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Your UCAS Personal Statement is an opportunity to tell universities why they should offer you a place on their course.

They are important – universities use personal statements to compare different applicants. That means you want yours to stand out.



Points to remember:


Start working on it early


There's a word limit - 4,000 characters or 47 lines

Make sure it's well written


Give examples - talk about your experiences


Be honest and don't copy


Avoid mentioning universities by name - remember you are applying to 5!





Before writing your statement you should:


Read about the course(s) which you are applying to


Create a list of your achievements, activities, interests, experience and skills which is relevant to the application


Create a plan, understanding the structure of the statement

What should I include in my personal statement?

How should my personal statement be structured?






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