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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    Thank you everyone for your replies, you've been so so helpful!

    & I didn't see it that way, don't worry haha. Thank you! I'm hoping to study Medicine
    Ah, awesome. Where do you want to go? But yeah, apart from the social side I wouldn't worry, and there are going to be plenty of medics (and other students too) who don't drink/go out. If you want to have a social life at university you'll have one, it's as simple as that. And medicine's a long degree that's busy anyway so it shouldn't make a large amount of difference. I know a third year medic here who still has a social life.
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    This is where you are likely to get stuck - some universities have a lower age limit for Medicine. I know, for example, that Imperial require you to be 18, Cambridge require you to turn 18 in the first term etc.

    You'll be relatively limited in terms of where you'll be allowed to apply aged 16.
    That's perfectly fine, Medicine courses all have to do the same things, so I wouldn't be fussed where i went!

    (Original post by aspirinpharmacist)
    Ah, awesome. Where do you want to go? But yeah, apart from the social side I wouldn't worry, and there are going to be plenty of medics (and other students too) who don't drink/go out. If you want to have a social life at university you'll have one, it's as simple as that. And medicine's a long degree that's busy anyway so it shouldn't make a large amount of difference. I know a third year medic here who still has a social life.
    I'm not sure yet, i've been looking into Manchester Uni, but if i got excellent grades (i wish) i might take a shot at Oxford. & Yeah, that's great! It's fantastic to have some encouragement and know that i'm not gonna be the only one
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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    That's perfectly fine, Medicine courses all have to do the same things, so I wouldn't be fussed where i went!



    I'm not sure yet, i've been looking into Manchester Uni, but if i got excellent grades (i wish) i might take a shot at Oxford. & Yeah, that's great! It's fantastic to have some encouragement and know that i'm not gonna be the only one
    Not that I'm biased because it's my uni, but UEA has a good medicine course...:lol: Manchester's a great uni as well. Well, I wish you the best and I hope it all works out well for you
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    At 16 you're gonna struggle to get work experience, and you need work experience for medicine.

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    (Original post by Juno)
    At 16 you're gonna struggle to get work experience, and you need work experience for medicine.

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    I'm arranging to work in a chemist and things like that already, and in the summer holidays after my A2s (i'll be sixteen then) i'm going to try and arrange some more, it won't be ideal but i hope a medical school will recognise that i've done as much as possible in the circumstances
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    This is the sort of thing that varies from university to university. For instance, Manchester will, but it's subject to a risk assessment and isn't automatic.
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    It depends on the university, I have international friends aged 17 at uni, one of them was escorted back by the police to halls on freshers week... After she screamed out she was 17 years old to the bouncers. Uni was not too happy with her I must say.
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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    Thank you everyone for your replies, you've been so so helpful!

    & I didn't see it that way, don't worry haha. Thank you! I'm hoping to study Medicine
    sorry to ruin it for you but u wont get into uni unless you are 17 and your chances of getting in are very slim. most unis require u to be 18 and if you are not and you apply for deferred entry then it is a bit more difficult to earn a place. sorry for that. and given that u are gonna be done with your a levels at 16 you must be pretty smart so you could apply to top unis and top unis require u to be 18. i just saw your post about oxford, no way they will let u in.

    and also your opinion on not drinking and not partying and stuff, i doubt that u will have the same opinion in a few years time. medicine is a long degree and most of the people need to find a way to rewind and have fun. take a year out, experience, relax, get some work experience. no matter how smart you are at the interview your immaturity will show. you might be big and tall or whatever and in a body of a grown up but you are not. it comes from experience, im 5ft 9 since i was 13 and everyone used to say i was really mature and everything. applied for medicine this year and i got in my choices but no way i would have been successful if i had an interview 2 years ago.
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    There is no rush to get to uni as soon as possible. If you're worried about wasting time between now and then, have you thought about taking a year out now to go abroad for a year and attend e.g. a French school? It wouldn't look like you'd missed a year, you'd have a brilliant opportunity, you'd get pretty fluent in another language and you'd be ready to hit the ground running when you start uni. Being a student can be lonely and I think it would be even harder if you're much younger than the others and you can't join in with what they do in their free time. The medics I know work hard and party hard. You'd struggle to fit in with them if you didn't drink or go to parties.
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    (Original post by aanna)
    sorry to ruin it for you but u wont get into uni unless you are 17 and your chances of getting in are very slim. most unis require u to be 18 and if you are not and you apply for deferred entry then it is a bit more difficult to earn a place. sorry for that. and given that u are gonna be done with your a levels at 16 you must be pretty smart so you could apply to top unis and top unis require u to be 18. i just saw your post about oxford, no way they will let u in.

    and also your opinion on not drinking and not partying and stuff, i doubt that u will have the same opinion in a few years time. medicine is a long degree and most of the people need to find a way to rewind and have fun. take a year out, experience, relax, get some work experience. no matter how smart you are at the interview your immaturity will show. you might be big and tall or whatever and in a body of a grown up but you are not. it comes from experience, im 5ft 9 since i was 13 and everyone used to say i was really mature and everything. applied for medicine this year and i got in my choices but no way i would have been successful if i had an interview 2 years ago.

