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Since as long ago as I can remember I have always been fascinated by the natural world. That childish fascination has not left me but deepened over the years. This interest has led me to my love of biology, ecology, animal behaviour and evolution...

I have always had an interest in science-based subjects, especially those relating to biology. Whilst undertaking my A-level Biology course, the module energy and ecosystems was of particular interest to me...

Marine Biology Personal Statement

When Aristotle, in 300 BC, first decided to analyse the creatures living in the sea, he set the starting point of what was to become a revolutionary science. He found it fascinating, but studying aquatic creatures was not something he could do with ease...

Biology Personal Statement

Outside was always my favourite place as a child, splashing in puddles, inspecting insects under magnifying glasses and having snail races with my brothers. The living world fascinated me. My enthusiasm has only increased over the years and living by the sea has inspired me further...

Biology Personal Statement

The natural world has always fascinated me and the importance of understanding it has never been more important than it is today. With so many environmental tipping points approaching and many contentious issues surrounding the environment there can seem to be little prospect of a fulfilling career in conservation; however I strongly feel that science has the potential to produce a sustainable planet if people are educated to understand its value...

Biology Personal Statement

My interest in Biology started at a very young age due to spending a lot of time outdoors. I am intrigued by the functioning of living organisms and how they are all linked; one small change in one species will affect a whole range of others...

Marine Biology Personal Statement

During my work experience at the Marine Biological Association of the UK, I carried out electrophoresis on the DNA of Emiliania huxleyi. This was the first time that I had a chance to see marine biology on a professional level...

Ever since I was very young, I have been fascinated by and have had a keen interest in many aspects of Biology. The areas of Biology in which I am particularly interested are living organisms, the environment and human Biology...

Natural/Biological Sciences Personal Statement

Experiencing first-hand life as a human in the natural world, I have the authority to confirm that regardless of previous knowledge, unexplained phenomena still exist. As a scientist, I adore observing the unknown, analysing the known and making decisions accordingly...

Biochemistry and Pharmacy Personal Statement

I have chosen to study biochemistry or pharmacy at university because I have enjoyed studying biology and chemistry at college at A-level, and I am keen to proceed with them to a more advanced level. I think doing either of these is the most suitable option...

Natural Sciences Personal Statement

Natural Sciences I have chosen to study Natural Sciences because of a constant curiosity with the workings of the world around me. By doing Natural Sciences I hope to build on my existing knowledge by studying a stimulating and inspiring subject in much greater detail...

As with science in general, I find it interesting, often fascinating, and I feel that I could gain much from studying it at university University has always appealed to me because of the wealth of experiences it has to offer as a student...

Biotechnology Personal Statement

The progression of technology and the effects it has had on civilisation has always fascinated me, and generated within me a profound interest in the Sciences. More recently, I have begun to excel more in Biology than Chemistry or Physics, and this is where I wish to continue my studies...

Marine Biology Personal Statement

My choice of marine biology stms from a combination of interests, both academic and recreational. Biology has been one of my favourite subjects at school now for some years and studying geology has expanded my intrest further, showing links between how life on eatyh began nd how it evolved over time...

Human Biology Personal Statement

Having always had a keen interest in Biology, specifically in the human area, I believe that studying a degree in is the perfect opportunity for me to deepen my understanding of the subject. My aim, subject to successful completion of my studies at university, would be to continue my studies but in the field of chiropractory...

University has always appealed to me because of the wealth of experiences it has to offer as a student. Although I enjoy Computing and Chemistry: two of my 'A level' subjects, I am especially keen to study Biology and Psychology...

Biology Personal Statement

I have always had an interest in science-based subjects, especially those relating to biology. Whilst undertaking my A-level Biology course, the module energy and ecosystems was of particular interest to me...

I have always been interested in Biology and Chemistry. I find them stimulating and challenging subjects, and over the years of studying them both, my interest in them has increased. This is why studying biomedical sciences at university is an ideal choice for me This year, whilst studying for my AS level subjects, I attended a Biology Conference at Westminster Centre Hall to increase my understanding of today's biological world...

