Personal Statements


Not sure how to write your Personal Statement?

The link below has lots of tips on how to make sure you promote your skills and experience to the full, to support your HE application, plus typical 'do's' and 'don't's' (including a short 5 minute video, as an introduction, to help guide you through the process):
UCAS - How to write an Undergraduate Personal Statement

For a more comprehensive 'step by step' explanation of what to include in your personal statement watch the video below:
Bath Spa University - Personal Statement: Schools and Colleges
(approx 20 mins long)

Watch this video, produced by staff at Weston College, to find out why you need to do a Personal Statement.
Personal Statements - Why should I do one?
(approx 7 mins long)

This workbook provides tips on what to include in your personal statement and things to avoid:

Personal Statement Workbook

Course - specific advice

The following links provide tips to help you write your personal statement, based on the type of course you are applying for:
Nursing
Law
Psychology
Engineering
Art & Design
Computer Science

No work experience?

If you do not have any, or very little work experience, the link below provides advice on how to best promote what you have done and how to develop your skills further, online or through volunteering etc.
Student Room - Expert tips to help you write your Personal Statement without work experience

* Please note that the comments made in The Student Room are solely the opinions of specific individuals and are not opinions of the WIN