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    I am applying for a scholarship at Westminster University, and they ask for two essays - a personal statement and a development/career plan. I already sent one personal statement in my original application and received an offer - now i'm at a loss as to what to put into this second one. They ask for:

    'Please use this space to explain how your academic background and professional experiences to date relate to your chosen course and what you expect to gain from studying this course at the University of Westminster (500 words maximum).'

    Which is pretty much exactly what they asked for the personal statement in the original application, should i just shorten it (it was 700 words) and send that or completely rewrite it?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Ask them: it's perfectly reasonable to seek clarification, and it's very important that you meet their criteria as closely as possible, given that it's a scholarship application.

    Make reference to your ambition to identify knowledge gaps in your sector, (and to generate new knowledge if it's a PhD application rather than Masters). Also indicate that you hope, in the long term to publish. Universities are always always seeking to improve their research profile.
 
 
 
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