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Vinted on Personal Statement for Economics?

I want to pursue an economics related degree when I go to University.
I have been selling clothes (for profit, but less than the threshold for paying tax) on Vinted on and off as a hobby since 2021 and have made around 250 sales in that time period. I think I might be able to spin it in a way to relate to the theme that I’m planning on for my personal statement, but I’m just wondering if it’s is acceptable or advantageous to include or whether I would be wasting my word count.
Original post by j0611
I want to pursue an economics related degree when I go to University.
I have been selling clothes (for profit, but less than the threshold for paying tax) on Vinted on and off as a hobby since 2021 and have made around 250 sales in that time period. I think I might be able to spin it in a way to relate to the theme that I’m planning on for my personal statement, but I’m just wondering if it’s is acceptable or advantageous to include or whether I would be wasting my word count.

Hi @j0611

It really depends on what you want to put into your CV and what parts of economics you are interested in. I don't study economics so I don't have personal experience in applying for it but if you're stressed about word count you could even add it as something like "I've always had an interest in exploring sales and the ethics behind business, from generating 250+ sales of second-hand clothing to (insert other thing you've done, maybe a MOOC or something)". You can definitely find a spot for it but it's important you can relate it to the degree.

Rebecca (Lancaster Student Ambassador)

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