Strathclyde University Personal Statements

These UCAS personal statements have been kindly provided by students applying to The University of Strathclyde. You can click on one of the links below to view the entire statement and find out if the applicant was offered a place.

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Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Understanding and discovering how mechanical products work has always been an interest of mine. When I was younger, I would spend hours building complex structures using Lego or K-Nex which is where my passion for engineering began...

Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement
For as long as I can remember, aircraft have always been a primary interest of mine. Being a typical young boy my early interests and aspirations were to become a fighter pilot or an astronaut. However, as I grew older and my eyes were opened to the wonders of physics, my interests were turned to the engineering behind the machines themselves, from the 11 ton Eurofighter Typhoon to the 2000 ton Space shuttle...

Geography Personal Statement (Gap Year) *****
Geography has inspired me from a young age and I believe that growing up in Scotland has had an important role to play in this. The country's geography, to me, can never fail to impress, particularly the city of Edinburgh...

English Personal Statement **
Books inspire me to embrace the freedom of my imagination. I have been an avid reader of a wide range of fiction since childhood. I remember being captivated by Dahl's 'James And The Giant Peach', I was right there with little James Trotter when he spilled the bag of magic, glowing crocodile tongues on the barren peach tree...

Marketing Personal Statement
After graduating from a bilingual business school it was clear to me that I would like to study in English. Soon after I started to inform myself about potential places to study I found that the UK is the perfect choice as it is well known for its higher educational system...

Physics Personal Statement *****
From investigating the properties of subatomic particles to predicting the behavior of the planets, Physics fascinates me. Partly, it's the logical aspect of the subject which seems to sum up the workings of the entire universe in a series of simple statements...

Politics Personal Statement ****
Current and prevailing debate and discussion has widened my views on our ever changing society. After attending the Scottish leaders’ debate this year my fascination for Politics intensified. Having studied Higher Modern Studies I gained an initial knowledge of electoral systems and after following the 2010 General Elections my interest in Politics grew tremendously...

Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement
Being born as a son to two former engineers, I was raised in an environment where curiosity is treasured and nurtured. It wasn't surprising that as I became older, my fascination towards science and technology also grew along with me...

Psychology Personal Statement
Every day life involves psychology; the mind has extraordinary abilities. Man is now surrounded by billions of other humans, so curiosity of how we interact can only be human? My curiosity of human interaction first budded from watching my sister begin her life...

Accounting Personal Statement
At the heart of a successful business is a passion to achieve. A clear mindset and the ability to collaborate well with people is what makes profit; this is vital in the field of accounting. After looking further into the structure of firms, one thing in common to each is that at it's centre is a good accountant who makes clear and well thought out decisions...

Law Personal Statement
Law is the cornerstone of our society, the piece of the puzzle that makes the world we live in work. It sparked my interest a few years ago, when I decided it was time to take a closer look at potential university courses...

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