Are you looking to apply to Newcastle University for their Marine Technology degree?
One of the first steps to applying to the course is to write your personal statement on your UCAS form. And this can seem a bit daunting when you first come to tackle it.
To help you with your application we, we spoke to the guy that reads the applications – Dr Simon Benson – to find out what he looks for when assessing a personal statement and his suggestions on how to write the perfect personal statement.
Make sure your first few sentences make an impact and help us understand who you are.
Your personal statement needs to demonstrate your knowledge and passion for Marine Technology. We want to see that you understand what the subject is and why you want to study it.
Don’t be afraid to mention other courses you might be applying for. We understand you might be sending your personal statement to other universities, so it’s ok with us if you mention them.
Let us know what you get up to outside of your academic studies. What makes you you?
When talking about yourself, be realistic and truthful. Don’t go comparing yourself to Isambard Kingdom Brunel without having some context or relevance to back it up.
And those are Simon’s five tips for writing the perfect personal statement for Marine Technology at Newcastle University.
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