A personal statement is a short, reflective piece of writing that you submit as part of your UCAS application to universities. We use it during the admissions process to decide if you're suitable for the course you're applying for - and so we can understand why you want to study your chosen subject. Alternatively, you can see our advice for writing a Masters personal statement. A good personal statement can mean the difference between receiving an offer and being unsuccessful, so it's important you take the time to consider what you want to include in it. Your personal statement is where you highlight you have what it takes to study on one of our undergraduate courses. The personal statement is one of the most important parts of your UCAS application and gives you the chance to tell us how you stand out from other candidates.
Mature Applicants to UCD
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In UCC, a mature student is someone who is aged 23 years or above on 01 January in the year of entry; who wishes to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree programme. All interested applicants must make an application through the CAO to be considered for a place in UCC as a mature student. The CAO is an online application form that opens in early November and closes on 01 February each year. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the application process as a mature student. There is a specific video guide for mature applicants, which can be accessed HERE. There is also an easy to understand presentation available HERE. To apply as a mature applicant, you must tick Box 8 on the Qualifications and Assessment Summary section.
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Although my working career contains little that is specifically connected with healthcare or medicine, becoming a nurse has been an ambition I have nurtured for many years. I am approaching the course as a mature student, with work experience in administration and the handling of money. I am a mother, and I have worked part-time while my son has been below school age, but now I am in a position to return to academic study in preparation for the career change I have long had in mind. It is the diversity of adult nursing that attracts me, involving as it does the care and support of people of all ages with many different conditions, where the personal skills I believe I have developed in the workplace will be all-important. I have always enjoyed working with people, serving their needs and responding to their wishes.
If you are thinking of applying as a mature student, you need to consider the kind of information colleges want in assessing your application. Photograph: Cyril Byrne. Up to 80, people will seek a third-level place through the CAO this year. Most of those will sit the Leaving Cert for the first time and will succeed or fail based on the points they secure in the exam.