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    (Original post by HarrisonGCSE)
    Does anyone know of unis which don't focus too much on extracurricular activities? I feel like everyone on here has a gold medal at the olympics already
    Any unis which look at PS heavily will judge extra curriculars so places like Manchester, liverpool, lancaster, bristol, edinburgh and nottingham off the top of my head


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    Hey, I know I have posting a lot recently around medicine threads but I cannot make up my mind where to apply and every time I think I have, I change my mind! I need to decide firmly as deadline for me is less than a month quivk stats summary:
    GCSE:10A* 3A
    AS: AAAAA (UMS 90 in maths, no others)
    A2 predictions: idk yet, prob A*A*AA
    UKCAT: 810 average
    Extra curriculars: sport, social action, volunteering, extra reading etc prefects
    Work experience: gastroenterological surgery, stroke ward, GP surgery, hospice, disabled children

    I think I am applying to Cambridge, so that's one choice. Do not want to apply to more than one BMAT, it is the other three choices I am unsure about. Is Edinburgh too competitive to risk? I want unis which I have the best chance at getting in with my stats as I'm risking going for Cambridge. What does everyone think?
    Was looking at bham, Notts, kings, Edinburgh, keele, Bristol and others ifk many if there are any good ones for me plz say aha
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Hey, I know I have posting a lot recently around medicine threads but I cannot make up my mind where to apply and every time I think I have, I change my mind! I need to decide firmly as deadline for me is less than a month quivk stats summary:
    GCSE:10A* 3A
    AS: AAAAA (UMS 90 in maths, no others)
    A2 predictions: idk yet, prob A*A*AA
    UKCAT: 810 average
    Extra curriculars: sport, social action, volunteering, extra reading etc prefects
    Work experience: gastroenterological surgery, stroke ward, GP surgery, hospice, disabled children

    I think I am applying to Cambridge, so that's one choice. Do not want to apply to more than one BMAT, it is the other three choices I am unsure about. Is Edinburgh too competitive to risk? I want unis which I have the best chance at getting in with my stats as I'm risking going for Cambridge. What does everyone think?
    Was looking at bham, Notts, kings, Edinburgh, keele, Bristol and others ifk many if there are any good ones for me plz say aha
    Bham, nottingham, leicester, UEA, southampton, newcastle, exeter, barts, KCL would all be perfect for your stats, if you have a sound PS and good UKCAT band then try edinburgh but both edinburgh and cambridge is always risky as they are both SUPER competative, especially because edinburgh dont interview.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Bham, nottingham, leicester, UEA, southampton, newcastle, exeter, barts, KCL would all be perfect for your stats, if you have a sound PS and good UKCAT band then try edinburgh but both edinburgh and cambridge is always risky as they are both SUPER competative, especially because edinburgh dont interview.


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    Okay thanks!! I got band 1 in the UKCAT but the personal statement is more subjective, do they like more academic personal statements or more about extracurriculars and social stuff? As mine is more on the academic side
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Okay thanks!! I got band 1 in the UKCAT but the personal statement is more subjective, do they like more academic personal statements or more about extracurriculars and social stuff? As mine is more on the academic side
    They like a mix for PS.

    I would say go and find the edinburgh admissions policy but you would make a strong application there honestly.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Bham, nottingham, leicester, UEA, southampton, newcastle, exeter, barts, KCL would all be perfect for your stats, if you have a sound PS and good UKCAT band then try edinburgh but both edinburgh and cambridge is always risky as they are both SUPER competative, especially because edinburgh dont interview.


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    Okay thanks!! I got band 1 in the UKCAT but the personal statement is more subjective, do they like more academic personal statements or more about extracurriculars and social stuff? As mine is more on the academic side
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    Hi guys I just wondered if any of you could suggest good places to apply based on these stats...

    GCSE: 10a* (2*100%)
    UKCAT: 700 and Band 1
    AS LEVELS AV: 92.6 and 100 UMS Geography
    A LEVELS; BIO, CHEM, MATHS, GEOG

    + National athlete (do any like extracurricular more???)

    Thanks
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    (Original post by nellyelephant)
    Hi guys I just wondered if any of you could suggest good places to apply based on these stats...

    GCSE: 10a* (2*100%)
    UKCAT: 700 and Band 1
    AS LEVELS AV: 92.6 and 100 UMS Geography
    A LEVELS; BIO, CHEM, MATHS, GEOG

    + National athlete (do any like extracurricular more???)

    Thanks
    Oxford, cardiff, birmingham, UCL, leicester, manchester, nottingham, QUB, st andrews, exeter, UEA, KCL, aberdeen, dundee all sound like great choices for you.

