History Personal Statement Example 12

I have always been interested in the study of historical idea's and interpretations. I consider myself to be highly focused on the concept of history and believe that studying this at university would further both my knowledge and interest into the subject. I enjoy reading varying interpretations of significant events by historians such as Asa Briggs, Robert K Massie and Richard Pipes. It is for these reasons that I see myself as an ideal student for History at university.

During my comprehensive education I have worked hard both in and out of school to achieve grades set by my teachers and myself. I have also taken a keen interest in activities to help and promote my school; this has resulted in me being appointed as a senior prefect. My duties within this role are to organise fundraisers for both sixth form funds and charitable purposes. I thoroughly enjoy this role within the school and try to exceed the expectations of my duties at all times. For the end of this academic year I have organised a 'Big Brother' style event in aid of several charities. Through this work I feel that I have gained invaluable inter-personal skills which will undoubtedly help me throughout Higher Education.

For my work experience, I undertook a placement with the local branch of Nationwide Building Society. I was required to complete tasks that included general admistrative work along with customer service. Throughout this time I had to be motivated, reliable, and confident when dealing with customers and their queries. Consequently I was awarded the Ewart Prior cup for my achievement during this placement.

Outside of school I also have a part time job in a local supermarket. For the last three years I have been dedicated to the job and worked hard for the various levels of further training set by the company. My role within the company requires me to be a highly motivated team player; I believe I fulfill this role to the best of my ability. I enjoy providing a high level of customer service in which customers can rely on. I Believe my experiences in the workplace to have taught me valuable organisational skills, and has given me the ability to relate well with people, which I believe would be of benefit in the world of work and university.

In my spare time I enjoy visiting places of interest such as museums and exhibitions on various Historical periods. I have a keen interest in reading about both British and European History. Along with this I try to broaden my knowledge on the 19th century to get a copious overview of the political situation during this period. Additionally I use my spare time to look at new methods and practices for my sixth form such as fundraisers and other social events. I believe that my pastimes have helped to confirm my aspirations for the future.

This statement shows that I am a dedicated, strong minded individual which I believe makes me suitable for an undergraduate course in history.

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This personal statement was written by wotthefcukd00d for application in 2005.

wotthefcukd00d's university choices
Bath Spa University College
Cardiff University
University of Wales College, Newport
University of Portsmouth
University of Wales Swansea

Green: offer made
Red: no offer made


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it seems to me like you have

it seems to me like you have made a lot of what you have said up. i bet you don't regularly visit museums or exhibitions. it also seems like you don't really have a solid interest in the subject and you are not entirely sure why you want to study it!!! think about it.

so did u only apply for bath

so did u only apply for bath then?

Started off encouragingly but

Started off encouragingly but there was hardly any endeavour to convince me of why you wanted to do history. There was an awful lot of emphasis on the personal attributes


can u not read the list of six chocies down the right hand side of the page?? obviously the candidate has made this statemnt specific to Bath Spa!

This is well written and

This is well written and generally good.

However, i agree with other comments in that you don't focus much on why you want to do history. Also, it does seem a little disjointed, in that you switch between talking about yourself and then history in paragraphs, rather setting it out more clearly.

Despite this, it was clearly good enough to get you into your chosen universities.

The personal statement lacks

The personal statement lacks two things; firstly you dont show a clear interest in the subject and secondly you dont offer many extra curriculum activities.

Hey man

Not a bad personal statement..actually im not gonna lie i thought it was complete rubbish! your statement dosent appear to have a general theme! your ideas are generally confused!


confused as to why you only

confused as to why you only applied to one uni?


This is one awesome blog post.Thanks Again. Will read on...


Thanks-a-mundo for the blog. Really Great.

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