How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement

How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement

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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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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 22mm | 280g
  • Trotman Publishing
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 184455225X
  • 9781844552252
  • 476,297

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

American studies
Archaeology and anthropology
Biological sciences
Business, Banking, Management and Actuarial Science
Computer science
Drama and theatre studies
Engineering (civil)
Environmental science
Fine art and art foundation
History of Art
Modern languages
Performing arts
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
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About Ian Stannard

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.
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This new guide provides students with invaluable first-hand guidance on how to impress university admissions tutors and create a personal statement that will help them win a place at the university of their choice.
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Stuck on how to start your UCAS Personal Statement? Need to know how to wow admissions tutors?Writing a brilliant UCAS personal statement is vital to win you place on the course of your choice; you need to get it perfect!

This best-selling guide is full of advice straight from the admissions tutors themselves ensuring you keep clear of the rejection pile and close to securing your dream place at uni.

Find out:

How to tailor the perfect personal statement for your chosen subject
The best way to show off your skills
Which classic mistakes you MUST avoid 
What an ideal personal statement looks like - and how to write one

This book is an absolute must-read for anyone wanting to write a winning UCAS personal statement and get onto a fantastic university course of their choice.
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