How to write a winning personal statement for postgraduate study

application_-_pen1A personal statement is your chance to make a great first impression when applying for a postgraduate course. It provides a space for you to convince the admissions tutor(s) that you have the motivation, relevant knowledge and academic capability to successfully complete the course, and reflect well on the institution.

When writing your statement, always check whether the admissions team has written instructions on what to include and how much to write – and if they have then make sure you follow them! Often, however, you will be largely left to fill in the blank space yourself – and in that case we recommend you write about 500 words, which equates to approximately 1 A4 page.

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7 tips for getting a career in the media or creative industries

You don’t need to have studied the media or creative industries to get a career in those sectors – any degree can be relevant.

Success rather depends on a set of personal attitudes and attributes, your work experience, and a willingness to learn.

But with potentially hundreds of applicants applying for even entry-level roles in the media and creative industries it’s important to do everything you can to stand out.

The following tips will help you focus on what you can be doing right now to help you get ahead.

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