An admissions tutor reading your personal statement wants to know about your academic abilities, achievements and interests. Your personal statement is the only section in your UCAS application that you write in your own words—it’s your voice.
Here is how you can write a personal statement that will impress admissions tutors.
Some people will tell you that “The personal statement is the most important section in your UCAS application.”
This is because, if the selection process for your course doesn’t include any other element—for example, an admissions test, an interviews or written work—the university will make its decision based on your UCAS application alone. But even if there is an interview or other selection event, you will usually only be given the opportunity to attend if your application meets certain criteria.
Remember that your personal statement is only one of a number of factors the university will consider when making a decision on your application. It’s never the only factor.