    Any med schools you have in mind, its easier to advise you when you have some in mind.


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    Hey can you guys help me narrow down my uni choices please?
    I got 7a* (inc. all core subjects) and 3a's at GCSEaaaa at AS670 Band 2 UKCAT9 months volunteering and 2 weeks work exp. (both at a hospital)
    Im thinking maybe Nottingham, Bristol, UEA?
    Any suggestions for my safest choices + other potentials?
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    (Original post by 1potato2potato)
    Hey can you guys help me narrow down my uni choices please?
    I got 7a* (inc. all core subjects) and 3a's at GCSEaaaa at AS670 Band 2 UKCAT9 months volunteering and 2 weeks work exp. (both at a hospital)
    Im thinking maybe Nottingham, Bristol, UEA?
    Any suggestions for my safest choices + other potentials?
    Leicester, UEA, SGUL, birmingham, bristol, nottingham, liverpool, aberdeen all may be great ones to consider.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Leicester, UEA, SGUL, birmingham, bristol, nottingham, liverpool, aberdeen all may be great ones to consider.


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    Cool, thanks a lot. Never even considered Aberdeen or Birmingham before, i'll look into all these.
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Southampton and sheffield are both UKCAT heavy this year, i would advise only applying to one of these as your UKCAT is not amazing (not bad at all, but not over 700 which is what a lot of people who apply to UKCAT heavy unis have).
    Kings may be risky but if you love it go for it. I would advise only 1/2 risky applications though!
    Leicester looks like a good choice, what about HYMS, nottingham, UEA? You will have good stats for these unis.

    Imperial only care about the BMAT. Honestly i wouldnt advise applying to imperial, KCL and sheffield/southampton as it will be 3 riskier applications, aim for 2 safer ones as a medical degree is a medical degree at the end of the day, getting in is so difficult so at least give yourself 2 sure shots at an interview.


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    Thank you so much What about Keele? Is that UKCAT heavy as well??
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    (Original post by sububzi)
    Thank you so much What about Keele? Is that UKCAT heavy as well??
    Keele isnt UKCAT heavy no, they exclude the bottom 20% of scores and then look at the voluntary work form they issue, need a lot of good work experience for keele generally.


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    HELP PLEASE
    Just did my UKCAT and did so bad 1870 so averages to 623!
    GCSEs : 6A*'s and 3A's
    A level predictions: A* A A (maths, bio, chem)
    Work experience: GP's and attending home visits , week in a hospital + observing surgeries, 6 months part time at a care home
    And I'm good for extra curricular.

    The only UKCAT university I'm really fussed about is St.Geogres but I think it's too low to apply. Any advice would be appreciated.
    I will do the BMAT as I want to go to Sussex.

    (I was in band 3 for situational judgement lol, but St.Geroges isn't looking at that this year. )
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    UKCAT of 550 740 and 720 Band 1 SJ
    GCSEs 6A* 4A 1B
    I really like nottingham but i dont know if my stats are good enough?? help
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    I've been stalking this thread for a long while, likely since the beginning and I may have posted a few times, but have never posted my stats as I've been waiting till I pretty much have a comprehensive list.
    Having sat my UKCAT today, I thought I'd post here!

    GCSEs: 8A*'s and 3 A's.
    AS Results: AAAA (96% average UMS) - all external exams.
    A Level Predictions: Likely A*A*A*
    UKCAT: 757 average. - Sub section scores: VR = 700, QR = 890 and AR = 680. Band 2 situational judgement.

    Voluntary Work:
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    • Fund raiser, organised a group of teenagers and led them to raise money for Marie Curie via an array of activities.
    • Volunteering to help out in younger year Maths and Science classes, and with individual students.
    • Mentoring Year 8 students who have poor attendance / academic achievement.
    • Large teaching hospital volunteer - 10 months on SAU (surgical assessment unit) and have currently done 8 hours (2 weeks) in A&E.
    • British Red Cross Charity Shop Volunteer - 6 months.
    Super-curricular activities:
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    • One week in a large teaching hospital - 1 day in Ophthalmology, 2 days in A&E and 2 days observing admin work.
    • One week in shadowing a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon in my local heart and chest hospital.
    • One day in a local community pharmacy and one day in a hospital pharmacy, shadowing pharmacists and generally seeing how things work
    • UNIQ (Oxford summer school) for medicine, Liverpool University summer school for medicine, CUSU (Cambridge University) shadowing scheme shadowing a 1st year medic and a Queen Mary summer school for medicine.
    • 4 weeks (in total around 160 hours) of volunteering in a neurological centre on a research project into MS and MND as part of the Nuffield project.
    • Attended a number of medical lectures in Oxford University and Cambridge University.
    • Reading of the usual books.
    • Hardly a super-curricular, but I'm Deputy Head at my school.
    Extra-curricular activities:
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    • Play piano and keyboard.
    • Perform in amateur theatre, professional productions and screen work with LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) and my agency, and have done for around 4 years now.
    • Completed NCS.
    • Keen sportsman - Badminton, running and table tennis - all a hobby as opposed to anything serious.
    Was initially thinking of Cardiff and Birmingham due to them being particularly GCSE heavy and having (relative to my school) fairly strong GCSEs. As well as these two, I was thinking of Liverpool - mainly because it's my home city and I'm part of a widening participation scheme, which, providing I meet all the other criteria for medicine and get an offer, means I'm eligible for a reduced offer of ABB.
    On top of these three, I was thinking of Oxbridge.

