As you will know if you are going through the wretched time of attempting to complete your UCAS, you will understand how difficult it is to throw your life down on a piece of paper without sounding like a narcissistic ejit. The whole aspect of throwing down your short life into 47 lines is somewhat daunting, where do you start? How do you do it?
My personal feeling of personal statements is that you should write a huge hunk of everything that you could have possibly done to do the university course that you want to do. So everything from making Airfix kits to joining the boy scouts so long as it’s relevant. Then you need to cut it down to the bare essentials and you should have a statement to be proud of.
That theory goes somewhat out the window if you are doing a subject which is remotely creative. With not only a personal statement, but an interview and a portfolio to content with you need to be planned and organised to complete everything that’s thrown at you to a significant standard.
As you may know I want to study Architecture at university which is a minimum of 7 years commitment to education at an institution. Therefore the staff are constantly looking to see if you will make it through or barrel out because you cannot cut it. I myself am attempting to complete my portfolio by the end of the month, a significant challenge for me as I will need to create up a selection of works in order to get it to a significant level in order to be shown effectively – but it is not just the portfolio it is the gumph that goes with it, the stories and the information to talk about when you are with the admissions tutor.
It is a worrying time for me atm, if anyone has any creative ideas I would be grateful.