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How to write a personal statement

Don't know where to start with your personal statement? If the UCAS deadline on 15 January is hanging over you but you don't even know what to include, don't worry!

We've got some expert advice and top tips to help you put pen to paper and get yourself that uni place.

Things to remember

Don’t panic!

Check your spelling

Make it personal

Keep a copy

New courses for 2017/18We’re dedicated to keeping our courses cutting edge – that’s why we’re launching a range of new degrees for 2017/18 and updating nearly every existing course with a new module structure. We’re really excited about the changes, we hope you will be too.

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UG 2016/17 prospectus If you want information on all of our courses – as well as getting a feel for the wider University, our teaching and facilities, and our fabulous home city – then take a look at our prospectus. We have different versions for undergraduates and postgraduates, just order a hard copy or download our PDF version.

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We enjoy superb links with industry and our graduates are among the most employable around. Nine out of 10 graduates are in employment or further study within six months of studying (DLHE survey 2012/13). We have over 23,500 students, with 2,400 international and EU students originating from over 80 different countries.

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