Students Have Been Revealing What They Secretly Wanted To Write On Their UCAS Application
Writing a personal statement for UCAS is one of those stressful milestones all students have to go through when applying for university. Acknowledging the fact that fierce competition for university places often encourages you to stretch the truth a little, The Guardian’s Student Express has been asking students to reveal what they really would have written if they were being completely honest.
The results are considerably more entertaining than the real thing:
Some would’ve just told it like it is:
@gdnstudents Can't code, can't draw, Computers make me happy, can I come on your course, you said I could make the next Lara Croft.
— Nia Wearn (@Wormella) January 12, 2016
@gdnstudents You and I both know I'm not as enthusiastic about History as I'm pretending to be. Let us in anyway?
— Jack Stapleton (@jnrstapleton) January 13, 2016
And some would’ve put all their cards on the table:
@gdnstudents reluctantly a student because I don't know what on earth else to do with my life
— Maddi A Black (@maddiablack) January 12, 2016
@gdnstudents what I lack in book smarts I'll make up in haircuts I'll regret later in life.
— Graeme (@GWCarlisle) January 12, 2016
Some wouldn’t have attempted to oversell how they felt about the course they were applying for:
@gdnstudents i swear i read ts eliot for pleasure & not just because its the most pointlessly complex text i could find that wasn't ulysses
— jo barrow (@JoBarrow) January 12, 2016
@gdnstudents – I like the human body. But not in a creepy way. Also I really enjoy reading about diseases – again, in a totally normal way
— Arllen Orias (@arlyor) January 12, 2016
Or over-exaggerate their skills:
@gdnstudents Geeky, overly keen, and desperate to impress. I'll probably make it to most of my 9am lectures.
— Caitlin (@_CaitlinDoherty) January 12, 2016
@gdnstudents I'm the champion of Operation so please let me study Medicine.
— Chris Smith (@retrocoldplay) January 13, 2016
Some would’ve just thrown absolute caution to the wind and bribed the university:
@gdnstudents if you let me study politics with you, i promise i will become prime minister one day and give you all the monies
— Kyle Unwin (@kyleunwin_) January 12, 2016
— Andrew_1910 (@andrew_1910) January 12, 2016
And some would’ve just done what we all really felt like doing:
@gdnstudents please please please please please please please please please please please please please please let me in
— Stef (@SJDenieffe) January 12, 2016
You can read more of the honest applications as they’re submitted, or even upload your own, by clicking here.