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    (Original post by LoveTheDivergent)
    Hi, I've applied for Newcastle but I've also applied through PARTNERS. I was wondering whether this would make any difference as to the length of time taken to receive an offer?

    Thanks
    Hi,

    Yes, it can. Your application has to be assessed by the PARTNERS team for eligibility before it is passed to the academic selector for the course. You'll be e-mailed once a decision has been made - you can also contact [email protected] if you have any questions

    All the best,

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    (Original post by Helz91)
    Hi, I'm wanting to start pharmacology next year with a Japanese module alongside it. I'm just wondering is it manageable or will I have a meltdown with the amount of work I will need to do for the pharmacology course alone.
    Hi Helz,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, here is the reply from the Degree Programme Director of Pharmacology:

    When a student requests extra modules (eg., a language) as DPD I will look at how well student is coping with their actual degree modules. If they have an average mark of >55% I would approve the request. If <55% I would usually meet with the student and discuss their studies and then make a decision to approve or not. When a student first arrives it is often a big change in study skills and students on the degrees in the School must pass all first year modules if they are to progress to the second year. Also I do not have any information to gauge how well they are coping until after they have taken their semester 1 exams in January. Therefore we do not recommend a first year student enrols on additional modules until we know that they are settling in and can cope with the extra classes (these are evening classes so no worries about timetable clashes) and the assessment. This is not usually a problem as the students will still have sufficient time to enrol in a language course in the rest of their degree.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi Helz,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, here is the reply from the Degree Programme Director of Pharmacology:

    When a student requests extra modules (eg., a language) as DPD I will look at how well student is coping with their actual degree modules. If they have an average mark of >55% I would approve the request. If <55% I would usually meet with the student and discuss their studies and then make a decision to approve or not. When a student first arrives it is often a big change in study skills and students on the degrees in the School must pass all first year modules if they are to progress to the second year. Also I do not have any information to gauge how well they are coping until after they have taken their semester 1 exams in January. Therefore we do not recommend a first year student enrols on additional modules until we know that they are settling in and can cope with the extra classes (these are evening classes so no worries about timetable clashes) and the assessment. This is not usually a problem as the students will still have sufficient time to enrol in a language course in the rest of their degree.

    Hope that helps!

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    That's great. Thank you
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    Hi, when are the applicant days for Physiological Sciences?
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    (Original post by Ruuth)
    Hi, when are the applicant days for Physiological Sciences?
    Hi,

    The School of Biomedical Sciences will be running Post-Application Visit Days in February and March. Once you get an offer they'll contact you with info on how to book a place.

    You can find more info (including an example programme, a recording of a talk from a previous Open Day, and the latest published dates for events) on their website here

    Hope that's useful!

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    Hi,

    The School of Biomedical Sciences will be running Post-Application Visit Days in February and March. Once you get an offer they'll contact you with info on how to book a place.

    You can find more info (including an example programme, a recording of a talk from a previous Open Day, and the latest published dates for events) on their website here

    Hope that's useful!

    Persephone
    Just got an email with a list of dates! Thanks for link!
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    Hi,
    I received an offer for Accounting and Finance, but I'm really worried I might not get the grades that I need. Do you know whether this course is very popular at Newcastle or not? And whether I'd have a chance of getting an offer with lower grades?
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    (Original post by mathsaddict1234)
    Hi,
    I received an offer for Accounting and Finance, but I'm really worried I might not get the grades that I need. Do you know whether this course is very popular at Newcastle or not? And whether I'd have a chance of getting an offer with lower grades?
    Thanks
    Hi,

    Yes, it's quite a popular course Congrats on getting an offer! If you drop a grade your application will still be considered (it will count as a "near miss" and be sent back to the selector alongside all the other near miss candidates). They'll take a few things into consideration - but priority will go to people who put Newcastle University as their firm choice.

    All the best,

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    Hi guys, I applied for the Computer Science course earlier in October and I still did not get an answer. All other offers came in , but not Newcastle. It happens often? Is it such a popular course ? Is there any student I can get in touch to find out more about the actual course and schedule?
    Thanks a lot.
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    (Original post by Victor36)
    Hi guys, I applied for the Computer Science course earlier in October and I still did not get an answer. All other offers came in , but not Newcastle. It happens often? Is it such a popular course ? Is there any student I can get in touch to find out more about the actual course and schedule?
    Thanks a lot.
    Hi Victor,

    Sorry about the delay, but I wouldn't worry too much Please PM us with your full name, UCAS ID and the course(s) you applied for and we'll ask the relevant Admissions Officer to check up on your application.

    csncl might be able to help with info about the course I'd also recommend getting in touch with the Computing and Technology Society to see if any of the members studying Computer Science can answer your questions.

