Bath, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 19, 2011 -- Increasing competition for university places emphasises strong personal statements.
The competition for university places in 2011 is hotter than ever, with UCAS reporting that they have received around 600,000 applicants for roughly 400,000 university places. The record number of applicants has been partly attributed to people looking to beat the rise in fees due to take effect in 2012, but also reflects the increasing competition for places that has concerned applicants over the last few years.
With so many applicants for each university place it is becoming harder for even the strongest students to make sure that their application makes it to the top of the pile. With the number of top A-level grades awarded also rising each year many are concerned that even having straight A grades will not guarantee them a place on their chosen course.
As a result of this competition, including a strong personal statement on a UCAS application has never been more important. A chance to distinguish yourself from the pack and point out what makes you a unique candidate; many students are waking up to the essential role that the personal statement can play in securing a place.
While candidates at top schools will be carefully guided through the process of writing a strong personal statement, stretched time and resources mean that many schools simply cannot offer this level of attention to each student. The Internet is awash with advice on how to write the 'perfect personal statement', and many students who don't experience the same level of support at school will look to this advice to help them shape their application. Following these one-size fits all solutions can risk making their statements impersonal at best, and can risk running foul of the stringent UCAS plagiarism rules at worst.
Offering a bespoke UCAS personal statement ( http://www.getting-in.co.uk/ ) service, Getting In has been created to present a solution to this problem. Exclusively employing graduates from the UK's top institutions, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Edinburgh, Getting In draws on their skill and experience to work with their customers to produce unique, well-crafted statements.
Offering a range of services, from editing an existing statement to working with the client to produce a full, bespoke statement from scratch, Getting In offers each student the opportunity to receive a level of personal attention and expertise that is simply not possible at their school.
It's not just those applying through UCAS who are benefiting, however. International students, from the UK and abroad, also receive a professional, knowledgeable approach to applications for a range of university course. The wide range of alternative writing solutions that Getting In also offer means that the best quality writing is now available for all manner of conceivable projects, including CVs, newsletters, blogs and promotional e-mails, among many others.