If not vocational, you may be able to demonstrate career ambitions that you are working towards.
But don’t worry if your career plans are still undecided at this stage, this is a university application not a job interview!
There may be a deadline for a plan, a first draft, additional drafts and the date by which a final version must be submitted.
Ensure you meet the deadlines and give your teachers sufficient time to feedback and help you produce a statement to be proud of.
A high-quality personal statement is a vital part of your UCAS application.
Grades and academic references alone are not enough to differentiate between students so your personal statement is your chance to show universities why they should offer you a place.
Also, universities will make offers before the UCAS deadline so the earlier you complete your personal statement the better.
Sophie: Personal statements are important so take your time over it.
Personal statement writing is quite different from the other kinds of writing you present when making an application in an organisation.
The aim of writing a personal statement is to tell your reader about your experience, capacity and achievements in a particular discipline.