Medical Biochemistry Personal Statement

My fascination with Science developed at a young age owing to the fact that both my parents and brother are employed in the medical industry Both my parents are registered nurses and my brother, a biomedical scientist...

Biochemistry Personal Statement

The courses I am applying for are: Biochemistry/Sandwich Medical Biochemistry Physiology and Biochemistry Forensic Science The reasons for these choices are that I am studying both biology and chemistry at A Level and enjoy these two subjects the most and would like to combine them at higher education...

Molecular Biology and Forensic Science Personal Statement

A person's fingerprint is like a biological seal which, once impressed, can never be denied (Colin Beavan). Having arrived at A levels my developing interest in science, especially biology, became firmed up by the time decision time came...

My interest in science widened when I started high school. It gave me the opportunity to do well on my favourite subjects. This opportunity led me to have the interest on the physical human health; specifically the known illnesses that we can have at present and might have in the future...

My grandfather used to be a teacher in Biology and I really enjoyed reading and looking through his textbooks when I was a child. He is the person who first introduced me to the world of natural sciences and inspired me to further explore that field of study...

I have always been interested in Forensic Science & Biological Science and learning how different techniques and methods are used for solving crimes. In particular how the principles of bioinformatics are used in detection and identification of microbes; how it is used in Forensic Science for detecting biocrime attacks and how to identify and examine skeletal remains of victims after long period of time...

Studying at a university has always been very attractive to me. Not only because it will help me to become independent, but also because it will enable me to study as much as I want. I particularly look forward to studying at a university in the United Kingdom because I feel it would give me a real challenge, an adventure to remember and an opportunity to broaden my horizons beyond the Netherlands...

Human Biology Personal Statement

My ambition is to become a surgeon. From a young age I have been fascinated by the human body, especially the ever beating heart that begins life from as early as 3 months after conception and does not stop beating till the last breath...

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by all living things. Throughout my childhood travels I have encountered many natural wonders in various parts of the world, from the giant redwood forests of California, to the rich variety of aquatic life populating the coral reefs of the Caribbean Sea, which have all greatly inspired my imagination...

Arthur C Clarke wrote in 1969 that 'If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right, but if he says that something is impossible he is very probably wrong'...

Biology Personal Statement

My appreciation for the way in which medicines have aided psychological and mental illnesses in our society today was one of the reasons why I chose to do Sciences at A-level. I have encountered many experiences in my life, which have truly tested my development as a teenager...

The human body has always intrigued me, its diverse mechanisms providing complex antibodies that recognize foreign organisms such as viruses and bacteria. It's these organisms that are working everyday and every night to maintain and sustain the way of life we so frequently take for granted...

At a first glance one would say that the natural world is a peaceful place, relaxing to the eye. When viewed in more depth we discover that it is, in fact, a dangerous battlefield between living organisms...

I had a passion for Biology from a young age as my grandfather used to be a Biology teacher and I really enjoyed reading and looking through his textbooks when I was a child. He is the person who first introduced me to the world of natural sciences and inspired me to further explore that field of study...

Microbiology Personal Statement

It was learning about the discovery of penicillin that first stimulated my interest in the behaviour and destruction of microbes by the action of drugs; for example antibiotics. Learning about this giant leap forward in medicine and the way it transformed the treatment of disease inspired me to pursue the study of Microbiology...

Pharmacology Personal Statement

I am of Haitian descent and my country is one known for its harsh living conditions. There is a constant struggle for survival and poverty is an endemic burden. Despite numerous advances in technology, Haiti has remained the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere...

Biomedical Science Personal Statement

Ever since I looked at my first organism down a microscope I have had this arge to know what else is around me that I was not able to see with my naked eyes.The fascination of looking down a microscope and discovering many small organisms living without us knowing their presence makes one want to learn more about them...

Biomedical Sciences/Biology/Medicine Personal Statement

Over the past two years I have acquired a blend of diverse scientific knowledge, analytical skills and time management. My Biology and Chemistry A-levels have given me an appreciation of how molecular structures create complex biochemical systems, which in turn can give rise to changes on the macro scale of tissues and organs on which medicine works...

