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How to write a Powerful Personal Statement for UCAS (UK)

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Are you planning to apply for an undergraduate program in your dream university with your desired courses and worried about how to write UCAS personal statement?

Then there is no need to worry about it because I am going to solve this issue in some easy-peasy and basic steps about how to write a powerful UCAS personal statement for admission in an undergraduate program. But first, you need to be clear about what personal statement refers to.

Personal statement strengthens up the chances of you to get admission in your desired field at a university or college.

It helps you in articulating the facts that why do you want to study a certain course and what skills do you have in your hand to show your interest in the desired field.
Through a personal statement, you have to show your liking and eagerness for a particular course while also presenting the relevant skillset so then your chances of getting accepted in the desired field will increase. However, it is important to note here that you can write only one personal statement which applies to every course so avoid mentioning the name of any particular university or college. Moreover, try to avoid the course titles and talk about the courses in general, talk about their themes instead such as integrations and sketching, etc.

Before the tips, please note down the things that you have to mention in your statement for making it powerful:

  • First, you need to identify the course description, you can easily get it from the internet or the university’s website then you must be clear about your skills and qualities with respect to the course.
  • You can write your experience and skill on a sheet of paper so than at the time of writing your personal statement, it will easy for you to refer back to your qualities in the desired course.
  • Mention your goals, interest, and ambition as well as your expectations with the course and how this course will be going to help you in the future.
  • Mention the reason of you applying for this particular course.
  • Don’t forget to mention your extracurricular activities in the personal statement. Tell them about the sports activity, music and any society you belong to.
  • Include your working experience (if you have any) or in voluntary work that you have done, in your personal statement.
  • Tell them how this particular course will help you in growing academically and professionally.
  • If you are good at graphical designing and have expertise in different software, then clearly mentioned this additional information in your personal statement.
  • If you have done any short courses or have any experience with the summer school, then add up this information in your personal statement.
  • Also mention any traveling experience, if you have regarding educational points of view such as some educational trip to an international museum or a laboratory.

Your personal statement should sound unique, so you have to assemble it in a way that makes it more appealing.

Now let’s dive into the sea of tips to write the powerful UCAS personal statement:

  • Use a formal tone while writing your personal statement and avoid the use of informal and slang words. Make it pure academic!
  • Write complete sentences with straight meaning. Don’t write an ambiguous sentence.
  • Use a concise and natural tone without making it too complex to understand.
  • Don’t try to fit every word of the dictionary into your personal statement. It will not make you look intellectual.
  • Don’t try to add any unnecessary humor and quote
  • Structure all the information theme-wise. Do not write in a way where your starting sentence is talking about one topic and your ending note is conveying some other notion. Try to write the information in paragraphs and belong one paragraph to one theme.
  • Try to settle your statement in 47-48 lines with 3-000-4,000 characters. Do not surpass the limit.
  • Proofread! Proofread! Proofread! It is very important to proofread your write up before submitting it. However, many students skip this part which results in losing scores.
  • Redraft it until you are satisfied with your write up.
  • Be aware of making any spelling or punctuation mistakes.

After following all these tips and additional information, you are surely in a position to write an influential personal statement. Now start writing a powerful UCAS personal statement and get admission in your desired discipline without any worry. All the best!

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Dr Hubert Silly
Hubert (hubert@mbacentereurope.eu) is the Founder of MBA Center, an elite test prep and admission consulting organization collaborating with the best test prep centers in Europe and India. Over the last 24 years, Hubert has developed the World MBA Tour and co-founded ACCESS MBA. Hubert’s passion is teaching, though. Holder of a perfect 800, Hubert has trained thousands of GMAT students, written and developed over 50 TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, SAT, and GMAT prep books, software and e-learning platforms. Hubert has the most impressive track record in the industry with 3,000+ MIM, MIF, MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. students accepted in the best universities in the world such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Chicago, INSEAD, LBS, Oxford, Cambridge, HEC.