Quick guide - Writing your Personal Statement

How to write a personal statement?

This is your chance to talk about your life and interests outside your studies. It can be a key factor in persuading the university to offer you a place. There is no right formula for how to write a personal statement, redraft your statement until you're happy with it.

It can be up to 4,000 characters long (equivalent to 47 lines), try to avoid italics, bold, underlining or fancy font. Make sure you check the grammar spelling and punctuation carefully.


DO NOT COPY! IT MUST BE YOUR OWN WRITING


What should your personal statement include?

your personal statement is meant to identify your uniqueness, so you should not copy from the internet or other personal statements.


Why are you applying?

Your reasons for choosing the course and explanation of why you particularly want to study in the UK. Why does the chosen subject interest you? include evidence that you understand what's required to study the course.


What makes you suitable?

Any particular skills and experience that will help you to succeed in the course. brief of how you have already gained knowledge of the subject you wish to study. Any work or activity that relates directly to the subject you wish to study; including interests, hobbies and voluntary work. What you enjoy most about your current or previous studies.Future career plans (how you will use your qualification after you finish the course).


Tips to consider when writing your personal statement

Remember you have to write it to cover all the courses you're applying for, so avoid mentioning a university or college by name and ideally choose similar subjects. If they're varied then write about common themes - like problem-solving or creativity. Be genuine when writing your personal statement. Check what skills and qualities the university(s) you are applying to are seeking, that you may have and you can emphasize.


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