How to Write a Good Undergraduate Personal Statement

Many acceptance accept the aforementioned or agnate top academy grades so how do universities accept amid the hundreds of humans who administer to their courses if they accept not met any of these people? The claimed account helps with this process.

What is a claimed statement?

A claimed account is basically admonition about you but it helps admissions agents adjudge if they wish to action you a abode on a specific advance at their university. All universities accept a assertive angel and they are searching for added than just your grades at top school; they wish to apperceive if your personality, attitude and activity acquaintance will “fit” with their university.

Think of it like a job application. If you administer for a job you accept to address a claimed account which tries to actuate the aggregation that you are the best being for the job. In the aforementioned way the claimed account aims to actuate universities that you are the affectionate of apprentice they want.

So how do I apperceive what universities want?

Start by account about the university, the advance you wish to abstraction and the “entry profiles” as these will accord you admonition about the blazon of apprentice the university is searching for. Universities aswell wish the accuracy so do not lie about your abilities and they wish your autograph so do not ask anyone to address the claimed account for you. Some areas to awning cover why you wish to abstraction this subject, what your approaching career affairs are, what you do in your chargeless time, what abilities you accept (academic and non-academic), what’s absorbing and/ or altered about you.

Then attending at some assets for autograph claimed statements and get some advice.

There are lots of websites which will action you admonition for autograph a claimed account but it is best to attending at websites from acclaimed organisations such as UCAS or apprentice admonition websites which are able-bodied acclimated such as The Apprentice Room. Remember to ask your teachers, accompany and ancestors for advice. A acceptable catechism to ask them is “what do you anticipate makes me altered from added people? or “how would you call me?” because the answers generally accord you some absorbing admonition that you hadn’t anticipation about. The claimed account is not something you can address bound so be able to anticipate a lot about yourself, your qualities, skills, experience, brand and dislikes. You are absurd to accommodated the humans who apprehend it so your personality needs to appear admitting on paper; this is difficult.

OK, I’ve done some analysis and lots of thinking, now what?

Write down some account and capacity that you anticipate are accordant and afresh aggrandize them into sentences and paragraphs. Next appearance your claimed account to as abounding humans as accessible to get acknowledgment and admonition and abstract it afresh and afresh until you are blessed with it. Always apprehend it with a analytical eye and brainstorm you are the admissions administrator for your called advance and ask this question:

Would you accord you a abode on this advance afterwards account your claimed account and WHY?

What should I focus on if I’m an EU or International apprentice and English is not my aboriginal language?

In some means you are actual advantageous because your acquaintance of top school, hobbies and activity acquaintance will already be altered from abounding UK/ home acceptance so you should yield advantage of this in your claimed statement. But you aswell charge to accomplish 2 things actual clear. Firstly, why do you wish to abstraction in the UK and secondly, you charge to appearance that your English is of a acceptable accepted (usually IELTS 6.0 or above). It is no acceptable accepting IELTS 6.5 if you claimed account is abounding of grammar and spelling mistakes. But DO NOT pay for anyone to address your claimed account for you on one of the abounding websites alms this service. If you accept IELTS 6.5, you do not accept absolute built-in apostle appearance English and universities may adios your appliance if they doubtable it is not your writing.

Further account and listening

The links beneath accord you added admonition but apprehension that the admonition is not the aforementioned from anniversary university which shows why you charge to analysis the universities and capacity to bout your claimed account the requirements.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/personalstatement/

http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate_courses/finding_out_more/podcasts/third_episode_the.html

Remember to use the Target English appointment to ask for admonition about altered UK universities.