thefootballgeek
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I am a Year 12 student doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics, and Computer Science. I was thinking about studying Biomedical Engineering at uni, as I liked how related it can be to sports, and the opportunity it offers to help people, but as I started to write my personal statement, I became unsure whether or not this is the right choice for me.
Even though my subjects don't reflect it, I am a well-rounded student; I am interested in (and good at) both the humanities and the sciences. Now, I want to consider taking a humanities subject at uni to see if I might enjoy it more than what I have chosen.
To give you some context about my hobbies in case you can come up with any ideas, I am a sports freak (football is my passion), I love reading books, and articles about sports and politics, learning languages (I can speak Spanish, English, and French), etc.
My questions are the following (sorry about the previous waffle):
1) How do you write a personal statement if you are unsure about what to study at uni, especially if they are completely different subjects. (I need a first draft for tomorrow, although I can change it later)
2)Can you take a humanities subject at uni with my A-Levels?
3)Are there any careers/degrees I should consider given my interests (for example, something related to sports)?

If I have any more questions, I'll post them later.
Thanks to everyone in advance
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(Original post by thefootballgeek)
1) How do you write a personal statement if you are unsure about what to study at uni, especially if they are completely different subjects. ( (1a) I need a first draft for tomorrow, although I can change it later)
2)Can you take a humanities subject at uni with my A-Levels?
3)Are there any careers/degrees I should consider given my interests (for example, something related to sports)?

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1) You can only write one PS - and if you try and write it for a variety of different subjects this will be very obvious to the Admissions staff reading it and they will realise you are not that committed to 'their' subject.
1a) If you are still in Y12 and applying for Sept 2022 entry you have until Jan 2022 to submit your application.
2) There are many Humanities and Social Science degrees that do not require directly relevant A levels. Check the course pages on a variety of different Uni websites to see what A level subjects / grades are essential or 'preferred'.
3) If you use UCAS Search you will find a very wide variety of sports related degrees - then look on the relevant Uni course page to see more details about the course at that Uni.

Suggested reading -
How to Choose a Uni subject - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...-what-to-study
How to avoid 5 Rejections - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
Sports etc related careers - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and...rt-and-tourism
Sport apprenticeships - https://apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ap...t-and-fitness/
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