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2013

most overused UCAS opening sentences

With the ink barely dried on the multitude of UCAS university applications submitted, potential students may be intrigued to know how they came across on their personal statement and how it affected their offers.

Interestingly, UCAS have produced a list of the most overused UCAS opening sentences used in personal statements. Did you go for one of the more obvious ones?

1. I am currently studying a BTEC National Diploma in … (used 464 times)

2. From a young age I have always been interested in … (309 times)

3. From an early age I have always been interested in … (292 times)

4. Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career … (275 times)

5. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with … (196 times)

6. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only” … (189 times)

7. Nursing is a profession I have always looked upon with … (178 times)

8. For as long as I can remember I have been interested in … (166 times)

9. I am an International Academy student and have been studying since … (141 times)

10. Academically, I have always been a very determined and … (138 times)

A full guide on personal statements for next years applicants can be found here

 

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