How To Write A Perfect Personal Statement For University
What you'll learn
- How to prepare material, research content and plan your personal statement or statement of purpose.
- How to structure your personal statement for undergraduate or postgraduate applications.
- How to write engaging and compelling introductions and final paragraphs.
- How to reference quotes, research and transferable skills in your personal statement.
- How to write, edit and proofread your personal statement or statement of purpose.
- How to write a competitive personal statement for Oxbridge, Medicine or highly academic courses.
- No previous higher education application experience is necessary. However, you should be well qualified for the higher education course you intend to apply for, and have at least a basic understanding of written and spoken English.
How To Write A Perfect Personal Statement For Higher Education
Are you applying for undergraduate or graduate courses in higher education?
Would you like expert advice for planning, structuring and writing your personal statement?
If so, this course is for you.
Entry into higher education is exceptionally competitive, so your personal statement’s got to be brilliant if you want to stand out.
This How To Write A Perfect Personal Statement For Higher Education course gives you the key information you need to make yours engaging, compelling and successful.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Plan, structure and write your personal statement
Analyse personal statement examples
Write about your academic and practical experiences
Reference quotes, use sentence starters and write about your skills and value
Write introductory and concluding paragraphs that engage and compel the reader
You'll discover the secrets to planning, structuring and writing your content, learn how to craft compelling opening and closing paragraphs and unpick the secrets of writing about your academic and practical experiences in ways admissions tutors love.
You’ll also discover personal statement templates and advice for undergraduate, postgraduate, medical, and Oxbridge applications. This course is suitable for university applicants from around the world, so wherever you are and wherever you’re applying to, this content will be of great value to you.
Why take this course?
Learn from an experienced tutor
Gain access to exclusive materials and examples
Improve your chances of getting accepted to your dream university
What you will learn?
How to write a personal statement that is clear, concise, and persuasive
How to use your own experiences and achievements to demonstrate your suitability for the course you are applying for
How to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd
Who is this course for?
Students who are applying to higher education
Undergraduate and postgraduate students
Students who need help writing their personal statement
Students who want to improve their chances of getting accepted to their dream university
Oxbridge applicants, medical applicants and applicants writing statements of purpose
Want to know how to write about your transferable skills?
Unsure about how to use quotes or which sentence starters are most effective?
Baffled about style, originality, plagiarism or the impact of AI on your personal statement?
Confused about the right way to edit and polish your personal statement?
Want to better understand what’s expected in undergraduate and postgraduate personal statements?
You'll find the answers to your questions in this course, along with an extensive range of valuable content.
Course Structure & Content
This course is divided into 21 lessons. Each lesson includes a video lecture and relevant downloadable resources.
Lesson 1: What Is A Personal Statement?
Lesson 2: What To Do Before You Start Writing A Personal Statement
Lesson 3: Structuring Your Personal Statement
Lesson 4: Writing A Great First Paragraph
Lesson 5: Writing About Your Academic Experience
Lesson 6: Writing About Your Practical Experience
Lesson 7: Writing a Great Personal Statement Conclusion
Lesson 8: Skills You Must Include In Your Personal Statement
Lesson 9: Using Quotes In Your Personal Statement
Lesson 10: Sentence Starters For Your Personal Statement
Lesson 11: What To Avoid In A Personal Statement
Lesson 12: How To Write About Yourself Successfully
Lesson 13: How To Edit, Check And Revise Your Personal Statement
Lesson 14: How Original Should Your Personal Statement Be?
Lesson 15: How To Write A Last-Minute Personal Statement
Lesson 16: How To Write An Oxbridge Personal Statement
Lesson 17: Writing A UCAS Undergraduate Personal Statement
Lesson 18: Writing A Postgraduate Personal Statement
Lesson 19: Exclusive Personal Statement Examples
Lesson 20: Write A Perfect Personal Statement With Me
Lesson 21: 10 Questions Universities Always Ask, And How To Answer Them
10 Exclusive Template Resources
Examples Of Personal Statements With An Academic Focus
Examples Of Personal Statements With A Practical Focus
Exclusive ‘How To Write About Yourself’ Resource
Examples Of UCAS Undergraduate Personal Statements
Examples Of Postgraduate Personal Statement Examples
19 original personal statement examples covering undergraduate and postgraduate applications, so you can see how these ideas work in practice.
10 exclusive personal statement templates for compelling structures.
The top 10 interview questions universities ask are broken down in detail, with example answers.
Advice on Oxbridge applications, personal statements for Medicine, statements of purpose and much, much more.
This course is the combined wisdom of my 20 years of experience working with applicants in the higher education system. I can guarantee that I've included everything you could possibly need to craft a powerful and engaging personal statement!
Who this course is for:
- Applicants to higher education. International students, those applying via UCAS or Common App. Those applying for specialist degrees or to Oxford and Cambridge.
I hold a BA Degree and a Post-Compulsory Certificate in Education and have worked in the UK Further Education and University Admissions sector for nearly 20 years as a teacher, department head, Head of Sixth Form, UCAS Admissions Advisor, UK Centre Lead and freelance personal statement advisor, editor and writer.
I run a thriving personal statement consultancy service and have worked with many hundreds of successful applicants to craft compelling personal statements. I specialise in UCAS undergraduate applications, all postgraduate applications and specialist personal statements for Medicine and Oxbridge.
I've spent most of my professional life working with students and young people, helping them develop compelling and successful personal statements, and I'm excited to share my expertise and experience with you in this course.