One of the best ways to sell yourself at interview, or in your Personal Statement, is to match the skills you have to the ones the Uni (or College) are looking for and this makes your skills TRANSFERABLE. A skill is really a talent – something you can do or have already achieved. The challenge is to demonstrate how your skills can be regarded as assets by the Uni that you are applying to. Start by reading through the Uni website, taking particular note of the department and course details. This should give you an idea of the sort of people they are looking for beyond simply academic grades. If the Uni has very active sports facilities, it will help if you are in a sports team or play regularly. If the course involves a lot of hours of project work and self-study, it will help if you are perhaps studying for an EPQ or can demonstrate that you are self-motivated and able to work productively alone: perhaps you have built a 1,000 piece model aircraft? If the course involves study abroad, it may help to show that you have travelled before. The list is endless.

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