Why did you choose the University of Birmingham?
I applied for several reasons. First, I was impressed by the high rate of employment for postgraduates, including PhD students. Second, my prospective tutor at Birmingham seemed more enthusiastic about my thesis proposal than his counterparts at other universities. Third, while touring the campus I learned that Birmingham has an exceptionally wide range of societies and sports. Since getting involved in extra-curricular groups offers some major advantages (such as better mental and physical health, a chance to make new friends, and appreciably bolstering your CV) I was very glad to learn that Birmingham could deliver on this element.