    The School of Computing Science has student profiles on their website and you can e-mail them at [email protected] for timetable info

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi, is human geography a popular course ? I got rejected as my BBC predicted didn't meet the requirement but say if I got the grades n wanted to apply through clearing, is there a likely or slim chance that I'll be accepted with tuition/student loan and accommodation guaranteed ?
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    (Original post by michelleew)
    Hi, is human geography a popular course ? I got rejected as my BBC predicted didn't meet the requirement but say if I got the grades n wanted to apply through clearing, is there a likely or slim chance that I'll be accepted with tuition/student loan and accommodation guaranteed ?
    Hi

    Yes, our Geography degrees are very popular. There are usually places available in Clearing due to people not taking up their offers etc so it's definitely worth looking into If you achieve ABB or above you stand a very good chance of being offered a place.

    Last year there was an Accommodation Guarantee for students entering Newcastle University through Clearing. I don't know if that will be offered for 2017 entry, but Accommodation Services will do their best to find you a room in University accommodation and they'll make sure you have somewhere to sleep when you get here! And getting a place through Clearing doesn't affect your eligibility for student finance.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi,
    I've received all my ucas offers and have firmed Newcastle to do Pharmacology and was wondering how many applicants are usually in the pharmacology course, whats the timetable usually like, how much time is spent in lectures or in labs and which accommodation would be closest to the school of biomedical science for pharmacology?
    (-sorry if the message seems to be a mess.)
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    (Original post by Davwardo)
    Hi,
    I've received all my ucas offers and have firmed Newcastle to do Pharmacology and was wondering how many applicants are usually in the pharmacology course, whats the timetable usually like, how much time is spent in lectures or in labs and which accommodation would be closest to the school of biomedical science for pharmacology?
    (-sorry if the message seems to be a mess.)
    Hello

    I sent your query off to the School of Biomedical Sciences and here is the response.

    Each year 15-20 students apply directly to the B210 Pharmacology course.
    We allow any of our students to change degree specialism once they have
    completed their first year and so we normally see the Pharmacology programme numbers increase to 35 students after this change. Attached is a sample of a timetable week. You can also view Accommodation sites on the university website Castle Leazes, Park Terrace, Kensington Terrace, Leazes Parade are the closest to the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

    Should you have any other questions please ask us, or alternatively staff would be happy to speak to you at the upcoming post application visit days.

    Isabella
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    Hi, I've made Newcastle my firm choice and it's very likely I'll end up going there but I just wanted to ask a few questions about the political climate. What political societies do you have? What type of activism occurs?
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    (Original post by Anarchocommunist)
    Hi, I've made Newcastle my firm choice and it's very likely I'll end up going there but I just wanted to ask a few questions about the political climate. What political societies do you have? What type of activism occurs?
    Hello, that's great news! We have over 170 societies for you to choose from and you can have a look at these on our website. The politics society organises social and educational events. If you would like to learn more about what the society does then you can contact the president who would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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    Hey, I was just wondering which accomidation is usually the most popular among first years?
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    (Original post by hamzaa7866)
    Hey, I was just wondering which accomidation is usually the most popular among first years?
    Hi,


    All of our student accommodation sites are popular among first years for various reasons. It's best to look at each accommodation site and look at what they offer and what will be important to you. For example the bathroom, room size, catered or self-catered, distance to campus ect. Having a look over this article (https://microsites.ncl.ac.uk/oncours...accommodation/) may help you to make up your mind as it highlights some of best parts about living in each accommodation site.

    I lived in Castle Leazes in my first year and chose to be self-catered, I really enjoyed living there as there was always people about and the chill out lounge was a great way to make friends! It's also really close to uni and budget friendly too.

    I hope this helps!
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    Hello,
    If my predicted grades are A*AA and I attended an applicant day, how possible is it that I could be offered an unconditional place for Computer Science?
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    (Original post by lilacskies)
    Hello,
    If my predicted grades are A*AA and I attended an applicant day, how possible is it that I could be offered an unconditional place for Computer Science?
    Thanks
    Hi,

    It would certainly be possible But the decision would be made by the School of Computing Science after looking at your entire application. You can e-mail them at [email protected] to see what they say

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