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Cardiff Medicine Applicants 2012

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    (Original post by studentdoc)
    No, it isn't considered academic..
    Again, I agree that yes, they should tell you the reason, but it is one hell of a lot easier/cheaper/less time-wasting in their eyes to send out one letter to everyone.
    Last year I had a letter from another uni saying I'd been rejected on academic terms even though I had near enough the best grades possible applying, I rang and asked how that made sense and they told me they sent out a general letter.
    Asking them personally is your best bet with this, good luck if you're reapplying next year.
    Thanks
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    Does anyone know if Cardiff will put some people on a reserve/waiting list of people after it has given out offers in March/April?
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    (Original post by Godfrey Peters)
    Does anyone know if Cardiff will put some people on a reserve/waiting list of people after it has given out offers in March/April?
    Not sure exactly when they give them out, but theres a fair few people on my course who got in from the waiting list.
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    (Original post by Godfrey Peters)
    Does anyone know if Cardiff will put some people on a reserve/waiting list of people after it has given out offers in March/April?
    Yes, there's about 40 this year who came off the waiting list - and cardiff don't normally manage to fill all their places unlike most unis who have a waiting list, so if you are put on the waiting list, you do still have a chance.
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    I had an interview in mid January and haven't heard anything, really panicking now....I take it it's not going to be good news.....please reply Cardiff!!! :'(
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    (Original post by Rubixcube)
    I had an interview in mid January and haven't heard anything, really panicking now....I take it it's not going to be good news.....please reply Cardiff!!! :'(
    I wouldnt worry yet! Cardiff dont usually tell anyone whos had an interview anything til late march at the earliest sure youll be fine, good luck!
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    (Original post by studentdoc)
    Yes, there's about 40 this year who came off the waiting list - and cardiff don't normally manage to fill all their places unlike most unis who have a waiting list, so if you are put on the waiting list, you do still have a chance.
    Thanks. Are the unfilled places because people with offers turn Cardiff down or coz they firm Cardiff but don't get the grades?
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    (Original post by Godfrey Peters)
    Thanks. Are the unfilled places because people with offers turn Cardiff down or coz they firm Cardiff but don't get the grades?
    Both. Pretty much all unis do this, not just cardiff.
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    (Original post by hmorgan)
    I wouldnt worry yet! Cardiff dont usually tell anyone whos had an interview anything til late march at the earliest sure youll be fine, good luck!
    Yeah, they confuse me though. I'm pretty sure some people already got offers earlier in the cycle, when they sent out some emails that make everyone's heart sink for a second.
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    (Original post by Elwyn)
    Both. Pretty much all unis do this, not just cardiff.
    Thanks. So a lot of us could be in limbo right up til results in August!
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    (Original post by Godfrey Peters)
    Thanks. So a lot of us could be in limbo right up til results in August!
    Yep, a few people I know had a phone call on results day to tell them.
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    (Original post by Godfrey Peters)
    Thanks. Are the unfilled places because people with offers turn Cardiff down or coz they firm Cardiff but don't get the grades?
    Yeah it's because of both. They don't fill all the places because they misjudge and give out less offers - they are fined if the intake is over the allocated amount of students!
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    (Original post by Rubixcube)
    I had an interview in mid January and haven't heard anything, really panicking now....I take it it's not going to be good news.....please reply Cardiff!!! :'(
    The date of your interview and when you hear back from them is no indication of whether you will be offered a place or not, i didn't hear anything til april last year, and my interview was in november, so don't worry
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    Thanks all, it's such a horrible position to be in waiting on the one you want,
    Hopefully I'll hear something soon....

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    Does anyone know the term dates for the first year?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Seb)
    Does anyone know the term dates for the first year?

    Thank you
    Are you after exact dates? Or just a rough overview?

    The overview is:
    ~26th September - ~18th December.
    ~9th January - ~1st April.
    Term starts back around the 22nd. But, the first four weeks will be time off for revision, then the last three weeks are taken up by exams and the odd day CPR training.
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    Any ideas when the last interviews are?? I really wanna hear soon, I'm going mental post-interview!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Elwyn)
    Are you after exact dates? Or just a rough overview?

    The overview is:
    ~26th September - ~18th December.
    ~9th January - ~1st April.
    Term starts back around the 22nd. But, the first four weeks will be time off for revision, then the last three weeks are taken up by exams and the odd day CPR training.
    Thank you very much. Yes rough dates are good, much appreciated.
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    Rejected from Cardiff today. Pre-Interview. International applicant.
    Boo. No feedback given.
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    Almost 5 months since my interview. 1 month to go.

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