Geography Personal Statement
The Chinese expressions for crisis consists of two symbols, the first being 'danger' and the second being 'opportunity'. Our climate is frequently modified by the adjective 'crisis,'so provoking the question-are we really giving danger an opportunity? Often,I have been faced with the conflicting arguments that these climate changes are merely a natural cycle, but how can we be so sure of the consequences? Such questions have challenged me to undertake ageography degree in an effort to provide some form of answer.
Geography is present in the majority of life's aspects.It is a subject that is ever-changing,evolving and updating.A Geography degree's appeal is based upon the excitement and vibrancy of the topic and the importance and relevance of what is learnt. I love how flexible the skills acquired will be-how easily manipulated they will become when in need during a vast range of situations. In Short, geography will not only be an interesting degree but also a practical one.
I have recently completed my A2 geography project on the microclimate of a coastal region,which involved me executing a number of my practical skills, to investigate how the temperature and wind speed were altered with distance from the sea.I have attended a residential course at a field centre in Tenby where I undertook a physical investigation on dune seral digression and a human investigation on population density in a rural village, both being exciting experiences to extend my original practical skills and geographic knowledge.
I also study Biology, which allows me to improve my numeric skills, and English, which has aided me with my written communication and essay writing. As the captain of the debate team, I attended the Mock council of the EU at the Welsh assembly and was required to represent Ireland's views on renewable energy and EU expansion and then enter what established itself as a fierce debate with the other 26 'countries'. This was such a gratifying experience,it was a rare opportunity to rely upon my geographical knowledge and also to share my viewpoint on topics that interest me with other passionate Geography students.
In terms of wider reading, I read a number of newspapers on daily basis for the most contemporary geographic news. Furthermore,I indulge in my subscription of National Geographic,allowing me to broaden my understanding of a vast range of geographical aspects. I have read Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth' and was startled at how fast this world is changing and how volatile our climate is. I also enjoy Michael Palin's travel publications, having recently finished 'New Europe', exemplifying upon the diversity of Europe and its cultures and landscapes.
A large quantity of my time is devoted to my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. In July, Icompleted my qualifying 50-mile expedition in the glaciated national park of Snowdonia. The scenery was a fortunate and appreciated distraction from the arduous trek; and I was especially in awe of the cragged peak of Tryfan.
A local catering company currently employs me, and I have been promoted to the position of manager of my sector, which requires a high degree of responsibility to independently sort out any arising issues swiftly.
My enjoyment and commitment to learning is evident in my attendance of 100% for my entire school life. I have been chosen for the under 18-hockey team, cross-country teams and the senior debate team.
Additionally, I have been nominated by teachers for the role of Assistant Head girl, a position allowing me to utilise my assets of organising my time sufficiently between studies and duties and motivation in completing tasks, such skills transferable to degree study.
A degree in Geography will hopefully nurture and aid what is currently a keen, curious and academic mind and allow me to reach my full potential.
This personal statement was written by ROAMYO for application in 2008.
I HAVE APPLIED to sheffield(geography and economics)(OFFER ABB)
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