Writing your UCAS personal statement can be stressful at the best of times, and we know that with the disruption caused by COVID you may feel worried about how to set yourself apart. Incorporating your DofE experiences and skills into your personal statement is a fantastic way to stand out and do yourself justice. Read our top tips for how to talk about your DofE in your personal statement. Your personal statement is an important part of a UCAS application.
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A personal statement is part of your application to study at a UK university. In a personal statement, the student writes about what they hope to achieve on a UK university course , what they hope to do after the course and why they are applying to this particular university. It is your first chance to show a demonstrable passion and understanding of your chosen subject away from exam results. SI-UK will edit your personal statement and ensure the English is clear and grammatically correct. Genuine experiences of extra-curricular clubs, work experience or knowledge around a subject are much more likely to make your personal statement stand out, while admissions officers are also for looking for positive evidence of your character which will make you a productive member of the university.
It is a short section that allows for no more than characters or 47 lines of text. The statement must be written by applicants and is an opportunity for them to show off their communication skills, enthusiasm and ability as well as tell the university or college why they believe they should be accepted on to the course they are applying for. It is a chance for applicants to show them that they will be able to cope with the demands of the course and stresses of university life. On highly sought after and over subscribed courses a good well written personal statement may be the only thing that sets one student apart from everyone else. The guidance and examples will hopefully inspire you and give you ideas on how to put together your own simply and direct personal statement.