Your UCAS personal statement must demonstrate: Why you would like to study your chosen subject _ What has influenced your choice of subject _ How studying your chosen course will progress your intended career _ That you are prepared for and will be able to cope with university life _ Attending university will develop you as an individual _ Your achievements in life both academic and extra_curricular _ How any work experience you have conducted has improved you as a person _ That you are a person with a range of interests
Meanwhile, not a few schools require a third type of application document, which is the Question and Answer (Q and A) essay. Although this may take the form of a quasi_PS, the questions require that you answer them in a specific manner. This essay usually ranges from 300 to 600 words, thereby limiting the amount of information that should be included. Nevertheless, Q and A essays belong to an entirely different category and will not be explained here. Instead, in the following useful guide, we will explain everything you need to know in creating your own PS and offer useful suggestions to help you polish your essay further.