Personal Statement helpWatch
Are people able to put up helpful websites and tips for writing personal statements. Need help in the time coming up to applying for uni.
Here are some general tips:
1) Don't use generic statements like "From a young age I have always been interested in..." or "For as long as I can remember I have been interested in..." - loads of people will use these and you need to make your personal statement stand out!
2) If your degree subject is one which you have also studied at A Level, talk briefly about which topics you found particularly interesting, and why.
3) Describe how your A Level studies have helped you to develop key skills for university, e.g. doing presentations has improved your public speaking. Also, if you did an EPQ, talk about that and how it helped you improve your essay-writing skills, referencing skills etc which are essential for university study.
4) Talk about your qualities which would make you a good university student - include words like organised, hard-working, conscientious, patient, flexible etc.
5) Also write a sentence or two about what you hope to gain from university, e.g. expanding your knowledge in a specific subject, improving skills which are useful when seeking employment etc.
6) Make you have no spelling and grammar errors - these are not looked upon favourably!
7) Show your personal statement to your careers advisor at college to see what they think of it, e.g. things you can add, change, remove etc.
I hope you find these useful
Also, you might get some more replies if you move your question to the Personal Statement Advice forum