Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    I wondered how far back I should go with experience&acheivements when writing my personal statement - is saying I had a lead role in my year 6 play relevant? I want to apply to do music.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I would hope you have something more relevant to say than that. How relevant is acting to music? Don't forget they are far more interested in your academic qualifications than seeing a list of extracurricular things you have done.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Who didn't have a lead role in a year 6 play? Oh wait, my school only had 50 students.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by elphie_glinda)
    Hi,

    I wondered how far back I should go with experience&acheivements when writing my personal statement - is saying I had a lead role in my year 6 play relevant? I want to apply to do music.
    You could put that you have a longstanding interest in performing - then use that as an example. Presumably in a music degree they want confident performers?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldnt go further back than say 3 or 4 years as beyond that it is just too irrelevant and not up to date.
    Lead role in a Year 6 play is nothing to a music admissions tutor. At the end of the day, you were a child then and you arn't anymore so you need to come up with more in depth justifications for why you want to study your subject.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I do have other things apart from that! I just wondered if I should mention anything I did before secondary school or is that going too far back to be relevant?
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    I played the part of Reject Snowflake in my year 4 christmas play but didn't think it'd send the right impression so didn't include it...
 
 
 

University open days

  • University of Lincoln
    Mini Open Day at the Brayford Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 19 Dec '18
  • University of East Anglia
    UEA Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 4 Jan '19
  • Bournemouth University
    Undergraduate Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 9 Jan '19
Poll
Were you ever put in isolation at school?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.