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.
If you plan to study at a university or college, see: How to write a UCAS Undergraduate personal statement
If you plan to study at a conservatoire, see: How to write a UCAS Conservatoires personal statement
Unifrog also offers information on writing statements, you will need to register to access this information
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. However, each university does not get to know where else you have applied
Your statement is first read by an 'Admissions Tutor', part of their role is 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
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.