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    hi...i wa swandering which universities the personal statement iss very important and others where it isnt.

    also, are there particular subjects where the PS is more important, or is it consistent with all courses?

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    it's important too all Universities. But bear in mind, that all of them use your academic potential as vital.
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    (Original post by WokSz)
    it's important too all Universities. But bear in mind, that all of them use your academic potential as vital.

    yh, i've heard though that ps is more important at certain unis, such as warwick and lse, due to the competitiveness of many of their courses (with many applicants with straight A's)
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    Yeah, it'll probably matter a bit more for the competitive courses. But remember the teacher reference is an important component as well.
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    For unis that interview applicants, the PS can be the decider between who gets an interview and who doesn't. Once you have secured an interview, however, it is highly likely that your interview performance will be the most important part of your application (after your results, of course).

    This doesn't just apply to Oxbridge btw: Warwick interview 25% of their English applicants in order to decide who gets an offer, with the PS playing its part in this decision (so they say on the open day, anyway).

    So, in answer to your question, your PS is the most highly regarded factor up to a point, and then your interview takes over. In cases where the uni interviews, of course
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    Easy as ABC--
    This is completely irrelevant to this thread, but just wanted to say how much I love your sig.
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    All universities place quite a lot of emphasis on the personal statement, but I'd say it was more important for competitive courses/unis because almost everyone applying will have predicted grades that meet or exceed the typical offer, so they need something else to differentiate.
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    thanks for all the replies guys, appreciate it
 
 
 

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