How to write a personal statement.

Guides 16 Jan 2023 / 2 mins read

By Owen Redman

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How to write a personal statement. 

How to write a personal statement. 

 

The UCAS application deadline draws near, and with it, you’ll also be submitting personal statements for your applications. Writing about ourselves is not something that comes naturally to many people, so similar to a job application, the thought of trying to sound like the best candidate for a university can be quite the task. 

 

We’ve pulled together some top tips on how you can shape your personal statement and make it ‘you.’ 

 

Remember that everyone is human. We don’t mean to overlook typos. They can be run through a spellchecker (some always make it through, though). We mean, remember that no one is perfect. The person reading your application isn’t either. The appeal of being authentic can be a draw. 

 

Every course is different. You may have been handed a template and told to fill it in, but remember, the information needed and knowledge shown in a science degree will be entirely different from an art one. Make sure your statement reflects that. 

 

Be relevant. Your interviewer might care about something other than your school’s DofE course from 6 years ago. Still, they will care about how you’re actively interested and pursuing your interests and career path. 

 

Be proud of yourself. There’s only one you, so don’t put yourself down. It should be about your achievements and successes. 

 

Be specific to your course. Why does that university/course appeal to you? What makes you want to study there?

 

And that’s our top tips! Do you have any?

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Posted by Owen Redman

Co-founder of Roome



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