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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    No. But you could arrange some work experience tomorrow and then you can put that in your statement and say that you will be doing it after arranging it for yourself. There's really no need or point in lying.

    Also, if the work exp is relevant to the course, who do you even know you want to do this course if you have no experience? Seems odd to me.
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    your lie probably wont add as much as you think it will

    they care more about the academia side of things, you're 17, you're not expected to have had much opportunity for work experience
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    (Original post by AK 12)
    I know how the application process works. I can lie that I won the maths Olympic gold challenge or whatever, NO PROOF REQUIRED mate, at the end of the day theyll know you have exaggerated or lie somewhere
    If you supposedly know, THEN WHY ARE YOU ASKING?

    Do you want people to tell you how right you are? Do you want a medal?

    The point of this thread has been defeated.
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    No, it isn't.

    Don't lie. You're running the risk of being found out, and you're depriving someone who did do some volunteering but maybe slightly less than you lied and said you did of a place
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    (Original post by PQ)
    There's no point.

    If it's for a subject where volunteering is a requirement then they're likely to check.

    If it's for a subject where volunteering isn't a requirement (like natsci) then it's useless information and a waste of space you could be using to talk about something that actually does relate to your subject.
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    (Original post by AK 12)
    Life is for lying
    If you've (clearly) already made up your mind, then why bother with the thread?
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    Ok man, lie about it. It's your personal statement no one can tell you what to write. I wrote about how I travelled back in time and killed Hitler and made it look like he killed himself. Without the proof that time machines don't exist they clearly can't prove me wrong. I'm now studying History in Harvard.
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    I wouldn't lie on personal statement. Some people will tell you it doesn't matter and doesn't even get read but that is not true at all. The course I applied for was massively oversubscribed but one of my uni choices had looked over my personal statement and offered me an interview for a slightly different course based on that, if i had lied on my personal statement I may not have been able to accept this offer and would have looked a bit silly.
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    Go for it ! It's easy to talk about something made up ! As long as you are good at bul****ting
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    If you know you can fabricate a lie on the spot during an interview then why not? However if you worry about not being able to confidently speak about your lie or if you make it something thats easy to check up then dont bother, it will put you in a worse position.
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    (Original post by AK 12)
    I've never worked or volunteered - not to say it is necessary for A natural science degree.Can I lie about volunteering in a library? Or something along those lines?My PS is looking good sending it off next week but need that extra thing in it


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    Either you're a troll or you simply don't want to listen to anyone despite the fact that nearly everyone has given the same answer. If you wanna lie, lie. But I hope the university does find out as you only seem interested in doing what is required, not any other work. Honestly doesn't seem as if you're that interested in your course. At university you'll be expected to do lots of extra work. For my course I have been to conferences, read books, given a speech, done volunteering work and I haven't stopped going to them despite having given in my application. THAT'S showing an interest.

    Don't post if you don't want clear, true advice. Simple.
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    Interesting that you're now applying for natsci - a month ago it was physics and 2 months ago it was petroleum geology.

    Rather than wasting all of our time trying to find lies and stolen content to pad out your PS - why not have a serious think about what you *really* want to spend the next 3/4 years of your life doing, visit some open days, watch some online lectures and do some proper research....so that you can write clearly about why this subject without resorting to all of these silly "tricks".

    If you can't write 4,000 words about why you want to study a subject without lying and stealing you will struggle to stay motivated for 3/4 years of a degree where noone is going to force you to attend lectures and labs, noone will chase you for your coursework, noone will check up on you that you understand what's going on - the first real feedback you'll get is that you're failing the course or at risk of getting chucked out.
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    OP, what was even was the point in making this thread when you've clearly made up your mind to put it in. Why make a thread for advice if you're only going to listen to advice you want to hear?
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    Even if it wasnt a lie and you had volunteered unless you are doing a degree to do with libraries (and you could probably stretch it to english degrees) its pretty pointless to put it in for the sake of a few lines
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    It's not that big a deal. They will never know
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    There is no point. You almost certainly won't be caught, but saying you have volunteered in the library won't improve the quality of your statement.

    (Original post by PQ)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...175&highlight=
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...541&highlight=
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...647&highlight=
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...835&highlight=
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...057&highlight=

    Interesting that you're now applying for natsci - a month ago it was physics and 2 months ago it was petroleum geology.

    Rather than wasting all of our time trying to find lies and stolen content to pad out your PS - why not have a serious think about what you *really* want to spend the next 3/4 years of your life doing, visit some open days, watch some online lectures and do some proper research....so that you can write clearly about why this subject without resorting to all of these silly "tricks".

    If you can't write 4,000 words about why you want to study a subject without lying and stealing you will struggle to stay motivated for 3/4 years of a degree where noone is going to force you to attend lectures and labs, noone will chase you for your coursework, noone will check up on you that you understand what's going on - the first real feedback you'll get is that you're failing the course or at risk of getting chucked out.
    To be fair, 4000 words is a considerable amount to someone not accustomed to writing that much about one subject. :mmm:
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    Morally it's wrong. That said you almost certainly won't get court, a university which deals with thousands of applications is not going to call up the library/soup kitchen/charity shop to see if everyones story checks out.

    If you have an interview I doubt they'd spend any time talking about it, its irrelevant to the degree.

    But lets be honest, is it going to make any difference if you volunteered in a library? Absolutely not.
    The top unis like Oxbridge/LSE care pretty much exclusively about academia,
    and with the rest of the universities it's more or less the case that as long as you have the predicted grades in good subjects you will receive an offer.
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    Add it to your PS. From the way you've been talking to people on this forum, I really hope you get caught and don't get into university. You certainly don't deserve a place - you haven't settled yourself on a degree, you refuse to listen to anybody (a poor quality for someone wanting to further their studies) and are quite frankly rude.

    Good luck getting anywhere in life, "mate", you'll need it.
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    (Original post by AK 12)
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    (Original post by AK 12)
    I've never worked or volunteered - not to say it is necessary for A natural science degree.

    Can I lie about volunteering in a library? Or something along those lines?

    My PS is looking good sending it off next week but need that extra thing in it

    Help pls
    You can lie - people do. However, people also get caught out and branded as liars/fools. Your choice. There is no need for any work experience at all in a natural science degree, so why you would be stupid enough to make something up that was both untrue and irrelevant is a mystery to me, as I imagine it would also be to an admissions tutor.
 
 
 
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