Having a good structure to a personal statement will make it easier to read.Make sure that each paragraph logically follows on from the one before.
Remember this is a statement for academic study, so an autobiography about your personal life probably isn’t the best idea.
That being said before you start to write anything: PLAN!
Content Show you have the skills and motivation to study the course and always back it up with examples.
Work experience, academic interests and travel experience are always good to include, as well as future career aspirations.
No UCAS Remember the final year of Sixth Form/College when you had to write a personal statement for one course and then submit to five universities?
Submitting all those drafts to your tutor only to be returned with spelling mistakes highlighted; circles around words you used a thesaurus on and being told that being admin of a Whats App group did not count as leadership skills!In essence, it can help you to stand out from the many other students that may have the same predicted academic grades as you.If you are invited to an interview, the personal statement may form the basis to some of the questions asked, so remember to keep a copy for reference.Therefore, the personal statement can be a vital part of the admissions process in deciding whether or not we offer a student a place.The personal statement can also make a difference later in the application process if you narrowly miss the required grades for the course. For further information on personal statements, please visit the UCAS website. The information below is intended to help you prepare for writing your personal statement.There's a weird trick with these UCAS statements whereby the lines get counted in an odd way.I forgot what I did but try playing with the spaces to try and make "more" space... Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . I have completed my personal statement for my 2016 application and I am confused by the work count.