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    (Original post by EBG92)
    Congrats everyone on your offers looking forward to seeing you guys in Sept
    Seconded.

    If any of you guys have any questions about the course I'd be happy to try and answer.

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    (Original post by Don'tMessThisUp)
    I've not had a yes or a no!!


    I'm worried that my post has been delivered to another house, we have a corner block of flats with the same door number as ours, on our street,, they get our post all the effing time
    Give them a call definitely!! I'd be climbing the walls.
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    (Original post by topsibelle)
    Give them a call definitely!! I'd be climbing the walls.
    D'you reckon - or do you think it's pushy before the 17th?

    I'm so English, I don't want to upset anyone... *headdesk*
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    (Original post by Don'tMessThisUp)
    D'you reckon - or do you think it's pushy before the 17th?

    I'm so English, I don't want to upset anyone... *headdesk*
    Haha! Just be really overly English - polite and apologetic - on the phone and I'm sure you have nothing to lose It just seems a little odd since everyone else has heard (on tsr at least!) so might be a technical glitch perhaps?

    Did you check your UCAS? Someone mentioned theirs had been updated but they didn't get a notification email, I think?
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    If anyone else is studying for the GAMSAT in September and is in London, hoping to set up a study group so get in touch!


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    (Original post by Don'tMessThisUp)
    I've not had a yes or a no!!


    I'm worried that my post has been delivered to another house, we have a corner block of flats with the same door number as ours, on our street,, they get our post all the effing time
    I've not heard anything yet either
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    Does anyone know what Nottingham's term dates and holidays are like?
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    Hahah, this is ridiculous. I haven't had a UCAS update, I haven't had a letter, but I've just had an invite to the open day so I assume either I'm waiting list or place!

    Hahhahah I give upppppppppppp
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    (Original post by topsibelle)
    Does anyone know what Nottingham's term dates and holidays are like?
    I believe freshers week is 21st Sept, I would have thought we would start before then, but the wording of the letter suggests we start the week after.
    Either way, it's another few weeks I can earn some money before I go!

    (Original post by Don'tMessThisUp)
    Hahah, this is ridiculous. I haven't had a UCAS update, I haven't had a letter, but I've just had an invite to the open day so I assume either I'm waiting list or place!

    Hahhahah I give upppppppppppp
    Now would be an appropriate time to call them. I'd imagine you're wait listed if you haven't had a track update either. Still in the running!
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    Hi Everyone,

    Congrats to everyone with an offer! i was so happy to get one yesterday just wondering if anyone has setup a Facebook group?
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    (Original post by topsibelle)
    Jane, I have a place on a six-year course in case I don't get into GEM. The finance side really doesn't look as bad as I had envisaged, and I certainly don't have £45,000 kicking around either, ha! Several universities offer small bursaries each year, fees for the final two years are paid by the NHS, and there is also the BMA charity to consider. It's a daunting prospect, but with part-time work, the funding I've mentioned, overdraft and a bank loan, I'll be able to pay my fees. Also note that most universities allow you to pay in instalments spread across the year.
    Do you know anything about Exeter with regard to this?! I have an offer for the 5 year course, and while I was there they talked about a bursary of some description but I can't see any info anywhere. Thanks
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    (Original post by FreddyG)
    Do you know anything about Exeter with regard to this?! I have an offer for the 5 year course, and while I was there they talked about a bursary of some description but I can't see any info anywhere. Thanks
    Sorry, I know nothing about Exeter and very little about 5-year courses! I know Sheffield have a bursary scheme of up to £1500 each year, so perhaps Exeter have something similar? Otherwise I would guess they were talking about NHS bursaries. Sorry I have nothing else to proffer!
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    I've taken liberties and made us a group!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/831151383601376/
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    (Original post by topsibelle)
    Sorry, I know nothing about Exeter and very little about 5-year courses! I know Sheffield have a bursary scheme of up to £1500 each year, so perhaps Exeter have something similar? Otherwise I would guess they were talking about NHS bursaries. Sorry I have nothing else to proffer!
    No worries, thanks for your help! I'll give them a call. I'll probably be coming to Nottingham GEM myself; even with a bursary I can't see Exeter being as affordable, but I'm just making sure.
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    (Original post by EBG92)
    Congrats everyone on your offers looking forward to seeing you guys in Sept
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    Seconded.

    If any of you guys have any questions about the course I'd be happy to try and answer.
    I had a few questions, if you wouldn't mind taking a stab at answering some.

    - How well equipped are the PBL rooms? Are they accessible 24/7? Or even just 7 days a week?

