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    Is it a proper criminal record or like what I had which was a Reprimand type thing. Also you got busted for doing Graffiti and you got a record Jesus Christ sounds way over the top last person I know who got caught got a fine and they took his cans of paint.
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    (Original post by probablecheck)
    hi, im applying for universities next year and im wondering whether a youth criminal record will affect my chances into being accepted.

    the charge wasn't a serious charge, as it was only for graffiti that i did in 2008. its only happened once, despite this i managed 3 A*s and 8 As at GCSE (7.3 average) and have been (currently) predicted all A's for my A level choices, possible A*s next year in A2.

    im not too sure what i would like to do at Uni, but im thinking about (and around) medicine, chemistry and economics. neither choice is definite but i'm not 100% sure about anything. the Uni's that im thinking about applying for are Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL, Queen Marys and the likes depending on what course i decide to partake in.

    so i was just wondering what the general thoughts are about this?

    thanks for reading, and i appreciate all replies.

    u cant apply to both oxford and cambridge

    not sure bout the criminal stuff though
    but good grades so u gotta chance
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    (Original post by Splodger)
    Is it a proper criminal record or like what I had which was a Reprimand type thing. Also you got busted for doing Graffiti and you got a record Jesus Christ sounds way over the top last person I know who got caught got a fine and they took his cans of paint.
    yeah its a 'reprimand' type thing, i got a final warning, which means next time its court. but there isn't gonna be a next time..

    (Original post by hussain92)
    u cant apply to both oxford and cambridge

    not sure bout the criminal stuff though
    but good grades so u gotta chance
    i understand what you mean by not being able to apply to both universities (i knew that! :P) but i was wondering in regards to the youth offenders record, will that impact by chance?
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    You'll have to include it in your UCAS form. However, I doubt something like graffiti will count against you that much, as long as everything else is fine and especially since it was a while ago. Uni's are mainly interested in how succesful a student you'll be, so as long as they don't think you'll do it again they don't really care.
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    If it's a reprimand, they won't bat an eyelid i'm sure.

    And when you're 18 it drops off.
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    (Original post by elieshout)
    You'll have to include it in your UCAS form. However, I doubt something like graffiti will count against you that much, as long as everything else is fine and especially since it was a while ago. Uni's are mainly interested in how succesful a student you'll be, so as long as they don't think you'll do it again they don't really care.
    thanks for the info.

    i was thinking in regards to medicine, because for that they do a full CRB check and even being over 18 (where only an adults criminal record will show, and the youth offenders becomes null) they check whether you had a youth offenders. so i was wondering if the youth offenders record will affect me if i choose to do medicine more severly than if i chose to do an alternative degree
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    Will it show on a CRB check? I think that's the issue, and will you get a CRB check?
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    yeah i think it shows on the CRB check until you're 18. and then after that only in Full CRB checks which are required for practicing medicine or teaching with children or the such.
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    In honesty, I don't think anyone can have an idea of what they would say, Oxford/Cambridge specifically. Since they get a lot of good applicants, having one that has been giving warnings for graffiti may not look as appeasing as say, someone who doesn't have anything bad on their record.

    That said, it shouldn't put you at a HUGE disadvantage.
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    Wait if its a reprimand it goes when your 18 and doesn't show on a CRB check.
 
 
 

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