Edinburgh application help please


Huck Finn
I'm applying to Edi and besides the personal statement they ask for this:

*Relevant Knowledge/Training Skills. This may include details of required laboratory, computer programming, specialised software packages skills or voluntary work that you have undertaken pertinent to the programme. If you have not yet finished your first degree, please tell us about the programme of study you are taking (max 3500 chars approx. 500 words).

Now, I have virtually nothing to say here, unless I talk about my first degree, which apparently I can't seeing as I've already finished it. What do they want me to say here? How important is this?

Cheers
I'm applying to Edi and besides the personal statement they ask for this:

*Relevant Knowledge/Training Skills. This may include details of required laboratory, computer programming, specialised software packages skills or voluntary work that you have undertaken pertinent to the programme. If you have not yet finished your first degree, please tell us about the programme of study you are taking (max 3500 chars – approx. 500 words).

Now, I have virtually nothing to say here, unless I talk about my first degree, which apparently I can't seeing as I've already finished it. What do they want me to say here? How important is this?

Cheers
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Huck Finn
Guys? Any ideas?

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Guys? Any ideas?

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amt233
I did not apply to Edi, but it seems like they are trying to give you the opportunity to talk about aspects of your experience that you feel improve your candidacy, but that are not disclosed in other parts of your application. Unless it specifically denotes otherwise, I wouldn't think it is mandatory. So you probably won't be docked per se for not answering. Nonetheless, I would still try to get something in there, especially as they are, more or less, giving you a carte blanche.

I believe for an LLM programme virtually any volunteer experience can be relevant, even if it is not law related; it demonstrates a sense of civic responsibility (obviously you should connect the dots, if it is not immediately obvious how such experience would be pertinent to your application). If you're involved with, or even just a passive member of, a professional organization, you can write about that.
I did not apply to Edi, but it seems like they are trying to give you the opportunity to talk about aspects of your experience that you feel improve your candidacy, but that are not disclosed in other parts of your application. Unless it specifically denotes otherwise, I wouldn't think it is mandatory. So you probably won't be docked per se for not answering. Nonetheless, I would still try to get something in there, especially as they are, more or less, giving you a carte blanche.

I believe for an LLM programme virtually any volunteer experience can be relevant, even if it is not law related; it demonstrates a sense of civic responsibility (obviously you should connect the dots, if it is not immediately obvious how such experience would be pertinent to your application). If you're involved with, or even just a passive member of, a professional organization, you can write about that.
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Huck Finn
You make some good points. I'll try to work something in there. Thanks
You make some good points. I'll try to work something in there. Thanks
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xelwnak
hey huck finn!

I have been admitted to Edi's LLM for the following academic year and from what I see in my application, I mentioned a) classes I took during my undergrad studies pertaining to the subject I applied for ('relevant knowledge') and b) an internship and some extra-curricular activities, eg. simulation conferences (training).

All the best with your application!
hey huck finn!

I have been admitted to Edi's LLM for the following academic year and from what I see in my application, I mentioned a) classes I took during my undergrad studies pertaining to the subject I applied for ('relevant knowledge') and b) an internship and some extra-curricular activities, eg. simulation conferences (training).

All the best with your application!
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Hi. I did the LLM degree and my PhD at Edi. You should include information such as the software on which you are competent (Word, excel (if undertaking empirical studies) or any other specialised computing skills) in addition to any courses, outside work, conferences, training programmes, related to not only your preferred LLM field but also related to time-management and/or independent study. Example: I had been a independent researcher during law school for a multidisciplinary team working on lower economic area land redevelopment by the community initiative (appointed by the law school) thus I included this as it spoke to my ability to do independent research with time-oriented goals. Thus, anything that you think might show your ability to achieve an end result is useful in this area. If you have further questions specific to Edi, please feel free to send me a message.
Best of luck.
Hi. I did the LLM degree and my PhD at Edi. You should include information such as the software on which you are competent (Word, excel (if undertaking empirical studies) or any other specialised computing skills) in addition to any courses, outside work, conferences, training programmes, related to not only your preferred LLM field but also related to time-management and/or independent study. Example: I had been a independent researcher during law school for a multidisciplinary team working on lower economic area land redevelopment by the community initiative (appointed by the law school) thus I included this as it spoke to my ability to do independent research with time-oriented goals. Thus, anything that you think might show your ability to achieve an end result is useful in this area. If you have further questions specific to Edi, please feel free to send me a message.
Best of luck.
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