Guideline for Personal Statements for Uk Universities

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Personal statement guideline * In the first paragraph, outline clearly the reasons for selecting your courses/subject(s). Explain exactly what it is that excites you, the factors that influenced you about them and make explicit reference to examples of topics, lessons, practicals, research, courses, field work, projects, reading outside the syllabus, etc. Where a joint honours degree is involved, or you applying to more than one course area, you should do this for both subjects. Don't forget to mention any longer term career objectives, future plans and aspirations. If your choices include a range of unrelated courses you will need to use this paragraph to explain this diversity - or you will come across as someone who is undecided or hedging their bets. If you have not studied your proposed degree subject at school, explain exactly what has attracted you to it and offer details of research that you have done. You might also want to explain how your chosen subject links with one or more of your other A2 subjects. In other words, you must justify your choice of degree course! * The second paragraph might start with some details about your academic achievements, such as scholarships, prizes awarded and participation in external competitions. In this paragraph you should also give some indication of your longer term career objectives, future plans and aspirations (if you already have a clear idea) and, where possible, establish links between your degree course choice and your career choice. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the course you are applying for, and show knowledge of and commitment to your subject. You can do this by describing interests, which indicate knowledge and experience of the subject, by mentioning any preliminary/extra reading that you have done. Relevant work experience should also be described here, especially in

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