We consider all information contained within the UCAS application when making our admissions decision.
This includes evidence in your personal statement of commitment, motivation and readiness for higher education, suitability for your chosen degree programme and a strong interest in your chosen subject area.
Your application will also be assessed for particular skills, qualities and attributes which are recognised as being of particular value.
Details of these are provided on the relevant entry profile on the UCAS website.
If you are applying to a professional or vocational degree programme (such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Education), you should demonstrate, through your personal statement, a clear understanding of the profession.
You can support this with evidence of appropriate work experience, volunteering or work shadowing, although we do recognise that not all students have equal access to such opportunities.
Admissions Officers also refer to the information in your supporting reference when assessing your academic and non-academic potential.
Use our Degree finder to find out more information about selection for a particular degree.
This article was published on Jun 27, 2012