SAMPLE: Exceptional Personal Statement

Get your statement done. 7 steps with video tutorials and templates created by Oxbridge graduates.

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What is covered in this sample?
Two lectures covering the purposes of a personal statement, and a video tutorial, which guides you through how to get started with your personal statement. The hardest part is getting started, but after you have completed these three sections, you'll have crossed this bridge.

The video tutorial comes with a free template for you to download, so you can follow along with the guidance.

What is in the full course?
Five additional tutorials that guide you through the process of refining your personal statement given what admissions tutors look for in exceptional candidates. You'll learn how to phrase your school studies, extra-curriculars, and wider reading in a way that makes your application standout, and learn advanced editorial techniques to ensure you stay within the character count.

Don't want to wait? You can find the full course here.

Things you'll have at the end of the full course

  • An exceptional 4000 character personal statement
  • A fantastic foundation for interview – this course will make you think deeply about why you want to study your chosen subject, and consolidate your preparation in a way that you can powerfully deploy during your interview.
  • Honed writing skills – great things are not written, but rewritten. I'll run through ways to communicate concisely and save characters.
  • Peace of mind – you're going to meet the submission deadline and the statement will be amazing.

The real value comes in with the walk-through videos available at each step. These walk-throughs will be me writing my personal statement from scratch as if I were applying again.

You will have full access to all the templates used as well as my completed templates for your personal reference.

Ongoing support

After the course, there is ongoing support through the forum where you can ask questions and get guidance from myself and other applicants.

What's more, you can learn more about life at Oxford and Cambridge by asking current students questions on Twitter and watching vlogs from Oxbridge students on YouTube.

Find out more at jamoemills.com/oxbridge


As a parent and educator I wanted to find the best way to support my son's Oxbridge application. I have found Jamie Miles' course very helpful and insightful and have recommended it to fellow parents and to the school counsellors. By breaking down the process, Jamie teaches you, step by step, how to structure all the different arguments you are bringing forward to answer the question: Why should you choose me? This course is a true writing skill building course that will serve you well beyond the scope of writing an exceptional personal statement.
– Ilaria Vilkelis MBA, London

"My personal statement has really taken shape and feels a lot more refined and sophisticated than before!"
– Alex

"The templates really help break it all down into smaller manageable sections as opposed to writing the entire statement in one go. Very impressed with the course :)"
– Ali

Your Instructor

Jamie Miles
Jamie Miles

My name is Jamie and I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen college, Oxford.

Since becoming the first student from my comprehensive school to study at Oxford, I've been on a mission to show everyone how they can achieve their academic dreams regardless of their background.

To date, I've reached over 1,000,000 eyeballs and helped students with their university applications and academic goals through my YouTube channel and Twitter projects.

Since Oxford, I've gone on to work at Google, Onfido (London's hottest startup), and Airbnb.

Class Curriculum

  Refining your Personal Statement
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you proofread my personal statement after I've written it? Does this have an additional cost?

Yes. An Oxbridge graduate in your chosen subject can proofread your statement. They will provide comprehensive feedback to take your statement to the next level. For two samples and pricing information, please email hi@jamoemills.com.

I'm an international applicant. Will this course be helpful for me?

Yes. I've designed the course to flag specific areas that international applicants should pay attention to. This will help minimise any confusion when translating over your academic achievement to the British criteria for academic success.

How are the walk-throughs and templates helpful?

The templates provide a framework to get you started with your personal statement, which is the hardest step. I've coupled these with walk-through videos of me writing my personal statement as if I were applying again, so you can get as much value from the course as possible.

Will there be any example personal statements?

Yes. I've hand-picked the best person statements from a wide variety of subjects that successful applicants have written, which you can use as a reference. If they have been featured, it is because they are exceptional.

Does this course help with all subjects?

Yes, it has been made to help regardless of the subject you're applying for. There are a few caveats, but I dive into them during the walk-through videos and include example personal statements to help guide you.

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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