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    Last year I applied to Uni and got offers from all 5 Uni's I applied too.

    Due to personal reasons I could not accept any of the offers so I am applying again this year.

    The thing is, I was really happy with my personal statement and with me getting 5 offers, I want to use the same one this year (though a little bit added in about what I have got up to in my gap year).

    But, I don't want to get caught from copying another personal statement (even though its my own!) from UCAS and my Uni's thinking I copied my personal statement.

    Anyone know if UCAS tells the Uni's if its a copy of the same person's statement from last year?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by StudyHard_LiveBetter)
    Last year I applied to Uni and got offers from all 5 Uni's I applied too.

    Due to personal reasons I could not accept any of the offers so I am applying again this year.

    The thing is, I was really happy with my personal statement and with me getting 5 offers, I want to use the same one this year (though a little bit added in about what I have got up to in my gap year).

    But, I don't want to get caught from copying another personal statement (even though its my own!) from UCAS and my Uni's thinking I copied my personal statement.

    Anyone know if UCAS tells the Uni's if its a copy of the same person's statement from last year?

    Thanks!
    Hey I was in the same position.

    I used my personal statement last year, but obviously changed a few bits here and there and added things on too. I also switched paragraphs around and sentences so it was exactly the same word for word... UCAS haven't said anything so I am assuming its ok
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    Sorry that was meant to say 'so it wasn't the same word for word'
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    (Original post by StudyHard_LiveBetter)
    Last year I applied to Uni and got offers from all 5 Uni's I applied too.

    Due to personal reasons I could not accept any of the offers so I am applying again this year.

    The thing is, I was really happy with my personal statement and with me getting 5 offers, I want to use the same one this year (though a little bit added in about what I have got up to in my gap year).

    But, I don't want to get caught from copying another personal statement (even though its my own!) from UCAS and my Uni's thinking I copied my personal statement.

    Anyone know if UCAS tells the Uni's if its a copy of the same person's statement from last year?

    Thanks!
    You can't plagerise yourself, don't worry about it


    edit: Neg rep? I'm pretty sure I'm right...
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    You can't self-plagiarise for the purposes of a UCAS form. If flagged up at all, the investigator will see they were written by the same person and let it through.

    That is, assuming you haven't put it on the internet or let a friend 'borrow' it.
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    (Original post by StudyHard_LiveBetter)
    Last year I applied to Uni and got offers from all 5 Uni's I applied too.

    Due to personal reasons I could not accept any of the offers so I am applying again this year.

    The thing is, I was really happy with my personal statement and with me getting 5 offers, I want to use the same one this year (though a little bit added in about what I have got up to in my gap year).

    But, I don't want to get caught from copying another personal statement (even though its my own!) from UCAS and my Uni's thinking I copied my personal statement.

    Anyone know if UCAS tells the Uni's if its a copy of the same person's statement from last year?

    Thanks!
    I'd just use it and change it around a bit if you got all five offers.
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    7. Can I use the personal statement I wrote for a previous application again?

    Yes, you can use a statement from a previous application provided the original was all your own work. The service removes all matches where the name and date of birth of the applicant are the same, so if the service highlights similarities it will not match with your previous statement but with other sources already in our library.


    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/apply...statement/faq8
 
 
 
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