Ok, I know there's a seperate 'Personal Statement' section but I thought I'd ask here as it's about a personal statement attached to a PhD application. I'm not talking about the Research Proposal as I've got that covered.
This is how I'm thinking of laying it out in order:
1) A rundown of my academic history, from A levels up to the present, the degrees (and other awards) I have to my name and how well I passed them.
2) A discussion of my academic interests, what subjects in particular I have become attached to, which academics, theories and methodologies I am most engaged and influenced by.
3) Something about my aims in pursuing a PhD, my interest in getting involved in univserity teaching and my enthusiasm to contribute to academic life at the university, and beyond, more generally.
4) Something about me as a person, what I've done outside of academic life, what kinds of jobs I've had, other interests, something about my personality.
I'm not aware of a word-limit but 1000-1500 seems to be the expectation, so I'm thinking it will probably be a paragraph each.
Any thoughts or advice on this approach?