Preparing for Personal Statements

University applications might seem like a long way off for Year 12 students keen to break up for the summer but the holidays are an ideal time to boost those personal statements.

Check out the three Ps of Personal Statement Preparation:

  • Get Prioritising – order prospectuses, compare courses on UNISTATS and visit open days to decide what and where you want to study and how to tailor your statement accordingly.
  • Get Planning – create a mindmap of your existing skills, experiences and knowledge relevant to your chosen course and identify evidence for each of these.
  • Get a Placement – whether this is a six-week paid internship, weekly volunteering, or just a couple of days spent work-shadowing, demonstrating real life experience is essential.

If you think your students would benefit from more of these tips, why not ask us to deliver a Personal Statements talk at a time to suit you?


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