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Solent University would like to support you to write the perfect personal statement for your chosen course when you apply to us. We appreciate starting to write one can be sometimes daunting to do.

As part of your university application, you'll need to submit a personal statement. This will be sent to all admission tutors in the University to read. We aim to offer you lots of valuable advice and guidance throughout this process to help you create a winning document that's 47 lines and 4000 characters (A4 sheet). It should reflect all your achievements to date.

A personal statement needs to demonstrate you have the necessary skill set, knowledge, experience, attributes and, most importantly, passion to study for one of our degrees. So please don’t be afraid to promote yourself.

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Personal statement service

We have valuable resources for you to use when preparing to write your personal statement and you're welcome to download our personal statement booklet, Let's Do This. Here, you can familiarise yourself with a template to work through when adding the content of your personal statement. We also recommend using the UCAS mind map Preparing Your Personal Statement as this forms a great tick list to ensure you have everything covered.  

Feedback and reviewing are a critical step in writing your personal statement - we offer a service where Solent staff can check your draft personal statement, if it's for one of our undergraduate courses. You'll find more information below.


Online personal statement checking

We're pleased to offer a personal statement review service to students who are considering applying for one of our undergraduate courses. As part of this service, we'll look at your personal statement content and structure for your chosen course for 2023 application entry.

After our review, we'll give you some valuable tips to enhance your personal statement so you can stand out from the crowd. We may also provide you with some additional supporting documents for your subject area. This could include an information sheet for your chosen course and a ‘Let’s do it’ guide that you can work through to develop your personal statement further.

To make use of this service and for us to help you, please submit your draft, completing all necessary sections and clearly highlighting the following information:

  • Your preferred undergraduate course(s).
  • Suitable times you would like us to call you back.
  • We can also arrange a virtual meeting on Microsoft Teams to review your statement. Please specify your availability (dates/times). The meeting slot will be booked in for a maximum of 15 minutes and can be recorded if you'd like to watch it at a later stage. Please look out for this invite from us, in case it goes into your spam emails. 

You can expect communications from our friendly recruitment staff member either by a call or email within seven days of your submission.

While this service does not guarantee an offer on one of our courses, we hope you find our constructive feedback useful.

Currently we are only able to feedback and review personal statements from UK students; however if you are an overseas applicant, please feel free to contact the International Team at or use the information for international students.

Please note: The personal statement hub is closed from Monday 12 December 2022 to Monday 9 January 2023 for the Christmas holiday break.

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Open day personal statement service

We're also available to check your draft personal statement at one of our on-campus open days. On arrival you can book for this service (an informal chat) at a convenient time for you and any of your guests.

We can discuss your personal statement in an environment you're most comfortable with, for example, with or without your guests. If you do have a draft you're working on, please bring this with you on the day.

Fifteen-minute slots are available throughout the day. Where possible, we may be able to spend more time with you.

At these events you can also meet our friendly academic and admissions teams and talk about any concerns you may have about applying to Solent.

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