A christmas personal statements special - top tips prior to the Christmas break. Your application checklist. Featuring Keele University.

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speaker for this event is Kiran Pharwaha-Bhagat, the Student Recruitment Officer at Keele University.

Personal statement tips
Kiran talks about the process of applying for universities on UCAS. She looks at the different sections you will have to complete and how many courses you can apply for.

The requirements for each course will vary but generally universities are looking for a strong academic profile, key skills and knowledge of your chosen subject, explains Kiran.

One of the main parts of the application is your personal statement which allows admission tutors to learn more about you as a student, and why you have applied for that course. Kiran talks about the word limit to a personal statement and why it is important to be analytical and not descriptive. She goes on to look at how you should structure your personal statement and how to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the course. Finally, Kiran speaks about what to avoid in your personal statement, what to do before submitting your application and the UCAS application fee.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, an English Literature Graduate from the University of Birmingham.

Event Recorded: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 12:00

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