Physiology/Medical Sciences Personal Statement

The human body is arguably the most complex life form that has ever existed. Studying how the body works helps us to comprehend the many processes that maintain health and find better treatment for diseases...

University has always appealed to me because of the wealth of experiences it has to offer as a student. Although I enjoy a wide variety of subjects: An A level subject that I am especially keen to study is Biology...

Biomedical Sciences Personal Statement

The human body is a masterpiece of creation. The complexity of communication between cells, intriguing defense mechanisms against disease and the beholder of the blueprint to human existence; the human body is a world in its self...

Since the beginning of my intellectually aware life, I've been seeking for a passion that would be complicated enough to hold my interest and at the same time be perspective. I can now say that I have found the science that has survived all of my dilemmas , wanderings and uncertainties - the thing that has become my ultimate passion is Biology...

Genetics Personal Statement

Through studying A-level Applied Science my interest in science has deeply increased, recently I was under pressure to choose a course to study at university but I knew I wanted to do something in the scientific field particularly along the lines of biology and chemistry...

Throughout my education, Biology has been the subject which I have been most engaged and enthralled by. My passion for the subject has been developed alongside my knowledge and level of understanding my A-Level studies...

Biochemistry Personal Statement

My curiosity grew when I saw my sister suffering from sickle cell crisis. If immediate help was not give, she would not have been able to survive, with the main help she needed was drugs. Hours later, she seems perfectly normal and that is when I asked myself, "how?" This is one of the many reasons why I want to pursue a degree in biochemistry; to study chemical processes in the body...

I can remember my childhood, playing in the garden and exploring why worms come out when it rained. With the help of my ever growing passion for learning, I have found my way into the world of biology...

Psychology and Biology Personal Statement

Studying an academic Science at university has been the ultimate ambition since turning fifteen after dissecting a heart and realising that this vital organ – just like science it self – is the core of life, as without it where would we be? I have discovered the sciences to be entirely fascinating as these subjects offer the explanations to our very survival both mentally and physically...

Although my fascination with Biology is rooted in my academic study, its seeds were planted long before. I still recall the simple childhood awe I felt travelling down the River Nile, or the exhilaration of passing through valleys of dipterocarp forests in my father's native Malaysia...

Biological Sciences Personal Statement

I am interested in pursuing a career in biological sciences because I am captivated by the wonders of the components of life. There upon, I desire to understand the background of problems that are formulated by biology on a molecular level, such as cancer, diseases and genetic disorders...

I wish to read biochemistry at university because I want to discover the answers to the most profound and fascinating questions about the very essence of life. Some questions are so important but, paradoxically, can be overlooked by many people, for example, why are men naturally more predisposed to genetic conditions than women? My deepening intrest in my A level subjects (and my frustration at the narrowness of the specifications) confirmed my belief that biochemistry is the subject I have to carry forward...

Biomedical Sciences Personal Statement

What I love about science is that it has yet to offer the 'best' way for anything. Man will always find ways to do things better than before, quote: "Wherever the knowledge takes us, it will empower us to do more...

Throughout countless centuries, great thinkers and philosophers have used Mathematics and logic to try and comprehend their surroundings using the limited resources and information available to them. In my opinion, ‘science’ has existed since those humble beginnings but was hampered by the ignorance or dogma of others...

Biochemistry Personal Statement

Since the University of Hong Kong is the oldest university in Hong Kong, HKU provides a comprehensive, research-intensive education. Internationally renowned teachers, first- rate libraries, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities are attracted me...

Biology is a subject which fills me with wonder and awe but it was not until I started college to continue my studies that I was introduced to the vast complexity of our world. Realising intricate mechanisms are involved in what I had thought to be simple parts of life amazed me, inspiring me to want to learn as much as I could...

The possibilities of biotechnology first intrigued me when I watched Jurassic park. I ran around my house asking if it was possible to bring back dinosaurs, and spent the rest of my childhood imagining that it was...

(Molecular) Biology Personal Statement

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” -Ralph Emerson For centuries, mankind has pushed the boundaries of scientific knowledge, uncovering the secrets of our very existence; never before has a species known so much about its biological makeup...

