How to write a personal statement for Mechanical Engineering

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We reveal the nuts and bolts of what to write in your personal statement for Mechanical Engineering.

Think about what enthuses and inspires you about mechanical engineering – is it the people, products or technologies? Give a few examples about what or who has impressed you recently.

Tell us how you have engaged with engineering – for example, have you made a go-kart, a rocket or a robot? Maybe you have worked for a neighbour’s engineering firm through the summer holidays, or enjoy fixing cars or bikes.

What contribution do you want to make to engineering and why?

Finally, don’t be tempted to reuse quotes from other engineers. We don’t care what James Dyson says. We want to know about you.