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University UCAS application guides

Personal statements

UCAS personal statement creator

Create your personal statement through our online builder and we'll email you a copy of your completed version at the end.

How to write a great UCAS personal statement

The Admissions Tutors at St Mary’s read thousands of statements each year. They've shared with us what they look for and how they make decisions when sifting through applications.

Personal statement examples

Knowing where to start and what to say to when setting out your reasons for applying and convincing the admissions tutor to offer you a place can be a challenge. Looking at examples of how other students have approached this can sometimes be helpful.

Interviews and auditions

Preparing for a university interview

Interviews are not everyone’s strength but, with a bit of preparation, you can leave feeling positive about your performance. Universities will be looking for enthusiastic students who can work independently and who will thrive through their academic life alongside outside interests.