Personal statement for uni - writing about co-curricular activities etc

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Before i changed school for year 9, my previous school gave me opportunities where i got to get involved in many charities. Can i briefly write about that in my PS or it is too long ago to mention?
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Write about it, its only 4 years ago, assuming you are 18 btw
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(Original post by lovenickiminaj)
Before i changed school for year 9, my previous school gave me opportunities where i got to get involved in many charities. Can i briefly write about that in my PS or it is too long ago to mention?
Are you applying for a course where charity work is involved?

Generally anything more than 2 years ago isn't ideal on a PS. Universities are interested in who you are now not who you were pre-GCSE
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Are you applying for a course where charity work is involved?

Generally anything more than 2 years ago isn't ideal on a PS. Universities are interested in who you are now not who you were pre-GCSE
the course isn't really involved with charity work, but i thought it would be nice to write about since my current school does not offer many beneficial co-curricular activities and im running out of what to write.
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(Original post by lovenickiminaj)
the course isn't really involved with charity work, but i thought it would be nice to write about since my current school does not offer many beneficial co-curricular activities and im running out of what to write.
You don't need to write about unrelated activities. Your PS should be 90%+ about your interest in your subject and activities and reading related to that.

If you're short on things to write then spend a few afternoons doing a MOOC, listening to podcasts, reading blogs, watching online lectures etc related to your course. That's far more useful than some charity work from years ago.
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You don't need to write about unrelated activities. Your PS should be 90%+ about your interest in your subject and activities and reading related to that.

If you're short on things to write then spend a few afternoons doing a MOOC, listening to podcasts, reading blogs, watching online lectures etc related to your course. That's far more useful than some charity work from years ago.
ok. thank you!
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Are you applying to Oxbridge? If so, only write about extra-curriculars that pertain to the degree subject.
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