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Personal statements

Helping you pen the perfect personal statement

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How to make your personal statement stand out, admissions tutors reveal

Admissions tutors receive thousands of applications, each year. They reveal how you can stand out with a polished and unique personal statement.

15 November 2017

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10 things to put in your personal statement

What is a personal statement and how do you make yours stand out? Here are 10 tips to impress an admissions tutor when writing your personal statement...

22 October 2017

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How to start a personal statement: the killer opening

Tips to writing the opening of a personal statement that makes admissions tutors sit up and take notice. If you're not sure where to start our guide can help.

19 October 2017

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Personal statement advice: chemistry

Find out how to find the right formula for a chemistry personal statement that will achieve the reaction you're hoping for…

03 August 2017

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Personal statement checklist #2 Get writing

This is the tough part - turning your skills and ideas into a personal statement that will help to sell yourself to an admissions tutor. Here are five top tips.

03 August 2017

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How important is the personal statement to your uni application?

When it comes to getting a place at university, the personal statement part of your Ucas application is often the clincher. We explain why it matters.

03 August 2017

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Start writing your personal statement – students’ top tips

Struggling to know where to start with that personal statement? Students reveal the tricks and tips that got the ball rolling.

03 August 2017

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Personal statement advice: modern languages

Applying for French, Spanish, German or another modern or combined languages degree? Read on for expert pointers from admissions tutors.

03 August 2017

3 min read

Personal statement advice: marketing

Make sure you know exactly how to sell yourself in your marketing personal statement with these top tips.

03 August 2017

3 min read

Personal statement advice: geography

Find out how to write a winning geography personal statement that sets you apart from the rest.

03 August 2017

4 min read

Personal statement advice: media studies and journalism

We talk you through the ways you can show journalism tutors that you’ll be right for their course with an effective and persuasive personal statement.

03 August 2017

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Personal statement advice: politics, philosophy, sociology

If you’ve chosen to study one or more of politics, philosophy and sociology, then you’ll need to write a personal statement that’s thoughtful, reflective and enthusiastic.

03 August 2017

4 min read

Personal statement advice: English

We speak to English admissions tutors to find out how you can secure a place on the English course you want.

03 August 2017

4 min read

How to write a personal statement that works for multiple courses

How do you possibly write a personal statement that communicates your passion for two, very different courses? Don't worry, it can be done...

03 August 2017

4 min read

Personal statement advice: dentistry

Find out how catch the eye of a dental school and nab an interview for a place by writing a spot-on personal statement.

03 August 2017

4 min read

Personal statement advice: history

Writing a personal statement for history? We asked admissions tutors what they're looking for in your history personal statement.

03 August 2017

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Personal statement advice: law

Budding lawyer? From wider reading to spot-on spelling and grammar, you'll need a law personal statement that makes a convincing case to admissions tutors.

03 August 2017

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Personal statement advice: teacher training and education

Writing a personal statement for a teacher training or education course? We asked admissions tutors what they're looking for.

03 August 2017

3 min read

Personal statement advice: drama

Writing a personal statement for drama? Here's what admissions tutors are looking for...

03 August 2017

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Personal statement advice: sports science

Writing a sports science personal statement? Find out how to win over admissions tutor with an impressive personal statement.

03 August 2017

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Personal statement advice: dance

Writing a dance personal statement? We asked admissions tutors what they're looking for – here's what they told us.

03 August 2017

4 min read

Personal statement advice: pharmacy

If you aim to study pharmacy, then your personal statement will be a crucial factor in your application to make you stand out in this competitive field.

03 August 2017

3 min read

Personal statement advice: economics

Writing a personal statement for economics? We asked admissions tutors what they're really looking for in your statement.

03 August 2017

3 min read

10 things NOT to put in your personal statement

You have a precious amount of space in your personal statement. Here are 10 things you can drop to save room for what's essential.

20 July 2017

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Hobbies and your personal statement

Should you include hobbies and personal interests in your personal statement? We weigh up the pros and cons, as well as how you should approach writing about them.

20 July 2017

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10 more things to put in your personal statement

Our first top 10 of what to include in your personal statement article was so popular that we’ve got 10 more things to tick off as part of your application.

20 July 2017

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Personal statements: subject guides

Tailoring your personal statement to your chosen subject is crucial when applying to university. Find your subject and get tips from admissions tutors to learn how.

18 July 2017

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10 more things NOT to put in your personal statement

Here’s the follow-up to our original 10 personal statement don'ts article with a fresh set of things not to include on your application.

15 July 2017

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Five things to do now to boost your personal statement

Struggling to find something to say in your personal statement? Here are five simple things you can do right now to add to your personal statement.

10 July 2017

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Personal statements: make your experience count

When it comes to work experience in your personal statement, it really is a case of quality over quantity. Whatever your experience, learn how to make the most of it.

06 July 2017

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