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Personal statements

Helping you pen the perfect personal statement

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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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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 July 2017

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Personal statements: top ways to sell yourself

Your personal statement is no place to be humble. Learn how to properly promote yourself to admissions tutors reading your statement.

05 July 2017

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Mature students: five things to include in your personal statement

Applying to university if you’re 21 or over certainly isn’t unusual, but that extra life experience you’ve gathered can make it tricky to keep your personal statement focused and relevant.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: medicine and getting experience

Aspiring to join the medical profession? Then you’ll need the right experience to be seriously considered for a place on a medicine course.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: psychology

Struggling to write your psychology personal statement? Get some invaluable tips directly from psychology admissions tutors.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: midwifery

Applying to midwifery? Here's how to write a personal statement that convinces admissions tutors that you're right for the course.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: nursing

Aspiring nurse? With an average of nine applicants for every nursing place, you'll need a standout personal statement that sets you apart from the tough competition.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: computer science

Admissions tutors share their dos and don’ts for writing a strong and engaging computer science personal statement.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: business and management

Writing a business or management personal statement? We asked admissions tutors to give us their top tips.

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: social work

Writing a personal statement for social work? We asked social work admissions tutors what they're looking for over and above those all-important people skills...

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: art and design

Art and design admissions tutors explain how your personal statement can serve as a taster of your creative potential (and your interview...).

05 July 2017

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Personal statement advice: engineering

Engineers: applying for an engineering course at university? Then you'll need a tailored personal statement that ticks all the right boxes with engineering tutors.

05 July 2017

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The EPQ and your personal statement: top tips

Taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)? Here's what universities think about it and how to utilise it in your personal statement...

05 July 2017

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Personal statement: finance and accounting

Find out how you can write a finance or accounting personal statement that is error-free and business-aware.

04 July 2017

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Ucas application hacks - your cartoon guide

Get some handy university application tips AND have a giggle with these cartoons.

14 December 2016

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Uni applicant diaries: the dreaded first personal statement draft

Ruby just got back the first draft of her personal statement from her teachers. Is she on the right track? What can you learn as you write yours?

12 November 2016

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Uni applicant diaries: my No.1 personal statement tip

With the Ucas deadline in sight, we asked our applicant bloggers to share their top personal statement tips for those finishing off their applications. Here's what they told us...

30 October 2016

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#NoFilter: how to keep it honest in your personal statement

Would a uni accept you based on your Instagram activity? Some guidance on what you should - and should not - include.

20 October 2016

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Personal statement advice: medicine dos and don'ts

Applying to medicine is tough. So what must you include in your personal statement to stand out (and what will waste precious space)?

05 September 2016

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Personal statement advice: physiotherapy

Writing a personal statement for physiotherapy? Learn how to impress admissions tutors by reflecting on your experiences of observing physiotherapists.

05 September 2016

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Personal statement advice: physics

We spoke to physics admissions tutors to find out what they are looking for from future physicists in the making...

20 September 2015

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Personal statement advice: animal science

A degree in animal science opens up numerous career options working with animals - if it's your degree of choice, here are some personal statement pointers.

05 August 2015

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Personal statement checklist #1 Getting started

When it comes to your personal statement, one of trickiest things is knowing where to start. Here are some key tips on how to start pulling it together.

31 July 2015

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Personal statement advice: statistics

We speak to a statistics admissions tutor to find out the best way to stand out from the crowd with your personal statement.

09 December 2014

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How to be a standout university applicant [video]

What makes a Ucas application really stand out? Our video reporter quizzes admissions tutors on what they're looking for – here’s what they said...

05 September 2014

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Personal statement advice: biology

Find out what the secrets are to writing a successful biology personal statement with top tips from an admissions tutor.

04 September 2014

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Personal statement advice: architecture, building and planning

The built environment encompasses a range of courses and professions. So what do you need to include to make your personal statement impress admissions tutors?

04 September 2014

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Personal statement advice: environmental science

Check out our guide to writing an environmental science personal statement and let admissions tutors know where your environmental interests lie.

04 September 2014

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Personal statement: dos and don'ts [video]

University admissions tutors reveal what they do and don't want to see in your personal statement.

01 September 2014

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