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Personal statements

Helping you pen the perfect personal statement

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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

05 November 2020

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How coronavirus could affect your 2021 university application – and what you can do to fix it

Tips for applying to university in 2021 and how to get around any Covid-19 related issues

03 November 2020

5 min read

End your personal statement with a bang - universities explain how

End your personal statement with a bang - universities explain how

14 October 2020

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Things you wish you could write in your personal statement

Getting frustrated writing your personal statement? Ever wish you could let it all out and tell the admissions tutor why you really want to go to uni? Don't worry, you're not the only one

27 January 2020

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

27 January 2020

4 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

27 January 2020

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

Feeling boxed in by personal statement writer's block? Give your statement a boost with these quick tips

27 January 2020

4 min read

Why so many personal statements suck, and how to fix yours

Make sure you haven’t fallen victim to these personal statement fails...

27 January 2020

8 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.

27 January 2020

12 min read

Writing your personal statement

Help and advice on putting your application together

27 January 2020

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Ucas application hacks - your cartoon guide

Get some handy university application tips AND have a giggle with these cartoons.

14 December 2016

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How to be a standout university applicant [video]

What makes a Ucas application really stand out? Our video reporter quizzes admissions tutors on what they're looking for – here’s what they said...

05 September 2014

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The Ucas application and personal statement [video]

We speak to university applicants to find out their thoughts on the Ucas application process (and that personal statement!)…

25 April 2014

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