As an admissions tutor, I find personal statements to be an especially important part of the university applications process. They help to provide a window into who the applicant is, rather than just what the numbers say about them. Especially for a candidate who might be on the edge of being accepted or denied, a personal statement that shows real passion and preparation for a course can make the difference. I’m also always impressed when I can tell that a person has a strong understanding of what the course they are applying for entails and can show how they would be a good fit for it.
However, it’s certainly not an easy task to encapsulate who you are and why you are interested in a course in a short statement that will go to multiple universities. Here are a few suggestions to help in writing a strong personal statement that will stand out.
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