Top 10 most overused personal statement opening sentences

One of the main aspects of writing your personal statement when applying to universities is standing out. It's your opportunity to tell the university academics who you are, and what you're capable, and why you're the perfect candidate.

So, the last thing you want is to look like everybody else and use any of the following overused UCAS personal statement opening lines:

  • I am currently studying a BTEC National Diploma in ... (used 464 times)
  • From a young age I have always been interested in ... (309 times)
  • From an early age I have always been interested in ... (292 times)
  • Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career ... (275 times)
  • For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with ... (196 times)
  • "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only” ... (189 times)
  • Nursing is a profession I have always looked upon with ... (178 times)
  • For as long as I can remember I have been interested in ... (166 times)
  • I am an International Academy student and have been studying since ... (141 times)
  • Academically, I have always been a very determined and ... (138 times)

Source: The Telegraph

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