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Oxford Personal Statement Geography Quizzes

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Environmental Science/Geography Personal Statement

I am aware of a Native American proverb which perfectly summarises my passion for studying Environmental Geography: "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children". The idea of preserving this wonderful world for future generations inspires and motivates me to learn as much as I can about the earth...

Geography and Sociology Personal Statement

Geography is a single subject that enables me to study many different topics that I have a passionate interest in. Through studying the subject I can satisfy my interest in many physical topics such as how the features of the landscape were formed and the climate but also human topics such as population and industry...

Geography Personal Statement

At first glance, my A Level choices appear scientifically biased, but they underpin key topics studied in Geography. I enjoy investigating the theories of global economies, population and poverty. The mathematics I have studied enables me to manipulate raw data meaningfully...

Geography Personal Statement

In a dynamic world, the study of geography is increasingly important. The diversity of the subject and the interaction between the physical environment and human population is becoming even more evident with climate change and globalisation influencing our everyday lives...

Geography Personal Statement

My interest in Geography was first sparked when I was only five, when I went on holiday to Denmark. I wanted to know where Denmark was, why we had to go on a ferry, what the people there were like, what the land was like, and a million other questions...

Economics and Politics/Geography Personal Statement

My desire to study Economics in combination with the Social Sciences stems primarily from my interest in these fields but also from the fact that these two disciplines compliment each other exceptionally well...

Geography Personal Statement

All through my academic life I have found Geography extremely interesting because of the vast range of topics involved with it and how it relates to every subject in one way or another. I have a particular interest in the physical side of Geography and especially the topics of: climate change, coasts, hazards and the environment...

Geography Personal Statement (Physical)

My choice of Geography as a degree course has stemmed from a long felt sense of awe of the natural environment and a constant curiosity concerning how natural processes operate. This has grown during my school career, particularly during sixth form, where my passion for geography has taken off...

Geography Personal Statement

The world we live in is a fascinating and beautiful place. The Earth and all its inhabitants are part of a complex, ever changing story line that lies at the heart of physical and human geography. I find myself drawn as much to the study of the natural environment and physical landscapes as I am to the study of people, places and cultures...

Geography Personal Statement

My desire to study Geography stems from my enjoyment of this subject throughout my school career; particularly at AS level. I find that the topics I learn about in class are all relevant to experiences in my life...

Geography Personal Statement

My interest in Geography first started in my first geography lesson in school, especially in Year 9 and since then I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the world, its different processes and the way it is affected by humans...

Throughout my life I have possessed a keen interest in geography. I am in awe of the natural power of our world. When I was young, I was mystified and enthralled by the sheer size of the oceans and the mountains...

My enthusiasm for Geography was initially fostered when, in a series of art lessons, we were given 'National Geographic' magazine to use. Drawn in by the stunning photographs, I began to read the fascinating articles that they accompanied...

In our rapidly globalising world, with news of bombings, kidnappings, civil strife and so on, I believe that no man, let alone a nation, is an island, as much as autonomy is purported. Thus, I want to study politics, its effects on development and world affairs...

Geography Personal Statement

The Chinese expressions for crisis consists of two symbols, the first being 'danger' and the second being 'opportunity'. Our climate is frequently modified by the adjective 'crisis,'so provoking the question-are we really giving danger an opportunity? Often,I have been faced with the conflicting arguments that these climate changes are merely a natural cycle, but how can we be so sure of the consequences? Such questions have challenged me to undertake ageography degree in an effort to provide some form of answer...

Geography Personal Statement

Geography is a discipline I have never wanted to give up. After each stage I find myself wanting to know more and explore the topics I've already covered. Studying Geography at A Level developed my understanding, as I realized the rich interactions between the human and physical worlds...

Geography Personal Statement

Considering my interests and hobbies, I could have chosen one of any number of subjects as my main area of interest, but there is no other subject which captures my imagination so completely as Geography, and I see links to it in almost every aspect of my life, both within and outside of my studies...

Geography Personal Statement

I am eager to take Geography onto higher education because I have had a keen interest in Geography since my lower academic years. It is a broad subject where I can explore and learn the physical, human, social and cultural aspects of Geography...

Geography Personal Statement

If I said ‘I’ve loved geography since an early age’, I’d be lying. Although I loved our family holidays, which have always been seen as expeditions, I didn’t think it was ‘geography’ until I started using places I’d been to as examples in geography lessons...

