As you build out the contents of your personal university statement, try to think of it in four sections.
Section 1: Why do you want to study the course?
Let the admission tutors and counsellors know why you want to study this course at university. Why does it intrigue you and what have you learned so far? What are you most excited to learn next?
Section 2: Academics & Experience
According to career experts, 75% of your personal statement should be about your studies and 25% should be about your extracurricular activities. Discuss subjects that relate to the degree programme you want to pursue and include any activities or work experience gained that adds further value to your arguments.
Section 3: Hobbies & Interests
This is the part where the admission staff want to know more about you, outside of the academics. They want to know what makes you an interesting, well-round person. Ensure that your points are relevant to your university course and highlight skills gained from your hobbies or volunteer activities, as those skills will help you thrive at a higher education institution in the UK.
Section 4: Conclusion
Use this section to reiterate the key points you made previously and close it off with a confident outlook on the progression of your career. Alternatively, if you’re still unsure of your career path, end your essay by stating the invaluable skills and experience you hope to gain by going to university in the UK.