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    Hi all,

    1 main question and 1 side smaller question

    I wanted to ask about plagiarising yourself. Last year, i submitted a personal statement for a foundation course. Didn't go through UCAS, it was directly to the uni. I am now writing my personal statement for a BA through UCAS. Is it possible to use some of the old PS in my new one?
    I am the author of it so i have permission but would it still be rejected?

    Also, to be on the safe side, should i change what i used totally or some of it??

    If you want to know. I am doing a Foundation in Art and Design and now applying for Illustration.

    Thanks for any feedback in advance.

    - Yousaf Hussain.
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    It is fine to use your previous PS, altho you should ensure that it is relevant to this course and to your situation now
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    It is fine to use your previous PS, altho you should ensure that it is relevant to this course and to your situation now
    Yeah, i haven't taken the whole thing, just bits of it of it which are relevant as i had spoken about my interest in illustration in the Foundation PS.
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    I've used ucas last year to apply for medicine, my situation has changed so im on a gap year and applying for optometry now - My voluntary/extracurric paragraph is still relevant so if I was to keep that in my Personal Statement and apply would that be plagarism?
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    (Original post by IllmaticLUPE)
    I've used ucas last year to apply for medicine, my situation has changed so im on a gap year and applying for optometry now - My voluntary/extracurric paragraph is still relevant so if I was to keep that in my Personal Statement and apply would that be plagarism?
    It's fine, as long as it's relevant (which it sounds like it could well be)
 
 
 
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