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    Just wondering if I applied to do medicine, but then failed to get any interview offers and resent off my application for chemical engineering, if I copied a small section out of my medical personal statement and put it into my chemical engineering one, would this be flagged as plagiarism?


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    It is plagiarism but UCAS will not flag it up to unis. Make sure your PS is relevant to what you're wanting to study and flows well.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    It is plagiarism but UCAS will not flag it up to unis. Make sure your PS is relevant to what you're wanting to study and flows well.
    Thanks, this is what I needed to know!

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    I did this very thing on my gap year and it wasn't flagged.

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    Did this last year, it was pretty much the same personal statement and nothing happened.
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    You can't send a second PS through UCAS in the same cycle though - not sure if that's what you're trying to suggest?
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    You can't send a second PS through UCAS in the same cycle though - not sure if that's what you're trying to suggest?
    In this case, what would I do if I didn't get any interview offers for medicine?
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    (Original post by TheyCallMePolish)
    In this case, what would I do if I didn't get any interview offers for medicine?
    You can ask if you can send PSs individually rather than through UCAS. You might of course be offered something else, like biomed if you are rejected for medicine. Or it looks like your option is to apply through UCAS Extra. Check out the Applications and UCAS forum for more information on that side of things tho, or the medicine forum
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    You can ask if you can send PSs individually rather than through UCAS. You might of course be offered something else, like biomed if you are rejected for medicine. Or it looks like your option is to apply through UCAS Extra. Check out the Applications and UCAS forum for more information on that side of things tho, or the medicine forum
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    I used the bulk of my PS when transferring. No problem encountered.
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    (Original post by TheyCallMePolish)
    Thanks!
    I tried looking through the ucas course finder but it doesn't say whether or not an of the medical courses are eligible for ucas extra?
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    (Original post by TheyCallMePolish)
    I tried looking through the ucas course finder but it doesn't say whether or not an of the medical courses are eligible for ucas extra?
    The OP was talking about alternative courses to medicine
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    It is plagiarism but UCAS will not flag it up to unis. Make sure your PS is relevant to what you're wanting to study and flows well.
    So UCAS will still count using your own PS as plagiarism? Just curious to know as my friend is also in this kind of position
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    Anything that's similar to what's already out there is plagiarism whether it's your own or not so yes UCAS will pick up on it but as I said before, it won't get flagged up to unis.
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    Basically, you can plagiarise yourself (say in university essays), but UCAS/unis don't mind for the purpose of your PS
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    Any advice? I'm trying to make mine less pretentious and am having no luck!
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    Try our PS builder tool (see my sig) to help collect your thoughts and ideas and go from there. Remember to focus on why you want to study the subject and what your specific academic interests are. Keep it simple and to the point and stay formal and professional throughout.
 
 
 
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