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Tips for UCAS Personal statement

Hi Guys, Please give me some tips to write a good UCAS statement, thanks,,,any examples will be awesome!!
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Original post by Bhavya B
Hi Guys, Please give me some tips to write a good UCAS statement, thanks,,,any examples will be awesome!!


There's loads of advice online.

UCAS made a video a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8hFkMAjW-I
There's also the UCAS website for tips: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/writing-personal-statement/how-write-personal-statement

TSR has a library of personal statements which you can have a look at as well. Just remember that your personal statement needs to be personal (in the sense that you shouldn't copy from these, as the consequences can be severe).
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Good short video here from Essex Uni covers the basics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF5-vnhZRx8
and at the very bottom of this webpage is a downloadable guide with good / bad examples - https://www.essex.ac.uk/undergraduate/applying-to-essex/personal-statement
Original post by Bhavya B
Hi Guys, Please give me some tips to write a good UCAS statement, thanks,,,any examples will be awesome!!

Hey @Bhavya B

You might find this thread useful of 10 tips for a brilliant UCAS application. :smile:

Good luck!

Becky
Original post by Bhavya B
Hi Guys, Please give me some tips to write a good UCAS statement, thanks,,,any examples will be awesome!!

Hi,

Here are a few tips that I'd recommend for a Personal Statement-

Be yourself and let your personality shine through. You want them to remember your PS and for it to stand out so let them know why you are the best candidate and why you are passionate about your chosen degree

Include more than just your academia. Your statement is so much more than just your academic qualifications. Most universities want a well-rounded student who has interests and hobbies as well as academic determination. Try to include any extra-curricular activities you take part in or any volunteer opportunities you've had and try to link them back to how they make you the perfect candidate for your dream course.

Get someone else, be it a teacher or a family member, to read your statement before you submit it to ensure that simple spelling and grammar mistakes are avoided


I hope these tips will help with the writing of your personal statement and I wish you the best of luck with your application!

Mary
London South Bank University Student Rep (3rd-year Children's Nursing)
Reply 5
Original post by LSBU
Hi,

Here are a few tips that I'd recommend for a Personal Statement-

Be yourself and let your personality shine through. You want them to remember your PS and for it to stand out so let them know why you are the best candidate and why you are passionate about your chosen degree

Include more than just your academia. Your statement is so much more than just your academic qualifications. Most universities want a well-rounded student who has interests and hobbies as well as academic determination. Try to include any extra-curricular activities you take part in or any volunteer opportunities you've had and try to link them back to how they make you the perfect candidate for your dream course.

Get someone else, be it a teacher or a family member, to read your statement before you submit it to ensure that simple spelling and grammar mistakes are avoided


I hope these tips will help with the writing of your personal statement and I wish you the best of luck with your application!

Mary
London South Bank University Student Rep (3rd-year Children's Nursing)

Many thanks Mary, so kind of you, Bhavya
Reply 6
Original post by University of Bradford
Hey @Bhavya B

You might find this thread useful of 10 tips for a brilliant UCAS application. :smile:

Good luck!

Becky

Thanks Becky, Yes, quite useful indeed

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