Five Reasons You Should Start Preparing Your Personal Statement

Personal Statements, UCAS

22nd October 2020

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As we draw into half-term next week, it is a reminder that the UCAS application deadline on the 15th of January 2021 is fast approaching. Creating your personal statement can seem like a daunting process and, where it can be tempting to work through that list of chores just to put it off, it is always better to prepare early.

Unlike some of your peers, who may have been applying for Oxbridge or Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine degrees, the deadline on the 15th of January 2021 applies to the majority of undergraduate programmes across the UK. In addition to submitting your individual details and academic reference through the UCAS portal, this also includes your personal statement. When it comes to crafting a professional, memorable and high-quality statement from your personal exploits and achievements, our team of expert academic writers is here to help. But why start now? We have culminated just five of the benefits of being proactive in the writing process:

1. It’s the deadline already?

The four words spoken by many students in the application process. In our experience, the personal statement has a way of creeping up on people- one moment students have every intention of laying out a perfectly structured, time-scaled and colour-coded plan and the next the deadline is on their doorstep. Contacting Oxbridge Personal Statements early prevents this stress, putting you back in the driving seat.

2. Time to build the statement      

Being prepared and getting the ball rolling well in advance of the deadline will allow more time for us to work with you and shape a statement that sounds right from your perspective. This is beneficial to do your character and achievements justice, as well as best reflecting your suitability for the course in a tight character limit.

3. Gathering information

In addition to giving us the time to work thoroughly with you to develop a statement, starting early will give you the time to comprehensively complete our survey without rushing. This is important to ensure that we have all of the information possible to showcase you in the best light.

4. Time for polishing

Although we hope that we can deliver a personal statement to you first-time that you both love and meets your needs, occasionally, customers need amendments and tweaks to really perfect the content. Being prepared and starting your personal statement early means that there is plenty of opportunity for you to check over the work and for these tweaks to be made.

5. January exams

In the height of a new half-term and particularly under the pressures of COVID-19 academic challenges, it can be easy to put off something today that you can do tomorrow. But we understand that December and January can be a stressful time for students as many prepare for January examinations and coursework deadlines. Being organised in the statement process and ensuring that it is written early relieves the pressure of splitting your time, allowing you to get back to revision when you need you most.

So, there you have it! It is never too early to get started on your personal statement. If you have any queries, questions or would like to place your order, then please contact us today.