Personal Statement

Essay by gutta_kidHigh School, 12th gradeA+, September 2004

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Things to include in my personal statement

Why you have chosen the courses you have listed.

What interests you about your chosen subject. Include details of what you have read about the subject.

Particular interests you have in your current studies.

Any job, work experience, placement or voluntary work you have done, particularly if it is relevant to your subject.

Details of non-accredited key (core) skills you have gained through activities such as Young Enterprise or Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Other achievements provided through the range of programmes offered by ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network), such as the Universities Award and Challenge Awards.

Other achievements, such as the Liverpool Curriculum Enhancement Programme (CEP) or Diploma of Achievement.

Your future plans.

Any subjects you are studying that do not have an exam.

Any sponsorship or placements you have or have applied for.

Your social, sports or leisure interests.

You may want to include information from your National Record of Achievement or Progress File, if you have one.

When the admissions and subject tutors look at your personal statement, they are likely to be asking two main questions:

1. Do we want this student on this course?

2. Do we want this student at this university?

These can be broken down into a number of easier to answer questions:

Is the student suited to the course that they are applying for?

Does the student have the necessary qualifications and qualities for the course?

Is the student conscientious, hardworking and unlikely to drop out?

Will the student do their best and cope with the demands of the course?

Can the student work under pressure?

Will the student be able to adjust to their new environment at university?

What are their communication skills like?

Are they dedicated to this course and...