How many extra curricular things did you mention in your personal statement?

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I am currently applying for computer science and for my personal statement

I wanted to know what kind of things did you talk about - did you include books, if so how many?

Your help would be very much appreciated.
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Hi TSR members,

I am applying for computer science at university and I haven't read as many books (only read 2), will this be a problem?

I have done other things like competitions, future learn courses, kept up with computing news, etc.

Would it be a problem if I am applying for a Russel group university ?
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Quality is more important than quantity
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Applying for Cambridge - 2 books in detail, with references to many chapters. Future plans in terms of the subject - extra things I’m planning on doing. 1 lecture and that’s about it
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Should be fine - in my opinion, quality > quantity. Make sure to talk about them specifically, i.e. say what specifically you enjoyed (e.g. topic X).

If you can, link books/topics to elsewhere (e.g. I enjoyed topic X which prompted me to research further, so I did Y...)
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(Original post by Interrobang)
Quality is more important than quantity
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(Original post by killak434)
Applying for Cambridge - 2 books in detail, with references to many chapters. Future plans in terms of the subject - extra things I’m planning on doing. 1 lecture and that’s about it
Thank you for sharing your experience, it is very reassuring 👍👍
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Should be fine - in my opinion, quality > quantity. Make sure to talk about them specifically, i.e. say what specifically you enjoyed (e.g. topic X).

If you can, link books/topics to elsewhere (e.g. I enjoyed topic X which prompted me to research further, so I did Y...)
Thank you for the reassurance ! 👍👍
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(Original post by Parziva1)
Thank you for the reassurance ! 👍👍
No worries - you got this! Good luck
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I want to do computer science and I would like to know how many books should I reference in my personal statement?
Thank you
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