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    Currently 19 years old.

    43 points at IB with 7, 7, 7 in Latin, Medieval History and Art.

    2nd year undergraduate Ancient History student at the University of Bristol with 2.1/1st grades.

    Regularly write for student paper Epigram, have a weekly slot on the radio and am an able DJ performing occasionally at various clubs.

    Have worked full-time as a copywriter for a Music PR company over summer, continuing part-time remotely whilst studying in tandem.

    I would like to apply to Oxbridge for a master's in Ancient/Medieval History or Philosophy or Literature and Arts.

    The one catch to my application is that over summer I acquired a "Railway Byelaw Caution (non-recordable offence)" for "Unacceptable Behaviour on the Railway" after a drunken misdemeanour on result's night of First Year. Was arrested on grounds of a more serious allegation which was later unequivocally dismissed [without court]. Neither violent nor sexual. I am wondering to what extent this would hinder an application, if at all. I hope you can understand my concern.

    Many thanks.
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    Anyone? :bricks:
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    (Original post by chtt99)

    I would like to apply to Oxbridge for a master's in Ancient/Medieval History or Philosophy or Literature and Arts.

    The one catch to my application is that over summer I acquired a "Railway Byelaw Caution (non-recordable offence)" for "Unacceptable Behaviour on the Railway" after a drunken misdemeanour on result's night of First Year. Was arrested on grounds of a more serious allegation which was later unequivocally dismissed [without court]. Neither violent nor sexual. I am wondering to what extent this would hinder an application, if at all. I hope you can understand my concern.
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    Unless you are applying for a course requiring a DBS check (ie. teaching, nursing etc) no University will do any sort of background check on you. And even if they did, being drunk on a train isn't serious enough to bother anyone. Stop worrying.
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    University applications normally have sections asking if you have ever had a criminal conviction.
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    1) It's "non-recordable" so (IANAL) it's not a criminal offence

    2) They wouldn't be that worried by this offence even if it was criminal.
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/gradu...al-convictions
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    They won't matter.
 
 
 
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