Personal Statement Review

Need help with your personal statement?


CollegeLAH’s volunteer editors are happy to provide personal statement advice to students who are applying to UK Universities this year.  Our volunteers will help to read through your personal statements, and will try their very best to provide you with feedback on the content based on their application experiences

Disclaimer: CollegeLAH’s team is solely made up of students who have pulled through the application processes. We have first hand experiences but we do not claim to be admission gurus. Any comments/feedback given are based on our personal experiences- what worked for us might not be the best possible ways to produce personal statements. The only way to be sure that you’re on the right track is to consult your college’s University Placement Center or MABECS.

Volunteer Editors

  1. Economics/Management/Accounting & Finance/Actuarial Science
NameCourseUniversityI can provide advice on:
Daniel Chang Kai YingEconomicsUniversity of WarwickEconomics, Psychology or Social Sciences Personal Statement
Mohammad Khalif Bin Mohd Shahriman
Economics
LSEEconomics or Art based Personal Statements
Muhamad Husin bin Abd WahidEconomicsLSEEconomics Personal Statements
Emily HooperGlobal Sustainable Development and Economic StudiesUniversity of WarwickSustainability, Social science, Environmental science or  Humanities Personal Statements
Amirah Naila Binti Mohamad KhalilEconomic Studies And Global Sustainable DevelopmentUniversity of WarwickEconomics, Psychology or other Social Sciences Personal Statements
Balqis Binti AzlanAccounting & FinanceUniversity of WarwickAccounting & Finance Personal Statements
Brian WongAccounting & FinanceLSEAccounting & Finance Personal Statements
Isaac Chin Hao XiangManagementLSEEconomics, Management or Accounting Personal Statements
Chan Lik ZhangFood Business Management and MarketingNewcastle UniversityEconomics and Business or related Personal Statements to Food Business Management and Marketing
Esther NgActuarial ScienceLSEActuarial Science Personal Statements

2. Humanities (E.g. Literature, Law, Politics, History, Languages)

NameCourseUniversityI can provide advice on:
Chen Jie YuanLaw and Business StudiesUniversity of WarwickLaw Personal Statements
Khaw Jing XinLawUCLMedicine and Social Sciences Personal Statement
Nurjennah Mat AminLawUCLLaw, English Literature, Politics, Drama or Film Personal Statements
Sarah AhmadLawLSELaw or any Humanities Personal Statement
Jade KhooLawUniversity of WarwickLaw, Criminology or Art based Personal Statements
Nicholas ChongLawQueen Mary University of LondonLaw or Humanities Personal Statements
Ally AziziFrench and HistoryKing’s College LondonHistory, Languages, and English Literature Personal Statements
Daniel ChangEconomicsUniversity of WarwickEconomics, Psychology or Social Sciences Personal Statement
Yuki Lim Jie Ny LawUniversity of ExeterLaw Personal Statements
Siri SuhageiniPolitics, Philosophy and LawKing’s College LondonLaw, PPL, PPE

3. Engineering

NameCourseUniversityI can provide advice on:
Stephen Prashant

Mechanical Engineering

Imperial College London

STEM Personal Statements
Kyla WongChemical Engineering via Natural Sciences

University of CambridgeChemical Engineering or any other Engineering Personal Statements
Nur Amalia binti Khairulanwar Mechanical Engineering UCLEngineering Personal Statements

4. Natural Sciences

NameCourseUniversityI can provide advice on:
Sai Hou ChongNatural Sciences (Biological)University of CambridgeBiology and/or Chemistry Personal Statements
Tan Jean ShenNatural SciencesUCLScience Personal Statements (ideally Biology, Chemistry or pure sciences related)
Jeslyn KhoBiochemistryImperial College LondonBiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Personal Statements
Emily Ng Zhi QingBiochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)University of OxfordNatural Sciences, Bio-Sciences or Life Sciences Personal Statements
Sia Jia JhingBiomedical SciencesUniversity of OxfordAny Biological Natural Sciences Personal Statement (E.g Biomed/Biochem/Biological Sciences)
Eng Kai YeeMedical BiosciencesImperial College LondonBiomedical Sciences Personal Statements
Nor Fatihah Akma Abd Manaf

