Advice on UCAS Personal statement

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized

One group is finishing their process, a new group is beginning. And hopefully they will not begin the same way as so many others:

Of over 700,000 candidates who applied to university last year 1,779 began their personal statement: “From a young age I have (always) been..” and most of these continued “interested in” or “fascinated by”.

“For as long as I can remember I have…” was used by 1,451 applicants

“I am applying for this course because…” by 1,370 applicants

“I have always been interested in…” (927)

“Throughout my life I have always enjoyed…” (310)

“Reflecting on my educational experiences…” (257)

“Nursing is a very challenging and demanding (career/ profession/ course)… (211)

“Academically, I have always been…” (168)

“I have always wanted to pursue a career in…” (160)

“I have always been passionate about…” (160).

UCAS released these top 10 lines in hopes the list “would encourage students to use language that makes them stand out in their personal statements.”

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