Applying to UCAS 2021?  You have come to the right place!

If you are applying to UCAS 2021, then we are here to help.  Check out our services and also our resources for 2021.

With schools resuming, we have seen a significant increase in requests for our services.  At the moment we have no availability to support new candidates.

As we operate a bespoke service for each candidates with our small team, we book out early.  However we are always here to help and we try to put together a list of 3-5 useful sources for candidates.

Week of 7 September

Jesus College:  How to write a Killer Personal Statement

This 40 minute video is well worth your time, even if you are not considering applying to an Oxford College.  Dr Matt Williams talks in depth not just how to structure your overall statement, but also reflects on how to constuct elements of the statements and how to convey your interest in subject.

LSE – How to Apply

We particularly like the example of a “Example of Poor Personal Statement” which is listed at the bottom of the page.  This points out some of the common traps that a student may fall into, particularly if they have a strong preference for one institution.  We also like their advice for how to write a personal statement for a combined/joint honours degree.

Applying to Study Economics

Considering Economics as a degree course for UCAS?  This site has some great resources, which are wider than just sample personal statements.  We recommend the idea of a reading list, as top universities are interested in what students are reading outside of their core curriculum.

Remember, as we are close to full capacity, please contact us if you are interested in taking up one of our services.  We will be able to advise you as to our current availability

Remember, here at Pain Free Personal Statements we have a stated commitment to help widen access.  As part of our service we aim to try and provide UK university applicants, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with free guidance on how to write their UCAS Personal Statements. If you feel that you, or someone you know, would qualify for this – please contact us.