Bath, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 21, 2011 -- Rise in university fees increases importance of strong personal statements.
With university fees set to go up in 2012, UCAS are reporting a record number of applicants attempting to beat the rise. With over 600,000 applications for around 400,000 places it is harder than ever for applicants in 2011 to stand out from the competition. While it is anticipated that the number of applications may well fall again once the fees rise, takes place it is likely that we will see increased competition for the most sought after institutions and courses as students attempt to get the best quality education for such a large investment.
With Exeter University joining Cambridge and Imperial College London in confirming that it will be charging the maximum fees of £9,000 for some of its courses it is becoming apparent that these high levels will not remain confined solely to the very top institutions. With many students questioning why they should pay the top price for anything other than the best the competition for places on the most exclusive courses could become even fiercer than it is today.
With so many applicants for each place, even consistently gaining the top grades cannot guarantee that applications will stand out in a crowded field. The importance of the UCAS personal statement, therefore, has never been greater. Offering a chance to demonstrate what it is that makes each student a unique candidate, a well-crafted personal statement is fast becoming the lynchpin of a good university application.
While students at the top schools may be offered a great deal of advice and assistance while composing their statement, many schools simply do not have the time and resources to offer this. Getting In has been created to make a similar level of care and attention available to a range of students.
Exclusively employing graduates from the UK's top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and UCL, Getting In work with their customers to produce well-crafted personal statements that are unique to each applicant. Based on the principle that those with experience of gaining entry to the most sought after courses are best equipped to help others to do the same, Getting In have helped applicants applying to range of universities, in all manner of subjects, to craft personal statements that will allow them to stand out from the competition.
It is not just those applying through UCAS whom Getting In has helped, however. Editing and crafting personal statements for international students, both those applying to the UK and Brits and applying to study abroad, has ensured that each student's application has benefited from the talent and experience of their writers. With a range of alternative projects also covered, including CVs, blogs, newsletters and promotional e-mails, Getting In have also helped many people to realise their potential through professional, well-crafted writing.
A strong personal statement can make the difference between applying and actually gaining a place on the course of your choice. As the name suggests, Getting In understand this distinction.