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Personal statements

Helping you pen the perfect personal statement

3 min read

The ten biggest mistakes when writing your personal statement

Dodge these common blunders and you'll be well on your way to creating a great uni application

16 November 2023

5 min read

Teacher secrets for writing a great personal statement

Writing a personal statement is one of the most important things you will do when applying to university. Here is some useful advice and insider knowledge from Mrs Kinetta, who has more than 25 years of experience as a sixth form tutor.

14 November 2023

4 min read

Will Ucas scrap personal statements?

The uni application process is changing, but personal statements will not be affected until autumn 2025 at the earliest

07 November 2023

4 min read

How to write your personal statement when you have nothing interesting to say

Hit the wall with your personal statement? Get back on track with these quick tips from admissions experts

19 October 2023

4 min read

Finished! University experts on how to end your personal statement

Finished! University experts on how to end your personal statement

19 October 2023

13 min read

Personal statement secrets – universities reveal all

Want to know how to craft an amazing personal statement? Take some advice from the experts...

12 October 2023

4 min read

How to write your personal statement in an evening

Stay focused with our tips to help you write your personal statement quickly

06 October 2023

5 min read

Writing a mathematics personal statement: expert advice from universities

Ace your maths personal statement with these tailored tips from university admissions teams

21 September 2023

3 min read

How to avoid plagiarism when writing your personal statement

Take care with your personal statement and you'll have no worries about accidental plagiarism

21 September 2023

6 min read

Writing a history personal statement: expert advice from universities

Here’s how to shine in your history personal statement

21 September 2023

3 min read

Writing a geography personal statement: expert advice from universities

Make your geography personal statement stand out, with these tips from university admissions teams

21 September 2023

8 min read

Writing an economics personal statement: expert advice from universities

Get your economics personal statement in top shape with these insider tips

21 September 2023

10 min read

Writing a psychology personal statement: expert advice from universities 

 Get tips from the top to help you nail your psychology personal statement 

21 September 2023

3 min read

Writing a computer science personal statement: expert advice from universities

Ace your computer science personal statement with these insider tips

21 September 2023

7 min read

Writing a physics personal statement: expert advice from universities

Get ahead of the pack with these top tips from the physics admissions experts

21 September 2023

4 min read

Writing a chemistry personal statement: expert advice from universities

Here’s how you can stand out from the crowd with your chemistry degree application

21 September 2023

13 min read

Writing a law personal statement: expert advice from universities

Make your law personal statement stand out from the crowd in a competitive field, with these tips from university admission experts

21 September 2023

9 min read

Personal statement FAQs

We've gone through some of the most commonly asked personal statement questions and put all the answers in one place

13 September 2023

5 min read

6 steps you need to take to apply to university

Find out more about choosing a university and course, writing your application and personal statement

12 September 2023

22 min read

How to write an excellent personal statement in 10 steps

Help and advice on putting your application together

18 August 2023

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