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Postgraduate Writing Guide

What To Write?
Some universities may ask you to write about experiences and qualifications that you have undergone which have led you to pursue a further degree. It may be worth noting key historic dates, which will help you place where you were. It is important to look at major events in your life, for example.

1982 – Completed BSC (Hons) in English
1985 – Graduate Trainee Program – IBM
1987 – Marketing Manager
1999 – Meeting Mary and settling down
1989 – MA in Marketing Management
2001 – Marketing Manager for Foods Plc
2004 - Volunteer in homeless – decide to study for course

In regard to your qualifications, it is important to talk around these and how each qualification has improved your critical thinking. It is important to remember to keep it short, it is not an autobiography. Focus on your work experience, and be particular about each event. If you are lacking practical experience, demonstrate your interest and ability to study for a postgraduate course.

Next: Sample Personal Statement.

Note: This guide is not intended to replace the advice of tutors, admissions officers, or teachers; Get Into Uni simply provides advice and exercises to help you write a compelling personal statement.