munem
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
I have already applied last year but I am applying once again this year. Can I use the same personal statement?
0
reply
username1408342
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
Yes, provided you haven't uploaded it anywhere online
0
reply
username2752874
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#3
Report 4 years ago
#3
(Original post by munem)
I have already applied last year but I am applying once again this year. Can I use the same personal statement?
Yep. Though I'd recommended altering it - if that was the reason you may have been rejected before. If it's good, then keep it like that.
0
reply
JayAhm
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 years ago
#4
Yes you can use the same PS.

I would also advise that you at least slightly adjust/tweak it. Maybe add in things you did in your gap year and how it's helped you.
0
reply
Good bloke
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#5
Report 4 years ago
#5
Nobody has yet asked a crucial question: did you get any interviews last year? The answer might tell you how many changes your PS needs and how good an idea it would be to re-use it. It is obvious that any PS would need to be changed to reflect the intervening year and its benefits and lessons.
0
reply
Helenia
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 years ago
#6
If you've done literally nothing to improve/add to your application in the last year, then by all means use the same PS. But that would be a pretty silly strategy if you wanted to get into medicine.
0
reply
munem
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#7
But if I do alter it, won't ucas similarity detection service identify it as plagiarized?
0
reply
mindlesss
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 years ago
#8
No, there is a caveat in the algorithm - if it detects similarities it then checks whether it's the PS from the same applicant (comparing names, UCAS numbers etc.) and if it's the same person in both cases then there is no issue.
1
reply
Ghotay
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#9
Report 4 years ago
#9
Why on earth have you done NOTHING in a whole year that is worth mentioning in your PS?
0
reply
mindlesss
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 years ago
#10
They are not saying it would be 100% same. But if you are adding/replacing a few things here and there, usually there will still be a high degree of overlap which would be picked up by the UCAS anti-plagiarism service. But if a student is re-using their OWN PS from last year - this is not a problem.
0
reply
JayAhm
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 years ago
#11
You have the same UCAS Personal Identifier (PID) through applications. Any PS's you submit won't be compared against PS's previously submitted against that UCAS PID.

So basically, you can use your PS exactly the same if you want. You can tweak. Edit. etc.

Obviously, you should be changing it quite a bit if that was the reason you didn't get interviews in the last cycle! And anyway, you want to be including gap year information too
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Current uni students - are you thinking of dropping out of university?

Yes, I'm seriously considering dropping out (22)
17.74%
I'm not sure (2)
1.61%
No, I'm going to stick it out for now (39)
31.45%
I have already dropped out (3)
2.42%
I'm not a current university student (58)
46.77%

Watched Threads

View All