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    (Original post by neuronerd)
    that's what I meant. Because it is your income they count it as zero instead of looking at the year before like they do with parents/spouses. So it doesn't matter how much you earn this year it will be deemed £0, unless you have rental properties or considerable bonds/stocks etc.
    Thats good to know, I assumed, but nice to have it confirmed
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    So UKCAT scores are hopefully being sent on November 3rd...a week tomorrow, how scary!
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    (Original post by HanaGEM)
    Im with you! The whole UCAS process is evil! Ive not applied before but midwifery is equally competitive, I remember it well :s
    All the competitive courses are brutal when you're involved aren't they!


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    finally i got confirmation email from St.George's University 😀😀😀😀 now game begging for interview. .....
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    For those who may be unaware if you wish to apply to Swansea GEM with a 2.2 degree and a masters you will need to achieve a merit or distinction in your masters degree.

    The pressure to perform is on for me now!
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    My personal tutor at uni once told me that one of her former students was offered a GEM place at Cambridge but could not provide sufficient proof that she could easily afford all of the course and subsequently the offer was withdrawn. My parents earn little and their and my personal bank statements too show that this GEM course and my living expenses will possibly be the major expenses over the next years, if I get an offer by any of my choices. Have you heard of this issue too, either for Cambridge specifically or for other unis?
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    (Original post by YeloSweetPotato)
    My personal tutor at uni once told me that one of her former students was offered a GEM place at Cambridge but could not provide sufficient proof that she could easily afford all of the course and subsequently the offer was withdrawn. My parents earn little and their and my personal bank statements too show that this GEM course and my living expenses will possibly be the major expenses over the next years, if I get an offer by any of my choices. Have you heard of this issue too, either for Cambridge specifically or for other unis?
    Oxford also have this. I can't remember where the threshold is but I had to prove I could afford to live without working. However, my stipend at the time was enough to cover this requirement at £13k a year so with the student loans and bursaries offered to poor students (up to £4500 at Oxford) you should be able to reach the minimum needed. Not sure on the procedure at Cambridge and as far as I'm aware they are the only two that do it.
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    (Original post by neuronerd)
    Oxford also have this. I can't remember where the threshold is but I had to prove I could afford to live without working. However, my stipend at the time was enough to cover this requirement at £13k a year so with the student loans and bursaries offered to poor students (up to £4500 at Oxford) you should be able to reach the minimum needed. Not sure on the procedure at Cambridge and as far as I'm aware they are the only two that do it.
    Thank you, this is quite reassuring to know, because I suddenly had the terrifying suspicion that all unis offering GEM courses may ask for it.
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    (Original post by YeloSweetPotato)
    My personal tutor at uni once told me that one of her former students was offered a GEM place at Cambridge but could not provide sufficient proof that she could easily afford all of the course and subsequently the offer was withdrawn. My parents earn little and their and my personal bank statements too show that this GEM course and my living expenses will possibly be the major expenses over the next years, if I get an offer by any of my choices. Have you heard of this issue too, either for Cambridge specifically or for other unis?
    For Cambridge you have to fill out a 'financial undertaking form' giving them info as to how you can find the estimated (by them) £80k it will cost! This includes:

    Fee loan (student finance)
    Maintenance loan (student finance)
    NHS fee grant
    NHS bursay for living costs
    NHS bursary for living costs
    Family funding
    Personal funds
    Cambridge bursary (year 1 only)
    Other
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    (Original post by NHSFan)
    For Cambridge you have to fill out a 'financial undertaking form' giving them info as to how you can find the estimated (by them) £80k it will cost! This includes:

    Fee loan (student finance)
    Maintenance loan (student finance)
    NHS fee grant
    NHS bursay for living costs
    NHS bursary for living costs
    Family funding
    Personal funds
    Cambridge bursary (year 1 only)
    Other
    Oh OK thanks a lot! Haha, although it is unlikely that I will ever be confronted by this problem, it's good to see this list of "safeguards". As an EU student I am not eligible for the maintenance loan, but I should be for most of the others.
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    (Original post by YeloSweetPotato)
    Oh OK thanks a lot! Haha, although it is unlikely that I will ever be confronted by this problem, it's good to see this list of "safeguards". As an EU student I am not eligible for the maintenance loan, but I should be for most of the others.
    I'm in the same situation If I get into the course I would think about private student loan
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    I'm starting a new job on Monday (2nd). I'm worried about it not being enough notice to get time off, if I get an interview at Cambridge (not likely, but still). Last year they didn't even give 2 weeks notice, I think it was about 1.5 weeks notice.

    So nervous about starting work
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    (Original post by YeloSweetPotato)
    Thank you, this is quite reassuring to know, because I suddenly had the terrifying suspicion that all unis offering GEM courses may ask for it.
    Other unis are more open to students working part time, Cambridge doesn't allow students to work during term time so they need to ensure they aren't going to lose students due to financial circumstances.
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    (Original post by Alexdaman93)
    I'm starting a new job on Monday (2nd). I'm worried about it not being enough notice to get time off, if I get an interview at Cambridge (not likely, but still). Last year they didn't even give 2 weeks notice, I think it was about 1.5 weeks notice.

    So nervous about starting work
    When you go in, be open and honest about the possibility that you may need time off. If you write down all of the interview dates for the places you have applied to and say you may be given very little notice for some of them it gives your rota supervisor time to work out cover if needed. Obviously don't do this if you haven't told them you may be leaving in September to go be a doctor :-D
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    Finally had a confirmation from Birmingham! Aaaaannnnddd breathe...
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    3 days until I can start drinking again, 5 days until UKCAT results are sent. The stars have aligned.
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    Has anyone who has applied to Bristol received an email confirming they have received the declaration of prior learning form? Also I hadn't heard about the 70 hour volunteering form for Warwick, was this supposed to be sent with our application?
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    (Original post by DazzleLight)
    Has anyone who has applied to Bristol received an email confirming they have received the declaration of prior learning form? Also I hadn't heard about the 70 hour volunteering form for Warwick, was this supposed to be sent with our application?
    Dont know about Bristol but the work experience form for Warwick is requested when they send out interview invites
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    (Original post by DazzleLight)
    Has anyone who has applied to Bristol received an email confirming they have received the declaration of prior learning form? Also I hadn't heard about the 70 hour volunteering form for Warwick, was this supposed to be sent with our application?
    They confirmed that they had received mine, but that might just have been because I put something to the effect of "confirmation of receipt of this email would be greatly appreciated" at the end of my email.
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    (Original post by wciselko)
    wiil you guys post here as soon as you get an interview invitation? this will keep me sane somehow.
    Haha (with cautious optimism) I'm sure we all will!! Last year I didn't get any interviews, but I found it really useful to know when people were invited; although I was disappointed it meant that my stress wasn't prolonged!

    Good luck!! We should start hearing back in the next few weeks!! EEK!!
 
 
 
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