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.
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.