Are you looking to apply to Newcastle University and study an Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree?
One of the first steps to applying to the degree is to write your personal statement on your UCAS form. This can seem a bit daunting when you first come to attempt it.
To help you with your application, we spoke to the guy in the know – Richard Glenton, the Deputy School Manager of Electrical and Electronic Engineering – to find out what the school looks for when assessing a personal statement and his suggestions on how to write the perfect personal statement.
We’re looking for your reasons to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Try to get across your passion for the field and what has drawn you to it? Why do you want to dedicate the next 3-4 years and your future career to it?
Mention any work you’ve done, paid or unpaid, that is relevant to the degree and what skills you’ve gained from it. Even if it is a weekend job in retail, we want to hear about it.
We like to know what you get up to outside of your studies, especially if it’s relevant to EEE. Give us some insight into who you are as a person.
You’ve only got a few paragraphs to play with on your personal statement. Articulate yourself in a clear and concise manner.
Once you’ve finished writing your personal statement, make sure you’ve read it back and check for any spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Even better, ask a friend or relative to check it over for you as a fresh pair of eyes.
And those are Richard’s five tips for writing the perfect personal statement for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University.
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