Using abbreviations in personal statement

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I did not started to write my personal statement yet, but I have a question about abbreviations for the draft.

Are these words okay for using in my ps?

(the) UK (United Kingdom)
(the) US (United States)
UN (United Nations)
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)
ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

FRC (First Robotics Competition)
PR (Public Relations)
RIMUN (a Model United Nations)

I think the first five abbreviations are fine, but I’m not sure about the last three.
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Id say if for the courses you are applying for will know exactly what the abbreviations stand for you should be fine, but maybe when you put it into Ucas when it goes off the line count try and cut out as many as you can to seem more formal
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(Original post by myt27)
I did not started to write my personal statement yet, but I have a question about abbreviations for the draft.

Are these words okay for using in my ps?

(the) UK (United Kingdom) fine
(the) US (United States) fine
UN (United Nations) fine
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) fine
ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) if a music course, fine. If not, consider whether you need to use this at all

FRC (First Robotics Competition) not likely to be as well known
PR (Public Relations) this is in common usage, so fine
RIMUN (a Model United Nations) MUN is probably OK - the bit before less so

I think the first five abbreviations are fine, but I’m not sure about the last three.
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The advice I’ve been given says that you should mention the full term the first time it’s used in the PS, and from then on you can use an abbreviation if you mention it again. That way it’s clear to the reader, but you could still potentially save characters.
As for the first few abbreviations you mentioned (US, UK, and UN), I am sure those are fine.
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