Every decision I have made in the last four years has been fuelled by the one goal of pursuing my interest in Biology. I have always been a keen Biologist, wanting to know how insects move, why some trees drop their leaves every autumn and how my heart beats every second of the day...

Natural Sciences Personal Statement

Why and How? I believe these are the two most important question words as they express mankind’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and they have lain the foundation of sciences and have helped us find answers and solutions to problems throughout history from the domestication of fire to Darwin’s theory of evolution, to landing on the moon and so on...

"Eureka!" This joyful exclamation sums up my satisfaction when I have finally solved an intractable problem. I frequently experience such "eureka" moments in my passionate exploration of science. My curiosity drives me to immerse myself in studying many scientific fields; which is why I believe the Natural Sciences course will best suit my abilities and interests...

Biological Sciences Personal Statement

When I was in primary school I would take pens apart to put them back together, so that I could see how every small piece fits together to create a whole working object, and as I furthered my education my focus shifted to the w orld around me...

Conservation Biology Personal Statement

With numbers of threatened species at its highest, the natural world needs help. The thought of being able to help animals is a dream of mine. I want to educate on how we can tackle the threats that animals are faced with...

Biological Sciences/Genetics Personal Statement

DNA is like a computer programme but far far more advanced than any software ever created” - Bill Gates, the mastermind behind Microsoft himself admits the intricacy of such a molecule. Geneticists working alongside innovative technology have created a huge impact on the modern world...

Biological Sciences Personal Statement

Growing up in a family involved in the field of public health means I have been surrounded by science from a very early age. I have gradually come to the point where biological sciences is now a huge passion of mine and I would love to pursue it as a career...

Biology Personal Statement

The living world will never cease to amaze me. From the workings of a human cell to the balance of a complex ecosystem, I find the lives of organisms fascinating and this has compelled me to pursue a degree in biology...

Biological Sciences Personal Statement

It all started with the dinosaurs. Like many children, I was fascinated by them. Unlike many children however, I was not content with just knowing their names. I wanted to learn more about their behaviour, form and function, habitats, and evolution...

Biology Personal Statement

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Biologist Personal Statement

At age fourteen, the loss of my father certainly changed my demeanor on life. I thought college was an opportunity that I would not be able to pursue. My mother's coping with the loss of her high school sweetheart took her away from her time with her kids...

Biology Personal Statement (International Student)

The cell, the building block of all life, has always fascinated me. The way everything that lives stems from a phenomenon so tiny it can not be seen by the naked eye is the main point driving my curiosity...

Life Sciences Personal Statement

My zeal for biology was consolidated during my pursuance of the Molecular Biotechnology Diploma in Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP). The program exposed me thoroughly to the Life Sciences as it required me to carry out numerous independent studies and complete a semester of intense research projects...

Biological Sciences personal statement

The world of biology has always been intriguing to me, wanting to explore the depths of logic and reasons behind the various phenomenon that occurs in our body. The complexity, the awe, the wonder of the occurrence of various processes has never failed to pull me towards the world of biology, one of the pillars of science...

Biomedical Sciences Personal Statement 4

Without biomedical scientists, doctors and hospitals would not be able to function properly; I would like to be part of the system that supports such a major organisation. This is why I feel studying biomedical sciences would be the best option for me.

My passion for the sciences and understanding the world around us and how it all works has only been enhanced by studying the subjects that I have chosen at A level, primarily biology and chemistry. Salters chemistry is a challenging course, however I find that it has increased my interest in the subject by applying itself to many aspects of real life situations, especially medicine and the production of drugs. By studying biology,. I feel that I have much better comprehension of the living organisms around us and the intricate and elegant systems that make us able to survive in the world we live in. Outside of school I like to further my scientific knowledge and keep up to date with the latest scientific news by reading journals such as New Scientist and the Student BMJ.

Studying maths at AS level has helped my approach and deal with situations in a more logical way, which is essential when wanting to study such a scientific course at university. Also studying history in depth at A Level has increased my critical thinking skills, especially when approaching sources of information and research. By studying a humanity I believe that I am offered various different perspectives that I may not have previously considered.

