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Mathematics and Computer Science Personal Statement Example
When asked why I like Mathematics, I realised that it is all down to my personality. Being a composed, explicit person, I enjoy the challenge of questions with unequivocal answers.
My character’s orderly side draws me enthusiastically towards neat solutions, my creativity gives rise to my acceptance of new ideas and my positive mind results in my wish to succeed.
All questions have definite answers; we just need to construct ways of reaching them.
Mathematics at AS Level opened my mind to several new areas of algebra, sequences and series, and functions. I keenly welcomed the new techniques and enjoyed all aspects of the course.
Some of my favourite areas, however, were trigonometry and calculus; it was fascinating to see how trigonometric functions come together in a few simple identities!
Being new to the methods of differentiation and integration, I spent extra time going over examples, which soon became clear in my mind. I look forward to investigating these topics further in the A2 modules.
In addition to retaining a strong interest in Mathematics, my fascination for computers has grown. Nevertheless, I was unsure of whether or not I wanted to pursue a joint honours course of Mathematics with Computer Science, or a single degree course of Mathematics.
My decision to apply for the joint course was confirmed after I attended a number of Computer Science Summer School courses in London.
Joining Dubai College has given me the chance to explore new horizons. Responsibilities, such as being a prefect and Year 7 liaison, have made me realise our importance in the school as sixth formers.
I am currently in the process of completing my Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, for which I successfully finished an 80km expedition through the mountains of Mauritius. I will never forget the feelings of pure enjoyment and adventure; it was truly a challenging experience!
Although A Levels take up a great deal of time, I manage to maintain personal fitness by horse riding daily. I routinely enter dressage and show jumping competitions throughout the U.A.E., where I frequently achieve a medal place. Riding horses brings on a sense of freedom and allows me socialise out of school.
I have also obtained an understanding of what it is like to work amongst a large group of people through working in various companies around Dubai.
These included Barclays Bank, Prolab Digital and Palms Nursery. I particularly benefited from my experience at Barclays, as it introduced me to many fields, such as trading, accountancy and exchange, and taught me to appreciate the evident need for teamwork.
Although I am still unsure of the path I will take after graduating, I know that having a Mathematics and Computing degree will give me many transferable skills.
I am currently investigating a number of regions that appeal to me, which include actuarial science and further postgraduate study.
For now, I intend to approach the future positively and have many exciting thoughts. I hope to encounter new opportunities, make new friends and rise to the challenge of university!
This personal statement was written by weirdo for application in 2003.
weirdo's university choices
University of Bristol
Imperial College London
The University of Warwick
King's College London
University College London
Green: offer made
Red: no offer made
Mathematics and Computer Science at Oxford University
this statement is very good
Mon, 03/01/2005 - 00:00
this statement is very good and i recon this person would achieve good things in future..
good luck coz
its really good man. cant
Sun, 11/09/2005 - 00:00
its really good man. cant believe you have got so many work experiences thought..ive got none. neway good luck
man absolutely fantastic
Tue, 20/09/2005 - 00:00
man absolutely fantastic couldnt have done better myself good luck chase your dreams.
Brilliant personal statement
Fri, 07/10/2005 - 00:00
Brilliant personal statement
it's very good, especially
Mon, 28/08/2006 - 00:00
it's very good, especially the 1st paragraph!
this needs improving
Fri, 06/10/2006 - 17:59
this needs improving
Probably the best first
Wed, 03/10/2007 - 12:42
Probably the best first paragraph I've ever seen mate. No wonder they all wanted you!
that last message was by one
Wed, 10/09/2008 - 09:45
that last message was by one Oliver Sheffield
wow! this is just about
Thu, 11/09/2008 - 20:28
wow! this is just about perfect! Hopefully mine will be as good as this (im in the process of writing one...)
Sat, 31/10/2009 - 17:51
This statement is fake.
the person above should learn
Sat, 09/10/2010 - 11:07
the person above should learn how to spell before they go around swearing at other people.
Got chills just reading the
Wed, 13/10/2010 - 17:09
Got chills just reading the first paragraph
Too many Commas for my liking
Thu, 21/10/2010 - 16:16
Too many Commas for my liking and I don't like the use of exclamation marks in formal writing like this.
Stating that you are unsure about course choice (joint honours vs single) cannot be a good thing IMO. It doesn't demonstrate commitment or certainty about your choice of subject.
Otherwise I quite like it but I'm not an admissions tutor so what do I know.
The thing that stands out
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 06:05
The thing that stands out about this letter is that the applicant rides horses for a hobby; this is a clue to what really lead to their acceptance.
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