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How to make your personal statement stand out and what to include?
There are quite a few threads about this on TSR so it is worth having a look. In general, your personal statement should:
- demonstrate your interest for your subject: why do you want to study it and how have you pursued this interest, e.g. related volunteering/work experience, wider reading, related study
- demonstrate why a university should choose YOU - what makes you stand out from other applicants? In particular, academic achievements or achievements outside of school, positions of responsibility, other notable prizes

Keep your personal statement concise and to the point. Don't waffle! After you have written a draft, you could ask a teacher to look over it or use the private Personal Statement forum on TSR where someone will review it for you (do not post publicly online!)
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TSR have a whole guide to writing a personal statement. But just briefly why do you want to study that subject, what piqued your interest initially, what fascinates you about it.
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Thank you so much for the advice and I am new to the student room so I have no idea what the TSR is
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There are quite a few threads about this on TSR so it is worth having a look. In general, your personal statement should:
- demonstrate your interest for your subject: why do you want to study it and how have you pursued this interest, e.g. related volunteering/work experience, wider reading, related study
- demonstrate why a university should choose YOU - what makes you stand out from other applicants? In particular, academic achievements or achievements outside of school, positions of responsibility, other notable prizes

Keep your personal statement concise and to the point. Don't waffle! After you have written a draft, you could ask a teacher to look over it or use the private Personal Statement forum on TSR where someone will review it for you (do not post publicly online!)
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TSR have a whole guide to writing a personal statement. But just briefly why do you want to study that subject, what piqued your interest initially, what fascinates you about it.
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Thank you so much for the advice and I am new to the student room so I have no idea what the TSR is
TSR = The Student Room

You can search past threads by using the search bar which you may find useful!
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TSR stands for the student room! So sweet but we have all been here! Just type TSR personal statement into search bar and that should get you there. Just to add once you have written your statement NEVER post it on here. But I am sure you know this.
Well welcome to TSR and do not hesitate to ask for more help if you need it!
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Thank you so much for the advice and I am new to the student room so I have no idea what the TSR is
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Thank you so much x.
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Just remember flowergirl17 don't post your personal statement because if you do then you will have to rewrite it again. A personal statement should be unique to you and why the university should choose you, i found it difficult to begin with but once you get started and into the flow it is not too bad
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Just remember flowergirl17 don't post your personal statement because if you do then you will have to rewrite it again. A personal statement should be unique to you and why the university should choose you, i found it difficult to begin with but once you get started and into the flow it is not too bad
Yes it is quite difficult to fit in everything on your personal statement but I am getting used to it. Thank you!
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What unis you thinking of. One idea is just to free flow write about why subject not worrying about content or word count then refine it. Do not turn it into a list of achievements and extra curriculars. Only include things that offer skills that feed into your subject in some way. Or show how you would be a good asset to uni.
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Yes it is quite difficult to fit in everything on your personal statement but I am getting used to it. Thank you!
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How to make your personal statement stand out and what to include?
why you chose the course, what skills you have that go well with the course like essay writing or communication, give examples, mention each subject you do and relate it to the course your into, it's nice if you have any relevant work experiences you can talk about. Also say what you like to do in your free time etc
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Just remember flowergirl17 don't post your personal statement because if you do then you will have to rewrite it again. A personal statement should be unique to you and why the university should choose you, i found it difficult to begin with but once you get started and into the flow it is not too bad
Hello,
Thank you for your advice and when you say by not posting personal statement, do you mean not to post it on the student room?
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What unis you thinking of. One idea is just to free flow write about why subject not worrying about content or word count then refine it. Do not turn it into a list of achievements and extra curriculars. Only include things that offer skills that feed into your subject in some way. Or show how you would be a good asset to uni.
Hi Scotney,
I was thining of City University of london, King's college , University of Kent and I am unsure about the last two choices. I have mentioned about my work experience and how i was able to develop and enhance my skills. The problem is the word limit because I keep exceeding it so I am having to cut down a lot. But thank you so much for your help and advice!
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why you chose the course, what skills you have that go well with the course like essay writing or communication, give examples, mention each subject you do and relate it to the course your into, it's nice if you have any relevant work experiences you can talk about. Also say what you like to do in your free time etc
Thank you for the advice! I have mentioned my hobbies such as mentioning the book I read which has the genre of psychological thriller and also talked about my work experience
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Hello,
Thank you for your advice and when you say by not posting personal statement, do you mean not to post it on the student room?
I think there is a private section where someone can give feedback on your personal statement on here, but im not 100% sure. Please message a mod about this. Do NOT post it on one of these sections though whatever you do.


This is a link i found about it which will explain more about it

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4999064

so yeah from the looks of it don't post it on the student room anyway or any other forum. I know how difficult a personal statement is and I would not want you to be rejected from the uni
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I think there is a private section where someone can give feedback on your personal statement on here, but im not 100% sure. Please message a mod about this. Do NOT post it on one of these sections though whatever you do.


This is a link i found about it which will explain more about it

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4999064

so yeah from the looks of it don't post it on the student room anyway or any other forum. I know how difficult a personal statement is and I would not want you to be rejected from the uni
Thank you so much and I appreciate all your help and support. That is so sweet of you! Thank you once again and I am getting my final feedback on my personal statement tomorrow so hopefully, everything goes well I wish you good luck and hope everything is going well for you!
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Thank you so much and I appreciate all your help and support. That is so sweet of you! Thank you once again and I am getting my final feedback on my personal statement tomorrow so hopefully, everything goes well I wish you good luck and hope everything is going well for you!
thank you flowergirl for your kind message. What university are you thinking of applying to
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Hi Scotney,
I was thining of City University of london, King's college , University of Kent and I am unsure about the last two choices. I have mentioned about my work experience and how i was able to develop and enhance my skills. The problem is the word limit because I keep exceeding it so I am having to cut down a lot. But thank you so much for your help and advice!
Hope your feedback went well and it is always better to have to be cutting down word count rather than not knowing how to get started.
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Hi Scotney,
I was thining of City University of london, King's college , University of Kent and I am unsure about the last two choices. I have mentioned about my work experience and how i was able to develop and enhance my skills. The problem is the word limit because I keep exceeding it so I am having to cut down a lot. But thank you so much for your help and advice!
Hey there!
So pleased to hear you're considering studying at the University of Kent I'm a social media assistant for the University of Kent and in my final year at the moment os if you have any questions about life at Kent in general or the application process then please feel free to ask!
Best of luck with your university applications
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