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Can someone lie that they did extra curriculum activities and that they are captain of their hockey team etc?I mean no one would know?Did anyone lie or know someone who did?
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Don't even think about it....
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Can someone lie that they did extra curriculum activities and that they are captain of their hockey team etc?I mean no one would know?Did anyone lie or know someone who did?
Honestly you can and theres a >99% chance you wont be caught but why risk it?
also depends on if your course interviews
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Everyone does it, especially with the extra curricular stuff.

make up the situation and examples in your head if you get invited to interviews so you can talk about em though. I never had to do an interview for any of my offers.

I'm pretty sure they expect you to lie about charity/sport stuff tbh.
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Can someone lie that they did extra curriculum activities and that they are captain of their hockey team etc?I mean no one would know?Did anyone lie or know someone who did?
Yeah, lie. Lie like you've never lied before. They won't notice
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Everyone does it, especially with the extra curricular stuff.

make up the situation and examples in your head if you get invited to interviews so you can talk about em though. I never had to do an interview for any of my offers.

I'm pretty sure they expect you to lie about charity/sport stuff tbh.
Or you could, now hear me out, DO some charity work and volunteering
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I know so many people who done it and it upset me that I didn't do it… it worked out well for me and I've probably done better than them in terms of offers but It annoyed me that I did loads of things for the sake of my PS when people just lied and makes me wonder how much time I could've saved
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Or... you could not
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I know so many people who done it and it upset me that I didn't do it… it worked out well for me and I've probably done better than them in terms of offers but It annoyed me that I did loads of things for the sake of my PS when people just lied and makes me wonder how much time I could've saved
same for my application, i spent time as chairman of student council, co editor of school magazine, organized charity events at my school then some people just lie about it, quite unfair
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I kid. Everyone exaggerates a little.
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Hmm I don't know maybe 'creatively embellish' so like if you played hockey for a couple of terms during year ten then maybe overplay your role in the team. But don't out right lie like if you have never played hockey before and lie about it on ucas. For example you get to the interview and one of the interviewers is an avid hockey player who thinks they have found a kindred spirit it will become clear very quickly that you don't know what you're on about and then you then give off an impression that you're a liar.
Also I knew someone who lied about their gcse grades only minorly but they still lied and got found out. he got given the job anyway however when HR reviewed his application they saw he lied and fired him even though he had already started the job.
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It baffles me that people feel the urge to lie about extra curriculars that aren't important in any way....why make your application fraudulent for zero benefit.

No university is going to give you an offer/place based on your captaining a team or taking part in a sport....why bother lying about something that has zero impact on your application.
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It baffles me that people feel the urge to lie about extra curriculars that aren't important in any way....why make your application fraudulent for zero benefit.

No university is going to give you an offer/place based on your captaining a team or taking part in a sport....why bother lying about something that has zero impact on your application.
better to have it in there than not at all. Where's the harm?
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better to have it in there than not at all. Where's the harm?
It makes your application fraudulent.

If you get caught out in the lie you could lose your offer (or place).

What's the point in lying for zero gain and for high risk if caught out?
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PQ is so right... why lie? There's literally no point and if you get caught out, you may lose your places (and quite rightly so). What's the point? Just be honest, it's not hard. :rolleyes:
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It makes your application fraudulent.

If you get caught out in the lie you could lose your offer (or place).

What's the point in lying for zero gain and for high risk if caught out?
Pretty sure most people exaggerate or tell a little white lie in their personal statement, it's not as big of a deal as you're making it tbh. Same with interviews
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better to have it in there than not at all. Where's the harm?
How is it better to have it? The universities that would give you credit for something like that can be counted on the fingers of one foot. There is quite literally, therefore, no benefit in the claim, even if it is true. The downside of being caught is a binned application. Can you weigh up the balance of that choice? It seems easy to me: no chance of a gain versus a small chance of a catastrophic loss. It's a bit like playing Russian roulette.

A more apposite question, for most candidates is, Should I mention such a thing even if it is true, as it uses up valuable space?

For most people the answer should be a resounding No!
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better to have it in there than not at all. Where's the harm?
Will you always lie about your extra curriculars? If you get caught then the act of being a fraud and lying is much more serious than any advantage to be gained..
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Pretty sure most people exaggerate or tell a little white lie in their personal statement, it's not as big of a deal as you're making it tbh. Same with interviews
Why would you bother though?

There is NO benefit.

It's like lying in an interview - what's the POINT. If you lie about something important they're likely to either check or spot it as a lie. If you're lying about something not important then why bother.

Even if you do get away with it why bother: There's no point in getting a place at university or a job that you aren't right for through deception. You only put yourself in a situation where you're forced to continue the deception or get caught out very quickly - neither of those options make for a happy life.
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Why would you bother though?

There is NO benefit.

It's like lying in an interview - what's the POINT. If you lie about something important they're likely to either check or spot it as a lie. If you're lying about something not important then why bother.

Even if you do get away with it why bother: There's no point in getting a place at university or a job that you aren't right for through deception. You only put yourself in a situation where you're forced to continue the deception or get caught out very quickly - neither of those options make for a happy life.
Omg. Saying you did a extra curricular activity is really not the end of the world. You won't be forced to continue that deception. Once they accept your application, no one will say 'hey so tell me more about that extra curricular activity u did in year 11 otherwise you'll be kicked out of uni'. That just doesn't happen. You won't be scarred for life just because you made up an example of when you demonstrated leadership skills
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