Personal Statement Workshop

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Personal Statement Workshop

About the Personal Statement Workshop

What: Editing Your UCAS Personal Statement

When: Friday 2 November 2018, 2.00-4.30pm

If you require permission to be out of school in order to attend this workshop, please confirm this in advance with your school.

Where: University of Edinburgh, Central Campus (room to be confirmed)

More Info:

Our interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement.

You will need to bring with you a completed draft of your Personal Statement to work on during the session. (This is not a session where you will draft your Personal Statement from scratch.)

LEAPS staff and Royal Literary Fellows will be on hand to offer advice and answer your questions.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for this workshop, you need to be:

  • LEAPS eligible (click the link to view our eligibility criteria)
  • Submitting a UCAS application this year


Please see the booking form below for the public transport support we are offering to help you travel to and from this session.

Where a pupil registers for an event more than 5 working days beforehand; if requested, travel passes will be posted to your home address where possible or if we cannot easily send travel passes in advance, reimbursement will be provided at the event on production of a valid travel ticket/receipt.

Where a pupil registers for an event less than 5 working days beforehand; if requested, reimbursement will be provided at the event on production of a valid travel ticket/receipt (reimbursement could be in the form of a travel pass for future use or cash).

Interested? Please complete the form below if you would like to attend this workshop.

We will contact all applicants closer to the workshop. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us.

You can check our criteria at Please note, the deadline for confirming LEAPS Eligibility is 30 November 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. Eligibility is usually confirmed at your LEAPS pre-UCAS interview, but if you are unsure about this please call the LEAPS Office before 30 November 2018 to check.


We are able to post out bus tickets in advance for Lothian City Buses and First Bus, if you register more than 5 working days before the event.

For all other bus companies, train tickets, and if you register less than 5 working days before the event, we can provide reimbursement at the event on production of a valid ticket/receipt if you request it.

If you have a Young Scot card, please use it to claim a reduced travel fare:

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