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Is this extracurricular ?

So writing up my UCAS Statement.

I have a part time job.

Is this extracurricular.

Think it is but just want to be sure.
Original post by peteryoungy
So writing up my UCAS Statement.

I have a part time job.

Is this extracurricular.

Think it is but just want to be sure.


Yes, it counts as an extracurricular and it’s worth putting on your personal statement
Original post by LujaineIbrahim
Yes, it counts as an extracurricular and it’s worth putting on your personal statement


Also I was thinking of including a day that I volunteered to help at Sports Day. It was javelin and I did had make sure everything goes according to timetable. Should I include that as well.
Original post by peteryoungy
Also I was thinking of including a day that I volunteered to help at Sports Day. It was javelin and I did had make sure everything goes according to timetable. Should I include that as well.


doesn't feel relevant to me, what's the course?
Your extra curricular stuff should only form a very small part of your PS
So planned my strucutre.

Would like to know if this is good one.

Also want to include a few more points but don't know where.

Any ideas.

BTW, here is the strucutre and below it will be the points I want to include.

Why did I choose to apply for Accounting and Finance. (Include Anecdote)

Why I am interested in Accounting and Finance.
Why I am suitable for Accounting and Finance.

Mentions A-Levels.
What skills have I learnt and how do they relate to Accounting and Finance.
Include how it was challenging but in a good way.
How has it now changed my perspective to Accounting and Finance.

Mention British Airways work experience.
What skills have I learnt.
How does it relate Accounting and Finance and why it increases my interest.

LSBU Taster Course
Learnt more knowledge of the course. Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
Why has it increase my love to Accounting and Finance.

Part Time Job
What transferrable skills did I learn.
Why it makes me special.
Why it increases the chances of me succeeding in Accounting and Finance.

Voluntary Work
What transferrable skills did I learn.
How it shows my personality and why Accounting and Finance is more suitable.

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.

What do I know about the modules.
Finacial Times
Books I have read.
Original post by AmIReallyHere
doesn't feel relevant to me, what's the course?


accounting and finance
Reply 7
On books...

You should talk about what you took away from the book, rather than what you just read and "learned". Give an opinion on the book, and ention how it changed your view on Accounting & Finance - the same can be done for the FT article. Every successful Oxbridge applicant that has mentioned a book on their personal statement has given their take on it rather than just giving out ingormation direct from the book.

And this goes for the rest of your PS. Tell them about how you feel about bookkeeping, or your stance on a question posed by an article. The admissions officer wants to know more about you, so I would recommend spending at least 20% of the PS talking about what you took away from the things you have read.
Scrap this:

Mentions A-Levels.
What skills have I learnt and how do they relate to Accounting and Finance.
Include how it was challenging but in a good way.
How has it now changed my perspective to Accounting and Finance.


It’s a waste of space you can use for something much more specific to you. Admissions staff know how different subjects prepare you for the degree - you don’t have to explain it to them and it would be the exact same as everyone else applying with those A levels.
This is generally less useful too:

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.


Save the space to give details and specifics about your academic interests and activities.
Original post by PQ
This is generally less useful too:

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.


Save the space to give details and specifics about your academic interests and activities.


What do you mean by academic interests and activities.
Edited my structure.

Is this now better.

Why did I choose to apply for Accounting and Finance. (Include Anecdote)

Why I am interested in Accounting and Finance.
Why I am suitable for Accounting and Finance.

Mention British Airways work experience.
What skills have I learnt.
Include how Maths A-Level made it easy for me and why it increases my interest.

LSBU Taster Course
Learnt more knowledge of the course. Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
How do I feel about Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
Include how doing C/S A Level allows me to further understand Bloomsbury Software
Why has it increase my love to Accounting and Finance.

Global Financial Crisis of 2008
What knowledge did I learnt.
What did I take away from it.
Include how Economics A-Level further deepens my perspective and why I am inspired to do Accounting and Finance.

Part Time Job
What transferrable skills did I learn.
What did I take away from it.
Why it makes me special.
Why it increases the chances of me succeeding in Accounting and Finance.

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.
Just would like to know if my plan is perfect.

Why did I choose to apply for Accounting and Finance. (Include Anecdote)

Why I am interested in Accounting and Finance.
Why I am suitable for Accounting and Finance.

Mention British Airways work experience.
What skills have I learnt.
Include how Maths A-Level made it easy for me and why it increases my interest.

LSBU Taster Course
Learnt more knowledge of the course. Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
How do I feel about Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
Include how doing C/S A Level allows me to further understand Bloomsbury Software
Why has it increase my love to Accounting and Finance.

Global Financial Crisis of 2008
What knowledge did I learnt.
What did I take away from it.
Include how Economics A-Level further deepens my perspective and why I am inspired to do Accounting and Finance.

Part Time Job
What transferrable skills did I learn.
What did I take away from it.
Why it makes me special.
Why it increases the chances of me succeeding in Accounting and Finance.

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.
(edited 1 year ago)
Hey!

