Chemistry personal statement

What I love about chemistry is the constant sense of discovery: looking at the simplest reactions on a molecular level is like glimpsing a whole new world. I am keen to learn at the cutting edge of current knowledge and to contribute to new discoveries. During the course of my degree I hope to take part in some research; after leaving university I am looking to work in science, possibly in research, and some experience will almost certainly come in useful. I would also like to continue my study of French at university I think it is a beautiful language and one of my ambitions is to become fluent.

As part of my study, in addition to the A level course, I have taken part in the RSC Analytical Chemistry competition in a school team; I am a regular subscriber to the New Scientist magazine and have attended several courses, including an ISCO course on Forensic Science. I am also an affiliate of the RSC, and I’m currently looking for work experience possibilities in this field.

I joined Kimbolton School on a scholarship and during my time here I’ve won seven prizes in total, including two for French and Maths; I am now looking forward to the challenges presented by my appointment as one of fifteen Gown Prefects in the school. However, as well as taking my work and responsibilities seriously I have a lot of fun as well. I sing in the school choir and the chamber choir, and currently take singing lessons: I hope to continue with my singing at university, ideally in a university or college choir. I have represented both my House and School in General Knowledge teams and, although not exactly a gifted sportswoman, I’m happy to take part in some sport for my House. I enjoy taking part and trying new sports and although my talents aren’t likely to take me into the university teams, I look forward to continuing to ‘have a go’! I have also taken part in numerous musicals and plays in the school. In January I joined the Kimbolton Amnesty International Group and have been involved regularly since then. As a member of the school’s Community Service Unit I spent a year working in a primary school, and another in a school for handicapped children, both on Thursday afternoons during term-time.

I believe that my academic ability and dedication to my subject make me an ideal candidate to study chemistry at university. I look forward to taking advantage of all the opportunities that will be open to me as a student, both in work and leisure time.

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Comment by guest at 23:06:23 18/09/2005

That opening is fantastic- "What I love about..."- it's simple yet comes across really enthusiastic. I've been looking for a good opening and this is one! This is a brilliant personal statement.

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sounds good by guest at 14:27:32 22/09/2006

i must say youre personal statement is very convinceing. thanx for the info xxx

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Comment by guest at 02/11/2006 17:57:55

excellent statement!!! well done who ever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nice opening by guest at 27/02/2007 17:52:39

i love the opening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by guest at 20/08/2007 15:14:21

great enthusiasm with a down to earth humorous approach :)

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Comment by guest at 09/09/2007 18:37:43

the opening really grabbed my attention. simple but effective. definitely one of the best ps's i've read and one of the most interesting. just a small mistake... you have repeated " as well" in one sentence near the middle.

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Comment by guest at 11/09/2007 22:07:23

Won't people get caught if they copy this personal statement? I'm going to steal a few phrases hope it goes well!

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excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by guest at 21/09/2007 12:32:45

excellent worth reading, hpe mines as gud

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i think this is a great personal statement particularly the start. wanna hook up im down hoes!!!! WORK IT

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Comment by guest at 11/11/2007 14:58:11

anita is stupid

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Comment by guest at 21/11/2007 14:41:43

wow.......may i use it plzzzz. it aint like they would know right? go on.........

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guest by guest at 05/12/2007 22:21:25

I don't think it's that good at all. I like the first paragraph, the first sentence in particular, but the rest of the statement is just a general list about what you've done, which is exactly what pretty much every advice page says not to do. including studential! there is no mention of your course, what you like about it or of any skills you have developed that you think will give you suitability to the course.
if you got in on this statement it would be a joke

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Comment by guest at 02/06/2008 17:05:34

not too bad!

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Comment by guest at 01/08/2008 14:31:32

Honestly you seem a bit full of yourself....sorry but its true, someone had to say. Still a good PS tho

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Comment by guest at 09/09/2008 20:04:56

Jobby-jabber

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Comment by guest at 18/09/2008 21:59:26

i think the opening is reealli gd and this person multiple skills. i think the only flaw is that there is not enough relation bk2 the degree that they wnt 2 do. otherwise its pretty perfect.

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Comment by guest at 03/10/2008 16:18:59

oh my god! its amazing, the opening is just fantastic.
it has made me worry about my personal statement though!

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Tevian by guest at 04/11/2008 16:34:30

oh
not bad

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Comment by guest at 12/11/2008 22:34:18

i don't think it's very good, you would hardly know that you were applying for chemistry, it's really vague

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zomg by guest at 18/11/2008 15:52:59

is awesome.
thank u SO very much!1!!!
i've been working in mine for ages and everything seems great, except the opening and urs is PERFECT!!!

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Comment by guest at 21/09/2010 15:02:20

this is a very good statement but i dont want it because i hate you!

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Comment by guest at 22/09/2011 11:28:01

roflmao bit harsh ^ good statement

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Comment by guest at 15/03/2012 22:46:47

WOW... incridible.. thanks a lot... you gaves me a lot of ideas about my project!!...

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DhXoSbwlHPCbrwz by guest at 10/06/2013 21:25:52

I cannot thank you enough for the post.Really thank you! Want more.

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cJDGUTpTvPiZ by guest at 23/07/2013 16:49:10

I really enjoy the article.Much thanks again. Want more.

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Mediocre at Best by guest at 28/07/2013 17:14:36

I read this thinking it was supposed to be an exemplar. If this is an exemplar, there's something VERY wrong with university admissions offices, and also with this site. There are two actual mistakes; "...French at university I think..." (there should be a full stop after 'university'), and repetition of 'as well', which someone has already pointed out. You should have got someone to check it before posting it on the site. I'm not impressed. This shouldn't be your first draft. I'd expect better.

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Big Fan by guest at 06/03/2014 02:52:25

Your statement about chemistry is really heart-touching. I can relate a lot to it - thank you for sharing that.