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Gap Year Personal Statements

The personal statement examples below are written by those who are planning to, or have already taken, a gap year. Please do not copy any part of them, or UCAS will reject your application for plagiarism. If you need a little extra help with your statement, please take a look at our Personal Statement Editing & Review Services.

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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...
A trip to the capital city of Iceland; Reykjavík, shaped distinctively by its earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, I noticed how fundamental tourism and investment in geothermal energy had resulted in a strong correlation of economic growth for the country...
My decision to study Geography stems from an evolving curiosity in the world's complex relationships, both human and physical. The relevance and dynamic nature of the subject never ceases to impress. Investigating soil properties in local farmland confirmed this...