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Lawrence5789

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8 October 2020
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Hi all, Im a convicted criminal who has turned their life around, I was always going to uni but fell down the wrong path. My interests are architecture and surveying, however I've heard to be registered as either you need to be of fit and proper character. So questions are, my offences were serious indictable and I served my time for them I'm only young but my record cannot be expunged, so is it worth even trying to get a degree, to be knocked back on my record, this is something really distressing to me, as I know I f****d up but I've done my time I didn't know that they can't expunge my offences, sorry for the wording and great website guys,
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River83

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Unfortunately I have no idea. However, I do strongly believe you should give it a good go. I know someone who did armed robbery and their life is right on track and good things are coming to them. I would think, everyone knows people can, and do change. Everyone deserves the chance. I really hope this become possible for you. Great work on turning your life around.
 

Lawrence5789

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Unfortunately I have no idea. However, I do strongly believe you should give it a good go. I know someone who did armed robbery and their life is right on track and good things are coming to them. I would think, everyone knows people can, and do change. Everyone deserves the chance. I really hope this become possible for you. Great work on turning your life around.
Cheers man it ain't easy otherwise everyone would be doing it :)
 

Adam1user

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Hi all, Im a convicted criminal who has turned their life around, I was always going to uni but fell down the wrong path. My interests are architecture and surveying, however I've heard to be registered as either you need to be of fit and proper character. So questions are, my offences were serious indictable and I served my time for them I'm only young but my record cannot be expunged, so is it worth even trying to get a degree, to be knocked back on my record, this is something really distressing to me, as I know I f****d up but I've done my time I didn't know that they can't expunge my offences, sorry for the wording and great website guys,
I don't have knowledge about this and I am not a lawyer, but from common sense it would relate to what you were charged with, I think if you did theft and go apply for a bank that would not work, but if you got into a fight and hurt the other (charge with assault) and then apply for a bank, it might work. Best thing is to talk to a lawyer or the legal aid in your area,

Good luck
 

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