Personal statements will not be changing for 2024 entry

Students have mixed views on the personal statement.
Posted Mon 13 February 2023 - 14:27

We know they rely heavily on support from others to feel confident they've covered all the right information. Students also tell us they value the process, and it helps their decision-making.

For these reasons we will not be removing this from the application, but following their feedback we will be looking to reform it.

How can you get involved?

More regular sessions at different times coming soon.

The Future of Undergraduate Admissions report highlights UCAS' continued engagement and ongoing progress with admission reform, including:

  • references
  • personal statements
  • grades on entry
  • personalisation 
  • widening access and participation 

Read the report here (3.38 MB).

If you have any questions, comments or thoughts regarding potential reforms which you’d like to share with us, please email


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