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Get Started: Writing a Personal Statement

Venue Birkbeck Main Building, 4.17

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Event description

Would you like to apply for any of our undergraduate degree courses? It doesn’t matter if it’s still just an idea or if you’ve found your dream course and want to know how to get a place – Get Started is for you!

To make an application to university, you have to write a personal statement explaining your motivations for studying, your interest in the course and what sets you apart from other applicants. This can be daunting, but fear not, help is at hand!

This free, friendly and interactive workshop, Writing a personal statement, will give you the chance to:

think about your personal motivations and life experience and find out how these are relevant to your personal statement
start drafting your personal statement
learn about how to get feedback on your personal statement from our experienced staff
meet one of our fantastic students and find out more about studying at Birkbeck!
The workshop is open to those who have selected an undergraduate course, which they want to apply for, and are looking for some help and support with the personal statement.

We will send you some pre-course materials in advance to help you to prepare for the session and we encourage you to complete these beforehand to enable you to get the most out of the workshop.

If you have any questions beforehand then please get in touch by emailing

There's never been a better time to get your questions answered and take the next step towards your dream course so why not come along and #BBKGetStarted with your university journey!

Book your free ticket here.


Accessibility information:

There is step-free access to the room via lifts. There may be doors in the corridors which need to be opened manually.

Please contact us in advance of the event at with your accessibility requirements so that we can ensure you will be able to get the most from this event. For some requirements, e.g. BSL interpreters, we may need a few days' notice to make arrangements, so please let us know as soon as possible.

Children and babies:

Please note: There is no crèche or childcare available at this workshop, but you are welcome to bring babies and children as long as you feel that you can supervise them throughout the session. Please email beforehand just to let us know and so we can discuss the specifics of this event. As it is partly a writing workshop, you and the other attendees will need some quiet time during the session to work on your statements.

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