How to write a UCAS Personal Statement
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"The essential guide to success."
Used by many of the best schools and colleges in the UK, the beauty of this book is that it guides the reader to excellence by making a daunting process as straightforward as possible. Step-by-step, in easy stages, the book shows you what to write, how to structure your statement, how to be specific. It shows you how to make your personal statement both excellent and individual.
The personal statement helps convince university admissions officers that an applicant should be accepted before hundreds or even thousands of others: it is a life-shaping document - a letter, job application, CV and interview all in one. Even the very best students - not to mention teachers and parents - find this task difficult and hugely time-consuming.
This book has helped tens of thousands of students achieve their dream and gain a place on their first choice university course. Its step-by-step method leads to personal statements of the very highest quality.
The final pages of the book include a range of successful statements: all led to students receiving offers from their first choice universities.
Paul Telfer is a teacher and award-winning writer. He has been guiding sixth-formers through their personal statements for over 25 years.
"...the personal statements helped secure offers from their first choice university. They clearly illustrate the virtues of Paul Telfer's advice."
John Clare, Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph
"We recommend this book to all our students. Time and again it has produced individual statements of excellence."
Dr Allan Goodall, Head of Sixth Form, Yarm School, North Yorkshire
“Everyone thinking of applying to university should get a copy of this book.”
Matthew Collier – Management: LSE
“The best UCAS statement we have seen.”
Admissions Tutor, Oxford University: Michael Cooper – Earth Science - Geology
“I knew the statement was a good one. It filled me with so much confidence at interview.”
Peter Frank – Medicine: Cambridge University
“I didn’t know where to start. After I read this book, I had offers from every college I applied to.”
Rebecca Steel – Dance: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
“My subject seemed so different from the rest. But once I followed the five-part structure, I knew exactly what to do.”
Christine Docherty – Travel and Tourism: Newcastle University
“I felt I had too much to say. This book helped me choose the right things and put them in the best order.”
Phil Cuff – Economics and Management: Oxford University