Architecture Personal Statement
I am clear that I want to pursue a course in the area of architecture or planning, because it will enable me to combine the strongest aspects of my personality; a fascination with functional art and design, particularly arrangements of light and space; enthusiasm for solving practical problems; and working with other people. It is my desire to travel around the world and experience other cultures and broaden my horizons.With this in mind, possessing a set of transferable skills and knowledge will be invaluable for the future. My ambition is to go to university and do a degree in planning and transport, or in architecture
My work experience last year helped me decide that I wanted to study an area of architecture or planning. I spent part of my time at a hospital and shadowed doctors. The second was spent with an award- winning firm of architects, planners and engineers in Bath. Whilst I enjoyed working at the hospital, I preferred the variety, challenge and social context of the architecture and planning practice. At school I have been an all- rounder and this can be reflected in my grades. So for A- levels, I have been torn between arts and sciences
I opted for a balance, because I knew how important it is to express my creativeness as well as learn more about the physical world. I have a deep interest in literature, which I would like to expand and develop. I have confidence and am a very keen worker who will not give up until I have achieved my full potential. I feel prepared to take responsibilities and am co- operative and willing to accept guidance where ever it will aid my cause. I always try to be enthusiastic and find I get on well with other people and enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new surroundings.
I also have the ability, and willingness, to listen and try to understand the view points of others. I have good IT skills, which can be clearly seen in my coursework and analytical and decision- making skills, to assess and resolve conflicting points of view, which is vital in being a Town and country planner. I recognise the importance of having a good balance between working hard and engaging in pastimes. I have a number of hobbies both in an out of school . Out of school I have been practicing Taekwondo, of which I have been doing for five years and currently a black belt
This is a hobby, which I enjoy immensely and would like to in the future teach to others.I also enjoy swimming and training at the gym. In school I have been playing the flute and I'm currently working towards grade 5. I've been going to orchestra for about two years and have played in every concert since. I hope to continue my music throughout my life and future career. I am also very committed- member of the school council, which I find thoroughly interesting and enjoyable.
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