Minor error in personal statement, will it give a bad impression?!

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Basically what I’m after no sleep after reading my personal statement even though it said in that is that I put the work Radiography capital in some places and lower case in 1 or 2 spots. I’m unsure if you do capitalise the word or not but it’s just bugging me now. I’m worried now this will be seen as a spelling error. I have heard universities can be specific and even decline an application because of a spelling error 😫
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(Original post by paulc1999)
Basically what I’m after no sleep after reading my personal statement even though it said in that is that I put the work Radiography capital in some places and lower case in 1 or 2 spots. I’m unsure if you do capitalise the word or not but it’s just bugging me now. I’m worried now this will be seen as a spelling error. I have heard universities can be specific and even decline an application because of a spelling error 😫
lol no, this has never happened.
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It does not really matter unless you are applying to get into a top10 university.
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Yeah I think I’m just really over thinking now, I just want to get in really bad! 😂😫
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I have just applied to ucl and also imperial college london for MEng biomedical engineering, in my personal statement, I stated that I've always been very interested in genetic engineering which is a specialisation of biomedical engineering, and wrote down the an example of article I read, will the uni thinks that I'm not familiar with the course I'm studying and dont offer me the course?
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As some people think that genetic engineering is not a specialisation of biomedical engineering
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(Original post by Lokiiiiii)
I have just applied to ucl and also imperial college london for MEng biomedical engineering, in my personal statement, I stated that I've always been very interested in genetic engineering which is a specialisation of biomedical engineering, and wrote down the an example of article I read, will the uni thinks that I'm not familiar with the course I'm studying and dont offer me the course?
I don't think that would be a reason for rejection if I'm honest- I'm sure they'll be aware of the different areas.
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I don't think that would be the reason for a rejection if I'm honest
I'm very worried as some people on Google says that genetic engineering is not a specialisation of biomedical engineering.
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I'm very worried as some people on Google says that genetic engineering is not a specialisation of biomedical engineering.
As I'm applying for biomedical engineering for both schools
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(Original post by Lokiiiiii)
I'm very worried as some people on Google says that genetic engineering is not a specialisation of biomedical engineering.
Undergraduate degrees are very broad (for the most part), a connection with subjection will show a good knowledge of the different niches. i.e. I spoke a lot about finance in an economics personal statement. They tend to be closely related topics
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I understand, so if genetic engineering is a little related to biomedical engineering that it'll be fine. The admission will depends mist on my results right?
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It might give a bad impression - if they read it that closely, which I highly doubt. Think about how many of them they have to read every hour!
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It might give a bad impression - if they read it that closely, which I highly doubt. Think about how many of them they have to read every hour!
It might give a bad impression if they think genetic engineering is not a specialisation of biomedical engineering?
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It might give a bad impression - if they read it that closely, which I highly doubt. Think about how many of them they have to read every hour!
But they will have to read in detail or why else they ask us to write the personal statement? If my results were good enough will it change their impression?
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Don’t worry I have one error in my personal statement too but I already have 1 offer and 2 interviews!
I remember I was worried in when I noticed it as well but admission don’t really pay attention to one or two small mistakes!
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I'm just not sure if my mistakes are minor or major 😭
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But they will have to read in detail or why else they ask us to write the personal statement? If my results were good enough will it change their impression?
No, I think you're wrong on both accounts actually lol.

They ask us to write a personal statement so that they can get an idea of who you are - you can't reveal your entire personality on a 4000 character document. There are thousands of applicants, so they won't read yours in minute detail, trust me they aren't as interested as you think!

Secondly, I think your results are irrelevant to your personal statement and whether or not you can spell or use correct grammar - they are two separate parts of the application process
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