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How to Write a Personal Statement for Electronic & Electrical Engineering

How to Write a Personal Statement for Electronic & Electrical Engineering

by Newcastle University

Are you interested in studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree? Engineering can be quite a competitive subject area, but don't worry, we're here to help you write a personal statement that's sure to impress. 

To help you with your application, we spoke to Richard Glenton, the Deputy School Manager of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, to find out what the school looks for when assessing a personal statement, and his suggestions on how to write the perfect personal statement.




Say why you want to study Electronic and Electrical Engineering

We’re looking for your reasons to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Try to get across your passion for the field and what has drawn you to it? Why do you want to dedicate the next 3-4 years and your future career to it?


Tell us about any work experience you have

Mention any work you’ve done, paid or unpaid, that is relevant to the degree and what skills you’ve gained from it. Even if it is a weekend job in retail, we want to hear about it.


Write about extracurricular activities 

We like to know what you get up to outside of your studies, especially if it’s relevant to EEE. Give us some insight into who you are as a person.


Avoid using pretentious language 

You’ve only got a few paragraphs to play with on your personal statement. Articulate yourself in a clear and concise manner.


Make sure to proofread carefully

Once you’ve finished writing your personal statement, make sure you’ve read it back and check for any spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Even better, ask a friend or relative to check it over for you as a fresh pair of eyes.

And those are Richard’s five tips for writing the perfect personal statement for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University. If you need a little helping hand on your journey to university, why not download our essential application checklist? 

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