The Situation

Young people from under-represented backgrounds consistently produce weaker UCAS personal statements than their peers (Jones 2013). This contributes to students from privileged backgrounds being "8.5 times more likely to attend a selective university than their least privileged counterparts" (Maddocks 2015).

Our Intervention

We give young people from under-represented backgrounds access to unlimited and informed personal statement support. We do this by recruiting and training passionate postgraduate students to offer feedback through our online platform. Our feedback pushes and questions students to develop their own critical ideas and academic research – this is exactly what Admissions Tutors are looking for.


We increased offer rates from top-10 universities by 61%, compared with the control group. Also, we helped students to more than double their chances of getting an unconditional offer.

Here's what some teachers and students had to say about our work:

  • "Hugely supportive of the Sixth Form Team... we particularly liked the element that developed students' writing and literacy skills" - Lin Proctor, Raising Aspirations Director, Pimlico Academy
  • "It was like I was getting advice from the admissions team at a university!" - Fatima, Year 13 at Swakeleys Sixth Form
  • "This was an amazing. Feedback was clear, constructive but also positive...I believe Write on Point contributed significantly to my application and guided me to make more of an impact." - Chanté, Year 13 at CCGS