Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for the StudyZones UCAS Services?
First you need to have a free StudyZones account, sign up here. Once you are a StudyZones member and you are signed in, you will be able to select from the UCAS services, and order through the safe, secure and easy to use Google Checkout.
How will I receive the UCAS Personal Statement samples?
You will be able to view and download all UCAS Personal Statements online, critiqued and edited by our UCAS experts, using your StudyZones UCAS account to sign into the UCAS Zone.
What exactly does the editing service consist of?
Upload your UCAS Personal Statement to a StudyZones UCAS expert who will provide detailed feedback and editing where needed.
After spending time revising and enhancing your essay with your editors suggestions in mind, you can upload a new draft for a second round of editing and critique. All subsequent drafts to this revised draft are priced at £4.99 per uploaded draft.
Within 7 days after your draft is returned, you can ask your UCAS expert any questions you may have.
Access to over 300 example UCAS Personal Statements critiqued and edited by a UCAS expert
A comprehensive 100 page 'E-Guide to Application to British Universities'.
What exactly is a UCAS expert?
All of our UCAS experts have many years experience advising students on university application within an academic institution as a full time teacher.
For example, one StudyZones UCAS expert was Head of Economics and Politics at Tonbridge School (one of the leading boys' boarding schools in the country and is highly respected internationally) between 1981 and 2001, as well as Head of Sixth Form. In the latter capacity he was responsible for the administration of applications to university through UCAS, and has advised generations of students on course and university choices, on the completion of their application forms, on their gap year plans, and on their preparation for interviews, including those at Oxford and Cambridge colleges.
How long will it take?
Your UCAS Personal Statement will be returned best case within 48 hours.
Will my uploaded UCAS Personal Statement ever be made public?
Unlike many lesser editing services available via the Internet, StudyZones will never make your UCAS Personal Statement available to the public.
What about Oxbridge applications?
We do accept Oxbridge Personal Statements and uploads will be allocated to a Oxbridge UCAS expert.
What format will the uploaded document have to be?
StudyZones accept .doc (Microsoft Word), .odt (Open Office), .txt (text file), .rtf (Rich Text Format).
What if I encounter difficulties uploading my UCAS Personal Statement?
Support is available 24/7 via email. If for some reason you are unable to upload via a web browser, you can always email it to us.
Is there any system requirements I need to use this service?
You need only access to the Internet via a browser. Adobe Flash 9 and Acrobat Reader are recommended but not essential.
What methods of payment do you accept and will the transaction be secure?
StudyZones accepts major credit and debit cards, including VISA, MasterCard, Switch/Maestro, and Solo and uses a fast, secure checkout process via Google Checkout.
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