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Tips to help you write a stand-out UCAS personal statement

Applying for university and writing your personal statement can be daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. Remember, no one can tell us about your ambitions, skills and experience better than you. We’ve put together some tips to help you write a stand-out personal statement.

✍️ Perfect your personal statement
A personal statement is exactly that a statement about you. Your personal statement should explain why you're a great candidate for the course and what would make you a brilliant addition to the university.

What to include

Why are you interested in the course?

What do you want to do when you graduate?

Are you passionate? Prove it.


Make sure you get to know the course you’re interested in and share relevant personal qualities, skills, knowledge and work experience.

Six tips for writing your personal statement.

📝Give yourself time to write it properly

💼 Write in a formal style

❌Avoid clichés. Keep your statement unique. Be honest, thorough and persuasive

📚 Believe in yourself write in a natural and positive way and showcase all your skills and experience

💬 Check that your spelling and grammar is correct ask someone you trust to read it, too

🏢 Remember, universities can only make a decision based on the information you give them.

Find out more tips and advice on our website: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/undergraduate/applying-to-ntu/writing-your-personal-statement
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If you have any questions, we are happy to help!

NTU Rep - Jess
(edited 3 months ago)
Thank you Jess, I seem to remember a bloke from NTU giving some very helpful PS advice once at a UCAS fair. This was many years ago now.

The thing that most stands out from your post is this bit:
Are you passionate? Prove it.

It's about showing, not telling.
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