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    Personal Statement help

    I'm stuck, the heads of 6th form want to see our personal statements for uni applications tomorrow and because I'm still not even sure if I wish to attend, or even if I do.. what I want to do, I haven't got around to writing one. If I did I intend to do something computer sciency, merely because thats all I have an interest in and maybe slightly proactive towards

    Anyway, if anyone has their personal statements lying around with ideas I can borrow of things to write I would be much obliged, no matter what course you took, I'd just like to see what kind framework you applied to yours.

    Muchos gracias

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    I asked for help on this a year or so back, I may be studying fashion but I was given some very helpful tips

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...onal+statement
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    Quote Originally Posted by unreal
    I've got to do the EXACT same thing over the next week, so I'm going to be camping this thread like a chav in a sports shop.
    you are a funny man

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    As a general rule I would say go do something you enjoy and look at what will be at the end of it.

    As a rule I always tailored my personal statements towards the degree I was applying for. Display an interest in the subject, try to be honest and don't be shy of bigging your talents and strong points up.
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    Just do what I did. Go to an English teacher who's got experience with writing personal statements and get them to help. Worked wonders for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kezzer
    Just do what I did. Go to an English teacher who's got experience with writing personal statements and get them to help. Worked wonders for me
    Yep my English Language teacher was a great help
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    i have EAS005 software and a copy of my uca form from last year on another pc, when im on ill dig it out, worked ok for me too, off to uni in a few weeks, so it wasnt all that bad
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    Jeez, it was almost 2 years ago that I started on my personal statement! Reality check :/

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    Don't you find that people of school leaving age just don't have a clue what they want to do...or they're pigeonholed into banker/accountant/architect/lawyer/IT .... I know that when I was at school I didn't have a clue about the huuuuuuge variety of jobs out there, or even where to start looking. I see some jobs now that involve masses of world travel, huge variety of work, really interesting potential for promotion and wonder if I'd have done something different had I known about it....

    Just keep your options open. Do what you enjoy...

    And who cares what you write for the heads of sixth....like it makes any difference in the grand scheme of things....write 'I plan to be a frog and spend all my days eating flies and stuff' .... I'm sure that it'll certainly get their attention, and then maybe they'll actually sit you down and spend some time with you trying to help you find some direction....
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    My careers advice consisted of

    "do you know what you want to do?"

    "I'm not sure"

    "Well have a think about it."

    Completly useless. Uni careers office has been far more helpful though. No idea about a personal statement. I never wrote one.

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