For Aspiring Midwives Who Want To Write An Amazing Personal Statement
Personal Statement School is an video course that will take you through writing an effective statement, step by step.
You'll identify your strengths and your passion and work out how to communicate these to admissions tutors.
Because it's about self-belief, it's lots of fun!
I logged onto PS school and knew I had hit the jackpot.You managed to translate it in such an understandable way. And now, I have two interviews at my top two university choices!
- Cat Hess, Personal Statement School Student
Over 30 Videos
Resources and Inspiration
Midwife Diaries Personal Statement School will take you through easy to follow modules on mind-mapping, structure building, writing concisely, and proofreading.
If you're struggling to start, Personal Statement School will show you what to do first, and will help you to identify and communicate your transferable skills.
Personal Statement School also contains midwifery inspiration and research sections to challenge, so you can learn and demonstrate your knowledge.
Students have access to watch can watch the videos as many times as they'd like.
There are a number of bonus videos, for example how to write about your own birth experiences or care experiences, and if you are only applying to one university.
See below for a look inside.
Who should use Personal Statement School?
Motivated and passionate students coming out of sixth form.
50% of the available places are earned by people your age! Get your passion and qualities into your statement and truly understand midwifery, and you have every chance of fulfilling your dream.
Mature students with a previous career in childcare, beauty, teaching, HCA or MCA care, or other careers working with the public.50% of the available places go to people your age! Show your life experience, interpersonal skills and your reasons for wanting to be 'with women'. Personal Statement School will help you identify your abilities and communicate them effectively, even if you're applying on your own and even if you find it hard to speak highly of yourself.
Qualified Nurses will find a special module to help them apply for the highly competitive 18 month conversion course. From demonstrating how your nursing expertise fits with midwifery to identifying your long term career goals, Personal Statement School will help bridge the gap between midwifery and nursing.
Applicants from overseas.
Whether you're someone with a care background or you know that the UK offers gold standard midwifery and would like to train here, Personal Statement School will help you demonstrate how you'd bring a brilliant standard of woman centred care to the profession. 10% + of NHS staff are from outside the UK originally. Having this mix of staff is very important, and I’ll bet you have wonderful skills, insights and qualities that you have developed from international experience.
Easy to use on both Desktop and Mobile
Whatever Your Circumstances Or Experience, I've Got You Covered...
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Limited Volunteer Experience
Rewriting If You've Previously Been Unsuccessful
Only Applying To One Uni
Experience In The Developing World
Difficult Life Experience To Include
Including Your Own Experience Of Motherhood
If You Know A Midwife or Nurse
If You Have A Learning Difficulty
If You Have A Turbulent Past
Dicussing Mental Illness
If Midwifery Is A New Dream
Try Personal Statement School for the first 3 teaching videos and if it’s not for you, that’s okay. Just email me and ask for a refund and I’ll honour it. (This hasn't happened so far but no worries if it’s not for you!)*
*You are responsible for unsubscribing when you’ve finished, I want to be really up front about that and you will find instructions on the welcome email and main Personal Statement School page.
It takes IT support to process refunds and to work out when you last logged in. This means I don’t usually offer refunds if you just haven’t remembered to unsubscribe as it’s not financially viable for such a small business. Hope you understand!
If there are special circumstances, of course, email me at once and we'll sort it!
Isn’t this cheating?
No!! In Personal Statement School you’ll be writing your own statement.
I coach you on how to complete a successful application. We cover midwifery knowledge, professionalism and the core philosophy of midwifery, including advocacy. I will show you how you’ll draw on your own life to show that you understand these essential concepts.
You’ll likely feel like you’ve been drinking from a fire hose at some point during Personal Statement School. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it!
I also want you to have the techniques you need to take forward to apply for jobs when you’re qualifying.
If you feel like getting help somehow makes you a lesser applicant, fair enough.
But I’ve worked with enough excellent midwives who didn’t get a spot first time to believe that this isn’t the case. I know many now qualified midwives who used Personal Statement School and they're amazing professionals!
My aim is to shorten the learning curve for you so you don’t have to do multiple years and cycles. I suspect we lose excellent midwives just because their application technique isn’t quite there the first year and then they don't continue to pursue this career. My goal is to assist as many aspiring midwives as possible, by removing the obstacle of not knowing how to complete a successful Personal Statement.
Nearly 1000 aspiring midwives have gone through this course now and not one of them has asked for a refund because they thought it wasn’t helpful.
Instead, there are rave reviews (scroll down) and this process has helped open the door to lots of university offers!
I have one offer already and am just waiting on another. It's my first year of applying and I genuinely feel that your personal statement school helped immensely.
