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    I am starting to apply for university next year and i am in a bit of a dilemma with what to do as i had a criminal conviction.I know it says to state convictions on your ucas form and i was wondering if there is any point in me disclosing if im applying to do a humanities degree so im positive the universities i apply wont conduct a dbs check.The reason being as i was convicted for racial harrassment (had an argument with someone and said the wrong thing when i was ridiculously drunk and made a huge mistake) .. although the nature of the incident was nothing to serious no violence or anything i just said a stupid thing whilst drunk. I feel that disclosing it on my application will not help me at all because although it wasnt too serious it was a racial thing and more so frowned upon so i dont believe they will take a second look at my application i'll just get turned down straight away.Its annoying because ive never been involved in anything like this before and it really doesnt refeltct who i am i just made a stupid comment ion a night out argueing with someone whilst police were present and now i have this on my record i feel asif it is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.any help would be much appreciated

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    (Original post by leedsjf)
    I am starting to apply for university next year and i am in a bit of a dilemma with what to do as i had a criminal conviction.I know it says to state convictions on your ucas form and i was wondering if there is any point in me disclosing if im applying to do a humanities degree so im positive the universities i apply wont conduct a dbs check.The reason being as i was convicted for racial harrassment (had an argument with someone and said the wrong thing when i was ridiculously drunk and made a huge mistake) .. although the nature of the incident was nothing to serious no violence or anything i just said a stupid thing whilst drunk. I feel that disclosing it on my application will not help me at all because although it wasnt too serious it was a racial thing and more so frowned upon so i dont believe they will take a second look at my application i'll just get turned down straight away.Its annoying because ive never been involved in anything like this before and it really doesnt refeltct who i am i just made a stupid comment ion a night out argueing with someone whilst police were present and now i have this on my record i feel asif it is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.any help would be much appreciated

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    Lying on your application form makes your application fraudulent.

    Courses where a DBS check isn't a standard requirement generally don't look at convictions information on UCAS when making decisions about who gets an offer.

    If you're concerned then contact the universities you're considering applying for and ask them directly if convictions on UCAS are likely to affect your chances of an offer.
 
 
 
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