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I was wondering whether to fill out the additional personal statement or not, I wanted to but I've heard apparently markers get annoyed at it? any advice would be appreciated <333
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My advice would be to go ahead and fill it out, assuming you still have more you want to say!
If you're like me and you had to cut some stuff out of your original statement, you can add it here (so long as it's relevant to Cambridge!). It's especially useful for me since I'm applying to HSPS, which I couldn't mention my name in my main statement (since I'm applying to similar courses with different names too). It's a good way to tell Cambridge why their course specifically appeals to you.
And adding more to your application is almost never a bad thing imo! I would only hold off on writing it if you genuinely can't think of anything else to write, because you want it to have substance.
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Fill it out if you have something to say specifically about the course that actually adds something to the application. e.g. Maybe you are applying for MML and have a passion for medieval languages. Or maybe you are applying for Natural Sciences and want to study physics and chemistry (instead of just having a personal statement about chemistry for your other universities).

callist_io is a good example of this. HSPS is a fairly unique course to cambridge, so they probably had some things to say about why they wanted to study it. It's easy to imagine that most unis they may have applied for politics or sociology (or something, idk). It would still have been fine to leave it blank though.

Just don't ramble, don't fill it with words for the sake of it - that would probably slightly annoy tired admissions tutors.
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Fill it out if you have something to say specifically about the course that actually adds something to the application. e.g. Maybe you are applying for MML and have a passion for medieval languages. Or maybe you are applying for Natural Sciences and want to study physics and chemistry (instead of just having a personal statement about chemistry for your other universities).

callist_io is a good example of this. HSPS is a fairly unique course to cambridge, so they probably had some things to say about why they wanted to study it. It's easy to imagine that most unis they may have applied for politics or sociology (or something, idk). It would still have been fine to leave it blank though.

Just don't ramble, don't fill it with words for the sake of it - that would probably slightly annoy tired admissions tutors.

thank you ! i’m applying for engineering but i am wanting to specialise in aerospace but my personal statement is very aerospace heavy so i’m not sure if there’s much point i’ll have to see if i come up with something really good i’ll put it in. thank you so much !
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My advice would be to go ahead and fill it out, assuming you still have more you want to say!
If you're like me and you had to cut some stuff out of your original statement, you can add it here (so long as it's relevant to Cambridge!). It's especially useful for me since I'm applying to HSPS, which I couldn't mention my name in my main statement (since I'm applying to similar courses with different names too). It's a good way to tell Cambridge why their course specifically appeals to you.
And adding more to your application is almost never a bad thing imo! I would only hold off on writing it if you genuinely can't think of anything else to write, because you want it to have substance.
thank you so much <3 good luck with your application and everything )
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