Personal Statement Writing
It gave real life examples
and provoking statistics
I was clueless before this session, now I know I can end up with an excellent personal statement.
Made a boring
and difficult task
This ‘in-person’ or ‘online & live’ workshop has every student actually writing their Personal Statement.
Students leave this workshop having written a first draft of their individual personal statement for university or a covering letter for apprenticeships/employment
AND an action plan to enhance it further.
Makes an excellent fast start to the application process - tutors typically have a first draft of the personal statement/covering letter by the end of the same day.
Is tailored to complement existing application processes.
Lessens the ‘drag’ on the final submission of personal statements (in the students’ desire for perfection).
Enables tutors and subject staff to spend more time fine-tuning rather than in the creation of a personal statement or covering letter.
Reduces stress and anxiety for students given they know the personal statement/covering letter is critical for their future.
Allows students to focus more on their studies in Year 13, avoiding potential distraction and loss of concentration in lessons.
Helps generate even higher quality personal statements/covering letters which can be submitted earlier and that sometimes facilitate better/more offers.
Having a good personal statement/covering letter can make the difference between getting the university course (or employment) of choice or being rejected. A good personal statement helps a student to stand out from the crowd, and explains why the university (or employer) should choose them above all the other applicants.
It's therefore essential that we do all we can to help students compete.