Human Biology Personal Statement
Having always had a keen interest in Biology, specifically in the human area, I believe that studying a degree in is the perfect opportunity for me to deepen my understanding of the subject. My aim, subject to successful completion of my studies at university, would be to continue my studies but in the field of chiropractory. My decision was strengthened following treatment for my own back problems and the improvement in my overall health, something which conventional medicine had failed to be able to achieve. This prompted my heavy interest in the course. Studying a degree in would be an invaluable step towards this final aim
Unfortunately work experience in the chiropractic field is extremely difficult to come by and I have been unable to experience any
However, following discussions with my chiropractor, he has offered me a placement in the coming year. Earlier in the year, I attended a Medlink event in Nottingham aimed at informing potential medical candidates of courses available. This reinforced my decision in both my chosen career and the option to take a as a foundation degree
Apart from this, until recently I have been working at Tesco on the chicken counter. Although not linked with my course or career, I felt that the job proved invaluable in the development of my communication skills and being able to work as a team. Due to the nature of the work, I was also constantly working to deadlines. I have also gained a lot of experiences from in school activities. I have acted as a guide on open days, helped with charity work and more recently have begun working as a peer mentor. The opportunity to take part in such activities has further enabled my communication skills, now also with younger people and also to gain trust and act independently as well as part of a team
Outside of school, I have been fortunate enough to take part in many different activities and interests. Socialising is important to me especially because it provides and outlet for stress and helps communication which in my chosen career is extremely valuable
Furthermore I regularly attend church in which I have helped run a youth group and help with the organisation and set up of charity events in a family based fundraising group. I have a strong interest in music and enjoy playing the piano and listening to music as much as possible. From doing this, I have been able to improve my exam confidence and have also learned how to relax. I also attend dance lessons; enjoy cycling, cooking and playing squash and badminton. I am also looking into beginning a course into massage and the uses thereof. I believe that such activities, although add little to my academic achievement have been vital in my study up until this point as they have provided a way of winding down after heavy work loads and hopefully become a friendly outgoing person. This I believe would be very useful in studying at university
Despite my numerous out of school activities, I would like to assure that I allow time for my work and rarely miss deadlines. I am a conscientious worker and my studies have always taken preference over my personal interests and will continue to do so in order to fulfil my future goals.