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hi, messing wit my personal statement, and would like some tips, at the moment its like some really big joke, like im stoned or something, i like it, but i'd like some additions, as its only just over half a page long!
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hi, messing wit my personal statement, and would like some tips, at the moment its like some really big joke, like im stoned or something, i like it, but i'd like some additions, as its only just over half a page long!
If it sounds like you're stoned, then throw it away.
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If it sounds like you're stoned, then throw it away.
or apply for horticulture
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funny, no im not stoned( at the mo) i just get hyper, which is funny, but rare
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funny, no im not stoned( at the mo) i just get hyper, which is funny, but rare
You get hyper when you're writing your personal statement? How sad.
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no, i got hyper from eating sugar and listening to music while i was doing my ps
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no, i got hyper from eating sugar and listening to music while i was doing my ps
u eat sugar whilst writing ur ps. haha.
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whatever keeps u going, as i say
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whatever keeps u going, as i say
nice..anyway

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can we get back on subject please, help with ps?
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I hated writing my personal statement, but it must have been OK because I got into Cambridge. You should be fine if you make sure you include all of the following points (apologies if I miss anything):
  • Your education (summary of grades, any school awards you have won)
  • Extra curricular activities at school (in-class support, committees etc)
  • Any qualifications you have that are not on the form (e.g. Pitman Data Processing)
  • A summary of your hobbies and interests, why you enjoy them, and how they show your positive qualities
  • Any responsibilties you have had (e.g. captaining a sports team, organising an event)
  • What you hope to get out of university (apart from a degree!)
  • What you hope to do when you complete the course


These are not in the best order for the personal statement - I just typed them as I thought of them. I hope it helps.

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http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/admissio...ucas_form.html has a few ideas...it's technically subject specific but the principals are the same regardless of what you're applying for.
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thanks!
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I hated writing my personal statement, but it must have been OK because I got into Cambridge. You should be fine if you make sure you include all of the following points (apologies if I miss anything):
  • Your education (summary of grades, any school awards you have won)
  • Extra curricular activities at school (in-class support, committees etc)
  • Any qualifications you have that are not on the form (e.g. Pitman Data Processing)
  • A summary of your hobbies and interests, why you enjoy them, and how they show your positive qualities
  • Any responsibilties you have had (e.g. captaining a sports team, organising an event)
  • What you hope to get out of university (apart from a degree!)
  • What you hope to do when you complete the course


These are not in the best order for the personal statement - I just typed them as I thought of them. I hope it helps.

Chris
Further to the above, perhaps I should add the following:

  • Any background/extra reading you have done - this shows that you have a 'passion for the subject' and you are not just there for the degree!
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Further to the above, perhaps I should add the following:

  • Any background/extra reading you have done - this shows that you have a 'passion for the subject' and you are not just there for the degree!
Sorry, I should also add:

  • Why you like your chosen subjects, and what aspects you enjoy the most
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Sorry, I should also add:

  • Why you like your chosen subjects, and what aspects you enjoy the most
Hi Chris - you can add things onto your original post using the edit post button if you like...although it wont bring the thread back up to the top
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