Are these enough for a personal statement for biochemistry Watch

Celal2001
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1) Feminist Society
2) Debate Society
3) St George’s university taste of medicine spring school
4) ‘Friends of Imperial’ lectures on biochemistry
5) Volunteering in science lesson
6) Cambridge University biochemistry masterclass
7) King’s College London Pharmacy
8) Peer mentoring
9) Student council
10) GlaxoSmithKline Work experience in labs
11) GSK & Industrial Cadet silver awards
12) New College of Humanities essay competition (been shortlisted)
13) Green council (collecting recycling every Friday)
14) Volunteering in Cancer Research UK
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elwesannabelle
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Yeah that seems really good, definitely enough
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That's far too much to talk about well in a PS - focus on your academic interests in biochem. The other stuff isn't necessary really
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you won't fit half of that in the character limit. great extra curriculars but you need to prioritise

the PS shouldn't be a list of achievements, but reflection on what they have taught you and furthered your desire to study your subject
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Woah that’s so much - well done on managing to do all of that how did you do it?
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That's way too much to mention in a 4000 characters PS.
I wouldn't name drop universities, just mention that you've been to several lectures across different uni campuses.
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(Original post by Celal2001)
1) Feminist Society
2) Debate Society
3) St George’s university taste of medicine spring school
4) ‘Friends of Imperial’ lectures on biochemistry
5) Volunteering in science lesson
6) Cambridge University biochemistry masterclass
7) King’s College London Pharmacy
8) Peer mentoring
9) Student council
10) GlaxoSmithKline Work experience in labs
11) GSK & Industrial Cadet silver awards
12) New College of Humanities essay competition (been shortlisted)
13) Green council (collecting recycling every Friday)
14) Volunteering in Cancer Research UK
You don't have time in your personal statement to mention even a quarter of those.

Only include the ones that are entirely relevant to your course, the direction you want to take in your life, and what you're all about - and even then keep it extremely short.

Which ones had the biggest impact on your thinking around Biochemistry?

I don't know you, but I'd guess going for Glaxo + the Cambridge masterclass are winners.
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(Original post by Celal2001)
1) Feminist Society
2) Debate Society
3) St George’s university taste of medicine spring school
4) ‘Friends of Imperial’ lectures on biochemistry
5) Volunteering in science lesson
6) Cambridge University biochemistry masterclass
7) King’s College London Pharmacy
8) Peer mentoring
9) Student council
10) GlaxoSmithKline Work experience in labs
11) GSK & Industrial Cadet silver awards
12) New College of Humanities essay competition (been shortlisted)
13) Green council (collecting recycling every Friday)
14) Volunteering in Cancer Research UK
Yes but make sure you state what your motivations were for doing those things and how they have all helped to make you an excellent candidate for the biochemistry course. Make the whole statement flow smoothly. And no spelling or grammatical mistakes!
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(Original post by Celal2001)
1) Feminist Society No
2) Debate Society No
3) St George’s university taste of medicine spring school Perhaps, but probably no
4) ‘Friends of Imperial’ lectures on biochemistry
5) Volunteering in science lesson No
6) Cambridge University biochemistry masterclass
7) King’s College London Pharmacy
8) Peer mentoring No
9) Student council No
10) GlaxoSmithKline Work experience in labs
11) GSK & Industrial Cadet silver awards
12) New College of Humanities essay competition (been shortlisted) No
13) Green council (collecting recycling every Friday) No
14) Volunteering in Cancer Research UK No
Most of those are irrelevant (see bold comments in quote above) and will make no positive contribution to your case for entry and, in any case, a list of things you have done is not helpful. They should, therefore, not be mentioned. The test for inclusion into those precious 47 lines (not 4,000 characters) is being both positive and relevant to the subject being discussed.

You have made no mention of a key factor in a PS - why I want to study the subject. Space is very much needed for that.
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