MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

1127 views

Should I talk about my hobbies in my personal statement for university? How do I make it relevant to the subject?

You should definitely include your hobbies, such as extracurricular activities you do at school or outside of school. Include the activities which you can use to demonstrate important skills you may have or may have gained from these activities, or important character/personality traits that they demonstrate. It is good to show your strengths and abilities which are not simply academic, and explain how you can utilise these at university, and specifically on your chosen course. Here is a section from my personal statement I wrote when applying for my Psychology degree where I discuss relevant extracurricular activities: "Outside of my curricular activities and studies, I have contributed to the wider community, having volunteered at GIFT charity, Jewish Care, and at my local synagogue as a teaching assistant for young children. Working with children had allowed me to display patience and specific communication skills."

Amy A. A Level Psychology tutor, Mentoring -Personal Statements- tuto...

2 years ago

Answered by Amy, a Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

318 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Elsa A.

Degree: Communication and Media (Bachelors) - Leeds University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Media Studies+ 1 more

-Personal Statements-
Media Studies
Maths

“Hello! My name is Elsa, and I am a 2nd year Communication and Media student at the University of Leeds. I'm originally from Tanzania, and I speak both English and Kiswahili fluently. My previous teaching experience includes my role as ...”

£20 /hr

Isha N.

Degree: Politics and International Relations (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Extended Project Qualification+ 2 more

-Personal Statements-
Extended Project Qualification
English Literature
Biology

“I’m studying Politics at Bristol University, but I still have a passion for English Literature and Biology. I’ve participated in peer mentoring schemes in school before, so I have experience of working with younger students. I’ve rece...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Ailish C.

Degree: Applied Psychology (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Sociology+ 2 more

-Personal Statements-
Sociology
Psychology
English

“About me; Hey!! I’m a third year Psychology student at Durham University and I absolutely love it! I have such a passion for what I study and hopefully my tutorials will ensure that you love it too! I have always enjoyed working with ...”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

Amy A.

Currently unavailable: for new students

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - University College London University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Psychology+ 1 more

-Personal Statements-
Psychology
English

“Recent BSc Psychology graduate from UCL, receiving a high 2:1. Tutoring in Psychology A level, helping with essays in English Literature GCSE, and offering help with personal statements.”

You may also like...

Posts by Amy

1. What are the key approaches, issues and debates in psychology and how can I include them in my essays? (AQA)

Should I talk about my hobbies in my personal statement for university? How do I make it relevant to the subject?

What's the best way to plan and write my essay?

Other Mentoring -Personal Statements- questions

What should I focus on in my personal statement?

I want to study Modern Languages: what do I put in my personal statement?

How much of your personal statement should be about extra curricular?

How much scientific interest should I demonstrate in a Medicine personal statement?

View Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok