Please read this first: information about our PS review service is here:https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/content.php?r=26458-Get-your-personal-statement-draft-reviewed-by-a-TSR-PS-reviewerWho is eligible for a review?This is a member benefit.
Our PS reviewers are volunteers and prioritise reviews
to established members of TSR (who have made 100 posts or more
). Personal statements submitted by members with fewer posts might be reviewed after a longer wait or if there are no outstanding reviews for established members.
If you would like to minimise your waiting time for a review then we recommend that you take some time to contribute to the site engaging in discussions and answering study help questions to increase your post count before submitting. PS review submission forum is herehttps://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=1372
Note, it looks "empty" because it's a private forum. Click on Start A New Discussion
in the forum to add your PS for review. Who runs this service?
The service is completely volunteer-led with the support of The Student Room's community team.
What does the personal statement review service offer to students?
What can you expect from the service What we do
This is a peer-run service managed by volunteers and community team who have both considerable experiencing of reviewing personal statements and have been through the university application process themselves.
Previously the volunteers ran The Student Room's PS Help service between 2005 and 2012 completing over 10,000 personal statement reviews.
TSR members submit their final UCAS personal statement draft confidentially into a private forum where only PS reviewers can view the content.
Members are provided with advice and feedback on the content and structure of their personal statement, this may include recommendations for improvements to spelling, grammar and wording.
Your personal statement will not be rewritten for you and you are expected to have checked the spelling and grammar before submitting.
Where possible a reviewer with expert knowledge on the subject will provide a review.
This is a confidential service. We’re a team of volunteers and we’re very happy to help but are doing so in our own time so please bear with us. The basic requirement for all PS Reviewers is that they’re at university but a lot of us have finished with our undergrad or even postgrad degrees. A lot of us have been PS Reviewers before and/or in different capacities so have been doing this a long time and have a lot of subject specialist and general experience. Our newer members go through a peer-mentoring process to bring them up to speed with the way we review statements.
We will go over your statement and point out any spelling and grammar issues. We will also make suggestions in terms of content, flow and structure.
This is primarily a service for active members who contribute to the TSR community i.e have over 100 posts on TSR. If you do not meet this criterion you may experience longer waiting times.
We are only able to do one review so please make sure you only submit your final draft. Additional drafts and questions may be responded to at the discretion of the reviewer. What we don't do
We are not a PS writing service and will not rewrite large chunks of your statement. We can only work with what you’ve given us.
Please remember that we can only advice based on our experience (of which we have a lot). People like teachers and careers advisors may tell you different things but at the end of the day it’s your PS so you can do what you like with it What you need to do before you submit a statement
Have a go at our PS Builder tool http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Personal_statement_help
Make sure your PS is as close to 4,000 characters as possible. We will not review anything less than 3,000 characters or more than 5,000 characters.
Proof read your work and make sure you get other people like teachers and friends to read it as well. Please only submit your final draft to us for review.
Submit your statement with the course in the title and fill in as much of the form as you can.
Please do not
post your statement anywhere else on TSR or the internet. What will happen to your statement including turnaround times
If your course name isn’t in the title or isn’t clear from the statement or if you haven’t confirmed that this is your final draft you will receive a reply in your thread asking you for any missing information.
Once we have the information we require we will tag your statement for review.
We aim to acknowledge your thread within 24 hours and review your statement within 5 working days. Waiting times may be higher during busy periods and close to deadlines or if you don’t have 100 posts on TSR.
Please keep all comments or questions in your thread and do not
create additional threads. Please do not attempt to bump your thread. We will get to you as soon as we can and attempts to get around our system may result in your statement not receiving a review. What happens if there's a problem and who you should contact
Our reviewers are very experienced and are doing this in their own time so please bear with them. If you feel that a reviewer has behaved in an inappropriate manner please do not engage in an argument with them. Instead bring your thread to the attention of the PS help mods (@She-Ra @Puddles the Monkey @alleycat393 @Interrobang @Charlotte's Web
) and we will attempt to resolve the situation.
Rudeness and attempts to circumvent our system including the use of dupe accounts will be viewed very seriously and may result in your not receiving a review. How to become a PS Reviewer
We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers and are glad that you’re interested! As reviewers we find this role both rewarding and informative.
You must be at least at university to become a PS reviewer. Please make a thread in ‘Ask a CT’ from your university network so that we can verify this. We may also ask you to email the office from a university email account. If you have graduated we may ask for another form of proof that you have been to university.