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Any tips for relevant experience or personal statement advice to help get into uni to study geology
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Geology isn’t over subscribed. If you have the right A level subjects then you’ll get offers.

Just do what you can to find out about what the degree involves at different universities and look into any topics that you think will be interesting.
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Great thanks!
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As above, if you have the grades and don't write an entirely foolish PS, you will get offers.
Pick a couple of topics to discuss to show you have read beyond A level Geography, and are 'thinking at a higher level'. You don't need any practical experience or work-experience.

Also worth look at University subjects like Earth Science and Geosciences - degree subjects can be called different things but actually be very similar. Also - any work placements and/or study abroad within a degree are definitely worth doing.

Reading suggestions :
Exeter, Geology : http://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/univer...ist2011-12.pdf
Oxford, Earth Sciences : https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/teaching/...ended-reading/
Cambridge, Earth Sciences : https://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/library/un.../reading-lists
Smithsonian (USA) ; https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scien...rth-180954718/
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If you’re in the south of England and want to do some independent field trips then https://wessexcoastgeology.soton.ac.uk is an (ugly but) invaluable resource.
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(Original post by McGinger)
As above, if you have the grades and don't write an entirely foolish PS, you will get offers.
Pick a couple of topics to discuss to show you have read beyond A level Geography, and are 'thinking at a higher level'. You don't need any practical experience or work-experience.

Also worth look at University subjects like Earth Science and Geosciences - degree subjects can be called different things but actually be very similar. Also - any work placements and/or study abroad within a degree are definitely worth doing.

Reading suggestions :
Exeter, Geology : http://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/univer...ist2011-12.pdf
Oxford, Earth Sciences : https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/teaching/...ended-reading/
Cambridge, Earth Sciences : https://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/library/un.../reading-lists
Smithsonian (USA) ; https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scien...rth-180954718/
Very helpful thanks
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If you’re in the south of England and want to do some independent field trips then https://wessexcoastgeology.soton.ac.uk is an (ugly but) invaluable resource.
‘Fraid not but thanks
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