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(Original post by OneTimer)
what is this stuff about Edinburgh discriminating against English students? Especially public schoolers?
There is no stuff.
Read one of the million and one threads in the Edinburgh forum about this but the short version is that its essentially a media fabricated story that boosts the egos of the thousands of people who get rejected each year to give them a reason as to why they were rejected. In some subjects more than 90% of people are rejected. Edinburgh has a very high percentage of English applicants, particularly applicants from independent schools. Edinburgh also has a very high percentage of English students, particularly from independent schools. As a result the amount of people who are rejected from English private schools is higher than from other sectors simply due to the sheer number of applicants.... so therefore people need to find a reason and this Daily Mail story goes quite well
For your second question look in the FAQ thread. This is/will be the applicant chat thread.
Applying to Edinburgh for Pharmacology. Going to transfer to Chemistry with a Year Abroad if I get in though, only applying for Pharmacology because I want to do pharmacy so my PS will be more relevant to that than chemistry. Fingers crossed it works!