Postgraduate Personal Statement Support

We want to see you get onto the postgraduate degree of your choice, and we want to help you take the quickest route to it. That is why Careers & Employability has partnered with the English Language Centre to offer bespoke support to help you prepare, plan and write successful personal statements for postgraduate study.

The ‘Preparing and planning a draft personal statement’ online tutorial will prepare you for writing a personal statement by showing you how to:

  • conduct research by identifying and applying relevant information from university websites.
  • organise your personal statement by analysing some examples.
  • edit and proof-read to avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Online tutorial: Preparing and planning a draft personal statement for a Master’s degree

Online tutorial: Preparing and planning a draft personal statement for a PhD 

By completing the online tutorial and an associated workbook you will have created a draft personal statement for postgraduate study. If you would like, you can then access a face-to-face appointment in the English Language Centre to get feedback and advice on your personal statement.

Before accessing the online tutorial, we recommend you watch this ‘How to write a personal statement for postgraduate study’ video. This video covers the three important questions that you should consider when writing your personal statement:

  • What should I do before I start writing?
  • How should I structure my personal statement?
  • What should I include in my personal statement? 

Blessing, a PhD student in the Management School and a Career Coach, tells us 3 top tips for writing and submitting a postgraduate personal statement.

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