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Southampton Medical School 2012 Applicants

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    (Original post by NutterFrutter)
    All medical schools do.
    That is most definitely not true otherwise I wouldn't even be looking to apply haha
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    (Original post by franynli)
    That is most definitely not true otherwise I wouldn't even be looking to apply haha
    You have to be over 18 at the start of the course.
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    (Original post by NutterFrutter)
    You have to be over 18 at the start of the course.
    Southampton specifically?
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    (Original post by franynli)
    Southampton specifically?
    For all medicine courses you have to be over 18 at the start of the course.
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    (Original post by NutterFrutter)
    For all medicine courses you have to be over 18 at the start of the course.
    I can name you many that do not require it. Aberdeen, Brighton and Sussex, Hull York, Nottingham and I would know cause I have asked them directly.
    Southampton admissions has not replied me this is why I would like to know if anyone here knows Southampton has a age requirement.
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    (Original post by franynli)
    I can name you many that do not require it. Aberdeen, Brighton and Sussex, Hull York, Nottingham and I would know cause I have asked them directly.
    Southampton admissions has not replied me this is why I would like to know if anyone here knows Southampton has a age requirement.
    Hold on, why are you even applying if you aren't going to be 18 when you start the course? Whats the point in going early?





    I'm tempted by Southampton, but I'm hoping to go visit to be sure. I can't decide whether the non-interview thing is good for me or not :/ its been playing on my mind for ages!
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    (Original post by twelve)
    Hold on, why are you even applying if you aren't going to be 18 when you start the course? Whats the point in going early?
    I just need to know if southampton has a age requirement?
    its not starting early, i skipped a year before so im actually younger than the age group that is at year 13 now.
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    (Original post by franynli)
    I just need to know if southampton has a age requirement?
    its not starting early, i skipped a year before so im actually younger than the age group that is at year 13 now.
    Maybe you can give them a call?
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    (Original post by runawayxtrain)
    Maybe you can give them a call?
    no its okay thanks i just received an email today and 17 is fine
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    How do Southampton rank things, would anyone know?
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    Am I right in saying that Southampton will still consider candidates who are re-sitting a single A level subject? Providing the meet all the other criteria of course!
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Long Time Coming)
    How do Southampton rank things, would anyone know?
    Once you meet the entry requirements, they pretty much use your personal statement to give out offers.
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    (Original post by BlissJunkie)
    Once you meet the entry requirements, they pretty much use your personal statement to give out offers.
    Oh my god, is it really that bad?
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    (Original post by franynli)
    I just need to know if southampton has a age requirement?
    its not starting early, i skipped a year before so im actually younger than the age group that is at year 13 now.
    Well that makes sense. Just curious, but how are you going to deal with the whole not being able to go out with friends thing when you get there? Are you worried about that?
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    (Original post by twelve)
    Well that makes sense. Just curious, but how are you going to deal with the whole not being able to go out with friends thing when you get there? Are you worried about that?
    That's the least thing I would be worried about right now and I'm not that much younger. My birthday is in December so yeaa
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    (Original post by BlissJunkie)
    Once you meet the entry requirements, they pretty much use your personal statement to give out offers.
    Do you know what they like to see most of in the personal statement (w/e or extra curricular etc)?
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    (Original post by Long Time Coming)
    Oh my god, is it really that bad?
    For me, it's sort of good because my academics aren't so great.

    (Original post by Erotas)
    Do you know what they like to see most of in the personal statement (w/e or extra curricular etc)?
    Not really sure Their website states:
    In addition to academic entry requirements, the selectors will look at your UCAS personal statement and reference for evidence of non-academic criteria.

    You will be asked to demonstrate that you:

    are self-motivated and have initiative
    are literate and articulate
    are able to interact successfully with others
    have learnt from your experiences of interacting with people in health or social care settings – this may draw on what you have learnt from your own life experiences (e.g. friends and family), or more formalised activity (e.g. paid or voluntary work, or work shadowing)

    Though I guess it's not that clear on what they really want.
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    (Original post by BlissJunkie)
    For me, it's sort of good because my academics aren't so great.



    Not really sure Their website states:
    In addition to academic entry requirements, the selectors will look at your UCAS personal statement and reference for evidence of non-academic criteria.

    You will be asked to demonstrate that you:

    are self-motivated and have initiative
    are literate and articulate
    are able to interact successfully with others
    have learnt from your experiences of interacting with people in health or social care settings – this may draw on what you have learnt from your own life experiences (e.g. friends and family), or more formalised activity (e.g. paid or voluntary work, or work shadowing)

    Though I guess it's not that clear on what they really want.
    Ahh okay! Just wanted to make sure I'm not missing something that everyone else knows lol - thanks anyway
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    I'm going to apply to Southampton ! Not very sure about the no interviews thing, but I really like it ! I need to make sure my personal statement is great though...
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    How does Soton use GCSE results?

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