    - Anatomy teaching at Swansea seems incredibly well co-ordinated, with students from other Uni's utilising Swansea's Anatomy podcasts. Any idea how Nottingham compares?

    - Do GEM students tend to stay in Derby for the 4 years or move to Nottingham after 18 months? I realise this one is probably variable from year to year, but would be interested in hearing your experiences.

    - To what extent are basic science/clinical research activities available? I realise the majority of labs will be at Nottingham, but can students get involved in these? Even outside of curriculum? E.g. summer projects etc.

    With reference to research, this post seems to suggest there is a society for such antics, but at the open day last year the admissions tutors highlighted that we would be on an accelerated course and there likely wasn't time for that... :confused:
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    (Original post by Don'tMessThisUp)
    D'you reckon - or do you think it's pushy before the 17th?

    I'm so English, I don't want to upset anyone... *headdesk*
    I emailed and I'm on the waiting list, which is why track isn't updated!
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    I had a few questions, if you wouldn't mind taking a stab at answering some.

    - How well equipped are the PBL rooms? Are they accessible 24/7? Or even just 7 days a week?

    - Anatomy teaching at Swansea seems incredibly well co-ordinated, with students from other Uni's utilising Swansea's Anatomy podcasts. Any idea how Nottingham compares?

    - Do GEM students tend to stay in Derby for the 4 years or move to Nottingham after 18 months? I realise this one is probably variable from year to year, but would be interested in hearing your experiences.

    - To what extent are basic science/clinical research activities available? I realise the majority of labs will be at Nottingham, but can students get involved in these? Even outside of curriculum? E.g. summer projects etc.

    With reference to research, this post seems to suggest there is a society for such antics, but at the open day last year the admissions tutors highlighted that we would be on an accelerated course and there likely wasn't time for that... :confused:
    1. Can use PBL anytime except when the people in the year above/below are having a PBL session.

    2. I found it really good. The workshops are really good and I use my workbook still on clinical placement.

    3. Depends! You will probably end up in all the sites. Most people tend to migrate over to Nottingham eventually though.

    4. I suppose you can but honestly you will be so busy on GEM you won't get much time to devote to it. Most people try to get an audit done on clinical phase.

    Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns

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    (Original post by nug)
    The only thing different this year was my GAMSAT and UKCAT scores. The rest of application was exactly the same. Its all just about getting your foot in the door to show them what you are all about!
    how did you study for UKCAT this time around as I unfortunately only got mid 600s and need to bump it to mid 700s! I need to think about this soon as UKCAT is September time, which is coming at us fast again!
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    (Original post by maherro)
    1. Can use PBL anytime except when the people in the year above/below are having a PBL session.

    2. I found it really good. The workshops are really good and I use my workbook still on clinical placement.

    3. Depends! You will probably end up in all the sites. Most people tend to migrate over to Nottingham eventually though.

    4. I suppose you can but honestly you will be so busy on GEM you won't get much time to devote to it. Most people try to get an audit done on clinical phase.

    Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns

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    Thanks!

    So you'll be at Lincoln for at least one rotation almost definitely? Was hoping I might escape that one unscathed, Swansea has equally distant placements though as do most med schools these days.
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    I had a few questions, if you wouldn't mind taking a stab at answering some.

    - How well equipped are the PBL rooms? Are they accessible 24/7? Or even just 7 days a week?

    - Anatomy teaching at Swansea seems incredibly well co-ordinated, with students from other Uni's utilising Swansea's Anatomy podcasts. Any idea how Nottingham compares?

    - Do GEM students tend to stay in Derby for the 4 years or move to Nottingham after 18 months? I realise this one is probably variable from year to year, but would be interested in hearing your experiences.

    - To what extent are basic science/clinical research activities available? I realise the majority of labs will be at Nottingham, but can students get involved in these? Even outside of curriculum? E.g. summer projects etc.

    With reference to research, this post seems to suggest there is a society for such antics, but at the open day last year the admissions tutors highlighted that we would be on an accelerated course and there likely wasn't time for that... :confused:
    Maherro covered pretty much everything I'd have said.

    Where research is concerned I can't say I've come across all that many opportunities if any at all, though I haven't particularly gone looking. What I will say is that there isn't a research society based over here in Derby, and you might find trying to keep up with a society/activities over at University Park a stretch with the workload as suggested, as well as getting back and forth

    Also the PBL rooms are well equipped and the building (and rooms are accessible) 24/7, except where the other year is scheduled to use them for a PBL session. You'll probably have seen that they all have a few computers and the core textbooks in them, some also have kettles and fridges, though there is a kitchenette at the end of the corridor that has microwaves, a fridge and boiling water.
 
 
 
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