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    (Original post by Clunkles)
    I did well in my UKCAT (747.5 avg) so I'm going for Newcastle, Southampton, Kings and Barts
    So in my PS, I wrote about caring for my friend with BPD and chronic fatigue, HIV clinic, trolley service on wards, little bit about my dissertation (phosphate levels causing diabetes patients to have a greater incidence of CV disease), society roles (chair of Labour soc, so a lot of talking to people), part time officer at my SU, and then proper extracurriculars like instruments, sports, uni challenge.


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    Ah that's a great score! I'm incredibly keen on Newcastle, I scored an average of 737.5 so I'm crossing my fingers it'll make the cut-off level for there!
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    (Original post by LilithSternin)
    Ah that's a great score! I'm incredibly keen on Newcastle, I scored an average of 737.5 so I'm crossing my fingers it'll make the cut-off level for there!
    That's good too! I think we're both in with a shot for Newcastle.


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    (Original post by wciselko)
    I got 732.5 and at the stage of brainstorming for my personal statement! I think Newcastle and King's don't even read the statement before interviews. I'm appyling the same places mentioned (Newcastle, Southampton, King's and QM). I think we should get the ineterviews right? I am really counting on that.
    Confident(ish) for Newcastle and Southampton, Kings look at some other stuff and Barts looks at degrees 50:50 with UKCAT. I'll have a 1st predicted, but no masters or phd so feeling a bit shaky on that


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    Just been told by my personal tutor that she's not allowed to provide a predicted degree class in references. This can't be right, can it?
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    (Original post by Natha_Lite)
    Just been told by my personal tutor that she's not allowed to provide a predicted degree class in references. This can't be right, can it?
    My personal tutor did...?


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    (Original post by Natha_Lite)
    Just been told by my personal tutor that she's not allowed to provide a predicted degree class in references. This can't be right, can it?
    Oh wait, did you include some "to be completed" modules when you put your degree in on ucas?


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    (Original post by Clunkles)
    Oh wait, did you include some "to be completed" modules when you put your degree in on ucas?


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    I haven't sent her the reference request yet so it's not to do with the UCAS form. She just said she can't give me a predicted class because it's not 'fixed', whatever that means...
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    (Original post by Natha_Lite)
    I haven't sent her the reference request yet so it's not to do with the UCAS form. She just said she can't give me a predicted class because it's not 'fixed', whatever that means...
    Idk what to say then! My personal tutor was pretty chill with it.


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    For those going into their third year this September, when you filled in your education section under your degree did you input all the modules you have done to date? And if so, when asked about the result did you simply just type in the percentage?

    Also, when is the latest we can send the reference request to our personal tutor/referee? Would it be before we send off our application next month?
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    (Original post by ohmyBEAUT)
    For those going into their third year this September, when you filled in your education section under your degree did you input all the modules you have done to date? And if so, when asked about the result did you simply just type in the percentage?

    Also, when is the latest we can send the reference request to our personal tutor/referee? Would it be before we send off our application next month?
    Yes, I just put the percentages down, and included next (this?) years modules with "pending" as the grade. I would advise sending off your reference request asap, academics are generally really busy and it'll be a good hour or two of their time.


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    (Original post by Clunkles)
    Yes, I just put the percentages down, and included next (this?) years modules with "pending" as the grade. I would advise sending off your reference request asap, academics are generally really busy and it'll be a good hour or two of their time.


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    Thank you
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    For Newcastle and any other uni who requires evidence of sustained academic endeavours, does anyone have any idea who we prove that? I did my gamsat last year, do they get the results for that even if they're not a gamsat uni? Should I just mention it in my PS?
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    (Original post by Wanderlust&Tea)
    For Newcastle and any other uni who requires evidence of sustained academic endeavours, does anyone have any idea who we prove that? I did my gamsat last year, do they get the results for that even if they're not a gamsat uni? Should I just mention it in my PS?
    If you've completed a degree in the last 3 years that counts as well I think? If not, yeah just include it on your PS. Is there a place you can write it in on your UCAS application?


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    (Original post by Clunkles)
    If you've completed a degree in the last 3 years that counts as well (I emailed them). If not, yeah just include it on your PS. Is there a place you can write it in on your UCAS application?


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    Lol, cocked up the edit there #mobileissues

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    (Original post by Clunkles)
    If you've completed a degree in the last 3 years that counts as well I think? If not, yeah just include it on your PS. Is there a place you can write it in on your UCAS application?


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    I graduated in 2011 and I can't find anywhere to put it in the form. Ugh. That's not going to be awkward to write about at all, particularly since I'm applying to 2 gamsat unis too. :P
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    (Original post by Wanderlust&Tea)
    I graduated in 2011 and I can't find anywhere to put it in the form. Ugh. That's not going to be awkward to write about at all, particularly since I'm applying to 2 gamsat unis too. :P
    Aw mate, you could drop them an email and ask? They got back to me within a day.


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    Hi,

    Looking for some advice on applications based on my UKCAT score

    I got 2710 (677.5 avg) Band 1 which is obviously not as high as I was hoping for.

    I was looking at applying to Barts, Newcastle and Warwick as these are my only options due to a non science degree and a levels.

    Is it even worth applying with this score or should I forget about it this year.

    Outside of the UKCAT i've got a 1st in Biological Psychology, 2+ years working as a HCA, a weeks shadowing (psychiatrist), and hopes and dreams

    Any advice very welcome...
    Thanks
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    Does anyone know where we can get a list of what our reference needs to say? Also, do they give it to us and we put it on UCAS or what?


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    (Original post by NHSFan)
    For Birmingham, you have to have already graduated at the time of application, so you can't apply when in your third year, unfortunately.
    (Original post by Natha_Lite)
    Hey! I'm a third year biomedical scientist at Southampton too

    Kings, Newcastle and Southampton would be good choices if you have a high UKCAT. Warwick require 70 hours of work experience over the last two years so if you have less than that I'd recommend avoiding there.
    Thanks guys

    Also, I'm just starting my UCAS application and I was wondering if anybody knew if we apply through an organisation or as an individual now?
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    (Original post by SPT95)
    Thanks guys

    Also, I'm just starting my UCAS application and I was wondering if anybody knew if we apply through an organisation or as an individual now?
    Individual I think!


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