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The personal statement on the UCAS application form gives you an opportunity to convince an admissions tutor of your suitability for the chosen degree programme. The information below is intended to help you prepare for writing your personal statement. For further information on personal statements, please visit the UCAS website.
Since many students are offered a place at university without attending an interview, the personal statement is an ideal way to show what personal attributes and skills you have to help you secure a place on a course. In essence, it can help you to stand out from the many other students that may have the same predicted academic grades as you. If you are invited to an interview, the personal statement may form the basis to some of the questions asked, so remember to keep a copy for reference.
Therefore, the personal statement is a vital part of the admissions process in deciding whether a student is offered a place at Cardiff.
The personal statement can also make a difference later in the application process if you narrowly miss the required grades for the course. In these instances, the university is likely to look at your personal statement again to see if your interests and experience demonstrate any extra skills that could help you succeed on the course.
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