Personal Statement and UCAS Application tips

Writing a Personal Statement and completing a UCAS application may seem like an overwhelming task. So, to help make the process as smooth as possible we’ve put together some handy tips.

What you should research

  • Courses
  • Entry requirements
  • Location
  • University
  • Facilities
  • Social aspects
  • Visiting universities on Open/Applicant Days

How can I find out the information?

  • UCAS website
  • University websites
  • Promotional materials
  • Open Days
  • The Student Room/Blogs/Forums
  • University league tables

Key dates for UCAS

  • 26th January 2022 – entry deadline for all courses
  • 25th February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens
  • 4th July 2022 – UCAS Extra closes
  • 5th July – Clearing opens
  • 28th September 2022 – Final date for 2021 entry applications

Top five tips for a good Personal Statement

  • A balance of academic and extra-curricular content
  • Evidence that you’ve researched your choice(s)
  • Lateral thinking – what inspires you?
  • Give examples and experiences
  • What do you want to get from the course?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s