Access and Widening Participation


Personal Statement Workshops

Our Personal Statement Workshops are designed for Year 12 students to receive advice from UCL staff and students on how to structure and write a personal statement.

Personal statements are an important aspect of the UCAS application process. Writing a personal statement is your chance to show your enthusiasm for studying a subject and give a sense of who you are as an individual.

To support with your applications, we will be running four separate workshops for Year 12 students this year. Two will take place in person and two will take place online in June.

The session will give you an opportunity to understand how to structure and write your personal statement. You will also receive guidance from current UCL students. If you attend the workshop in person, you will also get a guided tour of the UCL campus and experience what it is like studying at UCL. By attending one of our sessions, you will gain valuable advice about applying to UCL.

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday 11 June 2024: 10am – 3pm (in-person workshop)
  • Thursday 13 June 2024: 10am – 3pm (in-person workshop)
  • Tuesday 18 June 2024: 4pm - 5pm (online workshop)
  • Tuesday 20 June 2024: 4pm - 5pm (online workshop)


Personal Statement Workshops are open to students who are currently in Year 12 and are studying at a state school or college in the UK. 

Participants for the in-person sessions will be selected using the shortlisting criteria found on the Who we work with webpage to prioritise young people from the least represented groups. You will be awarded points based on the number of criteria that you meet. Applicants with the highest numbers of points will be offered the places available on the programme. 

For the online sessions, all eligible applicants who meet at least one of the shortlisting criteria specified in points 2 to 6 on the Who we work with webpage will be offered a place on this programme. 


Applications for the Personal Statement Workshops 2024 will open on Thursday 07 March 2024