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How to Write a Supporting Statement

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14 Applications, supporting statements and personal statements

Applications – the basics

(Givens: to really take seriously, work on a photocopy/sheet of paper first, keep a copy of what has been sent, complete in black biro)

• Do not scatter-gun. Decide on a direction and stick at it. • Put in your best effort – they WILL notice if you don’t. • ‘Full’ or ‘complete’ details means what it says. Where it doesn’t, you may have licence to pick and choose. • Personal/supporting statements on application forms: these are not optional - they are important:

Writing supporting statements on application forms

Pay attention to the introductory sentence: If you are told that the statement
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