5 Top Tips - Ace Your Personal Statement
Updated: Sep 27
1. Keep it personal to you - with your university personal statement, the clue is in the name. Write about your own experiences in relation to your chosen course, and how they have made you into the perfect (future) student.
2. Take the time to get it spot on - As many universities do not interview their prospective students, your personal statement is the only way you are going to stand out from the crowd. Set aside about a month from start to finish, which allows you to come up with some bullet points and then gradually build them into your statement in a flowing and professional way.
3. Do your research - Make sure that you know the general structure of the courses you are applying to and try and relate your experiences to topics that you know you will be learning about in the future.
4. Make an impact - your opening sentence should do a couple of things; it should capture the attention of the admissions officer and stick in their memory.
5. Don't be afraid to ask for help - whether it is a friend, a teacher, or your own Personally tutor, it will always help to have different perspectives on what you have written. Let people read your statement and ask them to be as critical as possible.