As well as qualifications universities will consider the personal statement part of your application and references from teachers or employers, when deciding whether to offer a place. Your personal statement is a great opportunity for you to be able to stand out from other students who may have the same grades as you, and to highlight your abilities, enthusiasm and ambitions. The more passion you can show about your chosen subject the better. Universities also like to see applicants who have been involved in activities outside of their studies such as sports clubs, and school plays.
What are they looking for? -
some advice from an admission tutor.
- Admission tutors will see hundreds of personal statements each year, therefore make sure you illustrate the things you have done that makes you stand out as a student.
- The personal statement is also your opportunity to show the course tutor that you can write well. Make sure the spelling, punctuation and grammar are correct.
- We are looking for students who can not only get results but can also get involved with the student union and local community.
Admission Tutor, Kingston University
For further guidance with writing your personal statement
Research your chosen subject well and demonstrate why you want to study it.