    Having completed my UKCAT today and received my score I am now in a little bit of a predicament seeing as Cardiff don't hardly look at the UKCAT. I'm still very much thinking about Birmingham and I will likely apply there. However, I'm not sure what to do about Liverpool, seeing as they don't care too much about UKCAT so I may not be the most competitive applicant, but I do get a reduced offer if I am successful in getting an offer - this would be a nice insurance.

    Evidently, more research is needed in terms of University entry requirements, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Apologies for the long post, but thanks in advance
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    (Original post by Kozmo)
    I've been stalking this thread for a long while, likely since the beginning and I may have posted a few times, but have never posted my stats as I've been waiting till I pretty much have a comprehensive list.
    Having sat my UKCAT today, I thought I'd post here!

    GCSEs: 8A*'s and 3 A's.
    AS Results: AAAA (96% average UMS) - all external exams.
    A Level Predictions: Likely A*A*A*
    UKCAT: 757 average. - Sub section scores: VR = 700, QR = 890 and AR = 680. Band 2 situational judgement.

    Voluntary Work:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    • Fund raiser, organised a group of teenagers and led them to raise money for Marie Curie via an array of activities.
    • Volunteering to help out in younger year Maths and Science classes, and with individual students.
    • Mentoring Year 8 students who have poor attendance / academic achievement.
    • Large teaching hospital volunteer - 10 months on SAU (surgical assessment unit) and have currently done 8 hours (2 weeks) in A&E.
    • British Red Cross Charity Shop Volunteer - 6 months.
    Super-curricular activities:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    • One week in a large teaching hospital - 1 day in Ophthalmology, 2 days in A&E and 2 days observing admin work.
    • One week in shadowing a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon in my local heart and chest hospital.
    • One day in a local community pharmacy and one day in a hospital pharmacy, shadowing pharmacists and generally seeing how things work
    • UNIQ (Oxford summer school) for medicine, Liverpool University summer school for medicine, CUSU (Cambridge University) shadowing scheme shadowing a 1st year medic and a Queen Mary summer school for medicine.
    • 4 weeks (in total around 160 hours) of volunteering in a neurological centre on a research project into MS and MND as part of the Nuffield project.
    • Attended a number of medical lectures in Oxford University and Cambridge University.
    • Reading of the usual books.
    • Hardly a super-curricular, but I'm Deputy Head at my school.
    Extra-curricular activities:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    • Play piano and keyboard.
    • Perform in amateur theatre, professional productions and screen work with LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) and my agency, and have done for around 4 years now.
    • Completed NCS.
    • Keen sportsman - Badminton, running and table tennis - all a hobby as opposed to anything serious.
    Was initially thinking of Cardiff and Birmingham due to them being particularly GCSE heavy and having (relative to my school) fairly strong GCSEs. As well as these two, I was thinking of Liverpool - mainly because it's my home city and I'm part of a widening participation scheme, which, providing I meet all the other criteria for medicine and get an offer, means I'm eligible for a reduced offer of ABB.
    On top of these three, I was thinking of Oxbridge.

    Having completed my UKCAT today and received my score I am now in a little bit of a predicament seeing as Cardiff don't hardly look at the UKCAT. I'm still very much thinking about Birmingham and I will likely apply there. However, I'm not sure what to do about Liverpool, seeing as they don't care too much about UKCAT so I may not be the most competitive applicant, but I do get a reduced offer if I am successful in getting an offer - this would be a nice insurance.

    Evidently, more research is needed in terms of University entry requirements, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Apologies for the long post, but thanks in advance
    Jesus... i thought i had a lot of work experience. Just a question, but do you have medical links in the family (i.e. Parents consultants)?
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    Seeing everyone else is posting theirs...

