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If you want to start a full time course at university in September 2010 you'll need to start thinking about filling in your UCAS application form soon.

One of the most important parts of your UCAS application is your personal statement. It's your opportunity to sell yourself by highlighting your achievements, experiences and goals, and showing that you're enthusiastic with a passion for your chosen course.

Writing your statement can be quite daunting. That's why we've put together some hints and tips to help you over the next few months.

A lot of universities don't interview their applicants - they use your personal statement to get a good picture of you and what you're about.

When they're looking at your personal statement the admissions tutors will be asking themselves:

  • Do I want this student on my course?
  • Do we want this student at the university?
  • Is this the right course for this student?

What to include in your personal statement