The modules I would be most interested in studying are psychology and neuroscience, and would be hoping to specialise in these areas either after my first year of study or after my degree. I would also be interested during the course to take on a language module. As I already speak Romanian fluently, I would love the opportunity to speak another modern language, for example, Spanish. Not only are modern languages very important, but it would also be a challenge to manage on top of my degree, however I feel that I would be able to handle it well.

This year at school I am history prefect. As prefect I try and encourage the younger years (years 7-8) to attend the lower school history club. I have also set up my own history media club for the GCSE years where we watch historically related films and discussing them, comparing them to the actual historical event. On a weekly basis I also attend a debating society available to those in the sixth form; this allows me to develop several key skills which are essential in life such as the ability to communicate clearly.

I have gained work experience in several medical environments, including ten days at Kings College Hospital in the general medical ward, working mainly with the student nurses and the health care assistants to help look after patients but also, I shadowed a consultant and observed several colonoscopies and endoscopies as well as spending a morning observing on the diabetic foot clinic.

Another hospital I went to for several days was St. Thomas’ Hospital where I was on the Lane Fox respiratory unit. There I observed several bronchoscopies, and also shadowed the technicians, learning about the equipment that was being used on the intensive care unit. In addition to this I worked at a GP surgery for a week, working with different staff, including the reception staff, the nurse and also sitting in with the doctor during sessions and going on home visits. They were all valuable experiences that led me to observe the doctor-patient relationship in hospitals and in primary care. I also noticed and observed the importance of the technicians other staff on the wards, and how the whole team worked together efficiently to maximize the recovery of the patients.

Being simultaneously interesting and diverse, biomedical sciences is a course I would love to study as it would further develop and fulfill my already inquiring mind with regard to the sciences.

Comments

General Comments:

Overall, this PS is poor. It is plagiarized in places and It doesn’t really show the impression that the applicant is aware of what a biomedical science degree involves. They also show clear interests in psychology, neuroscience, history and medicine, which would make the admissions tutors question their dedication to biomedical science. Their academic interests in biomedicine are not expanded on, nor the laboratory side of things. This should be the main focus of the PS. The academic parts that are discussed are obvious and not necessary, as they don’t set the applicant apart at all. There is no expansion on the question ‘why?’: why is this subject interesting? Everything needs to be related specifically back to biomedicine, with the exception of a small paragraph on extra-curricular activities. The wording is also verbose in many places and there are grammatical mistakes.

Comments on the statement:

Without biomedical scientists, doctors and hospitals would not be able to function properly; 'True, but this sounds a bit OTT. Instead, you should focus on why biomedical science interests you and has clearly been taken from the nhs website http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/healthcare-science/careers-in-healthcare-science/careers-in-life-sciences/biomedical-scientists/ plagerisim could get you blacklisted from university and is not worth the risk' I would like to be part of the system that supports such a major organisation. This is why I feel studying biomedical sciences would be the best option for me. This sentence seems redundant as the applicant is just rephrasing the previous sentence. This paragraph also needs more added to it expanding on why the applicant wants to do this course from an academic point of view.

My passion over-used word in PSs for the sciences and understanding of the world around us and how it all works Wordy, could be condensed. Also, this statement is too vague. What aspect of how the world works? There is more to how the world works than medicine has only been enhanced by studying  this is unnecessary biology and chemistry. While it may help you understand things, it doesn’t automatically mean you are interested in it. The focus should be on the interest in these subjects and their relation to medicine  Chemistry is a challenging course, however a sentence doesn’t work well with ‘however’ in the middle I find that it has increased my interest in the subject by applying itself to many aspects of real life situations, especially medicine and the production of drugs. This needs to be more specific By studying biology, remove the full stop – proofread your PS so that it makes sense grammatically! I feel that I have much better comprehension of the living organisms around us and the intricate and elegant Choose one, you don't have that much space!systems that  allows us  to survive . The most important question to answer is ‘why?’. Why is this interesting? You need to be interested in it if you’re going to study it for 3 years! Outside of school, comma needed here I like to further my scientific knowledge  The applicant is repeating themselves by reading journals such as ”New Scientist” and the ”Student BMJ”. The titles of publications should have “ around them. This should also be expanded on, to talk about articles of interest and why they are interesting. The “Student BMJ” is more aimed at doctors, so it may be good to talk about something more science-based

