Given that the interview invite email dictates, 'Wear attire that does not identify which school (or educational institution) you have attended,' I would be wary about talking about your school.Would it be unwise to say I identify with my school community (which I travel out of GWS and into the eastern suburbs to get to)? Otherwise, can't say theres a community I've really been part of.
As long as you don’t actually mention the name of the school I don’t see why there should be any issues.Would it be unwise to say I identify with my school community (which I travel out of GWS and into the eastern suburbs to get to)? Otherwise, can't say theres a community I've really been part of.
For WSU MAQ question 2, "Explain ways in which you connect with the community you described in Statement 1", are we thinking 'Connect' is referring to physical connect in terms of volunteering or sport etc, or more metaphorically i.e. sharing similar views?
This is for a rural community.
I would wager you'd need to give them a Goth 101 for Beginners essay so they understood what that actually means (it's not a subculture of which many people have much more than a superficial understanding). Otherwise they're just going to think you're someone who likes black clothes and listening to Bauhaus. I would be cautious (then again, I would be cautious about this whole exercise - everyone is at potential disadvantage!).Would they look upon me unfavourably if i write that im part of the goth community..... serious question
The Dean of WSU Med School has kindly provided MSO with this response:Copy/pasted in entirety
Dear Western Sydney Medicine Applicant,
Please complete the form below and provide TWO statements to show your commitment to community. Each statement is limited to 700 characters.
Your statements will be used to inform the interview questions. Responses must be received before 4pm, 6th November. If no statements are submitted, there will be less interview time to demonstrate your strengths.
Describe the community that you identify with.
(1) Communities may be described in many ways; by their history, geography, the social and/or personal characteristics of the group and its members. Characteristics may include location, economic status, employment, education, ethnicity, religion, place of birth, age, gender or sexual orientation. Please use language that best describes your community. Include ONLY those characteristics that are relevant to your community
(2) Rural Entry Admission Scheme Applicants: if you applied under the Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS) you MUST describe your rural community.
Explain ways in which you connect with the community you described in Statement 1.
This was on the CSU website for 2021 admissions, so I take it they're using it again this year.Did we end up getting any further information regarding the use of this questionnaire for 2020 entry? If there is anyone doing a JPM application, can you confirm that the MAQ is again a requirement?
That's correct! However, they do base their questions in one of the stations on your answers to those MAQs (if it still works the same as last year).hello!
i was just wondering for wsu/csu MAQ,
do They mark us only on the qs they would ask during the interview relating to the maq , & not the maq qs we would fill out when interview invites do come out?
Yes, that's what I did and I received an interview invite so it should be fine.Sorry if I've missed this elsewhere (I'm sure I have). I am just confirming, albeit too late to do anything about it, this year's application for WSU is just putting it in as a UAC preference and specifying the preferred study location?
Unless there's a JPM interviewer here at MSO prepared to give you an accurate answer, any response saying yes or no to this would be an absolute guess. That said, I don't think 'wait and see' is a good approach to many (especially competitive) things when you have the benefit of some prior experience, so...Hi there! Is it likely that they'll ask the same 'community' question this year? Should I be thinking of an answer to that question, or just wait and see?
Thanks! Given that I'm currently in the middle of my HSC, how much effort should I be putting into this response? Is it used as a major selection factor? Obviously I will still put effort into it, but I don't want to stress too much over something that isn't such a big deal...Unless there's a JPM interviewer here at MSO prepared to give you an accurate answer, any response saying yes or no to this would be an absolute guess. That said, I don't think 'wait and see' is a good approach to many (especially competitive) things when you have the benefit of some prior experience, so...