point)
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So I guess I should just try and keep it simple.. cool 👌 Thanks guys! (Sorry if I was unclear at any point)
Good decision.

And good luck!

Come back and tell us how your application went
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Good decision.

And good luck!

Come back and tell us how your application went
Will do! Thanks☺️
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So the LMH Foundation. It might have been worth you saying that at the outset.

I imagine you should still apply in English but LMH OXFORD will confirm.
Just echoing Doonesbury here - please apply in English
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Apply to LMH Foundation year!
Watch Miss Vars (wonderful black woman) who went on FY and then got into Oxford. She's awesome! I'm telling you!
I'm sure you have wonderful grades and will not appear to be a "toadying nutter" - I thought that was completely irrelevant.
Also, from my experience in applying to scholarship/prestigious programs. You get in what you put in.
Don't take the application lightheartedly because you have uni offers. Show them what great grades you have!
(Constantly email?) - but not too much it gets annoying.
Is it the kind of application that you have to make a video?

Watch Owen's video. He was successful in getting into a prestigious program : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmLUTxap9oU&t
He currently studies at Oxford and he was at the open day last year! (For mathematics but I think he studies medicine/biology)
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(Constantly email?)
No. Do not constantly email admissions or academic staff.

Also remember there are over 6,000 students starting at Oxbridge every year who don't do all this "extra" stuff.

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No. Do not constantly email admissions or academic staff.

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I did. And I got into several public schools/grammar schools.
I'm going to go to Westminster in September!
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I did. And I got into several public schools/grammar schools.
I'm going to go to Westminster in September!
See my edit.

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See my edit.

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I think emailing them, isn't a bad thing.
Especially when you're extra.
I usually email edexcel certificates etc. and state that they are proof.

You don't want them (admissions) to hassle when they want to offer you a place.
So always send official documents.
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