How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement

How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement


By (author) Ian Stannard

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  • Publisher: Trotman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 17mm | 311g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 184455225X
  • ISBN 13: 9781844552252
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 332,384

Product description

If you want to know exactly what admissions tutors are looking for in your personal statement- the real clincher on your UCAS application form, How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement divulges all the secrets you need to know. Offering crucial information on how to sell yourself in an interesting and upbeat way and fully engage the tutor's attention, How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement is broken down into specific subject areas (now with media and journalism included) so you can be fully clued up on what to include and what to avoid so that your personal statement shines out above the rest. Useful features of How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement include examples of exemplar personal statements complete with helpful comments and tips from admissions tutors at popular universities. Also featured is how to relate your personal skills and qualities to the particular subject you're applying.

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Author information

Ian Stannard is the Head of Careers and Higher Education at Christ's Hospital School in Sussex, an independent mixed boarding school which sends 95% of pupils a year to higher education. Ian is responsible for the school's UCAS, CUKAS, Oxbridge and overseas education applications.

Table of contents

PART ONE Introduction No short cuts! Why go to university in the first place? What course to study and where? Your personal statement: getting started How to avoid a poor personal statement The first section: your choice of subject The second section: the subjects you are currently studying The third section: your extracurricular interests and achievements The final polish How to apply to music conservatoires FAQ's on UCAS applications PART TWO: Academic profiles Accounting American studies Archaeology and anthropology Biological sciences Business, Banking, Management and Actuarial Science Classics Computer science Drama and theatre studies Engineering (civil) English Environmental science Fine art and art foundation Geography Geology History History of Art Journalism Law Mathematics Medicine Midwifery Modern languages Music Nursing Oceanography Performing arts Philosophy Physics Physiotherapy Podiatry Psychology Sports and exercise science Theatre and performance design and technology Tourism management Veterinary science PART THREE: Further information Good university guides Alternative guides General guides to subjects and course requirements Websites