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What You Need to Say in Your Personal Statement

You have made your notes about what you want to say in your Personal Statement, talked to your teachers, parents, friends for ideas, looked at the prospectuses for the university courses you want to apply for, and now it is time to start writing.

Your first task is to say why you want to do a degree in this particular subject. Where does your inspiration come from?  Probably for most people your interest in the subject has grown out of your school courses, particularly your A-level courses, so this is what you should say, perhaps suggesting which aspects in particular interest you.  In some cases your choice will be a matter of family influence. Whatever it may be, try not to fall into using clichés – your experiences will never be the same as someone else’s, so make sure you say what you really mean and think. This is a good way to start your statement and is the first sign a tutor has to see that they are dealing with someone who has something different to say.

You should then try to demonstrate your interest by going into some detail about features of the subject that have stimulated your curiosity and led you to try to find out more.  Showing that you have gone beyond the A-level syllabus is always impressive, but the admissions tutor does not expect you to know all that much at this stage.  However, being able to write about a specific area in the subject shows your genuine interest in it. So, the application for a degree in English Literature will say something like “I really enjoy the metaphysical poets because of the way they combine real intellectual rigor with deep feeling. Donne’s sonnet “Batter my Heart” is full of explosive paradoxes which almost act out his religious struggle”, or “What really excites me in Shakespeare is the way he depicts evil, and the horror he feels at the character, like Antonio in The Tempest, who lacks conscience.” By contrast the Business Studies applicant might show a knowledge of marketing, managing human resources and the principles of banking and finance.  The would-be accountant would show an understanding of how accountants work in big corporations, their need for total accuracy and mathematical ability, and the sort of financial systems they work with.  The Economist might say something about microeconomics and macroeconomics, and show an understanding of figures such as Keynes and Hayek. The Pharmacist might have a particular interest in one area of drug therapy, and should show that he or she appreciates the role the Pharmacist has in the community. The Geographer might be interested in sustainability.  The Photographer needs to know about Cartier-Bresson and Man Ray.  The aspiring architect should show some interest in the great works of the past – Chartres Cathedral, the dome of Florence Cathedral, Palladio, Wren, the Fagus Factory and le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye.  The list clearly goes on, but the point is clear.  If you are really interested in your subject you will have investigated these things, and the admissions tutor will respond to this demonstration of your seriousness of purpose.  Comment on any books you have read as part of your research.  (More on this later.)

You should be a little over half way through your Personal Statement at this stage. In other words, at least half of your personal statement should deal with your enthusiasm for and interest in the subject.  Now say what else you have done.  This is the point at which you should mention any work experience, a key requirement for mature applicants, but often less productive for sixth-formers.  Some subjects, such as Medicine and Law, will expect you to have undertaken some work experience placements.  Describe them and say what you observed and what this taught you.  Always the mantra is relevance; the admissions tutor wants to know about work experience which bears some relationship to the subject you want to study at university, and will not be very interested in your having worked at Burger King (unless you are applying to study hospitality or catering).  However, such experience could be used in your Personal Statement like this: “I have also worked in catering, which taught me much about the real world of work and the responsibilities it entails, such as working with other people, meeting deadlines and responding to the demands of customers.”  Just don’t say too much about it.

The same goes for other activities, such as sporting involvements and achievements. Unless you are applying to do Sports Studies or something like that (maybe Physiotherapy), don’t spend a lot of time talking about your membership of the football team.  Captaining a team is worth a quick mention, and saying that it has been good training in leadership and cooperation with others.  School positions of responsibility should be mentioned, since they show the trust the school puts in you and will have given you experience in guiding others. Some achievements are useful assets. Having been on a BSES expedition is always impressive, as is having a Gold D of E award.  Involvement in charity work should be listed.

Then write briefly about any hobbies or interests outside the range of your chosen subject. This can show range and originality.  If you have more than one language it can be advantageous in your profile, since the world is becoming increasingly international and multicultural.

End by giving an idea of what you might want to do after graduation and how your degree will contribute to your planned career, and then attempt to describe yourself and your virtues.  Say what you think you are good at and why you believe that you will succeed as an undergraduate on the course. This part of your Personal Statement needs some careful attention, since it is quite difficult to avoid the predictable, and easy to slip into cliché.

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