Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Applying for Finance and accounting.
    I've looked at so many examples of personal statements and they use amazing terminology, have fab introductions and in overall are just a piece of art.
    comparing it to my personal statement makes it seem soo basic and simple.
    I've shown it to my head of sixth form and he says it's good.
    but..I keep prolonging it, because I'm scared it won't be good enough for my uni's, especially Birmingham and Southampton.
    Idk where I'm going with this haha...
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Community Assistant
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by Lia22)
    Applying for Finance and accounting.
    I've looked at so many examples of personal statements and they use amazing terminology, have fab introductions and in overall are just a piece of art.
    comparing it to my personal statement makes it seem soo basic and simple.
    I've shown it to my head of sixth form and he says it's good.
    but..I keep prolonging it, because I'm scared it won't be good enough for my uni's, especially Birmingham and Southampton.
    Idk where I'm going with this haha...
    First of all, don't be scared. Fancy terminology is not a good indication of whether someone is right for the course. It's not about showing off what you know, it's about demonstrating that you are the right person for the course, and that you are committed and know what you're heading into. That you're going to work hard for a course that you want to do and aren't going to drop out after 3 weeks.:yep:
    •  Official Rep
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    (Original post by Lia22)
    Applying for Finance and accounting.
    I've looked at so many examples of personal statements and they use amazing terminology, have fab introductions and in overall are just a piece of art.
    comparing it to my personal statement makes it seem soo basic and simple.
    I've shown it to my head of sixth form and he says it's good.
    but..I keep prolonging it, because I'm scared it won't be good enough for my uni's, especially Birmingham and Southampton.
    Idk where I'm going with this haha...
    Hi Lia22 :hello:

    Many universities will not be looking for fancy terminology as it is not an indication of the skills you have. It is often obvious when someone uses terminology to just make it sound better when structurally it does not make sense.

    If you have any work experience you can expand on and demonstrate what skills you have learnt from it this would be far more beneficial. Also add anything you think may relate to the subject area you are applying for.

    If you have any questions I am happy to help, just give me a shout. Please remember not to post any part of your personal statement on any forums.

    Hope this helps

    Ruth
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

1,085

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. SAE Institute
    Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music, Business, Web Further education
    Thu, 16 Aug '18
  2. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Poll
Do you want your parents to be with you when you collect your A-level results?
Useful resources
Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Find your perfect uni course

Don't know where to apply? Let our uni match maker be your guide

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.