This is most defiantly a fantastic plan and you have a lot of great points here.

Feedback from when I was writing my personal statement, and what a lot of students found was that the university are mainly interested in you as a student. What I mean by this is, of course include great skills you have learnt but keep this concise, but they want to know what is great about you and why you would be a great student to add to their institution. E.g. I would love to study at the university because I really relate to their ethics, or I think I could inspire other students, bring great fresh new ideas etc. This is also the time to incorporate your own hobbies and interests outside of your academic/workplace skills too.

A personal statement is almost comparable to a cover letter at a job, they want to learn about you alongside your experience to see if you will fit well into their system.

I hope this helps, and please remember to get an advisor/teacher to check it over as many times as you please, that's what they're there for!

Lauren -Official Student Rep:biggrin:
Original post by University of Portsmouth Student Rep
Hey!

This is most defiantly a fantastic plan and you have a lot of great points here.

Feedback from when I was writing my personal statement, and what a lot of students found was that the university are mainly interested in you as a student. What I mean by this is, of course include great skills you have learnt but keep this concise, but they want to know what is great about you and why you would be a great student to add to their institution. E.g. I would love to study at the university because I really relate to their ethics, or I think I could inspire other students, bring great fresh new ideas etc. This is also the time to incorporate your own hobbies and interests outside of your academic/workplace skills too.

A personal statement is almost comparable to a cover letter at a job, they want to learn about you alongside your experience to see if you will fit well into their system.

I hope this helps, and please remember to get an advisor/teacher to check it over as many times as you please, that's what they're there for!

Lauren -Official Student Rep:biggrin:


Thanks for your reply.

Like your idea about inspiring students.

Do you know where I can write about inspiring students in my personal statement structure.
Original post by peteryoungy
So planned my strucutre.

Would like to know if this is good one.

Also want to include a few more points but don't know where.

Any ideas.

BTW, here is the strucutre and below it will be the points I want to include.

Why did I choose to apply for Accounting and Finance. (Include Anecdote)

Why I am interested in Accounting and Finance.
Why I am suitable for Accounting and Finance.

Mentions A-Levels.
What skills have I learnt and how do they relate to Accounting and Finance.
Include how it was challenging but in a good way.
How has it now changed my perspective to Accounting and Finance.

Mention British Airways work experience.
What skills have I learnt.
How does it relate Accounting and Finance and why it increases my interest.

LSBU Taster Course
Learnt more knowledge of the course. Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
Why has it increase my love to Accounting and Finance.

Part Time Job
What transferrable skills did I learn.
Why it makes me special.
Why it increases the chances of me succeeding in Accounting and Finance.

Voluntary Work
What transferrable skills did I learn.
How it shows my personality and why Accounting and Finance is more suitable.

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.

What do I know about the modules.
Finacial Times
Books I have read.


Hi Peteryoungy,

We are excited for you to join us at LSBU.

Below are list of things to be aware of when writing your personal statement.

Spend time planning your personal statement.

Explain clearly why you want to study your chosen career path, your motivation and enthusiasm for the career and how you will make a good healthcare professional.

Think about how you will use your skills and traits to respond to stressful situations calmly and confidently. Some of these skills could include communication, compassion, empathy, caring nature, motivation, commitment, enthusiasm, understanding of diversity, equality, teamwork, initiative and problem-solving.

Around 65% of the information in your personal statement should focus on your academic interest in the course and 35% about yourself and your abilities.

Personal statements should be no longer than 500 words.

Do not plagiarise from other sources or people. Your personal statement is your own work and should represent you and your motivations.

When you have finished writing your personal statement make sure you check your grammar and spelling as silly mistakes will be noticed. Asking someone else, such as your tutor, to proofread your personal statement is a good idea because they can help to pick up errors that you have missed.

If you have further questions do drop us an email [email protected]

Best wishes,

LSBU Team.
Created a plan structure. Just want to have you guys feedback.

Why did I choose to apply for Accounting and Finance. (Include Anecdote)

Why I am interested in Accounting and Finance.
Why I am suitable for Accounting and Finance.

Mention British Airways work experience.
What skills have I learnt.
Include how Maths A-Level made it easy for me and why it increases my interest.

LSBU Taster Course
Learnt more knowledge of the course. Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
How do I feel about Bookeeping and Bloomsbury.
Include how doing C/S A Level allows me to further understand Bloomsbury Software
Why has it increase my love to Accounting and Finance.

Global Financial Crisis of 2008
What knowledge did I learnt.
What did I take away from it.
Include how Economics A-Level further deepens my perspective and why I am inspired to do Accounting and Finance.

Part Time Job
What transferrable skills did I learn.
What did I take away from it.
Why it makes me special.
Why it increases the chances of me succeeding in Accounting and Finance.

Why am I going to succeed.
How I can contribute to the University
What I will gain from university.
What are my future plans.
(edited 1 year ago)
You've got some things in there that PQ said you didn't need to include - compare the lists and see what you can remove

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