What is a personal statement?
UCAS describes a personal statement as a a chance to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience to university and college admissions staff. This your your chance to sell yourself to the university admissions teams, explaining why you are a great fit for the course.
Your personal statement supports your academic qualifications because we don’t just want students who can meet our entry requirements; we will also consider whether the applicant is suitably motivated to complete their chosen programme of study. We want to know whether you will enjoy the course content (this is where ensuring you’ve researched the course you’re applying for really comes in to play).
Please note that the University of Plymouth does use personal statements as a selection tool for interview.