What is a personal statement?
A Ucas personal statement is a short reflective essay you write about why you’re the perfect candidate for the university course/s you’re applying to.
It’s a key part of your Ucas application, alongside your predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent) etc. It’s read by admissions tutors at the universities you apply to, who’ll decide whether to offer you a place or not.
Your personal statement should demonstrate how and why you’re a fitting candidate for their course – and the institution as a whole – through:
- your passion for the subject or field, including specific areas or topics you’re interested in;
- how you’ve made an effort to engage with your subject already;
- what you’ve learned or how it’s developed your understanding of your area so far;
- what you want to do in the future.
Most importantly, you need to link this back to the