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Personal statements

Helping you pen the perfect personal statement

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How to start a personal statement: the killer opening

How to begin your Ucas personal statement so admissions tutors sit up and take notice, including what NOT to include in that opening sentence.

19 May 2019

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Personal statement advice: law

What should you write in a law personal statement? From wider reading to spot-on spelling and grammar, you'll need to make a convincing case to admissions tutors.

19 May 2019

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How to end your personal statement

How do you end your personal statement in the strongest way possible, so an admissions tutor has no choice but to accept you? Read our tips and advice to conclude your personal statement.

12 May 2019

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Personal statements: frequently asked questions

Does Ucas count spaces in your personal statement? How should you end your personal statement? We tackle some of the most-googled personal statement queries.

12 May 2019

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The EPQ and your personal statement: top tips

What’s an EPQ and how can you use it to you advantage when it comes to your personal statement and uni applications?

08 May 2019

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Nursing and midwifery: personal statement tips for mature students

For mature students applying to a nursing or midwifery course, your personal statement should be bursting with insight into the realities of the profession.

05 November 2018

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10 things NOT to put in your Ucas personal statement

Remember, your personal statement has a word count. If you're exceeding the limit on your statement, consider cutting these to save space for the essentials.

24 October 2018

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Personal statement examples – how to write a personal statement

Personal statement examples to help guide you when writing yours. From talking about hobbies to finishing with a bang, see examples of effective personal statements.

14 October 2018

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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.

06 June 2018

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How to write a personal statement: 10 things to put in yours

A personal statement is your opportunity to stand out when applying to university. Our guide covers what to write, how long it should be and more.

10 January 2018

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Perfecting your personal statement: your final checklist

You've done draft after draft, and now you think your personal statement is finally ready to be submitted. Take a look at this checklist before you press send...

01 January 2018

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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

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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

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Personal statement advice: geography

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

03 August 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: 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: 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: 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

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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

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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

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Personal statement advice and example: economics

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

03 August 2017

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