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    (Original post by neuronerd)
    Havent had an offer yet! Just sorting my student loan ( you can change the uni after applying)
    Do you have a link for it?


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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    Do you have a link for it?


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    Its just the normal student finance page. Type it in on google and its the top hit (on my phone so cant link)
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    (Original post by neuronerd)
    Its just the normal student finance page. Type it in on google and its the top hit (on my phone so cant link)
    No that's fine thanks. Just didn't know if there was a specific link for a gem page


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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    No that's fine thanks. Just didn't know if there was a specific link for a gem page


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    You just apply as normal, when you select the course the fees change
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    (Original post by Foaly09)
    As someone who is aiming for GEM and are working on applying for an undergraduate course, is there any advice you guys can give?
    Be realistic!

    The competition for each GEM place is far more intense than for any of the 5 year courses. And you are up against high achieving people who will all have stonker levels of work experience and are confident at interview - some are practising dentists or have years of other relevant clinical professional experience. So, yes - be realistic about the competition and your chances.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    Be realistic!

    The competition for each GEM place is far more intense than for any of the 5 year courses. And you are up against high achieving people who will all have stonker levels of work experience and are confident at interview - some are practising dentists or have years of other relevant clinical professional experience. So, yes - be realistic about the competition and your chances.
    Whilst I think your advice isn't too far wrong, I do think the competition is blown out of proportion. O
    If you meet the cut off for gamsat/ukcat (the hardest part I feel) as long as you do 'sufficient' interview/selection day prep, you'll get a place. Without blowing my own trumpet, I've just gone through my first cycle of applications and got 3 offers. Very doable people, don't be put off 😁


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    Whilst I think your advice isn't too far wrong, I do think the competition is blown out of proportion. O
    If you meet the cut off for gamsat/ukcat (the hardest part I feel) as long as you do 'sufficient' interview/selection day prep, you'll get a place. Without blowing my own trumpet, I've just gone through my first cycle of applications and got 3 offers. Very doable people, don't be put off 😁


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    I agree. There are so many different things that can make you stand out. I have 2 offers from my first cycle too and I wouldn't say I'm anything special! Don't let competition put you off just give it your best shot!


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    ^^
    well done on your offers. Where have you been accepted?
    thanks
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    On being realistic...

    I have poor A-levels (BCC) Bio, Chem and ICT. I am on pace on getting 2:1 and can get a 1:1 (currently on second year).
    I have been a SJA volunteer for a year (85 Hours for the first year), a lung-function ward volunteer since December 2015 (3-4 hours a week), currently scheduled to shadow doctors in a hospital for atleast a week and looking for for a HCA job (VERY challenging). If I am being realistic, are these work experience sufficient enough for my 2017-entry application?

    Very scared about the coming application, but everyone here is so supportive and I can't thank you guys enough. Such a positive and encouraging thread. Hope I get to where most of you offer holders are, Congratulations!
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    (Original post by aspiringmedic123)
    On being realistic...

    I have poor A-levels (BCC) Bio, Chem and ICT. I am on pace on getting 2:1 and can get a 1:1 (currently on second year).
    I have been a SJA volunteer for a year (85 Hours for the first year), a lung-function ward volunteer since December 2015 (3-4 hours a week), currently scheduled to shadow doctors in a hospital for atleast a week and looking for for a HCA job (VERY challenging). If I am being realistic, are these work experience sufficient enough for my 2017-entry application?

    Very scared about the coming application, but everyone here is so supportive and I can't thank you guys enough. Such a positive and encouraging thread. Hope I get to where most of you offer holders are, Congratulations!
    That sort of background will be fine for Warwick Good luck! Focus on getting that 2:1 and preparing for any admissions tests -- they're the single biggest factor in getting an interview.
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    (Original post by aspiringmedic123)
    On being realistic...

    I have poor A-levels (BCC) Bio, Chem and ICT. I am on pace on getting 2:1 and can get a 1:1 (currently on second year).
    I have been a SJA volunteer for a year (85 Hours for the first year), a lung-function ward volunteer since December 2015 (3-4 hours a week), currently scheduled to shadow doctors in a hospital for atleast a week and looking for for a HCA job (VERY challenging). If I am being realistic, are these work experience sufficient enough for my 2017-entry application?

    Very scared about the coming application, but everyone here is so supportive and I can't thank you guys enough. Such a positive and encouraging thread. Hope I get to where most of you offer holders are, Congratulations!
    Mate I don't have any a-levels. Don't worry about it


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    (Original post by MJK91)
    That sort of background will be fine for Warwick Good luck! Focus on getting that 2:1 and preparing for any admissions tests -- they're the single biggest factor in getting an interview.

    Thanks! Are you a Warwick offer holder? How was your application?

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    Mate I don't have any a-levels. Don't worry about it
    Thanks I'll try not worry till the admissions tests get here D:
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    (Original post by aspiringmedic123)
    Thanks! Are you a Warwick offer holder? How was your application?
    I'm a current student (1st year) but had 3 rejections. Shite A-levels and missed out on the UKCAT cut-off for 2 years :P So work hard for the UKCAT!
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    Has anyone heard from St. George's? I think the last date for (graduate) interviews was 26 February so am wondering when we should expect to hear one way or the other.... Thanks!
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    (Original post by dj263)
    Has anyone heard from St. George's? I think the last date for (graduate) interviews was 26 February so am wondering when we should expect to hear one way or the other.... Thanks!
    No I haven't heard yet... I'm wondering how long it will be too, last year they heard a week after the last interview date but it seems to be taking longer this year...
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    I had my interview on 25th. The dude said then "we have a meeting in 2.5 weeks and you will hear after that, so about 3 weeks from now". Though it wasn't explicit, my assumption was that they would be agreeing on all the offers in said meeting, so everyone would hear around the same time.

    So I reckon we're looking at 2nd half of next week. More than happy to be proved wrong though!
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    Oh my goodness, I was told it would be much earlier than that (I had my interview the first week). I guess I should stop constantly refreshing my emails then ...
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    (Original post by rosalita)
    I had my interview on 25th. The dude said then "we have a meeting in 2.5 weeks and you will hear after that, so about 3 weeks from now". Though it wasn't explicit, my assumption was that they would be agreeing on all the offers in said meeting, so everyone would hear around the same time.

    So I reckon we're looking at 2nd half of next week. More than happy to be proved wrong though!
    I think you're right, thanks for the update!
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    For those who had SGUL interviews, they ask you to bring 'all original examination certificates' which to me means, A-levels, GCSE's and additional extra curricular's (which I did bring) but in hindsight I didn't bring my degree certificate.... Has this screwed me or will they get in contact if they want it?
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    (Original post by Cuts92)
    For those who had SGUL interviews, they ask you to bring 'all original examination certificates' which to me means, A-levels, GCSE's and additional extra curricular's (which I did bring) but in hindsight I didn't bring my degree certificate.... Has this screwed me or will they get in contact if they want it?
    I'm surprised they didn't mention it on the day! Not everyone has their degree certificates, as some applicants may still be in their 2nd year, so it won't have screwed you! Best thing to do is just ring the admissions and see what they want rather than waiting for them to contact you!
 
 
 
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