A1 template for personal statement

A1 template for personal statement (approx. 800 words)





  • Introduce yourself/ maybe a quote that inspires you
  • Your goals (where you see yourself in the future)
  • The award you are nominating for yourself: ‘Student of the year award’



Main body


1)Your personal successes





2) Professional Skills you have developed





 3) How you have contributed to the academic environment





  • Summarise your experience
  • Overall, why you deserve the award






Key points to consider:


  • You must write in full paragraphs
  • No bullet points allowed
  • Use cohesive devices
  • Write with clarity
  • Write formally (you can use personal pronouns)
  • Please reflect in-depth about your journey as a student so far (avoid describing)