Personal Statement | Research


Lately I’ve been struggling to write my personal statement not knowing what to write; because of this I decided to look into the universities I am applying for write the subjects I studied down, Once this was done I have used a green pen to box the subjects that are going to come across on every university. I’m glad I did this because I now have more of a an idea to what I can speak about in my personal statement.


Leeds College of Art | Decisions?

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I have decided to look into Leeds College of Art as one of the places I want to apply to the UCAS points to get in is 260.However Looking further into it I don’t now want is as one of my choices using Uni Stats it didn’t have any pie chart showing what degree people left with and it had also only accepted people with A levels Scottish advanced, for some reason this just doesn’t seem right and it wasn’t somewhere I wanted to go just a back up more than anything but it seems like a waste and taking into consideration if I don’t get into the universities I want to I don’t want to be stuck somewhere I may not want to be as it wouldn’t benefit me in any way.

2nd 4th November | Plan

  This is the final week to complete all my work I have made a plan showing the work I am going to do in order to meet the deadline I have also planned the amount of time I am going to spend doing each task in red again so I know the amount of time I have to complete a task in order to meet my deadline.

Evaluation | Unit 18

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Today I have been working on my evaluation I have uploaded a draft version so I am still able to re-submit tomorrow before deadline any changes. The reason for doing this is because it is apart of my brief to upload my evaluation to the VLE before Wednesday 4th November.

Overall, I am pretty happy with my evaluation although I know changes will be made to reach the higher grades.

UCAS | University of the Arts London

This was the second week of looking into UCAS we had to look into one particular university that we liked the look of and find as much detail as we could about the course. I decided to look into UAL, UCAS didn’t supply much information about it apart from the UCAS points where 80 to get in. (This seemed pretty low, However Shirley reassured me that this is one of the best universities to get into to do Graphics.)

Personal Opinion: Even though the points are low to get in I think UAL don’t base grades as massively as other universities which is a good thing in some ways as visually some peoples work is amazing but explaining there work is harder.
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Manchester Metropolitan University

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One of the universities that is one of my top choices is MMU, the reasons for this is because I have done some research which shows a lot of good things not only in results but work they have their own site which is full of information about the course and even about the staff which gave me an understanding to whether I liked the university or not, Personally applying for this university is a good idea because its not too far from home and I would be able to travel there meaning it’d be cheaper than moving away.

I have booked to go to an open day which is the 28th November I decided to do this because it will give me an idea of what it would be like if I got accepted and was going to go there and to see if the expectations I have for this university still stand after.