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    Wow, there's quite an anti-Georges buzz going on. I get what you mean with interviews. I actually fairly enjoyed the process at Notts. In terms of transport cost in London I think it's fairly minimal with oyster but get what you mean. Want to live in London at some point before I'm forty but guess F1/F2 could be good there. If most at Notts are in same boat with being miles from home guess it should be quite sociable. All it needs is a bar on site (big plus point for George's!)

    It's sad but I would like a "proper" (read messy) fresher's week so I can pretend I'm still young. I wonder if there's a fun-bus to Nottingham during Derby fresher's?!

    I would also love to play sport again. I understand the demands of the course are going to be significant but 2 hours on a Wednesday to unwind? The last few years I've been doing 2 jobs working well over 40 hours every week and still found time for a fair amount of socialising and training, surely it is achievable?

    The way I see the money situation London costs more but you get more funding so it's not really a massive factor.

    I am tempted to cancel application at George's now and get set for Notts but need to talk it over with friends/family before I take the plunge.
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    (Original post by dangeroux)
    Wow, there's quite an anti-Georges buzz going on. I get what you mean with interviews. I actually fairly enjoyed the process at Notts. In terms of transport cost in London I think it's fairly minimal with oyster but get what you mean. Want to live in London at some point before I'm forty but guess F1/F2 could be good there. If most at Notts are in same boat with being miles from home guess it should be quite sociable. All it needs is a bar on site (big plus point for George's!)
    From what I gather there is a bus that travels from Derby to Queens Medical Centre quite frequently. Though not a party bus, it'll get you to Nottingham.

    I would also love to play sport again. I understand the demands of the course are going to be significant but 2 hours on a Wednesday to unwind? The last few years I've been doing 2 jobs working well over 40 hours every week and still found time for a fair amount of socialising and training, surely it is achievable?
    Pretty sure there are UNAD sports societies in Derby, though if you're in it for the sport socials aspect you may be disappointed.
    I'm estimating the workload to be much more than a 40 hour week. Even so, the things I'd prioritise in my time off don't revolve around a bar. Not to say there's anything wrong with that, but it explains the difference in opinion.

    The way I see the money situation London costs more but you get more funding so it's not really a massive factor.
    Typical rent in London is approximately £600pcm, Derby is approximately £260pcm. That's over 100% increase in rent, the extra loan amount is only a 50% increase. The extra loan provided does not increase consistently with the increased cost.

    If you want to, wait until the deadline, at least then you can make a decision between the two if you get an offer from SGUL. Otherwise the decision is already made for you.
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    (Original post by dangeroux)
    Wow, there's quite an anti-Georges buzz going on. I get what you mean with interviews. I actually fairly enjoyed the process at Notts. In terms of transport cost in London I think it's fairly minimal with oyster but get what you mean. Want to live in London at some point before I'm forty but guess F1/F2 could be good there. If most at Notts are in same boat with being miles from home guess it should be quite sociable. All it needs is a bar on site (big plus point for George's!)

    It's sad but I would like a "proper" (read messy) fresher's week so I can pretend I'm still young. I wonder if there's a fun-bus to Nottingham during Derby fresher's?!

    I would also love to play sport again. I understand the demands of the course are going to be significant but 2 hours on a Wednesday to unwind? The last few years I've been doing 2 jobs working well over 40 hours every week and still found time for a fair amount of socialising and training, surely it is achievable?

    The way I see the money situation London costs more but you get more funding so it's not really a massive factor.

    I am tempted to cancel application at George's now and get set for Notts but need to talk it over with friends/family before I take the plunge.
    I'm the same, really tempted to just accept warwick, but to be honest we'll find out in a couple of weeks anyway and you're not losing out by waiting - your notts place will still be there (i know this comment will be unpopular with people on waiting lists, but at the end of the day its your life for the next 4 years - you may as well wait it out and ensure you're 100% sure with your choice) as zorg says you may not get a place at sgul and then your choice is made for you - I'm not really sure why I'm waiting as my chances of getting an offer from the sgul waiting list are so low!
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    Even so, the things I'd prioritise in my time off don't revolve around a bar.
    I wouldn't say my spare time is going to revolve around a bar but a quiet pint after uni or a library session might help transition from work time to "me" time. Especially if surrounded by like-minded people.

