When people think about what they have inherited from their parents the first thing they think2 about is physical features, curly hair or a similar shaped nose, but I’ve inherited a lot3 more: a passion for learning, an unquenchable curiosity, and a strong work ethic, all of which4 has served me well throughout my academic career, influencing my early fascination for the workings of the human body.6 7 My love for science is one of my many reasons for choosing this degree. I appreciate a8 challenge especially towards a rewarding objective, such as helping someone achieve their9 optimum health. Although I am aware of the hard work that can be involved in this career, I am10 also aware of the rewards, highlighted by many professionals I have spoken to on a personal11 level.12 My fondness for the sciences influenced the selection of my Leaving Certificate choices. The13 subjects of biology and chemistry have helped develop both my interest and knowledge14 surrounding the human body. Additionally, maths has provided the relevant aid to hone my15 analytical and problem-solving skills enabling me to work logically. Throughout my studies I16 have developed good time management, self-motivated study skills and the ability to perform17 under stress.18 19 I am currently in the process of finalising a placement to my local hospital which I have20 organised for spring. I expect to be able to observe the day-to-day experience of medical21 professionals and what is required, especially in ensuring that the hospital and its staff are22 working together coherently to safeguard the patients. Personally, I cannot wait for this23 opportunity as I have confidence that the insight I will receive will stretch my knowledge,24 offer me a better understanding of the experiences those in the medical field must go through25 daily and suggest what is required of me in the future.26 27 Additionally, I enjoy immersing myself in a wide range of science-related topics as I often28 crave new ways outside an academic zone to develop my scientific knowledge. I enjoy watching29 documentaries and reading the works of experienced professionals as it helps nurture my30 already blossoming fascination with the human body, and the promotion of health.31 Furthermore, I have a wide array of hobbies outside of school, allowing me to maintain a32 balanced lifestyle. These activities include baking, going to the gym, reading, swimming and33 playing the bass guitar; through these hobbies I can unwind and focus on other skills which34 are essential to establish and build character.35 36 I would like to contribute to university life by showcasing my self-motivated, reliable,37 determined and enthusiastic personality in all that I do; whether academic or recreational. I38 look forward to taking part in the vast opportunities available. I can assure you that I will39 relish the opportunity of being a hardworking and well-rounded student in your establishment.40 I hope to continue my journey into higher education in a new diverse environment, where I can41 build on my skills and apply them to this course.42 I do not necessarily want to be that individual who tries to change the world, but I would be43 wholly content if I could succeed in changing someone’s world through the advancements in44 modern-day science. I am confident that both my commitment and desire to achieve my goals will45 strengthen me throughout my journey into higher education. I believe that a degree from your46 University will enable me to begin to make the relevant steps towards fulfilling these goals47 and my pursuit into the healthcare profession.