What qualities do you possess for your chosen career?

The university is looking for confirmation that you have considered your career in enough depth, and understand which personal qualities would be required by the industry.

Your personal qualities also have a direct link to the benefits of going to university. A friendly, confident and inclusive approach to university life will make the experience more enjoyable, and make it more likely that you will succeed in your studies.

Model answer

Specify qualities such as determination and level-headedness – positive personal traits that will help you achieve your goals and can be put to good use in any industry. Consider qualities such as:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance

Offer examples of when these qualities have helped you in the past, when overcoming adversity at school or during a voluntary project, for example, and relate them to a potential future role.