An English Language personal statement is the most important part of your university and UCAS applications. Every single student who wants to study English Language at university will be required to provide an English Language personal statement.
An English Language personal statement is a chance for you to show your passion for the subject and to show a potential university why you would be best suited to their university.
Before you start writing your English Language personal statement, you should take a look at some previous English Language personal statement examples beforehand. These give you a chance to see what has been successful before and how previous students have structured their statement to grab the reader’s attention.
Give yourself as much time as possible to write your first draft, take your time and don’t rush things. Your first draft isn’t always bad, but it’s also not what you have to submit straight away, so come back to it when you have time and make sure that it clearly represents you.
Knowing what you should include in an English Language personal statement is very important, so we recommend focusing on your skills and any relevant experience that you have related to English Language.
The main things to focus on in your English Language personal statement are:
Work experience (if any)
Your passion for the subject
Any extracurricular activities that you have done that are related to English Language
If you are applying for a postgraduate course, you should make sure that you speak about how important your undergraduate degree was to your understanding of English Language and why you feel it will benefit you at a postgraduate level.