Geography Personal Statement - Human/Environmental

The possibility of the human race’s days being numbered by our destructive lifestyles, as planted in my mind by Al Gore’s sensationalised and controversial ‘The Inconvenient Truth’, has fuelled my interest in the global warming phenomenon, forcing me to question society’s reluctance to tackle it and realise the worldwide impact of each of our daily lives...

Geography Personal Statement

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is an ever recurring question asked to me by many individuals, including myself. I have come to the conclusion that I will never come up with a final answer, as I have many ambitions and aspirations...

Natural Science/Geology Personal Statement

The sheer intricacy of our planet is something that has always left me in utter amazement. From the creation of mountains to the way we as humans evolved. Science is a deep rooted love that has grown since I was a young child...

Geology Personal Statement

It only takes travelling around a small area to develop a curiosity about your surroundings; however, having visited Iceland, Morocco and Scotland amongst other areas of geological significance, I have developed more than a curiosity...

Geography Personal Statement

Much of my initial enthusiasm for Geography stemmed from the fact that it encompasses so many of the factors that shape both my local area and my life within it. Concerns surrounding rural depopulation and the eventual closure of my former primary school, broadband availability or the siting of wind turbines would have intrigued me in their own right, regardless of further study, yet pursuing the subject has enabled me to develop an understanding of the wider significance of such issues...

Geography Personal Statement

I could say that my love of Geography started in school, but in fact holidays to foreign lands have had a more significant impact on me. From the volcanic badlands of Lanzarote's Timanfaya, to the unique beauty of Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, Geography and its impact on nature and human development have awed me...

Geography Personal Statement

Geography is an all-encompassing subject where the geography of the past helps us to understand the present and forecast the future. I am particularly interested in the inter-relationships between physical and human Geography...

Geography Personal Statement

From the dry, arid Saharan desert, to the cold, unforgiving Arctic, the world is home to a diverse and breathtaking range of environments. The astonishing array of landscapes across the globe are home to a staggering 8...

Geography and Economics Personal Statement

I grew up in India, surrounded by a landscape that changed rapidly as the economy grew. Since then I have observed India's development, but also evidence of poor sustainability, for example its high levels of pollution...

Geography and Development Studies Personal Statement

One of the reasons why I would like to major in geography and sustainable development is my interest in a wide range of topics. I enjoy reading about important global issues like climate change, food shortages and the population explosion, as well as global trends in economics...

Geography Personal Statement

Geography is constantly helping humans to understand the environment we are placed in and adapt ourselves to it. Through understanding we can improve our reactions to this ever changing natural landscape and learn the importance of taking care of this dynamic environment...

Geography Personal Statement

While we live in such a compelling world, the study of geography is
becoming increasingly important in attempt to tackle issues surrounding
global warming, amongst other geographical controversies...

Geography Personal Statement

I am fascinated by the intrinsic link between humanity and the environment in which it thrives. Physical Geography is a compelling area; it exposes the power and complexity of the natural forces which govern our earth, showing that we cannot exploit its resources for our own means without severe consequences...

Geography Personal Statement

I first became interested in Geography when the subject allowed me to explore different answers to problems that we currently face around the world. One of the areas within Geography that captivates me is climate change...

Geography Personal Statement

The dynamic relationship between human and physical geography is something I wish to explore. People such as David Attenborough and Brian Cox have further developed my interest and inspired me to travel to see extraordinary areas of natural beauty...

Geography Personal Statement

Geography channels our desires to explore and comprehend what is around us. I am keen to study geography further because I believe it tackles the biggest issues we face today, from overpopulation, climate change, and health through to rapidly changing technology...

Geography Personal Statement (Oxbridge)

Climate change and urbanisation demonstrate our planet’s dynamic nature. My passion for Geography comes from a desire to understand these changes and the social, economic and environmental issues they bring...

Geography Personal Statement

The dynamic nature of geography drives my enthusiasm for the subject. My interest began when studying its various elements from eco-tourism in Machu Picchu to fracking in my local area, observing its increasing relevance to my own life...

Geography Personal Statement

In a world that is constantly changing, the importance of people to study these changes is ever-increasing, and as geographers it is our duty to do so. The key factor that sparked my interest for Geography is that you can learn more about it every day as there are links to Geography where ever you look...

Geography Personal Statement (with Gap Year)

Learning about the geographical basis of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in Year Nine made me realise the relevance geography has in all major current affair issues, ranging from conflict and development to climate change and natural disasters...

Geography Personal Statement

The study of geography can greatly improve our understanding of world issues such as the impact of climate on food security and poverty; the influence of natural resources in political conflict; and the implications of changes in global health patterns - all of which fascinate me...

