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    I'm just paranoid now because I sent my PS to quite a few friends to check for me and they could have easily stolen a chunk:eek: In such a case I wouldn't even know how to prove I wrote it as I applied on the last day:woo:

    My question is, would Ucas consult me First before informing the unis?
    Worst case scanerio, if I can't prove that it was me who wrote my statement... will I still be able to apply next year, or is my career and future down the drain? Should I contact them and tell them I sent it to a few peeps?


    Just so stressed and paranoid, for no reason. Excuse me.
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    I think you are just being paranoid. But if the did steal a chunk of it wouldn't they of wrote it again in their own words.
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    (Original post by katierattray)
    I think you are just being paranoid. But if the did steal a chunk of it wouldn't they of wrote it again in their own words.
    I don't know I'd be devestated even if they did that. What was I thinking, just have to wait and see now I guess.
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    If your friend stole your personal statement then it would depend who sent it to UCAS first - if they sent it in December and you didn't send it off until Jan then you would be flagged for copying theirs and not the other way around. They would have to have copied more than 10% of it to be flagged up and then after this has been checked out by a real person both you and the universities are informed of the matter if UCAS still think it is suspicious. I believe it is up to the universities rather than UCAS to decide what happens to your application, some might not do anything, whereas others might reject you.

    However, this is obviously incredibly hypothetical as unless you have great reason to believe your friends would have copied your PS, or placed it on an open forum online for it to be search indexed, then it is highly unlikely this will happen. If you'd placed it in PS help for a review (which you hadn't done anyway) it wouldn't come up in any UCAS searches.
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    If your friend stole your personal statement then it would depend who sent it to UCAS first - if they sent it in December and you didn't send it off until Jan then you would be flagged for copying theirs and not the other way around. They would have to have copied more than 10% of it to be flagged up and then after this has been checked out by a real person both you and the universities are informed of the matter if UCAS still think it is suspicious. I believe it is up to the universities rather than UCAS to decide what happens to your application, some might not do anything, whereas others might reject you.

    However, this is obviously incredibly hypothetical as unless you have great reason to believe your friends would have copied your PS, or placed it on an open forum online for it to be search indexed, then it is highly unlikely this will happen. If you'd placed it in PS help for a review (which you hadn't done anyway) it wouldn't come up in any UCAS searches.
    Thank you for your reply, I think the exam stress is just getting to me. Everything is most likely fine, I'm sure this is just a sick form of procrastination on my behalf.
 
 
 
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