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Workshop on Writing Personal Statement & Statement of Purpose (SoP)

On Sunday, 23 October 2022, Project EduAccess organised a Workshop on Writing Personal Statement & Statement of Purpose (SoP) – with dedicated panels for Social Sciences, Law, STEM and Humanities. In addition to providing a detailed overview of how to write your SoP/ personal statement for university and scholarship applications, a team of Project EduAccess mentors answered discipline-specific questions on writing SoPs/ personal statements.


The workshop had four panels – Social Sciences, Law, STEM, and Humanities.

Panel 1: Social Sciences

This panel comprised of Anjali Dalmia (MPhil in Development Studies, University of Oxford), Ishaan Sethi (MSc Evidence based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation, University of Oxford), Pooja Singh (MA Gender, Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin), and Vaikunt Prasad (MSc in International Social and Public Policy, London School of Economics).

Panel 2: Law

This panel comprised of Chandni Chawla (LLM Human Rights, Justice and Conflict SOAS, University of London), and Misbah Reshi (DPhil in Law, University of Oxford).

Panel 3: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

This was a one-member panel comprising of Aadarsh Mishra (DPhil in Engineering Sciences, University of Oxford).

Panel 4: Humanities

This panel comprised of Amrita Shenoy (MSt World Literatures in English, University of Oxford),  Nikita Jha (PhD in Education, University of Cambridge), and Shreya Verma (Masters of Education in Learning Design Innovation and Technology, Harvard University).


On this page, you will find resources from this workshop. Please note that the breakout room discussions were not recorded, and as such, the recording available here is of the initial presentation only. 

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