Personal statements: What universities want to know if you are estranged from your parents
Why you want to study the subject(s) you’re applying for? Remember - expand on your reasons and evidence this e.g. has a particular area/topic caught your attention? Have you undertaken work experience/placements/EPQs/tasters to broaden your knowledge and understanding?
Why should universities choose you? What have you got to offer? Demonstrate your motivation and enthusiasm. Showcase your skillset.
What else do you do? Part-time work/ Volunteering? Hobbies/interests? Responsibilities? Other achievements?
Tip: When reviewing your statement, ask yourself – why am I putting this information in my personal statement and what is it telling the person reading it?
Your personal circumstances
Your experience of estrangement may have had a massive impact on your studies. Pragmatically, there may be skills/experiences that you could draw on when talking about...