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||Posted - 24 Aug 2012 : 15:26:23
Hi everyone im applying for dietetics and also nutrition degree with the intention to do the postgrad after. I dont want to ruin my chances for either course has anybody got any good ideas the best way to write my personal statement.
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||Posted - 04 Oct 2012 : 18:18:09
I do not think that sending personal statements around is a good thing to do, especially for a) a course that is so competitive and b) to a university which accepts applicants solely on the basis of the personal statement. It seems rather unfair on the applicants who actually make an effort to write a good personal statement.
||Posted - 30 Sep 2012 : 17:23:18
Hi Fc98, where are you planning to apply to? I only had one choice of uni, it had to be Leeds met. I didn't want to go anywhere else. I applied for the dietetics and the public health nutrition course there and got offers for both. I was planning the post grad route like you if I failed to get onto dietetics. My PS was dietetics all the way. Message me if you need any help.
||Posted - 24 Sep 2012 : 13:17:41
Definitely aim your PS for dietetics, as people have said Nutrition courses are normally offered as a second choice if the dietetics degree is full. Be passionate about why you want to be a dietitian, what transferable skills you have, examples of shadowing etc.
||Posted - 11 Sep 2012 : 01:41:25
I got offered a place at leeds met and chester this year for Post grad Dip dietetics.
I know how scary/stressful it can be, i personally dont know if i will be studying dietetics this year even tho i got the place, but i dont mind sending my personal statement to any students that want to see it. :)
||Posted - 28 Aug 2012 : 16:09:29
Hi Thankyou everybody i feel less confused now. I will follow all your advice and gear it to dietetics as thats what i want to do.
Thankyou fingers crossed xx
||Posted - 27 Aug 2012 : 22:56:39
I would reiterate what others have said and aim your personal statement at dietetics as several of the dietetic courses are titled human nutrition and dietetics and those that offer both courses separately will usually offer you a place on their nutrition course if they're full/think you're better suited. Chester offered me a place on their nutrition degree because the dietetics course was full.
Their is also the option of clearing and UCAS extra otherwise and like Amethyst said if you study dietetics you can still practice in nutrition with the title but you can't study nutrition and call yourself a dietitian.
Good luck with it all :)
||Posted - 27 Aug 2012 : 20:35:18
I would say definitely tailor your personal statement towards Dietetics. They are very similar degrees so a personal satement focusing on dietetics wouldn't exclude you from a nitrition degree. In my experience, most universities will offer places on their nutrition degrees to students who apply for dietetics but don't quite make the cut. Make sure you focus on your past learning, and definitely include any relevant experiences you have - working in a care setting or in a role involving customer service are very relevant.
||Posted - 25 Aug 2012 : 18:32:22
Yeah I'd agree with amethyst re going all out for the dietetics, and the PG course is very competitive so there would be no guarantee you'd get a place. Leeds Met has a somewhat helpful section on their website re the personal statement but thats for the PG course. It may still be useful though. Link is below
||Posted - 25 Aug 2012 : 17:50:40
If you know you want to be a Dietitian, applying for a Nutrition & Dietetics/ Dietetics undergraduate course is definitely the best route. There are very few places on the post grad dietetic courses and the competition is always extremely fierce. You can always be a nutritionist with a dietetics degree, you can't be a dietitian with a nutrition degree.
My advice would be to tailor your statement towards how much you want to do dietetics, back it up with some relevant work experience and go all out to get onto a dietetics course this time around. By all means add 1 or 2 Nutrition courses to your UCAS form as back up but this reduces the number of uni's that will consider you for dietetics.
It is possible if you apply to uni's that run both Dietetics and stand alone Nutrition courses and are not successful getting onto their Dietetic course, they may offer you a "consolation place" on their Nutrition course - if you search this forum, you can find instances of this happening. Herts is one uni that offers both courses - their Nutrition course was in clearing this year, Dietetics was not.
Hope this helps and good luck.
||Posted - 25 Aug 2012 : 17:29:17
Thanks for replies but what i meant is im applying to do both degrees to better my chances and not sure how to taylor my ps. Ucas arent sure and said maybe to make it more general as i cant write 2 but i know dietetics like to know that you have researched. Any help please?
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||Posted - 24 Aug 2012 : 16:34:05
Leeds Met have a link on their webpage to a guidance note on writing your personal statement for the PG Dip in Dietetics. I would definitely encourage you to look that up