Personal Statements

A-Level Results Day - Now What?

Alex Dyer | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

The countdown to A Level results day is approaching, and if you are waiting for your exam results it can be a time of excitement and uncertainty. You might be confident you will get the results you need, or be dreading hearing the news.

Here Are UCAS' Top Tips For Writing A Powerful Personal Statement

The Huffington Post UK | Chloe Kerr | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The personal statement is something that’s a key part of any university or college application, and with the 15 January deadline fast approaching, t...

UCAS Personal Statements: Some Simple Dos and Don'ts

Sarah Kelleway | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Kelleway

As the autumn term gains pace, students up and down the country are perfecting the most important 4000-character document of their academic career - the personal statement. Follow this simple list to make sure that your personal statement is something that you can be proud of, rather than something that will leave your admissions tutors scratching their heads.

University Application Essay Writing 101

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Do not be afraid to do many, many drafts. Although I admit that I do not like editing my essays most of the time, I completed at least 10 drafts for my personal statement. It is, after all, a precious document where the Admissions Officers can truly get to know you in addition to skimming through the long list of your grades, achievements, awards, and leadership roles.

Students Share Their Tips On How Write Your Personal Statement

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's an "unfortunate necessity" as one student puts it, and we couldn't sum it up better ourselves. The phrase "personal statement" is enough to fill ...

Writing A Personal Statement For University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Writing a personal statement is pretty daunting and with so much at stake it's important to get it right. SEE ALSO: How to Write the Perfect Person...

Can the United States Teach Us to Improve the Experience Our Universities Offer?

Christopher Boulle | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Boulle

American universities intentionally shape their year's intake. They seek out a diverse mix of alumni from varying backgrounds and cultures, with contrasting values, political views and life experiences. In the UK, we do not apply this same practice.

Are Personal Statements Unfair To State School Children?

PA | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

State-educated students may get less help with university applications, struggle to find experiences to write about and are more likely to make mistak...

The Highs and Lows of Applying to University

Eden Good | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Eden Good

UCAS is a brilliant middle-man to apply to university by. However, deadlines are not clear and the innate details you have to include are so in depth, you half expect you have to put your great great grandmother's cat's name on the 'additional information' section!

The Personal Statement

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

The personal statement in a nutshell; modestly advertising yourself as an indispensable future undergraduate. It's painful to write. Recently, I have been allotting myself certain times of the day to sit and write the dreaded thing. This sounds productive, and I am probably displaying key time management skills that would make me an excellent candidate for my chosen course.