    Please use proper grammar, this is the internet.
    I have already checked with Oxford, they have stated that they have no age limit on getting into any of their courses, even Medicine. So 'yes way' they could let me in. I'll just have to apply for Universities who accept underage students.

    & I doubt my opinion will change, i'm not the kind of person to get involved with anyone who thinks getting wasted is a good way to pass their time or let loose.

    I am in no way shape or form immature, i am mistaken for eighteen now because of my maturity, so i doubt that will be an issue.

    Please do not tell me what to do or give me false information as it annoys me, your opinion is fine but don't state facts that you don't know to be true.

    Finally, that was you, not me. Each person is different. I may be more mature than you are now, or less so. Either way i am determined to become a doctor and to try my best to get there. No matter how old you get you will continue maturing, so yes you are right, i will be more mature and experienced in two years time, hell even in ten years time, but it doesn't mean that i'm not mature enough to apply for medicine in two years.

    Don't worry, you didn't ruin it for me
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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    I don't know, that's why I started this thread. I know that I can go to university, but not whether i'd be allowed in halls of residence.
    University is for studying and learning, not for getting sh*t-faced and having your face drawn on and contracting STIs. I'd be going there to learn and gain experience, there is plenty things I could do without drinking or taking drugs. But i'm sure if i did choose to drink I could.
    It's my personal choice, should universities allow it I will be going once i'm sixteen.

    *Also, boost because i still haven't got an answer*
    I never said uni was as you put it just for "getting sh*t-faced and having your face drawn on and contracting STIs." I did not mention drugs or drinking to excess. All I was saying is a lot of the events are for those of 18 or over and that your experience would be more fun if your 18 or over. But what do I know right I've only been there.

    I guess you could go on and do your masters and then PHD at 19 or just do another degree Its just my point of view.
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    According to a document I found, there is no minumum age, but some unis (the ones that require patient contact from the start usually it said) would require you to be 18. Therefore, you may not get to choose your top options. Why not do some OU courses alongside working, or something?

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    Is there a minimum age limit for entry to medical school?
    Some medical schools in the UK specify that medical students should be 18 years of age by the beginning of their medical degree. This is generally the case with medical schools that teach the medical degree in a way that requires medical students to have clinical contact with patients from the outset of the course. You are advised to check the minimum age requirement of the medical schools before applying.
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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    Do you think they will let a sixteen year old live in halls of residence with students who are 18+?
    This isn't for right now, its for my future.
    I'm about to start A levels, and i'm nervous about when i apply for university, i know at sixteen i'll be allowed to live in my own flat but thats going to be expensive!

    I don't want to have to email different universities yet as i think i'd be getting ahead of myself.

    Is there any sixteen year olds who are in university now and living in halls?
    well everyone is right to an extent you will miss out on quite a lot of social aspects at uni(freshers week will be lost on you). if I were you I would take a year or two out and take your time to scope out unis go on a few open days check out the city's and then go when you turn 18.

    now that may sound harsh but i have a reson for this some student's (even at 18) go to uni and are not ready mentally (you probably are but you never know) So if you do get in (I hope you do) keep that in mind . there is another option and this could be a good one for you look at Winchester I know for a fact that they have students of 16+ in halls because they are also a registered A-level center I had a mate that went there for his A-levels he really enjoyed it. just think you can be in a degree and back in the halls with people closer you you own age so it's win win .

    whatever you do I wish you the best of luck in your future.
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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    Please use proper grammar, this is the internet.
    I have already checked with Oxford, they have stated that they have no age limit on getting into any of their courses, even Medicine. So 'yes way' they could let me in. I'll just have to apply for Universities who accept underage students.

    & I doubt my opinion will change, i'm not the kind of person to get involved with anyone who thinks getting wasted is a good way to pass their time or let loose.

    I am in no way shape or form immature, i am mistaken for eighteen now because of my maturity, so i doubt that will be an issue.

    Please do not tell me what to do or give me false information as it annoys me, your opinion is fine but don't state facts that you don't know to be true.

