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Environmental Science Personal Statements

Your personal statement should explain what aspects of environmental science appeal to you most, and why you want to study this subject at university for a career as a environmental consultant, marine biologist, waste management officer, or one of many other options.

Admissions tutors want to know why you will make a good environmental science candidate, and what skills and experience you can bring to their department.

Our personal statement examples will inspire you to write your own, and help you understand how previous students have successfully applied for an environmental science course in the past.

I must describe as undetermined the moment from which my compassion began to aim predominantly towards the natural environment and all the elements that compose it. With the passing of the years since my existence here on Earth, I have been able to witness behind the transparent glass of “development”, how our relationship with nature is becoming more noxious; on having assumed us with the right to take a big part of our Earth as if it was completely within our jurisdiction...
The first time I recognised the magnitude of my passion for sustainable development was when my family visited the waste-site Smokey Mountain in Manila, Philippines. Smokey Mountain is a two million metric tonnes waste mountain and home for about 30...
There was never any doubt that I would pick Environmental Science. Studying at sixth form has made me realise that my favourite parts of each subject are based on the processes and sustainability of the environment...
The presentation of environmental problems in the media was what initially sparked my interest in environmental studies. In school, I have always enjoyed geography and natural sciences, which led me to take the Geography Concours General, a particularly challenging exercise...
Nowadays, Environmental Engineering plays a vital role in the world as the environment is being put under constantly increasing pressure. As I am fascinated by Science and Mathematics and feel that the environment is incredibly important, I decided to study this course...
Nuclear wars, pandemics, asteroid strikes and climate change. What do they all have in common? They could all lead to human extinction. What don’t they have in common? Only one of them is an issue today...
The recent global environmental issues demonstrated in the media have deeply captivated my interest in studying an environmental course at university level. I believe that the importance of the environmental ecosystem is crucial for the survival and existence of our earth...
The first time I really thought about climate change occurred when I spent a holiday week in a cycling camp organised by the WWF. We cycled through Switzerland and I experienced the transcendence of the Alps for the first time...
When you stare at a world map, you see all of the continents with their colours and contours, rivers and seas; Cities named in tiny black writing dotted everywhere across the land. However, what you also see is that it’s surrounded by just a vast expanse of blue; our oceans...
With the rise of environmental issues in the media, many are beginning to see solving these issues as a spectator sport. A sport in which humanity relies on policy makers, scientists, and others to make changes for them...
From an early childhood I have always had a very close relationship with the nature and the Earth. When I was younger and as a representative of Slovakia in squash visited many countries either when I travelled on my own, every time I was fascinated how different the various locations of our planet are...
Standing on the football field, watching as the smoke cloud from a nearby wildfire swept over the hill and headed for directly above us, is a picture I will never forget. The sun became a small red dot, ashes covered our cars and the sky became one giant dark cloud...