UCAS To Reform Personal Statement
UCAS will replace the Personal statement with a series of questions, starting from the 2024 application cycle (for 2025 entry).
According to the UCAS report “Future of Undergraduate Admission”, six key areas will be addressed in the questions, which are “Motivation for Course – Why do you want to study these courses?”, “Preparedness for Course – How has your learning so far helped you to be ready to succeed on these courses?”, “Preparation through other experiences – What else have you done to help you prepare, and why are these experiences useful?”, “Extenuating circumstances – Is there anything that the universities and colleges need to know about, to help them put your achievements and experiences so far into context?”, “Preparedness for study – What have you done to prepare yourself for student life?” and “Preferred Learning Styles – Which learning and assessment styles best suit you – how do your courses choices match that?”. UCAS will continue to improve these areas to ensure that the information that universities need is captured. This move “paves the way for further enhancements in future years such as moving from written text to multi-media submissions”.
Applicants of 2024 entry still need to submit personal statements as part of their application
materials. Whether a personal statement or interview questions are required, thorough preparation is necessary to stand out from the other applicants. If you need assistance with application such as PS crafting, please feel free to contact us.