Geography & Economics Personal Statement

The complex relationship between geography and economics, and the impact of economic policy on society, has always interested me. In particular, I am captivated by how the natural world can alter economic policies, and comparatively how an economic policy can have numerous effects on society and the environment...

Geography & Economics Personal Statement

It is the interdisciplinary nature of Geography that particularly appeals to me as it encompasses a variety of topics that are integral to understanding key societal issues. The complexities of population change intrigue me as a geographer; I am keen to learn how food production technology and security systems adapt to this growth and how developed economies resolve issues associated with ageing populations...

Geography/Sociology Personal Statement

Few career paths allow for a direct impact on physical and human life, whilst being academically challenging yet providing endless diversity. Geography is a subject I find challenging, invigorating, and, even before my school studies, something that has captivated me...

Geography Personal Statement

Geography is a subject that inspires me greatly, mainly due to the nature of studying a subject that evolves constantly around our daily lives. Current issues such as climate change, natural hazards and their interconnectedness are areas of geography I am excited to study in depth at a degree level...

Geography Personal Statement

Though it is to rainforests that we give the label of the most diverse places in the world, I believe it should really belong to cities. It only takes a short walk around London to realise how many differences exist within such narrow boundaries...

Geography (post gap year)

My decision to study Geography stems from an evolving curiosity in the world's complex relationships, both human and physical. The relevance and dynamic nature of the subject never ceases to impress. Investigating soil properties in local farmland confirmed this...

Geography Personal Statement 8

The primary reason why I want to study geography at university is that it addresses the main issues in the world today such as overpopulation, the depletion of the ozone layer and pollution. Geography is the subject that has interested me the most all through GCSE and A-Level and the only subject that I have ever considered studying at a higher level. Geography interests me particularly in how it links people to the earth that surrounds them. To give two examples of this: people have an impact on the earth through means such as pollution; and the earth impacts on people's lives through natural disasters like volcanoes.

Studying geography at A-Level has strengthened my desire to study the subject at university by introducing me to new topics which I have enjoyed such as cold environments and health. My knowledge of previous topics I have studied, such as rivers and population, has also been strengthened. My geographical skills have also improved throughout the course especially through fieldwork investigation. Fieldwork has also taught me how geography works in a real life setting. I undertook two fieldwork investigations in my AS year: one physical and one human. The human fieldwork investigation took place in Wolverhampton and compared the population structures of two wards through the use of surveys and secondary data such as census statistics. The physical fieldwork investigation tested the changes downstream of the Ashes Hollow river in Shropshire. This fieldwork investigation taught me skills such as data collection; for example when testing the velocity of the river I was taught correctly how to use a flow metre and how to get the most accurate result. By also studying Psychology and English Literature and Language combined at A-Level, I have been able to develop other skills such as essay writing and statistic techniques.

I enjoyed all the topics explored in the AS level geography course. However it was the population topic from human geography that interested me the most. By studying population predictions from different countries in the form of population pyramids and the demographic transition model, I was able to understand how population was going to change in different parts of the world and how this would affect the area they live in.

In my free time, I work in a charity shop at least once a week. This has been a rewarding experience and has taught me essential skills such as taking the initiative in a situation. An example is when inspecting the shop floor if I saw a half empty shelf I would know to fill it up. I have also attended geographical lectures with the Shropshire branch of the Geographical Association. This has reinforced my enthusiasm to study geography at higher level. One of my main hobbies is swimming, a skill I only learnt 4 years ago by teaching myself after many years of struggling. I now try to swim at least 3 times a week. Swimming has given me confidence to try other new sports including badminton. While at school I was a student leader, a role that enabled me to work in a group to help organise students break and lunch times to stop overcrowding in corridors. This involved scheduling where different year groups would be and the amount of people who were allowed in different areas. In 2008, I acquired a Mandarin Chinese breakthrough certificate after a year long course. I enjoyed learning a new language as well as other elements of the course such as learning what China was really like from the Chinese teacher.

I am looking forward to building on my existing knowledge of geography and getting the opportunity to study it for 3 more years. I hope then to achieve my goal to teach geography to share my own enthusiasm of the subject.

Universities Applied to:

  • University of Birmingham (L700) - Offer (AAB)
  • University of Nottingham (L700) - Offer (ABB)
  • Bangor University (L700) - Offer (300 points)
  • Aberystwyth University (F800) - Offer (300 points) Insurance
  • Lancaster University (L700) - Offer (ABB) Firm

Grades Achieved:

  • Psychology (A2) - A
  • Geography (A2) - A
  • English Combined (A2) - A

Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018

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