Basically, my career guidance teacher is useless. He won't tell us anything about the UCAS Personal Statement because he says there is a list on the UCAS website about do's and don'ts. However, my cousin who lives in a different county, has a competent careers teacher who has given them handouts and notes on how to write a good UCAS statement.
I am really in a state of panic. I don't think the guide on the website is enough, as I'm still not sure how to lay it out.
If anybody could help me out, that would be really appreciated.
I have a few questions
- I know it's a silly question, but how do you start it?
- I have only ever worked at one part-time job, which was one hour a week doing the bottles at a pub. It has nothing to do with my career choice (actuary) - do I include it?
- Should I mention my Junior Cert. results, even though I already entered them separately under 'Education'.
- Are there any sample Personal Statements around? Not so I can copy it, but so I can see how to structure it
Thanks for taking the time to read this.