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Is there any way of hiding what you write on your PS from your school?
We've been asked to submit drafts... but if i submit mine online will school still be able to access it?
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Is there any way of hiding what you write on your PS from your school?
We've been asked to submit drafts... but if i submit mine online will school still be able to access it?
Yes your school will still have access to it.

In some way, they need to see what you are writing in your PS, so they know what to say in their references.

Why would you want to hide your PS from your referee anyway ?
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Yes your school will still have access to it.

In some way, they need to see what you are writing in your PS, so they know what to say in their references.

Why would you want to hide your PS from your referee anyway ?
She may be planning to tell some fibs.
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She may be planning to tell some fibs.

Fibs of what you do outside of school are no problem, as your referee won't know any different.

Write down that you do classroom assistance for Year 9's twice a week, when you don't, and that would probably have to be scrubbed.
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How hard would it be to say you do something similar outside of school?
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Fibs of what you do outside of school are no problem, as your referee won't know any different.

Write down that you do classroom assistance for Year 9's twice a week, when you don't, and that would probably have to be scrubbed.
Fibs of any kind are despicable!

Surprised to hear a mod saying such things. Especially with journos still visiting the UKL site to see if they can uncover any other scandals....


Betting this post gets removed by a mod...?!!!!

To the original poster: you do not have to submit your UCAS form through school, although it is the usual route, and if you apply for a course that interviews you will probably be asked why.
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I agree with Fluffy.
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Fibs are no problem other to the hard working person who does have all these things to their credit only for their achievements to be taken away by other people who have lied about them.

Bending the truth is one thing, I said I was a part time marketing mamager for my dads company on the UCAS form, but the in reality I just deliver leaflets and design and maintain the website

I didn't tell any out right lies though.

I do think that reply could look bad if Poly Curtis got hold of it.
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My fib is that I've completed my GOLD D of E... truth is I'm still in the proccess because our teacher stopped us going on the hike because 'certain' members of our team weren't 'properly prepared' so we all suffered
This was at my previous school... I've moved onto another sixth form
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My fib is that I've completed my GOLD D of E... truth is I'm still in the proccess because our teacher stopped us going on the hike because 'certain' members of our team weren't 'properly prepared' so we all suffered
This was at my previous school... I've moved onto another sixth form
What course are you applying for? Personally I would just say you are in the process of completing the DoE Gold - no shame in that. In fact it will mean you are still active in extra curricular activity... No bad thing!
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What course are you applying for? Personally I would just say you are in the process of completing the DoE Gold - no shame in that. In fact it will mean you are still active in extra curricular activity... No bad thing!
Yeah. Don't lie. Just make the truth sound good
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I may have no choice but to tell a minor untruth about work experience (for law) - because I haven't done any yet. I could possibly have one thing arranged for late October/November, but my form will be sent off before then.

Bristol can apparently reject people for having no WE, so I'm not falling by the wayside because of that. It's not particularly fair anyway, because some people are infinitely better connected than others, and can arrange a placement with relative ease. Others, like me, are rather lazy and preferred to not do WE in Year 11 - I'm wishing I did though now.
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If Bristol were that inconsiderate I wouldn't be bothered if they turned me down.
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I may have no choice but to tell a minor untruth about work experience (for law) - because I haven't done any yet. I could possibly have one thing arranged for late October/November, but my form will be sent off before then.

Bristol can apparently reject people for having no WE, so I'm not falling by the wayside because of that. It's not particularly fair anyway, because some people are infinitely better connected than others, and can arrange a placement with relative ease. Others, like me, are rather lazy and preferred to not do WE in Year 11 - I'm wishing I did though now.
there is nothing wrong with saying 'I have lined up w/e in [insert area] which will take place in [insert month].

For courses such as medicine and law, where w/e is becoming as important as your predicted grades, interviewers realis that it is difficult to arrange work experience.

I would never lie.. for one, you don't know what contacts people reading your UCAS form or interviewing will have. The chambers/set/practice/ward you have quoted may house a university or professional friend of said peeps!

I have heard of this happening to people, no matter how 'rare' it is a definite posibility.

Personally I support the US system of having tp provide references from stated W/E...
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Yep. It would look dead embarassing if you got caught out for telling a little fib! :eek:
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Bristol is just the one which I 'know' uses such parameters in filtering candidates, who's to say some of the others don't?

There seem to be two different schools of thought concerning WE:

i) It is absolutely necessary because it is a sign of commitment to the discipline
ii) It is not absolutely necessary because law is not a vocational course.

One course of action would allow me to stand a fair chance of getting in (but would involve a fib or two), one would leave me in the lurch. Fibbing is beginning to sound more and more attractive...
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It's terrible that some people expect you to know exactly what you want to do in your early working life at age 16? :rolleyes:
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One course of action would allow me to stand a fair chance of getting in (but would involve a fib or two), one would leave me in the lurch. Fibbing is beginning to sound more and more attractive...
While I understand the 'dog eat dog' mentality of lawyers, I kind of hope you get caught.

Certainly if you get caught lying once qualified (if you chose to work in the legal field) I'm sure that the Law Society or the Bar Council wouldn't be impressed!

I wouldn't brag about it either, if you do go down that route... It only takes one disgruntled peep to make a complaint about you and you could be out. This is something I have heard a lot of....

Obtaining goods by deception - not a great thing for a legal CV
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It's terrible that some people expect you to know exactly what you want to do in your early working life at age 16? :rolleyes:
Amen to that!
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It's terrible that some people expect you to know exactly what you want to do in your early working life at age 16? :rolleyes:
17,
I guess it is, even though there are ways of wildly changing career path between specialised professions - they usually involve extra time and a lot of extra expense.

But I have a choice, to rebel against the system (and reduce my life chances) or to thrive within it.
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