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Personal Statement

Your personal statement is your chance to write about why you want to study the course of your choice. This can be daunting, but there are various resources and tools available to help you begin and guide you through the process.

Writing a Personal Statement

An undergraduate personal statement is a chance to get noticed for the unique talents and experiences you have. It’s an important part of the application process as it’s an opportunity to talk about yourself and your passions, outside of your grades.  

Please see below the guides written by UCAS on how to write a personal statement:

If you want to discuss personal statements or get feedback on a draft, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team.

Here are a few questions you can answer to help you get started:

  1. Why have you chosen this course?
  2. What excites you about the subject? 
  3. Is my previous or current study relevant to the course?
  4. Have you got any work experience that might help you?
  5. What life experiences have you had that you could talk about?
  6. What achievements are you proud of?
  7. What skills do you have that make you perfect for the course?
  8. What plans and ambitions do you have for your future career?

When you write your personal statement to tell a university why you want to study there, remember to talk about why you really like the subject you want to learn about. Share stories about times you learned something interesting or did things that made you proud. Say why you think the university is a great place to learn more about what you love. Be yourself and show how excited you are to go to that university!

Your work experience and career aspirations are important to include. You can share details of any relevant jobs, work experience, or voluntary work that you have taken part in.

Always remember to proofread your statement before submitting it! You can always ask for feedback from friends and family or a member of the Careers and Employability team.

For more information check out UCAS guide to personal statements or check out some other resources below.

Other Resources

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