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Jeanette Eriksson, former Head of Admissions at London Met, has seen a lot of personal statements over the years. Here she gives her top five tips to help you write that killer final draft:
- Use simple language – good coherent English – and organise your personal statement in paragraphs by theme.
- Research your choice of course(s) thoroughly and have your personal statement explain why you have chosen your particular area of study.
- Focus on your academic interests but do talk about you passions outside of your studies – this could really help admissions tutors form an opinion of you.
- Forget the clichés and think about your particular love for the subject you have chosen. This could really set you apart from other candidates so do demonstrate intellectual curiosity – it really does work.
- Above all, be honest and enthusiastic throughout your personal statement – examples show you are dedicated to learning within your area of interest.
For further help, use the UCAS step-by-step worksheet on how to create your personal statement.
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