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Geography personal statement

My interest in Geography was first sparked when I was only five, when I went on holiday to Denmark. I wanted to know where Denmark was, why we had to go on a ferry, what the people there were like, what the land was like, and a million other questions. Ever since then I have had an interest in the world around me, countries, and the people and landscapes there. This is why I have chosen to study Geography.

I am currently studying Geography, Environmental Science, and Biology at A2 level, and I enjoy, and find all of these subjects interesting. I am particularly interested in Ecology, and Geography, Environmental Science, and Biology all have sections studying Ecology. I found the Geography AS level interesting, as we studied a wide range of topics, from the feasibility of building a bypass around Ambleside, to studying coastlines. Studying coastlines helped me to further understand the effects of something we did in Environmental Science, global climate change.
Studying Biology has given a scientific edge to my knowledge of Geography, particularly human Geography, e.g. studying different crops grown in different regions of the world.

I also studied I.C.T to AS level, and found it very useful, as I am now proficient in the use of a computer.
In school, but outside of lessons I took part in the Young Enterprise scheme, where I was the Marketing Director of our company, Horizon. Working as Marketing Director helped me to understand people, because I had to market our company to the general public. Leading the marketing team, gave me leadership qualities, and also helped to develop my people skills. At our weekly meetings I had to give a report to the company on how everything was going, and this has boosted my confidence in speaking to groups of people.

For my work experience I did one week at The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh, where I did a variety of tasks, such as developing photos, and annotating them. This gave me experience of working in a typical office environment.

My second week of work experience was at the Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC) in York, where I was involved in showing Primary School children around various Viking exhibits. Whilst here, although I was helping children to learn, I also learned things myself, sometimes Geography related, e.g. many experts think one reason the Vikings started raiding the rest of Europe was because there were poor conditions for agriculture, and the Vikings wanted land with milder conditions. As I was working with children here, I also improved some of my skills, for instance I had to have greater patience, and learned to explain things in a simpler way.

In my spare time I particularly enjoy cinema, and reading, and I would be interested in joining a film club. When I don't have a book to read, I am never quite as happy, and at the moment I am reading Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, and am finding it a very good read.

I am enthusiastic about Geography and intend to work hard for a Geography based degree. I have chosen to go to university, as it will provide me with the opportunity to obtain many skills, social and academic, which will be useful in many possible future careers. I am aware that taking a degree is a big commitment, and will require a lot of work, and a lot of my time, but I am prepared for this, and won't let it be an obstacle on my route to graduation.

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This personal statement was written by 702 for application in 2004.

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very informative helped me

very informative helped me with my personal statement. Why was it denmark in perticular that made you interested in geography?

This is brilliant - i hope

This is brilliant - i hope that it works for me. I am so stupid i couldnt think of anything to write until I read this one - Thx

good

good

This has helped me no end, I

This has helped me no end, I didn't know what quite to write but this has inspired me so much. Many Thanks.

Thanks buddy has help loads !

Thanks buddy has help loads ! hope u get in where ever

thanks you very much ! it

thanks you very much ! it helps me a lot .

hey this has helped me agreat

hey this has helped me agreat deal thanks very much

very useful thank you! would

very useful thank you! would be interested to know which unis u applied for though,im lookin at durham n wud like to c if this had got in!

This is a fantastic personal

This is a fantastic personal statement and very enspiring. I Hope you do well and a very good job.

cheers this has inspired me

cheers this has inspired me loads i didnt know what to write until this

wow, i was having trouble

wow, i was having trouble with my personal statement and i stumbled across your. not only is it the same subjects that im applying for, but has been written by someone that live in the same area as me. this has been a real help and now i know how to start my personal statement and what content i need to put init. thanks

This really helped to give me

This really helped to give me ideas for my personal statement- I was really stuck before I read this.

Thank you!!

This has really has really a

This has really has really a lot of help. Without examples like this I would not have a clue what to write about! :D

^^^

^^^
*This has really been a lot of help*

thanks.. this has really

thanks.. this has really helped me.. i have bullet points of what i want to put in but didnt no wht order to put in it and u helped me remeber the points i had forgotton...
you have done very well.

This is very impressive matey

This is very impressive matey, thanx for the help

brilliant statement, very

brilliant statement, very usefull and actually a good read, cheers brap!!!

Helped me get started on mine

Helped me get started on mine, thanks!

(The commenter above, I think, is beyond help..)

Thanks for the help in this

Thanks for the help in this gave me very good help in my personal statement.

I didn't find it very

I didn't find it very interesting at all, rather boring. I would be very suprised if it had worked!
Rubbish! Thankyou for the poor competition!

I agree with the person above

I agree with the person above, trust me everyone this is a very bad example!!!

I teach Geography A level,

I teach Geography A level, this won't get you into university. Not a good example.

this really is quite poor.

this really is quite poor. its only useful as an example of what not to write. any university lecturer couldnt care less about your interests as a 5 year old, you'd be better off saying how much you'd done recently ie read recent articles about the subject, been to a few lectures/comferences. anyway good luck

rubbish

rubbish

it raffels on to much, i got

it raffels on to much, i got bored

eataaser

This is one of the worst ones iv seen in my life. i wonder if you got in anywhere?

this helped for a start point

this helped for a start point, i found the comment saying thanks for the poor competition a bit odd. bearing in mind the comment was written two years after you wrote this. thank you for the help

Good one ...

Good one ...

cheers matey fabolous help no

cheers matey fabolous help no the techers off my back!

This personal statement gives

This personal statement gives an overview of subjects you could cover in your own personal statement yet overall you want to try and impress the person reading it and frankly they probably couldnt care less what you did when you were a young infant. so skip to the more important stuff about yourself at the moment. i agree with most of the comments claiming this wont get anyone into a decent university

This is pretty terrible. The

This is pretty terrible. The opening paragraph is just awful. And why list the subjects you are studying now? The person reading your PS will already know what you are studying so its a waste of time listing it in your PS. Not one paragraph was decent. This is a really good example of how not to do a personal statement.

I really don't recommend that

I really don't recommend that anyone follows this format for a personal statement. The language is colloquial and the content is vague- it is not intellectual enough and not nearly enough focus is given to Geogaphy.
Sentences such as 'I am now reading Heller's Catch 22 and am finding it a good read' are not relevant.

preston!!!

preston!!!

very imfromative but ultiaty

very imfromative but ultiaty crap i hate it!

this is a very helpful

this is a very helpful example. thank you so much

"i am now proficient in the

"i am now proficient in the use of a computer" who isn't!!
hell a five year old can use a computer!

this is a very good personal

this is a very good personal statement, are you applying to university with this statement?

cheers very helpful

cheers

very helpful

there is no need to write

there is no need to write what subjects you are studying at A or AS level, as anyone reading your personal statement will also have read your application form and know what you are studying, it just wastes space.

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what uni 's did u get accpeted by?

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denmark this denmark that blah blah it make me feel a sleep in middle this was worse personal statement ever...

soooooo dryyyy, like bread

soooooo dryyyy, like bread with no butter

mmm kinda bad

mmm kinda bad

u bored me to tears

u bored me to tears

'I am enthusiastic about

'I am enthusiastic about Geography and intend to work hard for a Geography based degree.'
well maybe you should try writing a decent personal statement first. THIS MADE ME FEEL LIKE POOING ON YOUR FACE

i almost crapped myself

i almost crapped myself laughing at your personal statement

i almost crapped myself

i almost crapped myself laughing at your personal statement

Gangstaaaaa

I didnt even read it, crapppppp!!

Me Again...

I actually did read it this time....its still shit!

douche bag

douche bag

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