    As for sport socials, been there, done that. It's the sport I miss, not the socials. I never could handle my drink...
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    Got a final 'no' from SGUL today - have to say, was a bit surprised, as I thought I'd be up on the list with a 69/70 in the GAMSAT, I assume that most people took their places this year!

    Damn, feel a bit deflated by all that, but I do already have a place, so that's that, I guess!
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    Same. Had pretty much already decided against George's but helped take any decision-making out of the equation.
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    For anyone still on the waiting list, I've declined my place and opted for Swansea instead. Good luck
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    Hey guys I am international student and I thinking of applyyng to st george next year for graduate entry medical program. But I am really confused if I should or not because I have heard various responses regarding the reputation of this university and the medicine program here. I want an honest decision from you and help out in deciding whether I should apply into this uni? I want to know if St. george is acknowledged as well known university in Uk. Does it have a good reputation and how would people look down to someone who graduated in MD from St. Georege as compared to graduates from other UK medical schools. Is it worth to study here with such a high tution fee? Thanks
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    (Original post by Aqua_2000)
    Hey guys I am international student and I thinking of applyyng to st george next year for graduate entry medical program. But I am really confused if I should or not because I have heard various responses regarding the reputation of this university and the medicine program here. I want an honest decision from you and help out in deciding whether I should apply into this uni? I want to know if St. george is acknowledged as well known university in Uk. Does it have a good reputation and how would people look down to someone who graduated in MD from St. Georege as compared to graduates from other UK medical schools. Is it worth to study here with such a high tution fee? Thanks
    I think what a lot of people forget is that St George's is a small, mostly vocational university. It's set apart, far from the more centrally located London universities and won't have as high an esteem as more 'academically' looked upon universities. The buildings are quite old and that's because it doesn't receive a lot of funding and the location is not as vibrant as other universities. But St George's trust is a wonderful place to learn and one of the hardest deaneries to get into. I've done HCA work in lots of London trusts and St George's and UCLH are the only places I've genuinely enjoyed being at. It's a small year group, both for graduate and undergraduate so you get to know everyone. I've heard great things about the organisation and how friendly teachers and consultants can be. I wouldn't decide which university to go to based on university rankings, make sure you try to visit any uni's you're interested in to be able to make an informed decision.
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    Yeah I think you are right I should not just rely on university rankings as it is a matter of personal opinion by students. One things that I found out when I did my reserach was that it says it is the second oldest university in Uk and highly specialized in health related program such as medicine. On a postitive note, I believe that alll UK universities are considered as world best universities in terms of academics so it doesnot matter whether one graduated from UCL or St. george. it should give the same impression.

    My situation has been intensely bad . as i did my research for graduate entry medical program, I found that this is the only universities that has the program which is especially designed for international students (Canadians, USA). For the rest, I would have to write UKCAT which is another extra piece of work whereas this university will also my except my MCAT. So I see higher chances of getting admitted to St.George as compared to other UK universities.
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    (Original post by Aqua_2000)
    Yeah I think you are right I should not just rely on university rankings as it is a matter of personal opinion by students. One things that I found out when I did my reserach was that it says it is the second oldest university in Uk and highly specialized in health related program such as medicine. On a postitive note, I believe that alll UK universities are considered as world best universities in terms of academics so it doesnot matter whether one graduated from UCL or St. george. it should give the same impression.

    My situation has been intensely bad . as i did my research for graduate entry medical program, I found that this is the only universities that has the program which is especially designed for international students (Canadians, USA). For the rest, I would have to write UKCAT which is another extra piece of work whereas this university will also my except my MCAT. So I see higher chances of getting admitted to St.George as compared to other UK universities.
    St George's looks favourably on international students as they bring in more money, but that's a good thing for international students. You'll feel less out of your comfort zone if there are more people there who share the same situation as you, but it also means their student services for international students is top notch.
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    I am applying for the 2016 class of the international MBBS medical four year course.
    I am told letters for interviews are being sent in the next 7 days!
    Nervous.
    I am coming from the US and I also applied to the four MCAT based Ireland medical school four year medical programs.
    Anyone else in my situation?
    cwr
 
 
 
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