@GANFYD if you could give me some guidance that would be great,
i am currently looking to apply as a resit student and out the 4 uni's i have selected only one looks at personal statement in the interview which is Southampton, but they don't look at it before interview. i was hoping to just use the same personal statement from last year and not change anything because i was really happy with it and everything in there i feel is necessary to mention, however i have not talked about my gap year plans. I've been trying to arrange something new but nowhere is accepting because of covid and i don't want to lie about it in my personal statement.
As Southampton said that they only use it in the interview to ask questions, will it be okay to not talk about my gap year in my personal statement but instead talk verbally in the interview what i plan to do/ hopefully have done by then.They already know that i am taking a gap year from my ucas application. Will not talking about it in my personal statement put me at a disadvantage? Also do u know if they score personal statement after the interview to give out offers or is it just based on the interview performance?
The volunteering that i mentioned from my previous personal statement and the job that i still work in are still going on, i haven't stopped them.