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Music Technology Personal Statement

Sample Music Technology Personal Statement

My ambition to pursue a career in Music Technology comes from my desire to bring people joy by helping them to communicate. Having observed Audiologists on work experience, I know that I too want the rewards of making people smile by working in a team to find solutions to their problems, and enabling them to understand the world around them.

I am currently studying an Access to Science course, and particularly enjoy Physics and Biology. I am fascinated by how the human body works and would love to translate this academic interest into a career in the medical profession. Having completed a BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care with a Distinction, I have a deep understanding of how the healthcare industry works. I learnt about communication, individual rights and needs and cultural diversity and also covered some medical areas such as anatomy, physiology and the impact of diet. I would love to continue learning about intriguing topics such as these at degree level.

Having researched various medical practice areas extensively, I decided I want to specialise in Music Technology and Audiology. I have read several publications from the British Society of Audiology. I also attended an open day at Swansea University, where the lecture on the different techniques and types of equipment used by Audiologists, such as otoacoustic emission measurements and electropysiologic tests, inspired my desire to learn more.

I have supplemented these academic interests with experience of Audiology in practice. In May 2009 I worked as a weekend ward volunteer in my local hospital, mainly assisting mobile patients with personal care and serving meals. While there I observed the Audiology department and learnt how varied their work was. I was particularly interested by the newborn screening programmes. My ideal future career would be in Paediatric Audiology because of how much I have enjoyed my recent volunteer work in Birmingham Children’s Hospital. I am developing the ability to build positive, close relationships with patients, and learning how to offer the best service and care.

Through these experiences, I learnt that the most important skill for an Audiologist is the ability to communicate effectively, both with other members of the healthcare team and with patients. I have developed my communication and teamwork skills through my Level 2 NVQ in Customer Service, my elected role as class representative on my BTEC and my committed membership of my local football team. I speak five languages fluently: Belien, English, Arabic, Tigrinya and Tigre. This widens the range of people with whom I can communicate and would make me a valuable asset to the NHS in the multi-cultural society in which we live.

I am an extremely enthusiastic and determined student who enjoys close interaction with other people. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, playing sport and reading all kinds of books, particularly science books and journals. I plan to play an active role in all aspects of university life. I am resourceful and have impeccable attendance and punctuality. I know that hard work and dedication are the key to achieving my goals, and have the self-motivation to succeed in my ambition of serving my community by becoming a top Audiologist.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application, I look forward to hearing from you.


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