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Business with Law Personal Statement

Exposure to my parents' restaurant businesses from an early age has given me an insight to the everyday running of the business. This has inspired me to follow in their footsteps and set up my own business one day. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Law modules on my current BTEC course I have decided to pursue a combined degree in Business and Law, the two subjects I am most passionate about.

I decided to study Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Business to further my knowledge and wanted to also study another area I have a great interest in which is law; hence I chose this particular pathway on the Business course. When I was younger I was involved in an incident which brought me into contact with the American legal system, my law studies on this course have reinforced my interest and desire to expand my knowledge on the legal environment. My course has also given me insight into the British legal system when visiting the Old Bailey, experiencing how the courtroom operates on a daily basis. The study skills I have acquired would, I feel, enable me to research thoroughly and use the information to inform my arguments. I have learned to be more confident in delivering presentations, writing up my findings and organising my time and workload effectively in order to meet deadlines. These are skills that will contribute positively to my degree studies.

Working part time at my parents' restaurant has given me considerable experience as being a member of the family I have always been delegated more responsibility than other members of staff. I have gained a Level 2 certificate in Food and Health Hygiene allowing me to cook in the restaurant. In addition to serving customers and carrying out sales transactions I have dealt with other aspects relating to the staff rota, marketing, ordering supplies and accounts. I feel I have a good understanding of what is required to run a business successfully and can use this knowledge later in life when I pursue my personal ambitions. Through my work experience I feel I have gained excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with customers daily.

Twelve years ago my parents decided to do voluntary work through the business at an elderly residential home. I have been a volunteer through this and serve Christmas dinners to the residents who spend Christmas alone. I find this extremely rewarding and have continued to do this as I have got older and more independent. I believe volunteering in the community is vital, as it gives a sense of giving back something to society.

In my personal time horse riding is a passion of mine and is something I have enjoyed since the age of four. I have competed in many championships across the country and was placed in the top 10 county championships in 2008. Overall I have gained over 300 awards. In 2007 I was awarded a Pride Award for outstanding bravery due to an US incident mentioned earlier. This experience has definitely matured me and taught me to value life and to prioritise the more important things.

I believe I am a motivated, hardworking and well-grounded individual, who is truly passionate about achieving my future goals and aims. I feel I would adapt to university life well and could make a positive contribution. I look forward to the challenges it has to offer and hope you will give my application serious consideration.

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This personal statement was written by Mikki69 for application in 2011.

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