Warwick GEM (A101) 2017 Entry

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    (Original post by ASupertramp)
    Thanks for the reply. I got in touch with my uni but unfortunately only a few of the staff who were there when I was remain, and none are willing to give a reference (as they don't know me).
    Only person above me is the organisation's manager, I'll just have to have a frank conversation!
    Ok good luck. I hope your manager is understanding. Afterall, it's not like there is much rivalry between med schools and other organisations.
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    (Original post by dr_2b)
    Ok good luck. I hope your manager is understanding. Afterall, it's not like there is much rivalry between med schools and other organisations.
    Thanks. It's less a matter of rivalry and more about losing a staff member but not sure when.
    I'll wait until after my UKCAT!
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    Just sat the UKCAT and managed to score 703.33 (anyone know if it gets rounded up, down, or not at all?) with a VR score of 680. Hopefully it will be enough for interview!
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    (Original post by Marathi)
    Just sat the UKCAT and managed to score 703.33 (anyone know if it gets rounded up, down, or not at all?) with a VR score of 680. Hopefully it will be enough for interview!
    I'd be shocked if that wasn't good enough! Congrats I got 702.5 last year with 600 in VR. I doubt they'll look with that much accuracy, but you wouldn't round up – so it's likely to be 703.
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    I'd be shocked if that wasn't good enough! Congrats I got 702.5 last year with 600 in VR. I doubt they'll look with that much accuracy, but you wouldn't round up – so it's likely to be 703.
    Thank you, I really hope so. I don't think I could face another year of 4 rejections pre-interview!
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    (Original post by Marathi)
    Thank you, I really hope so. I don't think I could face another year of 4 rejections pre-interview!
    It's a luck game really, had 2 cycles of 4 rejections before Warwick, and even then the other 3 rejected me :P So I've had 11 rejections and 1 interview. Keep at it, it's worth it in the end
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    It's a luck game really, had 2 cycles of 4 rejections before Warwick, and even then the other 3 rejected me :P So I've had 11 rejections and 1 interview. Keep at it, it's worth it in the end
    Yes, this will be my third year applying, last two years have been 4 pre-interview rejections due to low GAMSAT score. Hopefully third time will be the charm!

    Also, I am intrigued as to how much the JD strikes will have affected application numbers this year. I think a number of people will have been put off by the new contract and treatment of JD's by the government and some of the press. But this leaves behind the more determined who are more likely to perform better at entrance exams, work exp, interview anyway!
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    Just did the ukcat and got 730 average

    verbal 590
    quan 740
    abs 860

    Band 3 in SJT-

    This puts my just on the 9th decile. What do you guys think is it competitive, considering I am an undergrad going into 3rd year (so no masters or phd)?
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    (Original post by tehreem5)
    Just did the ukcat and got 730 average

    verbal 590
    quan 740
    abs 860

    Band 3 in SJT-

    This puts my just on the 9th decile. What do you guys think is it competitive, considering I am an undergrad going into 3rd year (so no masters or phd)?
    Got your PM, would say you're in for a shout so worth applying. Only thing is that score may be a teeny bit low for QMUL (but within the realms of possibility), and VR may or may not be good enough for Warwick - should just about be above average? I'd say give it a shot
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    Hey all,

    Does anyone know how Warwick view repeated years? I had to repeat my third year due to an industrial placement going badly in my undergraduate degree, but I ended up obtaining a 2:1 and a masters afterwards (distinction).

    If I recall correctly, they ask for transcripts if you get to interview stage. I asked my referee to mention my circumstances but I really hope they don't cause Warwick toss my application in the process of weeding people out
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    Got your PM, would say you're in for a shout so worth applying. Only thing is that score may be a teeny bit low for QMUL (but within the realms of possibility), and VR may or may not be good enough for Warwick - should just about be above average? I'd say give it a shot
    Why would it be too low for QMUL. Their cut off was lower last year. I was planning on applying to QMUL and have the same average: VR 760 QR 790 AR 640 :|
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    Got your PM, would say you're in for a shout so worth applying. Only thing is that score may be a teeny bit low for QMUL (but within the realms of possibility), and VR may or may not be good enough for Warwick - should just about be above average? I'd say give it a shot
    Thanks for the reply, what are your thoughts on Kings College? As far as I know, they don't give extra points for masters or phd..

    Also do Warwick rank work experience or do they use the '70 hours minimum' as a tick box scheme?
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    Three days to go until the test.
    Just spent an hour reading last years Warwick thread. At the very least I hope I'm part of the rollercoaster of applying.
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    I have my UKCAT on Monday and after seeing so many people on here not getting the results they want, even with putting the work in, I'm getting worried about mine :/. What is the lowest ukcat you think they would consider? I know they interview some below the cut off at their discretion, but I'm unsure if they take into consideration the whole application as some unis do (so if you had strong PS etc that might make up for poor ukcat).

    I know it's pointless worrying until I have my result, but easier said than done 😩
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    (Original post by thtgreeneyedgirl)
    I have my UKCAT on Monday and after seeing so many people on here not getting the results they want, even with putting the work in, I'm getting worried about mine :/. What is the lowest ukcat you think they would consider? I know they interview some below the cut off at their discretion, but I'm unsure if they take into consideration the whole application as some unis do (so if you had strong PS etc that might make up for poor ukcat).

    I know it's pointless worrying until I have my result, but easier said than done 😩
    The lower your academic score, the higher you'll need on your average. Generally 700 is seen as 'safe' but of course it can vary (in 2014 it was 750!). You'll also need an above average VR score.

    Because of the yearly variation, it's hard to assess what a 'good' score is. Unless you're miles off the mark (say with a low VR and less than 675 average) then I would give it a punt -- you never know!
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    Hii, I'm thinking of Warwick as one of my options however after reading this I am unsure! Didn't realize they looked at VR first- this was my worst section. Not feeling too confident about my UKCAT score but hopefully I will be better next year if this year has been unsuccessful!
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    (Original post by KB20)
    Hii, I'm thinking of Warwick as one of my options however after reading this I am unsure! Didn't realize they looked at VR first- this was my worst section. Not feeling too confident about my UKCAT score but hopefully I will be better next year if this year has been unsuccessful!
    What were your UKCAT overall and VR scores?
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    So only managed an average of 675, still quite happy but with the work I put in I was hoping for slightly more, 600 in VR was hoping for 650, the other sections I was pleased with. I have a 1st class honours degree in biomedical science that I achieved this year. Not sure on my chances, applied last year whilst in my 3rd year, was predicted a 2:1 and had slightly lower UKCAT, just hoping for someone to give me a shot at interview.
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    Hi all! Just submitted my UCAS so I thought I'd say hello to everyone. I'm in my third year of biomed, predicted a 2:1 to be on the safe side but am aiming for a first. I got an average of 727 in my UKCAT with 680 in VR. I've applied to Warwick as well as Newcastle, Manchester and Southampton but they are all for the undergraduate course. Hope you're all doing ok!
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    Hi guys! I'm also applying. Currently in my final year of my BSc. I've got myself a 693 average (really hope this is gonna be good enough for a WMS interview) and looking forward to seeing this year unravel. Good luck to everyone!
 
 
 
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