Medical BiosciencesImperial College LondonBiomedical Science or Biology Personal Statements
Ruixi SeetPhysicsBrown University STEM or Physics Personal Statements

4. Medicine and Veterinary Science

NameCourseUniversity I can provide advice on:
Jean Ling TanMedicineUniversity of ManchesterMedicine or any life-Science Personal Statements

Khaw Jing XinLawUCLMedicine and Social Sciences Personal Statement
Shabita NandyMedicine Cardiff UniversityMedicine or Science-related Personal Statements that involve medical aspects, e.g. Biomedical engineering, Biomedical sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Katherine Jackie Yin GumalVeterinary Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of GlasgowVeterinary Science Personal Statements

CollegeLAH editors

If you prefer, you may also request that our UK team members edit/comment on your Personal Statement personally. Please bear in mind that if our own editors are congested with applications, they will be forwarded to a volunteer editor with your written consent instead. Likewise, if our volunteer editors are congested, your application may be forwarded to one of our own editors.

Name CourseUniversityI can provide advice on:
Aiynah HazniEconomicsUniversity of WarwickEconomics or any Social Sciences, and Actuarial Science Personal Statements
Loo Shi HaoLawUniversity of WarwickAll Personal Statements
Kirubaharan MuttusamyEconomicsLSEEconomics, History and any Social Sciences Personal Statements
Victoria TayLawLSELaw or Accounting & Finance Personal Statements
Saria ZulkarnainPhilosophy, Politics & EconomicsUniversity of WarwickPPE, Economics or Politics Personal Statements
Sidney Marie ChinLawLSELaw Personal Statements

How it works?

Send us a copy of your personal statement and the following details to psessaycheck@collegelah.com.

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Current Institution
  • Pre-University subjects
  • Course of study you are applying for
  • Intended universities
  • Two preferred editors (will only be sent to one)
  • College/School’s internal deadline for submission

We will forward your personal statement to your “Preferred Editors” ONLY.  However, in the event that the particular Editor has too many outstanding requests, we will forward your personal statement to another editor with similar credentials with prior written consent from you. Similarly, if you do not state a preferred editor, the personal statement will then be sent to a member of the CollegeLAH Team to be edited. Please do note that the CollegeLAH admin team may view it for administrative purposes.

You will receive an email from the regional correspondent indicating that your personal statement has indeed been forwarded to an editor. Your editor has been told to connect with you within two days upon receiving your personal statement. You can then decide, alongside with your volunteer editor, a suitable timeframe and medium of communication that you both are comfortable on working with. Should there not be any contact from your volunteer after two days, we kindly request that you inform us. Your personal statement will then be reverted to a member of the CollegeLAH Team to be personally edited.

The editor will read through your essay thoroughly and provide you with feedback based on his/her application experience, via email, Google Docs and/or Microsoft Word. The method of correspondence between you and your editor is entirely up to you and his/her discretion. Keep in mind that we are not admissions professionals but students with first hand experiences willing to share with you. It’s always a good idea to check with your university placement center before submitting it!

Don’t worry if you are applying to a course not mentioned above. Our volunteers have agreed to take on other personal statements if required. We are providing this as a free service, and we ask that in return, you ‘like’ and share our Facebook page so that your friends can also benefit from what is shared here. Please do send us a link/screencap showing that you have done so. 🙂 You may opt out if you wish to, there is no obligation on this at all.

We wish you all the best with your UCAS application!

4 thoughts on “Personal Statement Review

    1. Hi Roberta! Thanks for visiting our site and thanks for raising the concern.

      We will forward your personal statement to your “Preferred Volunteer” ONLY. However, in the event that the particular volunteer has too many outstanding requests, we will forward your personal statement to another volunteer with similar credentials, with prior written consent from you. We will NOT sell your personal statement online.

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  1. Hello!

    Are you still offering this service of reviewing personal statements? Is it possible to send them for the 2016 application process now?

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