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    Hi all, i was just wondering what extracurriculars are highly looked upon when applying for a history degree? Also what is the best kind of work experience to have before applying for a history degree especially in the universities listed
    1.Cambridge/Oxford
    2.Durham
    3.St Andrews
    4.Manchester
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    Any kind of extra-curricular activity or work experience would be beneficial. It doesn't necessarily have to be relevant to a history degree. Showing you have an interest in the subject might be a good idea - such as wider reading or you could look into volunteer museum work.
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    (Original post by Georgialouise55)
    Hi all, i was just wondering what extracurriculars are highly looked upon when applying for a history degree? Also what is the best kind of work experience to have before applying for a history degree especially in the universities listed
    1.Cambridge/Oxford
    2.Durham
    3.St Andrews
    4.Manchester
    You don't need extra-curriculars to get into good universities. They are far more interested in excellent grades and wider reading than work experience or the DoE etc.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    You don't need extra-curriculars to get into good universities. They are far more interested in excellent grades and wider reading than work experience or the DoE etc.
    How can i incorporate that i’ve done extra reading into my personal statement?
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    (Original post by Georgialouise55)
    How can i incorporate that i’ve done extra reading into my personal statement?
    You can write about it, show what you have learned from it, been inspired by it etc. Have a look at some sample History personal statements.
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    Reading History books is the most important imo.

    I went to quite a few lectures (but didn't really need to put them in my PS), I wrote about my EPQ and books I read. (I didn't even write about my A-Levels , and I didnt write about "skills").
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    You can write about it, show what you have learned from it, been inspired by it etc. Have a look at some sample History personal statements.
    Okay thank you!
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Reading History books is the most important imo.

    I went to quite a few lectures (but didn't really need to put them in my PS), I wrote about my EPQ and books I read. (I didn't even write about my A-Levels , and I didnt write about "skills").
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Reading History books is the most important imo.

    I went to quite a few lectures (but didn't really need to put them in my PS), I wrote about my EPQ and books I read. (I didn't even write about my A-Levels , and I didnt write about "skills").
    Okay sounds great!
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    (Original post by Georgialouise55)
    Okay thank you!
    And read books about the study of History, such as

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Studying-Hi...dp_ob_image_bk

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Defence-His.../dp/1862073953
 
 
 
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