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Geography Personal Statement

My desire to study Geography stems from my enjoyment of this subject throughout my school career; particularly at AS level. I find that the topics I learn about in class are all relevant to experiences in my life. I can understand when the government talks about the problem of the aging population, I can explain how globalisation will affect our everyday lives and I can even predict if the clouds in the sky will lead to rainfall.

I am currently studying Geography, Maths and French at A-level. Studying Geography has simulated my interest for the subject and through writing essays I have started to develop the analytical skills needed for my degree. By studying Maths I have not only increased my logic and problem-solving capabilities but I have also had the chance to take a statistics module; I anticipate that the techniques I learn here will be valuable when analysing any present and future investigation work.. I feel that having knowledge of another language will be extremely useful particularly in our ever increasing international society, through learning French I have had the opportunity to gain this, I believe this will only help me in my degree and future career.

During my studies I have found that I am more interested in Human Geography, therefore although my A-level subjects are more science based, I have decided to study the BA. Ultimately I would like a degree which allows a certain amount of flexibility between both the physical and human disciplines I hope that by studying for a Geography degree I will gain a valuable insight into the current social, political and economic climate of the world which will be useful throughout my life.

Having recently completed an Open University module ‘Planets: An Introduction’ I feel that I have begun to develop my independent learning skills, to complete this project I had to self-regulate my time to ensure I met the deadline. I feel I managed this well finishing my project well before the date by which it was due to be handed in.

Throughout Year 12, outside of my normal curriculum, I took part in a scheme called ‘Young Enterprise’ this is where a group of young people, with the help of an advisor, set-up and run their own business. My business ‘Oops’ was highly successful generating over £500 profit, an experience which I am particularly proud of is winning the ‘best presentation’ prize at the regional finals, this is a particular highlight because I contributed greatly to this effort as I co-wrote the presentation and performed it on stage. Through ‘Young Enterprise’ I have learnt a lot about how to work well and negotiate in a group and also about the importance of good organisational skills, especially when having to work towards a tight deadline.

This year I completed a week of work experience at a ‘Cabinet d’advocat’ in France. This is an experience which although was hard work, was extremely rewarding. It required me to be highly independent and highly adaptable as to have a successful week I had to merge fully into the French culture, with the hardest aspect being the language barrier. I feel that I coped well which is a reflection of my abilities to cope with change and adjust to a completely different lifestyle.
I have been learning Shotokan Karate for three and a half years and I have currently attained the grade of 3rd Kyu, when I commence my studies at university I aim to be a 1st Kyu, one away from black belt, therefore it is a sport which I will continue with while I study. Through karate my confidence and determination has improved dramatically. I have now begun to teach grades lower than myself; something which has proven to be a highly gratifying experience.

University is an experience which I am extremely looking forward too. I believe I have acquired the skills to fully cope with the challenge of balancing both the academic and social sides. I am excited by the prospect of going to university and I am sure that I will have a successful three years.

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This personal statement was written by rachelrainbow321 for application in 2007.

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I think this is the final thing, it may have undergone some slight tweeks before sending it off to ucas.

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