UCAS ditching personal statement for university entry

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) will no longer require students to write a personal statement when applying for university.

The change comes amid claims that the personal statements favour middle-class students who may have better access to “high-quality advice and guidance”, according to Ucas.

The 4,000-character essay will be scrapped and replaced with a series of questions about the higher education course they are applying for.