What is a personal statement?
How to prepare to write your personal statement
What should a personal statement include?
How should I structure my personal statement?
Check out our How to Write an Excellent Personal Statement in 10 Steps article for a more in-depth look at how to structure your writing.
What are the official guidelines for a personal statement?
What are the personal statement ‘do’s’?
What are the personal statement ‘don’ts’?
Try not to info dump - it's great to see applicants who are enthusiastic about the subject/course, however try not reel off facts/information about the subject that eats up your character count. Make sure it is relevant to the point your making, studies and experiences.
If you have a career already in mind, how will the course help you get there?
Read, re-read, re-re-read - when we spend a lot of time on something it's easy to miss spelling or punctuation mistakes. Have someone else read it over for you!