With so much emphasis placed on achieving perfection with your personal statement, are they really the make or break of getting onto your dream uni course?
Not to sit on the fence, but the truth is both yes and no!
Every admissions team is different, and the importance that’s placed on your personal statement will vary course to course.
It’s not only your personal statement that will determine your suitability for a course. There’s your references, predicted grades, and depending on which course you’re applying for, there might even be an interview or portfolio that goes towards your application! Some courses also ask for specific GCSE grades too (if you can cast your mind back that far!)
And don’t forget, come results day personal statements may be vital in securing yourself a place at uni. If you miss out on a grade or two and there are still places available on your chosen course, admissions selectors will classify you as a ‘near miss candidate’. Personal statements will come into play to see who deserves one of the remaining places. The same goes for clearing candidates!
Personal statements may not be the make or break factor in deciding whether your application is successful in some cases, but they do play an important part of that decision.
Why not take a look at our recent Webinar to watch our admissions experts answer your questions on what makes a perfect personal statement.