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I have been grants an unconditional offer to study an LLM at Queen Mary. I will like to apply for scholarship which has just been launched. Can anyone recommend a sure fire way of writing my personal statement? I will leave my job by the end of year, I have a start up in the field of my study which has taken a chunk of my savings already. Oh, if it helps, I am African. Thank you.

Hi there,

Congratulations on your scholarship! I am both a startup adviser and college professor.

My advice is based on my experience in the US, so please bear that in mind.

Typically a personal statement is a combination of resume, aspirations and suitability. In that the school wishes to see your achievements, life experiences, goals, abilities and how all those make you a great candidate for their school. Most schools like to see your connectedness to their history and culture, and want to be satisfied that you will both gain from their learning and add to the institution.

I am happy to get on a call with you to discuss how your startup experience and mindset can be leveraged for this as well as learn more about why you want a law degree in the first place.

Look toward to speaking with you!

Best,
Arjun


Answered 7 years ago

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