When you’re applying for a top university such as Cambridge then it’s important to get your personal statement exactly right. You’ll be competing for a place against hundreds, if not thousands, of other students all with top grades. You’ll need a well written, well structured, interesting personal statement to catch the admission tutor’s eye.
Here is an example of a personal statement to study Economics at Cambridge University:
It only takes a glance at a national newspaper or a news website to see that economics plays a vital role in our society. Having studied theoretical models of economics at A Level I am keen to further develop my skills and find a career that allows me to put these skills into practice.
At school I was very interested in Mathematics and worked hard to excel both in the classroom and when completing my homework and coursework. I also helped to raise money for new school equipment by selling Christmas cards handmade by my classmates.
I am hoping that my time at university will allow me to take part in an Enterprise society so I can further develop my teamwork, communication, and business skills ready for the workplace.
Outside of school I am very interested in art and regularly visit museums and galleries to gain a further understanding of the techniques and skills involved in art. I am also a member of a local art club and attend weekly classes to develop my own artistic skills.
I have recently completed my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award which involved over 100 hours of volunteer work and helped me to develop my teamwork skills, gave me a sense of responsibility, and gave me a chance to explore life outside of the classroom.
I also enjoy reading, cooking, travelling, volunteering as a coach at my local under-10s football club.
My aim in completing a degree in Economics is to gain the skills, experience, and personal attributes to have a successful career in the financial sector. I would like to use my knowledge to help businesses develop and be more effective.