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    (Original post by TheUnbeliever)
    I strongly suggest you a) apply to a more coherent set of subjects or b) don't even bother trying to write a personal statement for both. If you go for b) you might want to see if the universities would be willing to accept a separate one by email: nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    you think i could get away with a PS for engineering + maths?
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    you think i could get away with a PS for engineering + maths?
    Absolutely. (And I'm not entirely dismissing Kirsten's subjects, just to clarify - I know less about them, so maybe there's something I'm missing that could easily resolve the two.)

    Apart from anything else, engineering involves a substantial applied maths component, so you could (for example) discuss how you enjoy maths, but also particularly appreciate the way it can be used to help produce concrete end products, and are interested in considering the practical difficulties (and limitations) in converting a mathematical model to a physical system.
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    Wewt I finished my UCAS application. I still feel the need to perfect it, though.

    ****, I'm too organized. And anyway, I had my first HB class last night, she said that we were all doomed and the highest we would get is a C. lololol
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    You have decent grades, well over the requirements I would imagine! So the PS shouldn't be too important.
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    Biomedical sciences or english literature.
    Think I'm going apply to Aberdeen to do English Literature, Biomedical Sciences(and specialise in either biochemistry or immunology), RGU biomedical science, Glasgow English literature and Strathclyde pharmacy. Wide variety as you can see. Anyone want to write my PS for me? :p:
    At my school we got told to specify in one subject if there are little connections as it would be better to have a solid ps for one than it being more general. I also applied for Art History but ignored the subject other than mentioning the art club. Don't know really but it will be fun writing that one :p:
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    (Original post by rosie9391)
    At my school we got told to specify in one subject if there are little connections as it would be better to have a solid ps for one than it being more general. I also applied for Art History but ignored the subject other than mentioning the art club. Don't know really but it will be fun writing that one :p:
    Did you get accepted for art history?
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    Biomedical sciences or english literature.
    Think I'm going apply to Aberdeen to do English Literature, Biomedical Sciences(and specialise in either biochemistry or immunology), RGU biomedical science, Glasgow English literature and Strathclyde pharmacy. Wide variety as you can see. Anyone want to write my PS for me? :p:
    Omg, I'm applying to aberdeen too for biomed!! But instead with anatomy or possibly pharmacology :p: (You get to work with cadavers :daydreaming:) I was originally applying for Biomedical Sci + chem + biology and the PS I wrote for it was apparently fine. Just say "biology and chemistry" and stuff that biomed and yer other choices link in with. You could risk it and add something about how much you love english and Othello and expand on that a bit, and how you love books bla bla bla (lol I'm going up to glasgow to see that).
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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    Omg, I'm applying to aberdeen too for biomed!! But instead with anatomy or possibly pharmacology :p: (You get to work with cadavers :daydreaming:) I was originally applying for Biomedical Sci + chem + biology and the PS I wrote for it was apparently fine. Just say "biology and chemistry" and stuff that biomed and yer other choices link in with. You could risk it and add something about how much you love english and Othello and expand on that a bit, and how you love books bla bla bla (lol I'm going up to glasgow to see that).
    I'd actually consider specialising in any of the options for the biomed course (apart from the developmental one) at aberdeen, and hopefully do a year's work placement as well to end up with a masters degree after 5 years. It scares me a little that you are that excited to work with dead people. :p: (you get to do that in second year though don't you, so I'd do it too?)
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    Did you get accepted for art history?
    Yeah I did, it was for Glasgow however it has joint honours with Geography :p:
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    (Original post by EmmaDilemma)
    awww! Did you go to chemistry? They were making ice cream! aha :rolleyes:
    Ice cream? Awesome! :L

    Nah I didn't go to chemistry, since i've never done it and never will :p:
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    what stuff were you doing at the conference?

    i'm quite enjoying the ah maths course so far, the binomial theorem aside ofcourse. that was a lot of nonsense.
    Trust me, it's not and it will come to use later on.

    If you think the binomial theorem is bad, look at its "big brother" :p:
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    (Original post by TheUnbeliever)
    Absolutely. (And I'm not entirely dismissing Kirsten's subjects, just to clarify - I know less about them, so maybe there's something I'm missing that could easily resolve the two.)

    Apart from anything else, engineering involves a substantial applied maths component, so you could (for example) discuss how you enjoy maths, but also particularly appreciate the way it can be used to help produce concrete end products, and are interested in considering the practical difficulties (and limitations) in converting a mathematical model to a physical system.
    cheers. i think i'm going to apply for engineering + maths and hope to write a good PS which shows i'm committed and interested in both courses. Hopefully the universities concentrate on my grades/references/extra-curriculars instead. another question, how many teachers have to give you references?
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    (Original post by ukdragon37)
    Trust me, it's not and it will come to use later on.

    If you think the binomial theorem is bad, look at its "big brother" :p:
    i didn't think the binomial theorem was overly hard but it didn't interest me at all whereas other topics in maths do, i'm guessing i'll need it to quickly expand stuff in the exam?

    we got shown a proof in physics which used the binomial theorem so at least it can be applied in someway. is the multinomial theorem in the ah course?
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    another question, how many teachers have to give you references?
    Zero.

    More helpfully: you have a single reference, but how that is arranged varies from school to school. Ours were written by a single teacher, ideally one in the subject or who knew us well. Others either make them a aggregate of things written by multiple teachers. Others still take the frankly disingenuous approach of having the applicant write the majority of the content and just have a referee vet the content.
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    I'd actually consider specialising in any of the options for the biomed course (apart from the developmental one) at aberdeen, and hopefully do a year's work placement as well to end up with a masters degree after 5 years. It scares me a little that you are that excited to work with dead people. :p: (you get to do that in second year though don't you, so I'd do it too?)
    Probably Who knows, we might even meet each other.
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    i didn't think the binomial theorem was overly hard but it didn't interest me at all whereas other topics in maths do, i'm guessing i'll need it to quickly expand stuff in the exam?

    we got shown a proof in physics which used the binomial theorem so at least it can be applied in someway. is the multinomial theorem in the ah course?
    You'll be asked specifically to expand things in the exam and you will also use it as part of the complex numbers topic.

    Multinomial theorem is not in the course, thankfully :o:
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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    Probably Who knows, we might even meet each other.
    that'll be two crossed off my list :ninja:
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    that'll be two crossed off my list :ninja:
    :gasp: :huff:
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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    :gasp: :huff:
    :lolwut: I'm confussled
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    :wavey: Another quiet night in here :p:
    I'm just back from Brownies and it was my last night but we got to play with the massive parachute and I got a wee bear as a goodbye present :woo:


    Ape, what have you found out?
 
 
 
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