More and more students have been finding out if there personal statement is on track by taking advantage of the University’s personal statement support at open days, through livechat and advice on the University’s website.
In advance of the UCAS application deadline on 15 January, the University will once again be offering a personal statement clinic at its Mini Open Day on 8 January.
You can benefit from top tips, a friendly review of your personal statement and application support sessions.
Book your place now.
A personal statement clinic – when you can ask for a friendly, informal review of your statement or ask admissions staff any questions you may have – will run during the day with additional application support sessions on what to include, how to sell yourself in every sentence, as well as guidance on what to do/avoid in an effective personal statement.
It’s five hundred words that could change your life – that’s the reality when it comes to writing your personal statement as part of your university application.
If that feels like a lot of pressure – then the University of Hull’s can provide help on how to get yourself noticed and easy-to-follow steps on how to make your statement the best it can be.
Anja Hazebroek, Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Hull, said: “We encourage everyone to come along. Investing time into making sure your personal statement is as good as it can possibly be is time well spent. Here at Hull, we consider the whole person, not just your grades. It’s also about energy and ambition, as well as your personal achievements outside of school or college. Your personal statement really helps us to develop a sense of who you are and your ambitions for the future.”
“We know that it can feel overwhelming at this time of year at school or college. Coursework and exams deadlines are getting closer – and added to that you are faced with writing the 500 words that could change your life!”
Here is just a taster of some of the tips on offer at the personal statement clinic and admissions support sessions:
- The best personal statements get to the point quickly
- Don't waste time trying to think of a catchy opening; it's often a complete turn-off
- Your interest in the course is the biggest thing. Start with why you chose it
- Start with a short sentence that captures the reason why you’re interested in studying the area you’re applying for and that communicates your enthusiasm for it.
Personal statements are used to help make a variety of decisions about your application. These include whether to make an offer or to invite an applicant to an interview, or later in the year whether to accept an applicant who has narrowly missed the conditions of their offer.
Following the success of our last open days when hundreds of students and their guests from across the country were able to spend the weekend in Hull by taking advantage of a campus accommodation offer, the University will continue to offer this support for travel* and accommodation for the Mini Open Day on 8 January.
This support means that prospective students living in places more than 20 miles away –including Goole, Driffield, Bridlington, Scunthorpe and Grimsby – are eligible for financial assistance for travel costs.
Find details of this support programme and book on to our Open Day here.
Business and Marketing student, Emily Brown, who has just completed a year’s work placement with Jaguar Land Rover as part of her degree, said: “As soon as I visited the University campus on my first open day, I fell in love and couldn’t picture myself anywhere else. I felt truly welcomed by everyone I spoke to, from the friendly ambassadors who directed me around campus to the passionate lecturers telling me what to expect and all the opportunities I could undertake as a student.”