Strathclyde University Personal Statement Word Limit

Watch
jonnystudent21
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 8 months ago
#1
I have a 500 word personal statement I have been using to apply for my postgraduate courses. But Strathclyde University appears to have a limit of 160 words! No idea how I can even say what I want to say with so few sentences. Is this normal? Stressed out about how I can even attempt such a small summery of what I want to accomplish, why I want to study there, why that course, my skills, experience and all that normally included etc. Nightmare.
Last edited by jonnystudent21; 8 months ago
0
reply
University of Strathclyde
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#2
Report 8 months ago
#2
(Original post by jonnystudent21)
I have a 500 word personal statement I have been using to apply for my postgraduate courses. But Strathclyde University appears to have a limit of 160 words! No idea how I can even say what I want to say with so few sentences. Is this normal? Stressed out about how I can even attempt such a small summery of what I want to accomplish, why I want to study there, why that course, my skills, experience and all that normally included etc. Nightmare.
Hey jonnystudent21 ! Sorry I've just found this thread from a few days ago! How did you get on with this? Which course is it you're hoping to apply for? I'd maybe advise getting in touch with the department directly to ask for any clarification on the application process. Perhaps if you feel your fuller statement shows more of your potential etc, you could ask if you're able to send this separately?
- Caitlin
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
0
reply
jonnystudent21
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 8 months ago
#3
(Original post by University of Strathclyde)
Hey jonnystudent21 ! Sorry I've just found this thread from a few days ago! How did you get on with this? Which course is it you're hoping to apply for? I'd maybe advise getting in touch with the department directly to ask for any clarification on the application process. Perhaps if you feel your fuller statement shows more of your potential etc, you could ask if you're able to send this separately?
- Caitlin
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
Hi, Caitlin. It all worked out and I was given an offer conditional on submission of my references. While you're here - can I just ask, if you happen to know, how long do I have to chase up my referees? I know one of them has been submitted, but my other referee still has not submitted the reference. I will wait a few more days as I am hesitant to pester him with an email. However I am a bit worried of losing my place on the course if it takes too long - how long do I have to sort this? Thanks
0
reply
University of Strathclyde
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#4
Report 8 months ago
#4
(Original post by jonnystudent21)
Hi, Caitlin. It all worked out and I was given an offer conditional on submission of my references. While you're here - can I just ask, if you happen to know, how long do I have to chase up my referees? I know one of them has been submitted, but my other referee still has not submitted the reference. I will wait a few more days as I am hesitant to pester him with an email. However I am a bit worried of losing my place on the course if it takes too long - how long do I have to sort this? Thanks
Hello! Oh fantastic, glad to hear it Congrats on your offer jonnystudent21.

Are you hoping to start one of our courses in January and this is why you are concerned about the timings of your reference? I'm sure unless you have been told otherwise from the department that it will just be a case of getting the references submitted as soon as you can. If your references were needed urgently and were needed promptly I'm sure they would have flagged this to you at some point throughout the application. For a January start, you still have plenty of time and if the other one is in process hopefully it won't take too long.

My advice would be not to worry and just submit it when you can, but if you're in any doubt then contact the department directly to ask. If you need any of the department details let me know which course you're applying to and I'll pass on the best email to contact

- Caitlin
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
0
reply
jonnystudent21
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 8 months ago
#5
(Original post by University of Strathclyde)
Hello! Oh fantastic, glad to hear it Congrats on your offer jonnystudent21.

Are you hoping to start one of our courses in January and this is why you are concerned about the timings of your reference? I'm sure unless you have been told otherwise from the department that it will just be a case of getting the references submitted as soon as you can. If your references were needed urgently and were needed promptly I'm sure they would have flagged this to you at some point throughout the application. For a January start, you still have plenty of time and if the other one is in process hopefully it won't take too long.

My advice would be not to worry and just submit it when you can, but if you're in any doubt then contact the department directly to ask. If you need any of the department details let me know which course you're applying to and I'll pass on the best email to contact

- Caitlin
Official University of Strathclyde Rep
Thanks Caitlin, my course actually starts next September but I'm just a bit paranoid of having the offer rescinded if I take too long! Hopefully the reference is submitted soon! Cheers
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

How would you feel if uni students needed to be double vaccinated to start in Autumn?

I'd feel reassured about my own health (46)
14.74%
I'd feel reassured my learning may be less disrupted by isolations/lockdowns (101)
32.37%
I'd feel less anxious about being around large groups (39)
12.5%
I don't mind if others are vaccinated or not (27)
8.65%
I'm concerned it may disadvantage some students (17)
5.45%
I think it's an unfair expectation (79)
25.32%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (3)
0.96%

Watched Threads

View All