UCAS operates a dedicated Verification Team tasked with the prevention and detection of fraud in applications and similarity in personal statements.

We have a responsibility to our applicants, course providers, and stakeholders to screen applications for false, missing and/or misleading information, check personal statements for patterns of similarity, and to report our findings.

Our aim is to avoid anyone gaining from an unfair advantage and securing a place by deception. If you provide true, complete, and accurate information, and if your personal statement is all your own work, then you have nothing to worry about.

For more information about our processes, please view the documents below:


Read our FAQs about similarity in personal statements.