Studying maths  not necessary has helped me approach and deal with situations in a more logical way, which is essential when wanting to study  not necessary a scientific course . Also, studying This word has been used a few times now, should be replaced with a synonym history in depth  has increased my critical thinking skills, especially when approaching sources of information and research. By studying a humanity, comma needed here I believe that I am offered sounds too passive various different perspectives that I may not have previously considered. I’m not sure what different perspectives A Level History would add to biomedical science. Applicants often feel the need to mention all of their school subjects and say how relevant they are to their degree - they don't. The uni will be well aware that the exam syllabus of history means applicants will improve their critical thinking skills etc, they don't need to be told this as every applicant with a level history has too. Unless their school subjects are overly relevant to the degree (e.g.: coursework) then it doesn’t need to be mentioned.

The modules I would be most interested in studying are psychology and neuroscience, This begs the question ‘so why isn't the applicant doing dual honours in those?’ Also, be careful that all your chosen unis offer modules in these, otherwise they’ll wonder why you are applying to them and whether you are interested in their course and would be hoping to specialise in these areas either after my first year of study or after my degree. This doesn’t sound like the applicant knows what is involved in a biomedical science degree I would also be interested during the course to take on a language module. As I already speak Romanian fluently, I would love the opportunity to speak another modern language, for example, Spanish. Not only are modern languages very important, but it would also be a challenge to manage on top of my degree, however I feel that I would be able to handle it well. Irrelevant to biomedical science

 As a history prefect overly wordy I try to encourage the younger years  no need to be specific to attend the lower school history club. Is this all the applicant's responsibility as a history prefect? What skills has the applicant gained from this i.e. communication skills I have also set up my own history media club for the GCSE years, comma needed here where we watch historically related films and discuss them by comparing them to the actual historical event. All this talk on being a history prefect makes me wonder why they aren’t applying for a history degree! On a weekly basis, comma needed here I also attend a debating society ; not necessary this allows me to develop several key skills which are essential in life focus on why it’s important for the degree such as the ability to communicate clearly. This is overly wordy

I have work experience in several medical environments, ten days at Kings College Hospital it isn’t necessary to name the hospital in a general medical ward, working mainly with the student nurses and the health care assistants to help look after patients but also, I shadowed a consultant and observed several colonoscopies and endoscopies as well as spending a morning observing on the diabetic foot clinic. This sentence is too long. What did you learn from this related to biomedical science? [merged paragraphs – this one is too short and all similar things should be together]Another hospital I went to for several days, was St. Thomas’ Hospital where I was in the Lane Fox respiratory unit. There I observed several bronchoscopies, and also shadowed the technicians, learning about the equipment that was being used on the intensive care unit. How does this relate to biomedical sciences as opposed to medicine? What sort of tests were run? How did the ward interact with the pathology laboratory? In addition to this, comma needed here I worked at a GP surgery for a week, working with different staff, including the reception staff, the nurse and also sitting in with the doctor during sessions and going on home visits. All of this experience seems to point to the applicant wanting to study medicine, but seeing it as too competitive. The admissions tutors don’t want to be seen as ‘second choice’, so this would be best removed, or focusing on the laboratory testing side of things They were all valuable experiences that led me to observe the doctor-patient relationship in hospitals and in primary care. As a biomedical scientist you will not be involved in primary care – this is unnecessary I also noticed and observed the importance of the technicians other staff Other than who? on the wards, and how the whole team worked together efficiently to maximize the recovery of the patients. This needs more of a biomedicine spin on it.

Being simultaneously interesting and diverse, biomedical sciences is a course I would love to study as it would further develop and fulfil my already inquiring mind with regard to the sciences. This conclusion is weak and needs expanding and is rather clichéd.


Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018

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