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Sheffield Medicine Applicants 2012

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  • View Poll Results: What UKCAT average did you get? (2012 Entry only)
    <500
    1
    0.59%
    501-600
    5
    2.96%
    601-650
    20
    11.83%
    651-700
    52
    30.77%
    701-730
    39
    23.08%
    731-760
    31
    18.34%
    761-800
    12
    7.10%
    >800
    9
    5.33%

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    Hi lads. Good luck with your applications this year. I'm off to sheff in a few days.
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    (Original post by Moonkin)
    Hi lads. Good luck with your applications this year. I'm off to sheff in a few days.
    Are you going to the O Camp?
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Are you going to the O Camp?
    What's the O camp?

    I meant I'm off to sheffield like you.
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    (Original post by Moonkin)
    What's the O camp?

    I meant I'm off to sheffield like you.
    Orientation camp. Starts on the 12th.
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Orientation camp. Starts on the 12th.
    Ah no, I'm a home student not an international one. So lucky you'll know your way around campus before the rest get there
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    (Original post by Moonkin)
    Ah no, I'm a home student not an international one. So lucky you'll know your way around campus before the rest get there
    I'm not going for the orientation camp Its a bit too troublesome, since the accommodation we are assigned to isn't the same one as the one we will be staying in during orientation.
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    Hey there, I'm applying to Sheffield
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    Hey there, I'm applying to Sheffield
    taking a chance with 695 average, but so Am I:eek:
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    Is applying with a 720 UKCAT avg. risky at all??
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    (Original post by spoinkytheduck)
    Is applying with a 720 UKCAT avg. risky at all??
    No I don't think so - its above last years cutoff, and they are predicting the cutoff to go DOWN from last year. So I'd think you're safe
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    Applying here!
    Intl applicant
    Also, for any other internationals, the cutoff for intls in 2011 according to their email was 2660.
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    Where have you heard the score is going down from? when i was at the open day in June they said they didn't think it'd go down, but could increase instead! though if they said something else more recently i'd believe that

    I did my UKCAT yesterday, and was expecting a score in the low 600s, but ended up getting 712.5! This means i'm now seriously considering sheffield (having loved it at the open day!) which i never thought would be an option

    though, would it be too risky as my score is lower than the cut off from last year :s
    don't want to waste an application as getting offers from anywhere is tight, but would i regret not applying?!
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    (Original post by graceebrown)
    Where have you heard the score is going down from? when i was at the open day in June they said they didn't think it'd go down, but could increase instead! though if they said something else more recently i'd believe that

    I did my UKCAT yesterday, and was expecting a score in the low 600s, but ended up getting 712.5! This means i'm now seriously considering sheffield (having loved it at the open day!) which i never thought would be an option

    though, would it be too risky as my score is lower than the cut off from last year :s
    don't want to waste an application as getting offers from anywhere is tight, but would i regret not applying?!
    On their website, they are estimating the cutoff to be about 700. Apparently it shot up so much last year because they had to interview less applicants or something. But this year they will be interviewing more, so predict a lower cutoff.
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    (Original post by twelve)
    On their website, they are estimating the cutoff to be about 700. Apparently it shot up so much last year because they had to interview less applicants or something. But this year they will be interviewing more, so predict a lower cutoff.
    Do you know why they interviewed less last year?
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    (Original post by graceebrown)
    Do you know why they interviewed less last year?
    I'm not actually sure... I did read it somewhere, but I don't know exactly. It was probably funding or something - money is always the reason for changing things! :P
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    (Original post by twelve)
    I'm not actually sure... I did read it somewhere, but I don't know exactly. It was probably funding or something - money is always the reason for changing things! :P
    i think they had an issue last year with giving offers to too many people so when loads of ppl made their offers, they had to like obv allow all of them in and class size increased or something. I read it somewhere but not too sre
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    (Original post by spoinkytheduck)
    Is applying with a 720 UKCAT avg. risky at all??
    Nope, you will be above the cutoff but you have to make sure that your PS and the rest of your app is good as well. They aren't solely ukcat like newcastle etc
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    Newcastle is solely ukcat? o.O

    What else do sheffield use?

    I want to apply to both; I got 650 but have 14 A*'s.
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    (Original post by Teddy)
    Newcastle is solely ukcat? o.O

    What else do sheffield use?

    I want to apply to both; I got 650 but have 14 A*'s.
    It might be a risk I feel I am taking a risk applying with 695, The admissions lady said they could not go over their quota last year so interviewed 100 less applicants. Causing the cutoff up, it then came down mid cycle to 717.5 She expected it would go down this year but would not know cutoff till November when this rounds scores are in. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by JessBess)
    It might be a risk I feel I am taking a risk applying with 695, The admissions lady said they could not go over their quota last year so interviewed 100 less applicants. Causing the cutoff up, it then came down mid cycle to 717.5 She expected it would go down this year but would not know cutoff till November when this rounds scores are in. Hope this helps
    Well done for the 695 haha i reckon you'll be alright but just make sure you got a back up choice if you see what i mean.

    Got any reccomendations for me? Its hard to find a integrated/systems based course that doesn't have such a high ukcat score cut-off.

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