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I’m really struggling to relate my A Level subjects of Maths, English Lit and History to a degree in Media and Broadcasting- please help 😖
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You don't have to directly talk about how each subject relates. Talk about why you like the course and what made you choose it
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You don't have to directly talk about how each subject relates. Talk about why you like the course and what made you choose it
I wish we could but that’s not what we’ve been told, and I know they won’t let us do it as you’ve said🙃😫
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I wish we could but that’s not what we’ve been told, and I know they won’t let us do it as you’ve said🙃😫
It's YOUR PS - I'm a teacher and although we give guidance, we do not stop students writing in their own style.
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I wish we could but that’s not what we’ve been told, and I know they won’t let us do it as you’ve said🙃😫
It seems strange to me. Different universities do look for different things in your personal statements.
For instance: Manchester want sound reasons for choosing the subject. That can be from your A-level choices or it can be from something else, like additional reading or work experience that you've done. Cambridge want to see how your interest in the subject is shown outside the classroom. Durham advise that you target it directly towards the course you want to take. QMUL want to see if you're up to date and informed in your subject. (This is what admissions tutors apparently said)
Basically; don't waffle about your A-level subject syllabus.
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It seems strange to me. Different universities do look for different things in your personal statements.
For instance: Manchester want sound reasons for choosing the subject. That can be from your A-level choices or it can be from something else, like additional reading or work experience that you've done. Cambridge want to see how your interest in the subject is shown outside the classroom. Durham advise that you target it directly towards the course you want to take. QMUL want to see if you're up to date and informed in your subject. (This is what admissions tutors apparently said)
Basically; don't waffle about your A-level subject syllabus.
Any ideas about what Leeds likes?
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While all unis may look for slightly different things, at the heart of it they want you to show your interest in the subject - this is best done through extra reading etc. around the subject. There is no point in talking about your A Levels
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Any ideas about what Leeds likes?
Nah that powerpoint slide only had quotes from those four. But it's good advice in general for personal statements
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Math -- analytical skills and being able to process data in the media
English Lit -- Reading and analyzing texts. Also writing quality texts.
History -- Good for understanding things in our society.
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