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How to write a personal statement for Nutrition

How to write a personal statement for Nutrition

by Newcastle University

Are you interested in studying a Human Nutrition degree? One of the first steps to applying to the degree is to write your personal statement. 

To help you with your application to study Human Nutrition, we spoke to Professor of Nutrition, Prof. Tom Hill, to find out what he looks for when assessing a personal statement.



Make sure your statement is original 

You know yourself better than anyone else and your personal statement is exactly that, a personal statement. 


Plan and organise your personal statement 

Don’t try to write your personal statement in one sitting. These things take time. Plan out your structure then build it one piece at a time.


Show your passion

Make sure your personal statement gets across your passion for Food and Human Nutrition. What excites you about nutrition and why are you interested in studying on this course?


Provide evidence

Wherever possible, back up your statements with evidence. Show off you skills and personal attributes with relevant work experience and extracurricular activities.


Write about your ambitions

Our Human Nutrition degrees are stepping stones to a fantastic future. Make sure you tell us what your ambitions are for after the degree and how they relate to nutrition.