    Grades:
    GCSE - 9A*, 2A
    As Level - 4As
    A Level Predictions - Probably A*A*A
    UKCAT Score - Band 2, 723.

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1x Week in a Dementia Day Care
    1x Week at local GP
    1x Week On Surgical Ward
    1 1/2 Years volunteering with local cubs group.
    3x Months Geriatric Ward (Feeding and talking with patients)
    A lot of lectures

    Extracurricular Activities:
    Grade 7 (Almost 8) Ukulele - done a few concerts
    Charities Team at school
    Run a youtube channel producing educational videos about medicine (Simple, bare bones explanations of disorders and diseases).
    I really like books... and hate sport

    My application feels so weak compared to others but, then again, this is TSR
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    (Original post by Kozmo)
    I've been stalking this thread for a long while, likely since the beginning and I may have posted a few times, but have never posted my stats as I've been waiting till I pretty much have a comprehensive list.
    Having sat my UKCAT today, I thought I'd post here!

    GCSEs: 8A*'s and 3 A's.
    AS Results: AAAA (96% average UMS) - all external exams.
    A Level Predictions: Likely A*A*A*
    UKCAT: 757 average. - Sub section scores: VR = 700, QR = 890 and AR = 680. Band 2 situational judgement.

    Voluntary Work:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    • Fund raiser, organised a group of teenagers and led them to raise money for Marie Curie via an array of activities.
    • Volunteering to help out in younger year Maths and Science classes, and with individual students.
    • Mentoring Year 8 students who have poor attendance / academic achievement.
    • Large teaching hospital volunteer - 10 months on SAU (surgical assessment unit) and have currently done 8 hours (2 weeks) in A&E.
    • British Red Cross Charity Shop Volunteer - 6 months.
    Super-curricular activities:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    • One week in a large teaching hospital - 1 day in Ophthalmology, 2 days in A&E and 2 days observing admin work.
    • One week in shadowing a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon in my local heart and chest hospital.
    • One day in a local community pharmacy and one day in a hospital pharmacy, shadowing pharmacists and generally seeing how things work
    • UNIQ (Oxford summer school) for medicine, Liverpool University summer school for medicine, CUSU (Cambridge University) shadowing scheme shadowing a 1st year medic and a Queen Mary summer school for medicine.
    • 4 weeks (in total around 160 hours) of volunteering in a neurological centre on a research project into MS and MND as part of the Nuffield project.
    • Attended a number of medical lectures in Oxford University and Cambridge University.
    • Reading of the usual books.
    • Hardly a super-curricular, but I'm Deputy Head at my school.
    Extra-curricular activities:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    • Play piano and keyboard.
    • Perform in amateur theatre, professional productions and screen work with LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) and my agency, and have done for around 4 years now.
    • Completed NCS.
    • Keen sportsman - Badminton, running and table tennis - all a hobby as opposed to anything serious.
    Was initially thinking of Cardiff and Birmingham due to them being particularly GCSE heavy and having (relative to my school) fairly strong GCSEs. As well as these two, I was thinking of Liverpool - mainly because it's my home city and I'm part of a widening participation scheme, which, providing I meet all the other criteria for medicine and get an offer, means I'm eligible for a reduced offer of ABB.
    On top of these three, I was thinking of Oxbridge.

    Having completed my UKCAT today and received my score I am now in a little bit of a predicament seeing as Cardiff don't hardly look at the UKCAT. I'm still very much thinking about Birmingham and I will likely apply there. However, I'm not sure what to do about Liverpool, seeing as they don't care too much about UKCAT so I may not be the most competitive applicant, but I do get a reduced offer if I am successful in getting an offer - this would be a nice insurance.

    Evidently, more research is needed in terms of University entry requirements, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Apologies for the long post, but thanks in advance
    What did you get in GCSEs for the two English and maths and double science? This is used to determine how high of a ukcat is needed to get an interview at University of Birmingham.
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    So is nobody here thinking about Manchester?

    Also, if anyone can help me out, are my uni choices too risky? I didn't do too well on my GCSEs, but I'm applying with achieved A level grades of A*A*A in Bio, Maths and Chem, along with 760 average in the UKCAT...

    I was thinking Manchester, Keele, Leicester and Barts. I know Manchester are willing to compensate bad GCSEs with achieved A levels, but I'm not sure whether any of the last three are considered GCSE-heavy?

    I'm also okay-ish with extracurriculars. A year working with children with special needs (autism and the like), a few months volunteering at an educational institute's clinic, a couple weeks shadowing a neurologist, school football team and the student council.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
 
 
 
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