The Head of one of the oldest and most heavily subscribed university in the UK today warned employers, would be romantic partners and the public in general, about people who falsely claim to have been educated there.
Jeffrey Archer, Chancellor of the University of Life, said today that ‘anybody logging onto Face book or any popular dating sites will see profiles from thousands of people claiming to have attended the University. Our advice’, he said, was ‘always to ask to see documentation, certificates or a University scarf, before accepting their claim’.
He went on, ‘whilst it is flattering and as far as we are aware, it’s not a problem suffered by Oxford, Cambridge or even Harvard, it does devalue the achievements of students that did actually study with us and have the scars to prove it. We don’t believe that people are deliberately trying to commit fraud, but we do object to our good name being used to cover up, what in all probability, is a lack of formal education.’
For the record, no further applications will be considered until September 2030 at the earliest. The School of Hard Knocks refused to comment.