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Am i alone in being someone with many vague interests rather than a few specific ones, such as playing an instrument or being in a football team? I'm what some would say a jack of all trades, i've always been an all rounder at pretty much everything and i am worried this might affect me in uni interviews and applications, as i worry there is less likely to be a major common interest between me and my interviewer, meaning there is less likely to be a connection and my interview may not be memorable. Only in year 12 at the moment but want to know if i should start broadening my knowledge and interests before applying for uni, before it's too late.
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Am i alone in being someone with many vague interests rather than a few specific ones, such as playing an instrument or being in a football team? I'm what some would say a jack of all trades, i've always been an all rounder at pretty much everything and i am worried this might affect me in uni interviews and applications, as i worry there is less likely to be a major common interest between me and my interviewer, meaning there is less likely to be a connection and my interview may not be memorable. Only in year 12 at the moment but want to know if i should start broadening my knowledge and interests before applying for uni, before it's too late.
In the UK, unis are most interested in your interest in and passion for the subject you want to study. Unless you're applying for music, they won't care about you playing an instrument, for example.

To strengthen your application, it's best to do things related to the subject you want to study e.g. read around the subject, get involved in subject related extra-curriculars at school, go to relevant events put on by unis and so on.

A lot of people do mention other interests in their PS, but this is never going to make or break a uni application. You're better off putting time into showing you are passionate about your subject.
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In the UK, unis are most interested in your interest in and passion for the subject you want to study. Unless you're applying for music, they won't care about you playing an instrument, for example.

To strengthen your application, it's best to do things related to the subject you want to study e.g. read around the subject, get involved in subject related extra-curriculars at school, go to relevant events put on by unis and so on.

A lot of people do mention other interests in their PS, but this is never going to make or break a uni application. You're better off putting time into showing you are passionate about your subject.
I'm glad this is the case and already do most of the things you have suggested, thankyou
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