Biomedical Science Personal Statement
I have been keen on chemistry and biology throughout my time at secondary school. I have always been amazed by human anatomy and physiology. I am particularly interested in understanding methods for diagnosing, analysing and treating disease. I hope to study biomedical sciences because I wish to pursue a degree which will enable me to explore the world of science in much greater depth and widen my understanding of the role of science in the modern world. I feel that a degree in biomedical sciences will broaden my perspectives and enable me to use my scientific skills in full. I enjoy reading widely on a range of scientific subjects, and look forward to the opportunity that a biomedical science degree will give me to pursue these interests further. I also wish to study biomedical science because I believe it will give me a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for a career in health care. Part of my motivation to follow this career path is personal. I suffer from epilepsy. My experiences as a suffer have motivated me both to study biomedical science and to then work in the healthcare sector, as I would one day like to be able to make a contribution to combating this condition and thus prevent others from experiencing the problems and suffering that I underwent whilst growing up. I have seen the miracles and wonders that advances in medicine have achieved, but I am also aware that there are still many diseases out there that the scientific community does not fully understand.
As well as being in full time education, I have been working since the age of 16. I have had many part-time jobs, which have included warehouse stacking, shelving and various sales roles. Although working and studying simultaneously has at times been demanding, I believe that it has also given me a greater appreciation of the doors that a good education can offer, which in turn has strengthened my motivation to succeed at university. At the same time, my work experience has also helped develop my personal skills; through the jobs that I have done I have learnt how to work as part of a team, developed the ability to manage a heavy workload, and become adept at working under pressure.
Coming from another country has given me an opportunity to understand and experience different lifestyle and cultures. I can speak five different languages which include English, Pashto, Dari, Urdu and Arabic. Indeed, I regard overcoming the challenge of studying in a foreign language is one of my greatest personal achievements.
Outside of the classroom, I am a very active person. I am passionate about sports, and in particular football, cricket and tennis, all of which I have enjoyed playing at either school or club level. Whilst playing for Wayfarers Cricket Club I won the player of the year award, as well as winning the league trophy with my club team. Playing for the club has increased my confidence in working with others, and has also improved my leadership skills.
However, most of my time is devoted to my younger son. Becoming a father has changed me a lot; it has inspired me to fulfil my personal potential, and has also helped me to become a much more responsible and focused person with a well-defined sense of my priorities. As a parent I now have much more responsibility; consequently part of my motivation for earning a degree is to create a better future for my son. At the same time, I believe a career in the health sector, which a degree in biomedical sciences would help me pursue, would also help me to serve the community as a whole.
I strongly believe that university will offer me the opportunity to further my learning in a more challenging environment, and in the process help me to develop and in-depth understanding of biomedical science. I believe I have the determination, attitude and desire to be successful at university, before moving on to a career in the health sector.
Hopefully this Personal Statement has given you some ideas for yourself.