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In a UCAS personal statement the people you are describing must exist and, therefore, you will not normally want to disguise them. However, there is one notable exception to this: if you are drawing largely on your own negative experiences.

We all have a wide variety of characters who were either present throughout a large part of our lives.

Putting these people into the techniques of characterisation in your UCAS personal statement will allow your readers to feel closer to you.

Think of your personal statement as a story of your life.

Do you have a specific event that you would like to share with the admissions officer?

If so, then draw up a list of the top five events in your life and try to weave these into a story. If you need help visit our samples page for inspiration.


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ucas personal statement
This website is designed to offer both encouragement and practical help to those who wish to start to write the UCAS personal statement for university admission.

Your descriptions on your UCAS personal statement should be vivid enough to envoke a sense of place or situation so the admissions officer is with you on the journey of trying to convince the reader that you are the one for the course.

Personal Statement Editing Services - Warning

If you feel you need extra help when writing a personal statement then beware of rogue online services. You should always write your own personal statement because the risk is that what you send will be the same as everyone elses you will not get a place. We recommend Get Into Uni who is the leader in online admission editing services in the UK, they edit your current personal statement and work with you one-on-one to get it right.
Essayedge.com are also a good service if you live in the USA.

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