    Finally, that was you, not me. Each person is different. I may be more mature than you are now, or less so. Either way i am determined to become a doctor and to try my best to get there. No matter how old you get you will continue maturing, so yes you are right, i will be more mature and experienced in two years time, hell even in ten years time, but it doesn't mean that i'm not mature enough to apply for medicine in two years.

    Don't worry, you didn't ruin it for me
    hhahahaha! with this attitude u wont be getting into a med school, that i can tell for sure i sincerely hope u mature a bit though. and notice the "u", well this is how i type.
    and i offered u a piece of advice and u didnt like it and attacked me for how i write.
    this is the internet. people state their opinion whether it is right or wrong. sorry u go annoyed. wont ever do it again master. and if you are that of a genius, is it that hard to think of emailing the unis to ask them?
    and as for your bragging about doing the 5 IGCSE's alone, RESPECT. so much respect for you. <-- this is sarcasm, maybe you are too young to get it. i did 8 igcse, alone. 3 sciences maths 2 languages business and art. top grades.

    i can undestand a lot about your character as well from your username. ibeatu. so deep! yeah being all competitive and doing everything to succeed. again, wont get u that far either. u need to enjoy life to succeed otherwise u will be left all alone. well, not so alone. you will have your degrees as well but u can stuck them up your arse for all i care.

    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    I never said uni was as you put it just for "getting sh*t-faced and having your face drawn on and contracting STIs." I did not mention drugs or drinking to excess. All I was saying is a lot of the events are for those of 18 or over and that your experience would be more fun if your 18 or over. But what do I know right I've only been there.

    I guess you could go on and do your masters and then PHD at 19 or just do another degree Its just my point of view.
    dont even bother i knwo exactly what u are talking about. hopefully ill get the grades to get into ucl this year and we all know medical school is hard but u can balance everything. and i dont want to miss out on anything and that doesnt mean becoming a drug addict and/or a slut. just enjoy the uni time that everyone says is great and the best years of your life.
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    I get the distinct impression this kid is a bit big for their own boots.


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    Please use proper grammar, this is the internet.
    this sums you up really.
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    I call troll. 5 days ago this kid had only just done City and Guilds and now they're some precocious future med student?

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    (Original post by Ibeatu)
    Please use proper grammar, this is the internet.
    I have already checked with Oxford, they have stated that they have no age limit on getting into any of their courses, even Medicine. So 'yes way' they could let me in. I'll just have to apply for Universities who accept underage students.

    & I doubt my opinion will change, i'm not the kind of person to get involved with anyone who thinks getting wasted is a good way to pass their time or let loose.

    I am in no way shape or form immature, i am mistaken for eighteen now because of my maturity, so i doubt that will be an issue.

    Please do not tell me what to do or give me false information as it annoys me, your opinion is fine but don't state facts that you don't know to be true.

    Finally, that was you, not me. Each person is different. I may be more mature than you are now, or less so. Either way i am determined to become a doctor and to try my best to get there. No matter how old you get you will continue maturing, so yes you are right, i will be more mature and experienced in two years time, hell even in ten years time, but it doesn't mean that i'm not mature enough to apply for medicine in two years.

    Don't worry, you didn't ruin it for me
    From this post alone I think you have a lot more maturing to do than you realize.

    As you've already noted yourself most of the universities operate in their own way with regards to >18 students so the best thing to do would be contact each individually and ask about their policy and whether they'd take you in halls.
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    I think this needs to come back to topic!

    You should inquire directly with the halls of residence that you are potentially applying to. I'm sure that they would be able to bend the rules for someone who meets/exceeds their typical medical offers!

    In regards medicine, I'm not sure you've been informed correctly. As far as I know you need to be 18 for the clinical parts of any medical degree. Most have some limited clinical contact in the pre-clinical years; however you might be able to skip this until year 3 (start of clinical years) when you would be 18, though this would be down to the discretion of the university in question.

    There's more information here, it might be out of date though.
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    Don't know why everyone's putting you down so much to be honest, I think what you're doing is pretty impressive and I think it's partly jealously on their part. And anyway, not all 18 year olds drink, just look at the amount of 'going to uni but don't drink!!' threads on TSR! Have you done GCSE's and what did you get? Also, make sure you do look into work experience - just one thing really isn't going to be enough. Something like a GP surgery may be an option, I shadowed at one when I was 15.
    RE your actual question, if they accept you to study on the course at 16, they'll let you stay in halls probably. I think I recall Oxford having guidelines that you have to have someone looking after you as you're technically a minor and they can't be responsible for you so look that up.
 
 
 
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