After first year at my current university I am transferring onto second year at a different university
I have spoken to the course leader here and to the university I wish to move to and they are fine with the transfer, I just have to apply through UCAS at point of entry 2.
I was just wondering if anybody could offer me some help on what to include in my personal statement; I've decided to write it from scratch so as to not seem somewhat 'lazy' to the new uni.
I am only applying to one place so could I include sentences such as '..further learning and development throughout my second and third year at your institution'?
Also, if anyone could give me advice on things to include that'd be awesome.
Cheers in advance for any help given!
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Personal statement help for second year transfer watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-11-2013 17:44
- 07-04-2014 18:18
I would say include all the usual stuff about how much you love your subject, related extracurriculars, etc. and then a bit more about why you would like to study at their institution - although saying that it is a more familiar environment and cheaper probably isn't such an idea as it suggests that you are a less independant person (want to be closer to home) and are struggling to fit in at your current uni (which might indicate that you would struggle to fit in at any uni). Focus instead on the course - perhaps they offer a placement year or year abroad that your previous uni didn't, or they have better facilities, or they provide more support for a curriculum-related extracurricular activity/ careers related activity (e.g. some unis offer start-up funding for student businesses). Make sure you demonstrate that you have really researched their course and university environment/ facilities and have made a well-informed decision to switch university, rather than because you are fed up with the teaching/ lack thereof at your current uni, feel like you are being ripped off, are struggling to pass the course, or are struggling to fit in socially...
If you are applying to just the one institution, I can't see anything wrong with actually naming them - although using second person (you/ your, etc.) may come across as slightly less formal - instead replace 'your institution' with 'the University of ...'