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Criminology and Politics personal statement

Since I remember, I have always been interested in politics. I was born in Poland and my country's political situation had very big influence on lifes of its citizen. That might be one of the reasons why politics was always around me. I think it shaped my character in some ways.

In high school I took major part in several contests and debates on European theme. As a member of “School's EU Club” I organized and took lead in referendum called “Young people vote”.

I have chosen Criminology and Politics as my subject because it combines both of my passions. Thanks to my father, since childhood I have been fascinated with politics. He impresses me with thoughtfulness about political differences between countries and changes in the world that we live in. Criminology started intriguing me at school when I was learning about law, criminal behaviors and structures of court. I have never had a chance to penetrate this theme deeper. I was thirsty for information on criminology and I read many books to fulfill my curiosity. I could not decide which of them is suitable for me so both of the subjects together is an excellent combination.

In my teenage years I started to read papers and magazines to follow current Polish and international political affairs. I also had opportunity to watch BBC news with Polish subtitles. That was very helpful to improve my English skills.

I came to England when I was 19 years old to meet a new culture and gain experience. I found the job and started being self-reliant. Three years living beyond my country, made me a strong, industrious, ambitious and mature person. I have the ability to work under pressure, well both on my own or as a part of a team.

I am a dynamic person, I take pleasure in going to gym or jogging. On weekends I like learning French, which is another passion of mine.

I feel that I am sufficiently disciplined, committed and enthusiastic to study the subject area successfully. I am looking forward to the academic and social aspects of university life.

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This personal statement was written by Kida for application in 2009.

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I wrote it today and now feel brainless ;)

I wanna apply to Salford University in Manchester for Criminology and Politics.

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