#1
Anybody else doing these? I'm having real trouble with mine at the moment. I talked to one of the important dudes at the uni faculty that I want to apply to, and he said they don't really look at them if you're wanting to do physics because it's not like psychology or some thing where it's a fight to get in. there's always plenty of places to go around, and as long as you meet the entry requirements then you're pretty much guaranteed a place. Nevertheless, it has to be done, so procrastinating on here seems to be the best way to get it done.
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#2
1. make a list of shiz you've done that indicates you're a real person with important skills
2. write it down
3. get into uni
4. use 2.2 to get a boring job
5. die anyway
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#4
The university application co-ordinator kept telling me that I need to show my PASSION for the subject. She made it sound like I had to absolutely cream my jeans at the slightest mention of engineering to even have the slightest chance of getting a place in university.

Mine ended up being something among the lines of "I play t3h geetarz n I liek building shit HURR DURR".

Got all 5 offers on UCAS. Got shitty grades. Missed my first choice.
#5
Quote by McTodd
1. make a list of shiz you've done that indicates you're a real person with important skills
2. write it down
3. get into uni
4. use 2.2 to get a boring job
5. die anyway


See, this would work perfectly if I had actually done anything that indicated that I was a real person with important skillez. As it is, I'm kinda boned.

Will saying I play the geetar help? I doubt it.
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#6
what's the prompt? try to have fun with it. put in some substance, but at the same time realize that they'll be thankful if you can make them chuckle or something - it can't hurt.
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#7
Well, from what I understood from your original post, you're doing physics. You need to show that you're PASSIONATE about physics.

Do not mention money as a motivating factor. They'll think you're shallow and greedy Money goes without saying.

Tell them what makes you interested in physics, maybe mention some specific things to show that you're interested in a particular field, or some reading you've done beyond the course (I didn't do any, but whatever).
#8
Quote by sg255
See, this would work perfectly if I had actually done anything that indicated that I was a real person with important skillez. As it is, I'm kinda boned.

Will saying I play the geetar help? I doubt it.


- list some books you havn't read, they won't ask you about them.
- exaggerate everything you've ever done, e.g. "was in a band" = "fronted and managed a band", or "extra in a play" = "wrote and directed a play"
- say you taught yourself guitar, and claim your'e at least grade 4, but never took an exam.

basically, they know it's bullcrap, so do you. just do it and get it done, the reference is far more important.
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#9
Saying you play guitar is a good thing, yes. It shows you are going to be an asset to the university as a person, and that you aren't just going to sit in your room.

Your Personal Statement isn't just showing that you want to do that subject, but also that you have things to offer the university as a person.

I can remember on my own personal statement I prattled on about my love of languages and how I'd taught myself Italian. I got in.
#10
M'kay, thanks guys. I probably should be doing it instead of pissing about on the internet. Damn you attention span.
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#11
It seems like unless you put stuff like "[insert course here] IS THE FOCKING WORST SUBJECT EVUR", you'll get at least 3 offers. I know some right idiotic pricks who've got multiple offers.
#13
I never saw the point in the 'personal statement'. They're basically asking for a bunch of unverifiable information(considering the volume of applications, checking them isn't really practical), so all you need to do is omit those hobbies you have that you wouldn't like to tell your Gran about(ie watching porn, fapping, etc), and not write the whole thing in big spastic capitals.
#14
Quote by MightyAl
I never saw the point in the 'personal statement'. They're basically asking for a bunch of unverifiable information(considering the volume of applications, checking them isn't really practical), so all you need to do is omit those hobbies you have that you wouldn't like to tell your Gran about(ie watching porn, fapping, etc), and not write the whole thing in big spastic capitals.



Pretty much. I don't even think that a uni bothers with them unless you have to be interviewed.
#15
Just finished mine. Do your best to link your hobbies in some way to the subject you are applying for, even if it's a very slight link.

And big up any work experiance you may have had. As long as you aren't applying to Oxbridge or equivalent they won't check to see if you're being entirely truthful.
#16
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Pretty much. I don't even think that a uni bothers with them unless you have to be interviewed.

Also, how did you get to apply to 6 courses? 'Twere only 5 in my day.
#17
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Also, how did you get to apply to 6 courses? 'Twere only 5 in my day.


One of the courses I applied for was a college-based foundation degree. This was handled within the college system (so no UCAS) but I still had to give them a personal statement as though I was applying to a standard uni course.
#18
Quote by Fassa Albrecht
Pretty much. I don't even think that a uni bothers with them unless you have to be interviewed.


