What are you going to study at the university?
I will study political science at university. Nevertheless, I initially wanted to do sports management. However, after some discussions with my university counsellor and my parents, I decided that it wasn’t the right fit for me. Afterwards, I followed the advice, which was to rely on my qualities and my interests. As I saw that I was interested in the world’s politics and that I was a good public speaker, I decided that political science was actually the right course to do for me, a thesis that was confirmed by my university counsellor.
What kind of support did you get from your teachers?
There are many individuals that gave me support, which I would like to thank. First of all, I am very grateful towards Mrs Williams because she forced me to think outside of the box and to search universities and what each course really covered because making a decision. This paid off as I am very happy to have changed my mind about political science.
Furthermore, I would like to thank her because she put in a drastic effort to find the time to have meetings with me to discuss my choices and to help me edit my personal statement, essential to get into university. I am also very grateful towards my parents because they helped me to understand what steps were needed to apply and what was needed to make an outstanding personal statement (by scheduling a meeting with my counsellor for instance).
Besides, my parents drastically helped me in organizing a table containing the university choices, the countries where I wanted to study (The Netherlands and the UK), the requirements and what the political science course consisted of. Consequently, my mind was more organized and I could draft my personal statement and my CV more easily. I would also like to thank Mrs Fraser for the support she provided me because she advised me about UK universities and gave me some extra tips to improve my personal statement.