What do you think of my university personal statment?
There is absolutely nothing more fascinating than the biological sciences. From
Ecology to Pharmacology. I find every aspect of the subject truly intriguing.
I fell in love with the way the human body functioned way back in first year of high
school where we vaguely studied the function of the heart and I have ever since
been interested by the ideas Biology imposes onto the world we live in. I am
particularly interested in Medical Biology as it focuses on diseases and treatments
which I consider to be very important and valuable to today's society. (and find the
human body a amazing piece of intricate machinery which screams to be studied.) I
decided to study Biology in University because of it's ability to understand the
human body and the environment in which we live in. Having done volunteering
through the NHS at the Royal infirmary, this increased my communication skills and
sensitivity towards patients. It enabled me to understand the impact medical
problems can have on ordinary people and how these problems should be dealt with.
Doing work experience at a dental surgery taught me initiative and punctuality, I find
Dentistry and oral health interesting and have considered studying dentistry
afterwards as I found the career extremely rewarding. As a school prefect, I held
many responsibilities such as organising school events and developed a sense of
confidence and key skills such as diplomacy. To have attended Scouts for many
years as a youngster and eventually becoming a young leader showed me Discipline
and Loyalty. Being a part of the school Eco team taught me the importance of
conversation biology and how we should help maintain a healthy environment. I take joy in being involved in raising money for important causes with affect the
environment and earth through the Eco team. I look extremely forward to studying
drug design and understanding important and concerning diseases during the course.
I enjoy working with different ages and interacting with different people from which
I gained many qualities such as social conscience and motivation by helping at The
British Heart Foundation charity shop. A I have a a strong passion for reading and
the Higher English course enabled me to explore and understand complex and
interesting pieces of literature This combined with Having read about genes and how
emotions and thoughts can have an impact on the expression of DNA strands in a
book about molecular biology heightened my passion for biology. I have always
enjoyed writing and love to write stories in my free time. I appreciate being part of
the debating team in school and enjoy discussing important issues. The advanced
higher biology course which I am currently studying is a course which is very
involving and still fascinating. Biology is the study of living organisms and the way
these organisms think and work making it a truly exciting subject which I cannot
wait to study in a higher depth and understanding in University.