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    (Original post by lilangel890)
    God I hate you lot. My sixth form is complete crap <_< How much do EC's actually matter?
    same here
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    God I hate you lot. My sixth form is complete crap <_< How much do EC's actually matter?
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    same here
    Mine is too, it's an FE college only been open 3 years. Student council had been set up the year before I arrived but I literally started everything else myself. If your 6th form is crap for clubs & societies & extra curriculum activities don't use it as an excuse, change it, improving your college/school not only for youself but for the people that will be there in the future. It also is more interesting if actually started & ran the thing rather than just turning up once a week. All my other ECs I organised myself outside of college hours, so again, even if you live in the middle of nowhere (I live on the outskirts of nowhere ) There will be plenty of things to do outside of school/college


    As for how much ECs actually matter, I think it depends a lot on what you're applying for and where. Certainly the amount of ECs you have don't matter, if you have 1 or 2 you can extend on what you've learnt from it etc etc a lot more than if you have a list like mine (I actually haven't even included all my ECs on my personal statement because there isn't room). But I do think all if not the majority Universities for the majority of courses will want to see at least one or two ECs on your personal statement.
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    I'm applying for Ancient History this year.

    In school/sixth form:
    - School musical/production
    - Student librarian
    - Prefect
    - Choir [for a year ]
    - Student mentor [emotional and academic]
    - Year 12 rep
    - Set up and ran [with someone else] a Chemistry club for years 7 & 8
    - Intro to Sign Language course

    Outside of school/sixth form:
    - Roughly 8 months volunteering in a care home
    - Rowing

    Future ECs:
    - Set up a debate club
    - Co-leader of the sixth form charities team [was told I got it just before the end of school ]
    - A few weeks of weekly volunteering a local Roman museum, hopefully.
    - Running an Ancient History enrichment group - can't wait
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    **** all.
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    Subject: Politics (probably)

    ECs: Gliding (post-solo pilot)
    Volunteering on a city farm in a deprived area - main focus is on kids & animals, also doing some fundraising lately
    Young Enterprise (finished)
    DofE (finished)
    Parliamentary Style debating at an Oxford Union School's competition (once)

    Work experience: HMRC
    Hoping to get something with my MP as well
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    Sports:
    Martial Arts
    Skiing
    Badminton

    EC:
    Chess
    Debating club
    Student council
    Senior Prefect
    Discovery club :P I know, it sounds cheesy
    Student mentoring

    Charity:
    Helped at 2 x Abseil and a ski dive event
    Canyoning event

    Work experience:
    Building society
    Magistrates Court

    That kind of thing really. Not really an extensive list, just highlights
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    how do i approach a financial firm for work experience? do I pick and choose when I want to do it and how long?
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    Course: History and Economics or Economic History and Economics (we'll see...)
    In school ECAs: Politics and debating society + Reading society.
    Out of school ECAs: MUN and Athletics.
    Didn't have much time for many other things
    Since exams finished: Job at a supermarket
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    subject at uni: Hopefully Medicine or History
    extra curricular: D of E,Air Cadets , Tutoring
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    Goodness. I should probably get involved more in college in the next couple of years.

    At the moment I've got that I'm a member of two computing groups in my local area (they each meet once a month) and I'm responsible for the class website from last year at college (setting it up, maintaining it, and hosting it). I'm wanting to do either Computer Networking or Ethical Hacking when I get to uni.
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    This is just another sad thread where people can boast on the internet about what they do :facepalm: I didn't even read any of this thread...
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    Anyone doing work experience and where?
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    Anyone doing work experience and where?
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    was applying for law, now applying for maths due to poor results

    EC - Kung fu, skiing, badminton, and loads of stuff at college.

    I swear i have done this before, but someone subscribed me :P
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    Going to apply for Philo/Theo.

    Chess
    Drama
    Debating
    Rugby
    Cycling
    Weight Lifting
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    Er, I'm going to apply for economics next year. Off the top of my head:

    Investment bank work experience
    Prefect
    AQA Bacc (is this E-C though?)
    Online trading simulators (stocks and shares)
    Local volunteer (e.g. helping manage Liverpool triathlon)
    Guitar (sometimes)
    PC gaming (:rolleyes: )
    Online forum moderator
    Self-taught in digital graphics (Photoshop)
    Chess (have the trophies to prove it!)
    Hiking
    Agnosticisim
    Cycling
    Recently learnt practical skills as my parents are renovating a house (Plastering, wallpapering, carpeting, electricals, plumbing, gardening, tiling, painting, you name it.)

    And others which I've forgot. I'm obviously not going to write about irrelevant stuff on my personal statement though. Still have lots of time to get some more. But what? :ninja:
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    I do:
    Shooting (yes, real guns)
    Volunteering for St John ambulance
    Badminton
    Work experience (hopefully) At a Hospital
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