Personal statements

Writing a great personal statement isn’t always easy. Luckily, we’ve got a range of useful personal statement tips to help you get started. From personal statement examples to personal statement dos and don’ts – you’ll be able to find everything you need to make yours stand out.

Personal statement examples

Not sure if you’re going in the right direction with your personal statement? Here are some personal statement examples to inspire you:

How to: Write a personal statement

Here are some of our top tips to consider when writing your personal statement – whether it’s for your CV, or to apply for a place at university.

Postgraduate personal statement example

We’ve already covered how to write your personal statement, but here are some postgraduate personal statement examples to help inspire you:

How to: Write a postgraduate personal statement

Not sure what to include in your application? To help get you started, here are some of our top tips on how to write your postgraduate personal statement:

Personal statements for university

Here’s everything you need to know about writing your personal statement for university, and a personal statement example to help you get started.

Personal statement: dos and don’ts

Not sure why your CV’s letting you down? It could be as simple as changing the first few sentences. Here’s our list of personal statement dos and don’ts.

Personal statement examples

Not sure if you’re going in the right direction with your personal statement? Here are some personal statement examples to inspire you:

Postgraduate personal statement example

We’ve already covered how to write your personal statement, but here are some postgraduate personal statement examples to help inspire you:

How to: Write a postgraduate personal statement

Not sure what to include in your application? To help get you started, here are some of our top tips on how to write your postgraduate personal statement:

How to: Write a personal statement

Here are some of our top tips to consider when writing your personal statement – whether it’s for your CV, or to apply for a place at university.

Personal statements for university

Here’s everything you need to know about writing your personal statement for university, and a personal statement example to help you get started.

Personal statement: dos and don’ts

Not sure why your CV’s letting you down? It could be as simple as changing the first few sentences. Here’s our list of personal statement dos and don’ts.

FAQs

How can we help with your personal statement?

Your personal statement could make or break your application. We’ve got a range of helpful articles on reed.co.uk, covering everything from how to write your personal statement, right through to personal statement dos and don’ts and some ready-made personal statement examples.

What do we recommend including in your personal statement?

The main points we recommend covering in your personal statement include who you are, what you can offer, and your career goals. If you’re struggling to get started, try using our personal statement examples for inspiration.

Is a personal statement on a CV different from a university personal statement?

Although similar to a personal statement for your CV, personal statements for university are a lot longer and more detailed. They focus more on your academic and personal achievements, which help to form part of your UCAS application. There are also postgraduate personal statements, which we recommend looking at if you’re moving further into higher education.

What are the best examples of personal statements?

Your personal statement is not a one-size-fits-all document, meaning there are lots of great examples out there. We have five different personal statement examples on reed.co.uk, which are all tailored to a different stage of your career. So whether you’re refreshing your CV or just starting out, we’ve got you covered.