Top tips for writing the perfect personal statement for Liberal Arts

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Studying Liberal Arts at Loughborough offers a broad and well-rounded education that can be both intellectually stimulating and versatile. If you are applying for 2024 entry, you're probably now thinking about your application and personal statement. Writing a personal statement is an opportunity to showcase your passion for the humanities and your unique qualifications. If you're not sure where to get started, check out our top tips below for writing the perfect personal statement when applying for Liberal Arts.

1. Think broadly

Why do you want to study a wide range of subjects in Liberal Arts rather than specialising in one? What about this approach appeals to you and your interests?

2. Draw connections between your different subjects and interests

Has a book you’ve read in one subject helped you understand another? Have you studied similar issues from different angles? What connections can you draw between these?  

3. Reflect on the big questions

What contemporary or historical interests and questions do you have, and how might the interdisciplinary approach of Liberal Arts help you to address these? 

4. Consider your skills

What skills do you have that will help you to study interdisciplinary topics? Have you analysed visual material, texts, or historical sources before? What skills do you want to develop through Liberal Arts?

5. Don’t worry if you haven’t studied certain subjects before, or for a while.

What about the subjects you have studied fits into the Liberal Arts programme? Or, why are you interested in studying or returning to particular subjects?