UCAS basic information; prejudices for religion/sexuality?

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    Before i start, please don't say 'They can't prejudice' as I know they shouldn't by law, but that may or may not translate into the real world...
    Chances of a uni being prejudiced against me for putting bisexual under sexuality, and spiritual under religion? Should I just lie and be on the safe side?x

    Edit: English Lit at Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick
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    Those questions are used for statistical purposes, they're not part of your uni application.

    You can always choose not to answer them if you prefer.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Those questions are used for statistical purposes, they're not part of your uni application.

    You can always choose not to answer them if you prefer.
    Good to know! Thanks
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    I put myself down as a straight White Christian privileged cis heteroshitlord and it didn't stop me from getting any offers*
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    *But then, of course, I didn't apply to SOAS.
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    The admissions tutors don't actually see the information for the exact reason you're worried about
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    (Original post by AJP98)
    Before i start, please don't say 'They can't prejudice' as I know they shouldn't by law, but that may or may not translate into the real world...
    Chances of a uni being prejudiced against me for putting bisexual under sexuality, and spiritual under religion? Should I just lie and be on the safe side?x

    Edit: English Lit at Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick
    As Dez says - that information is voluntary and isn't passed to universities with your application.

    It is made available at the end of the application cycle so that universities can check for any prejudice (which is why I'd always encourage applicants to fill in the data - if we don't know sexuality/religion etc then we can't tell if our selection isn't fair).

    Note - Exeter is even piloting "name blind" admissions this year - the people deciding on your application wont be able to see your name. https://www.ucas.com/corporate/news-...as-report-2016 (Huddersfield, Liverpool, and Winchester are also piloting this this year).

    https://www.ucas.com/file/64591/download?token=ytCkh5QL
    https://www.ucas.com/file/64621/download?token=7yzxSQZh
    https://www.ucas.com/file/65901/download?token=y-z051fK
    https://www.ucas.com/file/64856/download?token=IE5uBm-v
    https://www.ucas.com/file/65071/download?token=NpM35Tfk
    /\ this is the sort of thing that is done with the data - at the moment response rates for sexuality and religion questions are so low it isn't possible to analyse that data the same way.
 
 
 
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