Is it an advantage to get your application in early and what makes an outstanding application?
There’s no advantage to getting your application in early! As long as you get your application in by the deadline, we will consider your application.
In terms of what makes an outstanding application, I guess it’s just the real sense from a student that they’ve really thought about why they like that subject, pinpointing specific things and then expanding on them in a bit more detail.
In order to prepare for that, start having conversations with your friends, with your parents and with your advisers [...] get yourself in the habit of speaking about it.
We don’t expect all students to have amazing work experience. Some students might have opportunities more readily available in their country, but others might not have those opportunities. If you do, that’s great. But don’t feel like you have to have amazing work experience to prove that you’re right for that subject.
It’s about the subject and finding a careful, fluid way of writing. Write how you speak! Don’t be sat next to a thesaurus trying to find the most impressive words for your Personal Statement.