Students will gain an insight into what makes an effective personal statement or job application; top tips on what to include and clichés to avoid; and advice on structure. Students will also get the opportunity to analyse a number of example personal statements and job descriptions and identify the positives and suggest improvements to be made. Student will also be encouraged to create an action plan of ways in which they can boost their own personal statements, offer ideas to their peers and implement some key changes.
Reflect on your motivations behind choosing a particular course, university/role, job sector;
Identify elements of an effective personal statement and justify your ideas;
Critique examples of personal statements and consider how you might be able to enhance your own practice.