A personal statement is part of your application to study at a UK university. In a personal statement, the student writes about what they hope to achieve on a UK university course , what they hope to do after the course and why they are applying to this particular university. It is your first chance to show a demonstrable passion and understanding of your chosen subject away from exam results. SI-UK will edit your personal statement and ensure the English is clear and grammatically correct. Genuine experiences of extra-curricular clubs, work experience or knowledge around a subject are much more likely to make your personal statement stand out, while admissions officers are also for looking for positive evidence of your character which will make you a productive member of the university. The length of a personal statement varies depending on the university, but generally the average length for an undergraduate application is between words, around one side of A4 paper or a maximum of 47 lines.
Writing a personal statement for university
Here are 6 tips to make sure your personal statement is the best it can be. If there are aspects of the course that you particularly like, write about them in your personal statement. You don't need to reel off an extensive list, just include two or three relevant examples and talk about how this wider reading has increased your interest in the topic. Keep your sentences clear and to the point and focus on why you want to study your chosen course. No one's personal statement is perfect first time round, so ask other people for feedback and make several drafts. Your teachers, parents and friends might pick up on things you missed, so take their comments on board when you redraft it.
How to strengthen your personal statement
Read our guide on what it is, what to include, how to start, length and what makes a good personal statement. Once you've decided which universities and courses to apply for, completing your application is pretty simple — until it comes to how to write your UCAS personal statement. This guide covers everything you need to know about how to write a personal statement for university.
We hope you find it useful, and please let us know if you have any further questions you would like to see added by emailing us at info studential. It's never too early to start thinking about it! Unfortunately, UCAS deadlines have a tendency to creep up on most students, especially if you are applying to Oxbridge where the deadline is much earlier than other universities 15th October.