Tips for writing my Personal Statement

  • Re-read prospectuses and information about the subject/course before you start
  • Don’t mention a university by name
  • Check that each sentence adds something new
  • Use the most relevant and recent examples of hobbies and extra-curricular activities
    Establish your commitment and motivation to study
  • Emphasise your academic interests
  • Describe any work experience
  • Show that you have an appreciation of current affairs in your field
  • Demonstrate that you are a responsible person who will cope with the freedom of university study
  • Tell them about your outside interests and achievements
  • Be original
  • Do not lie in your personal statement!