I recommend it to any aspiring midwives I speak to!
Thank you so much again, it's really well worth the money. Your videos were invaluable to really gain an understanding of what the universities want.
I have your book also....... Ellie Durant fan girl right here! 🙂
I would just like to thank you for all the amazing help and tips I have received from the personal statement school. I was struggling so much, this was just what I needed! I failed to get any interviews with my first application but after writing a lovely personal statement that I am proud of with your help I've managed to bag myself 5 out of 5 interviews this time around! I'm absolutely over the moon and cannot thank you enough. so scared for the interviews but I am much closer to achieving my dream that I ever was before. THANK YOU ELLIE!
I just need to say thank you so much for your help whilst writing my personal statement. The personal statement school was just unendingly fabulous and informative. Before I signed up I didn't even know where to begin, and I was getting nowhere fast. As soon as I logged onto the PS school I knew I had hit the jackpot. Especially as an applicant applying on my own, I haven't had the help of a college or school so I just didn't have the techniques I needed to get me going.
Reading my PS for the last few times before I sent it off I KNEW it was good. Before I couldn't have imagined it would sound so awesome and contain everything I wanted it to! You just managed to translate it in such an understandable way - to get it all down on the page in a concise manner that flowed and sounded kick-ass. And now, I have two interviews at my top two university choices! All I can say now is: wow. It truly worked. Well done, and thanks and for all the work you have done/continue to do helping aspiring midwives. Now on to interview prep...
The mind maps are amazing, and I'm writing down things I had completely forgotten about. They make me look at things differently and enable me to put them down as skills gained. I thought my PS was pretty tight and rather good, until I came across your school & I am now starting again and rewriting it all!
What an amazing resource! I signed up the day it came out and it has been such a help to me! So easy to understand and takes you through step by step, it has managed to keep me calm when writing my personal statement. Well done Ellie and thank you so much!
anonymous testimonial: The Personal Statement School helped me get 5/5 interviews and I can't recommend it enough. It helped me organise my thoughts, focus on the key points and avoid common mistakes, whilst writing my statement in my own words. If you are going to use one resource to help your application then it should definitely be this!
I've had several personal statements fail to get any interviews so I got this on the first day it was out. I can see where I was going wrong and am much more confident now. Fingers crossed! Thanks Ellie.
Oh my god it's amazing - signed up immediately. Honestly Ellie I was shaking with excitement - it's exactly what I need, it's brilliant for working out what you want to say and how to structure.
'I have literally just surfaced (beginning at 9am....) from Ellie Durant personal statement school. Not been full on working the whole time but the inspiration/research section!! One YouTube video led to another... which led to another... would definitely recommend it so far!!
I didn't think I could afford to do it but I saved here and there the past couple of weeks and I've managed. I'd seriously recommend anyone give up a couple of takeaways or bottles of vino.'
I was in tears watching the inspiration section last night! it's kicked so many of my bad habits that I didn't even know I had. x
Thank you! I felt my personal statement was much stronger after the personal statement school. I wish I had found it sooner! I haven't stopped celebrating and will probably continue to do so until September!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the help your website has given me over the last few months. Your personal statement school was amazing, I couldn't have written mine without it! Also your interview advice helped so much, I felt so prepared for my interviews and it gave me a lot of confidence going in to them.
I've just been offered a place, my first choice university and I couldn't be happier. I'm so excited to be starting my journey towards becoming a midwife. Thank you again for all your help, I really couldn't have done it without you.
That's good, thank you so much! I just finished writing my statement with the help of your ps school and it was amazing, really confident about my application now thanks to your wonderful videos! 🙂 xx
Over the summer holidays I spent hours and hours stressing over how to start, and write my personal statement, I knew what I wanted to say but actually getting it down onto paper felt impossible!
Then I found Ellie's personal statement school, and my favourite thing about it is that it doesn't feel like Ellie is doing it for you, but it simply organises all your thoughts into sections, and gives you resource ideas, making the process of writing it so much more organised and it also helped me understand exactly what the admissions tutors are looking for.
I submitted my UCAS last week and have already received an offer for an interview.
Thank you so much Ellie, for turning what could have been very stressful into an exciting and interesting experience.
I strongly recommend using the personal statement school to help you write a brilliant and exciting personal statement!
I'm finding your lessons and tips so very helpful and I'm super grateful for the effort you have put in to produce such a magnificent tool for all us up-and-coming midwives.
For anyone that's struggling, not happy or not even started their statement, I cannot stress enough how much this will help you!
Thank you Ellie, you truly are a wonderful and inspiring person.
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