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personal statements being scrapped?

ive heard that personal statements are being replaced with specific questions for applicants to answer.... what do people think? is this a disadvantage? is this a sudden change?
Original post by user1298371
ive heard that personal statements are being replaced with specific questions for applicants to answer.... what do people think? is this a disadvantage? is this a sudden change?

Some students find the free-form nature intimidating, and don't know how they should structure their personal statement. For those students, the questions form that structure, so they will prefer the new approach I would imagine.

Others will find the question and answer approach overly restrictive, and would prefer the free-flowing nature of the current personal statement.

So, as with most things, there will be winners and losers.

Also, this is hardly a sudden change. It was announced last January (i.e. almost a year ago) and won't take effect for another year, when students will be applying for 2025 entry.
A long thread with a lot of thoughts about the change from 10 months ago.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7305161
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I’m not too sure how I feel about it

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