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Im just curious I was 100 percent honest but i know alot of people at Uni who lied about GCSEs and fabricated personal statements...... I even know someone who lied about their A-level results after taking a gap year!

Surely if UCAS had easy access to such information they wouldnt ask you to fill it out
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I've never lied on UCAS or any other type of CV. Surely lying on UCAS is pointless as you'll probably be asked to show your certificates at the start of your course? I even had to present mine at interviews for courses.
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It's illegal. It's not worth it. It will come back to bite you in the arse, eventually.

EDIT; For the people who neg rep, how is my comment in any way wrong? I'm hardly going to sit here and encourage somebody to cause a criminal offence. Saying something like "I have a real passion for X" when you don't is not the sort of lying I'm talking about. Lying about academic information is what I'm talking about and will get you in trouble. Think on.
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I didnt have to show any proof or certificates when I started my University course...thinking about it I remember putting the wrong exam boards for loads of my GCSES by mistake and it didn't effect my offers so surely they cant check it otherwise these results I would of claimed to have wouldn't "exist"
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last year a friend of mine copied his personal statement exactly from the internet, he never got caught and got his offers, the unis wernt exactly bad either. :/
kind of makes me wonder, but i dont think id ever risk it
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Just to clarify this isnt a "should I lie on my UCAS form" thread Im already in my final year of Uni and didnt lie my way to get here Im just saying
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Yeah, I wrote in my personal statement that I was highly motivated. :teehee:
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(Original post by Anthony_k)
last year a friend of mine copied his personal statement exactly from the internet, he never got caught and got his offers, the unis wernt exactly bad either. :/
kind of makes me wonder, but i dont think id ever risk it
But did he reaallllyyyyy?
The Personal Statement is the single place that you cannot effectively lie. (and by lie, i mean big lies such as copying one from internet) since all PS's go through the check thingy.
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Not gonna lie, I exaggerated a little.

I have a terrible work ethic :teehee:
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http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/...o_fakin_1.html

Guy lied his way into Harvard.

And he would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids.
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Probably, but it ain't worth the risk.
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Thing is, if you outright lie and cheat your way into a university it is probably because:
a) you wouldn't otherwise be qualified to get an offer
b) you are too lazy to work hard for exams/write your own personal statement
c) you have very low self esteem

And generally if you're a, b or c you probably would struggle at the university, which doesn't bode well at the end of the day.
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I did and got 5 offers
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Probably things that go into personal statements or even references could quite easily be lies in some cases but if never investigated, never found out. With grades however, proof is almost always required.
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I burnt a hole in my pajamas when I was 8.

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No way I'll do that. Not worth the risk, dude
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I think there was a bit of exaggeration in mine but never untruths. Things like 'I have played in both the first hockey and lacrosse teams' when I only played a few first team lacrosse matches in reality! - exaggeration but the truth.
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i know this doesn't really answer your question as such, but my head of sixth form told me to leave out a subject i got a bad grade in (it was my fifth, extra subject anyway) and i never realised you HAD to put it in, regardless of what you got... i don't know if that counts as lying but i doubt anything will happen *waits for something to happen now that i've jinxed it*
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I've read of people who lied on a CV 20 years ago and were sacked 20 years later because of it. Some can even go to jail.
http://www.uktrainingworldwide.com/mcDetails.asp?id=197
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