‘Provide evidence of further reading, extracurriculars such as lectures, societies or something niche that actually gets you gassed’ – Jacob, Chemistry student

‘Don’t just list everything you have read. If you have read a book or listened to a podcast then show what you have learned from it and how it has enhanced your interest in your subject.’ – Stuart, Chemistry student

‘You can use this part of the process to demonstrate how your culture, identity and background and experiences have informed the way you engage with and view your subject.’ Ephraim, PPE student

‘Try to make it flow as a story. E.g. “this achievement led me to investigate further by…” or “this award made me realise my potential so I entered more competitions in”’ – Rebecca, Engineering student