Your personal statement is what’s going to make you stand out from all of the other applicants that have the same high grades as you.
With only a 4000 character (including spaces) word limit you don’t have a lot of room to tell the admissions tutors everything they need to know about why you want to study Veterinary Medicine and what makes you the ideal candidate for their university.
This means that everything you write needs to be clear, concise, and relevant to the course and subject.
Having a good personal statement could be the difference between you being accepted to study Veterinary Medicine and another student being chosen instead.
Here’s our advice on writing a personal statement to apply for a Veterinary Medicine degree:
Essentially what admissions tutors want is for you to answer two questions:
As long as you can answer those questions and communicate clearly, without poor spelling or grammar, you’ll have written a good personal statement.
With a limited word count it’s important to focus on your passion for the subject and your work experience – as well as demonstrating that you understand the challenges you’ll face during your career as a veterinary professional.
Try also to show that you have the necessary interpersonal skills and talk about any hobbies or extracurricular activities that are relevant to the course.
As well as all of the things you need to include in your personal statement there are certain things you should definitely leave out if you want to be considered by the admissions tutors:
It’s important to remember that you shouldn’t be tempted to copy someone else’s personal statement and that examples should only be used to give you an idea of what to include and how to structure your essay.
We have examples of generic personal statements and specific examples for a Veterinary Medicine degree on the Apply to Uni website.
The university admissions teams will be able to give you a better idea of what they’d like to see included in a personal statement. The university open day is the perfect time to discuss this with the faculty.
You can also find more information on the perfect personal statement on the Apply to Uni website.