I think it really depends on the course. For the very competitive ones (psychology, english lit, etc.) it can be the only way to differ between the many candidates with similar grades.
#19
I read "Universally personal statements". I thought this thread was an oxymoron


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Bands I must see in concert
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The Answer

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#20
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done mine, applied, got an offer yesterday

Congratz man!

And to TS, They don't actually read personal statements. It's just a huge joke.
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#22
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Set yourself a challenge and try to hide a subliminal message in your statement. At least that'll give you a reason to continue writing.

Better yet, ensure that the first letter of each lines reads:
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Quote by MightyAl
Better yet, ensure that the first letter of each lines reads:
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I managed to write a poem in 9th grade which spelt "Fuck Bush" down the side. No idea why. I had no idea about politics, and I still don't. Nobody noticed it, though.
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Better yet, ensure that the first letter of each lines reads:
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Since I was I young child, I’ve always felt the need to explore the world around me. As I grew older I
came to realise that the study of physics was the best way to do this. It provides opportunities like
research with universities and the ability to get access to a high paying job in later life. I feel like I am
educated in such a way that I am very well suited to take this course at this particular university.
Why, you might ask. Well, I think that due to the courses I have taken in my high school education
You would be foolish to not take me in as a student. I’ve done higher physics. Is that enough for you
or would I have to take something else on a conditional? I have many other hobbies I think help me
understand the complex world of physics. As well as reading much about the subject, I play the
guitar in several different bands, which I think gives me a head start in working as a unit, and makes
universities like you want to jizz all over my face. I feel that I would be a very valuable addition to
your student body, and that you would be fools to deny me a place. I do hope that you allow me to
study physics at your establishment.


This good enough?
It looks wrong because I wrote it in word, but it works in there.
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#25
Quote by sg255
Since I was I young child, I’ve always felt the need to explore the world around me. As I grew older I
came to realise that the study of physics was the best way to do this. It provides opportunities like
research with universities and the ability to get access to a high paying job in later life. I feel like I am
educated in such a way that I am very well suited to take this course at this particular university.
Why, you might ask. Well, I think that due to the courses I have taken in my high school education
You would be foolish to not take me in as a student. I’ve done higher physics. Is that enough for you
or would I have to take something else on a conditional? I have many other hobbies I think help me
understand the complex world of physics. As well as reading much about the subject, I play the
guitar in several different bands, which I think gives me a head start in working as a unit, and makes
universities like you want to jizz all over my face. I feel that I would be a very valuable addition to
your student body, and that you would be fools to deny me a place. I do hope that you allow me to
study physics at your establishment.


This good enough?
It looks wrong because I wrote it in word, but it works in there.


Mentioning jizz in official emails ftw!
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#26
Quote by sg255
Anybody else doing these? I'm having real trouble with mine at the moment. I talked to one of the important dudes at the uni faculty that I want to apply to, and he said they don't really look at them if you're wanting to do physics because it's not like psychology or some thing where it's a fight to get in. there's always plenty of places to go around, and as long as you meet the entry requirements then you're pretty much guaranteed a place. Nevertheless, it has to be done, so procrastinating on here seems to be the best way to get it done.



you should state why your chosen subject interests you; it doesn't have to be too technical and it won't be too advanced (otherwise why would you be applying for a place on their course?). just make sure you have some good explanation for why you want to study it, and emphasise "academic committment" and the fact that you're a "good student" etc. standard bs.
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Quote by sg255
Since I was I young child, I’ve always felt the need to explore the world around me. As I grew older I
came to realise that the study of physics was the best way to do this. It provides opportunities like
research with universities and the ability to get access to a high paying job in later life. I feel like I am
educated in such a way that I am very well suited to take this course at this particular university.
Why, you might ask. Well, I think that due to the courses I have taken in my high school education
You would be foolish to not take me in as a student. I’ve done higher physics. Is that enough for you
or would I have to take something else on a conditional? I have many other hobbies I think help me
understand the complex world of physics. As well as reading much about the subject, I play the
guitar in several different bands, which I think gives me a head start in working as a unit, and makes
universities like you want to jizz all over my face. I feel that I would be a very valuable addition to
your student body, and that you would be fools to deny me a place. I do hope that you allow me to
study physics at your establishment.


This good enough?
It looks wrong because I wrote it in word, but it works in there.



some of that is good, some of it isnt. remove the parts about jizz and saying 'youd be fools' just use a personal statement to say what you have done, what you aim to acomplise and well what skills you have and how they fit in. ie social skills, skills gained in jobs ie team work etc etc. as long as its good it should be fine. i did fine and am currently on my second year of uni. aslong as you write a half decent personal statement it should be fine.
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