Personal Statement

Your personal statement is your chance to write about why you want to study the course of your choice. This can be a daunting task, but there are various resources and tools available to help you begin and guide you through the process. 

  • Your final draft personal statement should not exceed 4000 characters (including spaces).

  • You write one statement, but apply up to five universities, so all five will be reading the same statement. 

  • Your statement is first read by an 'Admissions Tutor', to assess applications. They may then pass your application on to academic staff for a second opinion or further consideration.

  • Plagiarism is taken seriously- universities and conservatoires use software to detect it. Ensure your personal statement is your own writing.

How to write a UCAS Undergraduate personal statement

How to write a UCAS Conservatoires personal statement

Unifrog also offers information on writing personal statements






If you would like to discuss Personal Statements or get feedback on a draft, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team. 

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