Mrs Vaughan telling us all about Uni Open Days and Personal Statements and the like is not exactly designed to keep up morale, is it?
I reckon she's just trying to scare us into getting it all done.
It worked on me!
I have, therefore, started my personal statement. After about 20 drafts I will hate this copy and will seriously regret writing it. Oh well... that'll come later. What I really need now is constructive critism. please?
Even the longest journey must begin with but a single step...
The fundamentals of the way the world works lie in Chemistry, Physics and Maths. Hence, a subject that combines these three main areas of science would explain much of how and why things work – something that has always interested me.
Growing up in an engineering family opened my eyes to the various applications and careers of the engineer, making me aware of the spectrum of opportunities available. Chemical Engineering seemed just right, as it unites my desire to know why with practical application; this means that I can see the results of what I have achieved.
This preference to have something to show for my efforts can also be seen through my extra-curricular activities, such as my experience in the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Having gained my Bronze award, I am currently working on my Silver (nearly completed) and Gold simultaneously. Although my service has remained constant (I feel that some continuity is important, especially as in my service I come into regular contact with young children), my skills as part of this programme have ranged from Event Organisation to French.
A love of languages and a thirst for different cultures gave rise to my expedition to
These positions require me to communicate effectively between my fellow students, younger pupils, the Head Girls and staff members. This was a continuation of my involvement in our Pioneer Group, especially for the members of the
My independence and self-motivation is also evident through my work experience in a school in
Confidence has been a key development that has arisen through my involvement within the