Ucas personal statment for a social worker

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A career in social work predominantly appealed to me, as I believe it to be a challenging and rewarding vocation, offering an opportunity to help others. I have always wanted to contribute to society in a productive and valuable way, and it is with these aspirations that I have acquired a keen interest in social work.

I have gained invaluable experience and skills whilst I was studying at darul ullom Islamic boarding school, during my time at the boarding school I hade been made a senior prefect in my final years . Seeing to the needs of 200-250 students aged between 12-25, particularly those who are new or from overseas has enabled me to develop my interpersonal skills and strengthened my capacity and persistence as well as other core skills.

Acknowledging my exemplary conduct and my approachability the institute had actively encouraged me to establish and participate in student counselling sessions.

The primary objective of these sessions is to allow students to discuss personal or professional problems, or to merely seek advice in the strictest of confidence. I have found that I am particularly suited to this role as I am approachable, patient and can distinguish between the need and wants of my fellow students and give advice accordingly.

I have also studied the foundation year of Care Community and Citizenship (year 0)at the University of central Lancashire, due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to progress fully with the chosen course due to family commitments, however I have endeavoured to continue with the course at a later date resulting in not obtaining my full achievements credits.

I applied for University placement at the University of central Lancashire, where I have attended an interview, unfortunately due to lack of vocational experience in the care sector field I was unsuccessful to...