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Personal statements mean nothing, says Cambridge admissions head

Source: Times Online Posted By: Billy 3687 days ago

Many toil for months, writing draft after draft with care and attention. Some simply cut and paste somebody else’s work from the internet. Others order tailor-made versions online for as little as £24.99.

However they do it, writing a personal statement extolling their virtues and love of study has become a rite of passage for teenagers applying to university.

Now it turns out that many of them need not have bothered.

The University of Cambridge has admitted that it pays no attention to....

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