I am wanting to go to University to study Biochemistry (here in the UK), I'm 26 and i have a criminal record for cultivation and theft. I got caught with some scrap metal in my car that came from a site that was being demolished and whilst i was in the cells the police did a routine search of my house and found a few cannabis plants in my room, there was around 4 big plants and 21 cuttings that where around a week old. "It says on the disclosure form i have obtained that i had to pay £50 court costs for "FORFEITURE UNDER S27 MISUSE DRUGS ACT '71 AND DESTRUCTION - 26 CANNABIS PLANTS"
That was over a year ago, how does that effect my chances of getting onto a University course in particular Biochemistry ? If it makes any difference the offences where committed around a year and a half ago, in that time i completed a computer course over the period of a year at a local college. Although i had not yet been convicted at the time of the application so i didn't put down any convictions on the college application form. The teacher on the course said to me at the end. i can use him as a reference if i ever get a job ect. although he doesn't know of my conviction, he knows I'm not an idiot and i doubt he would retract his offer of a reference even if i told him about the convictions.