Why Is Your Personal Statement So Important?
The second piece of information universities have at hand is your Personal Statement. The statement that they read will not change and gives them something human in your application to relate to. universities not only want you to excel in the course you have chosen, they want you to contribute to the university at large. The more well rounded you are the more they will believe that you have something great to bring to the overall university experience.
An applicant who has an empty life, brings no contribution to their school, social circle or even their own self will struggle to get the place they want. Getting A and A* grades in isolation is meaningless as you can be sure the next applicant has similar grades but fills their extracurricular time with meaningful activities. A well written and clear Personal Statement can therefore push you to the top of the pile, giving you a vital edge over the competition.