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How to write an excellent Personal Statement

Get into your chosen University by learning how to create a superb Personal Statement with this step-by-step course. Starts Oct 24th.

This 5-week course is designed to help you create your personal statement in order to apply for your chosen course & increase your academic opportunities. You will engage in lectures, live webinars and daily activities that require between 6-8 hours of study per week. Full learning support is offered in our private learning community, as well as reviews of your written work.

A well-written, formal personal statement that highlights your unique attributes is essential to secure a university place. This course offers expert guidance & guides you through the writing process so that you can confidently apply for university. Beyond this, it will also develop your writing, communication & interview skills for job applications in the future.

This course will help you to:

  • Create an excellent personal statement
  • Complete your university application
  • Finalise your course choices
  • Understand & apply for the funding and scholarships
  • Understand the application systems in different countries
  • Develop your academic English writing skills
  • Advance your English grammar
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Prepare for your university interview
  • Confidently apply for your chosen course
  • Develop your writing skills for future job applications

This course starts on October 24th & you will have access to:

  • Weekly video lectures
  • Weekly live lessons with Niamh
  • Daily tasks to advance your English
  • A private Facebook learning group with additional daily tasks, interactions & communications
  • Activity workbooks to increase your vocabulary
  • 8+ hours of writing & English development per week
  • 45+ hours of training overall

Enrol in this course today to secure your future.

This course is delivered by Niamh, Hippo's co-founder and academic Lecturer.

Watch Niamh's video lesson on how to apply to university in the UK here: 7 Tips for Applying to Uni in the UK




Your Instructor


Niamh Kelly
Niamh Kelly

I'm a University Lecturer, specialising in academic English, and English for specialist subjects (Science & Engineering) with a Teaching Diploma & a Master's Degree in Science. For over 12 years, I have been designing, coordinating & teaching English & Science courses to international students. I have designed courses for leading English language schools in Cambridge & Oxford, as well as Trinity College, Dublin. (Courses are listed below)

I have now Co-Founded, Hippo Educational Technologies, which creates technology to help English learners improve their academic English to advance their studies & careers. ‘Hippo Campus’ is the name given to our online school.

Join our courses to learn new strategies & techniques that I have specifically designed to help you, as an English learner, to succeed in expanding your academic language and fluency. Whether you need to pass an English exam, get into university, achieve a degree or access your chosen career path, we have the courses that can help you achieve your goals.

I look forward to working with you,

Niamh Kelly

Courses that I have designed include:

  • Science Without Borders (English for Science students): Trinity College, Dublin
  • Bioscience
  • Experimental Science
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for Science
  • EAP for Engineering
  • Critical Thinking for Science/Engineering
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods
  • Dissertation Development
  • Personal Statement Writing for University
  • Communication Skills
  • Statistics

Some of the institutions that I have taught in:



Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This 5-week course starts on October 24th & ends on November 23rd. New lectures are uploaded on Tuesdays and you attend live lessons with the course instructor, Niamh Kelly, on Fridays where you can ask specific questions about the course & improving your skills. Daily tasks and activities will also be included.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling with the one-time purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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