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Personal statement creator

Personal Statement Creator

Personal Statement Creator and Sample Personal Statements

Create a Personal Statement and view examples of personal statement. Learn about how to write a personal statement for university or college applications. Know how to start a personal statement.

Many students may apply to the same university course with the same grades as you. A well written personal statement can mean the difference between standing out from the crowd and your application being rejected.

Personal statements are generally read by admission managers or professors who serve on an admissions committee in the department to which you are applying. Personal statement gives you a chance to sell yourself to the university in a small and easy-to-digest paragraph.

What is personal statement format ?

A personal statement is like a short reflective essay you write about why you’re the perfect candidate for the course you’re applying to.

A good personal statement supports your application to study at a university . It’s an opportunity for you to express why you like to study a particular course and what skills and experience you possess that show your inclination towards the selected subject area. Basically you are telling admissions staff why you’re suitable to study at their university or college.

It’s important to remember that personal statement is same even if you are applying at different universities. So its better to avoid mentioning any university by name.

Here are some useful sample personal statements you can refer . Once you are ready to write a personal statement, click on the ‘Create Personal Statement’ button below.

Personal statement help

Welcome to the personal statement builder tool

We’ll guide you through the process of writing your UCAS personal statement for undergraduate study at a UK university. We’ll get you to think about what course you’re applying for, first writing notes about your experience, knowledge and hobbies, and then guide you through a suggested structure to actually write it. Afterwards, we’ll check it against UCAS limitations and common errors and mistakes to help you write the best personal statement to reflect your interest and experiences.

What is a UCAS personal statement?

It is a formal document which allows you to ‘communicate’ with a university’s admissions staff, explaining why you want to study the course you’ve chosen, and why you are suitable for studying it. It should be mainly academic with reference to books and debates you’ve engaged with, any relevant work experience and a small paragraph about relevant extra-curricular activities. If you’re applying for a vocational course, it needs to convince the admissions staff that you are suitable and dedicated to a particular career (e.g. medicine). It is 47 lines, or 4000 characters long, whichever you hit first.

What isn’t a UCAS personal statement?

Firstly, it is not a letter to the admissions staff and should therefore not be formatted like one, or address the admissions staff directly (i.e. not saying ‘you’ or ‘yours’ at all). The admissions staff will know that this is being read by other universities and this will appear insincere. A personal statement needs to be written in full prose and formal language, no bullet points or contractions. It’s also not a personal essay discussing your life story or listing all of your achievements and experiences; it is about you but it should focus on your interests in studying your course. However, don’t link everything to your course choice, only do it if the link isn’t tenuous. At the other end of the spectrum, it isn’t an academic essay where you just analyse what you’ve read. The ‘personal’ angle comes from why it’s interested you. If the course is academic rather than vocational, you also shouldn’t talk about doing the job (e.g. being a manager or psychologist), as you need to focus on why you want to study the course, rather than your career, after all, that is at least three years away. It’s also not the place to talk about your module marks or discuss issues which have affected your results. If information like this is relevant, it should be included in your reference rather than in the personal statement.

Why is a personal statement important?

It’s the first, and sometimes only, chance you have to express why you want to study the course you’ve chosen and to convince the admissions staff that you’re capable. It is of particular importance when applying for competitive courses where the majority of the applicants meet the entry requirements in order to differentiate between candidates. For any course, it will be looked at if you miss your offer grades and could make the difference between your chosen university accepting you or being placed in Clearing. The statement is of particular importance if you are applying for a transfer, as a mature student or have an unusual educational background. It will most likely be used by universities that interview to base some of their questions on, so make sure you know the content of your statement.