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    epidemiology is breaking my soul.
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    Starting to get an annoying number of spam texts despite being incredibly scrupulous about who I hand my number out to. Any suggestions as to what I can do other than report them to O2? Always from different numbers. I assume it is just mass spamming to randomly generated numbers which I can't really do anything about.

    Edit: Oh and in other news - practiced taking histories from real patients today. Was pretty cool.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Starting to get an annoying number of spam texts despite being incredibly scrupulous about who I hand my number out to. Any suggestions as to what I can do other than report them to O2? Always from different numbers. I assume it is just mass spamming to randomly generated numbers which I can't really do anything about.

    Edit: Oh and in other news - practiced taking histories from real patients today. Was pretty cool.
    Your number's not public on your facebook profile or something like that is it? I can't say this is something I have a problem with. I get the occasional spam text from locum agencies, but I gave them my number (unfortunately).

    That or you've been signing up to some dodgy porn sites. :p:
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Starting to get an annoying number of spam texts despite being incredibly scrupulous about who I hand my number out to. Any suggestions as to what I can do other than report them to O2? Always from different numbers. I assume it is just mass spamming to randomly generated numbers which I can't really do anything about.

    Edit: Oh and in other news - practiced taking histories from real patients today. Was pretty cool.

    Someone i knew got so fed up with being sent junk mail he taped a brick to each of the freepost envelopes and sent them back. Never got sent any junk mail again.

    I let some medical students take my history today. Tried to give them feedback but i was completely high on morphine hope they dont actually take the feedback seriously.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    That or you've been signing up to some dodgy porn sites. :p:
    You have no idea.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
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    I had this problem a while back, but i would only get the odd one every now and then. Letting O2 know is probably the best option. But whether they do anything is another story :rolleyes:
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    Ergh....doing epidemiology coursework, the handbooks we have from uni insist that non-differential bias causes a problem in generalisability in cohort studies, but that differential selection bias is unlikely to be a problem. However the BMJ quide to appraisal of cohort studies says it is very likely to be a big problem. Confused. Any help appreciated!
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    (Original post by fairy spangles)
    I let some medical students take my history today. Tried to give them feedback but i was completely high on morphine hope they dont actually take the feedback seriously.
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    I got strong manflu going on and my traps hurt like a mofo.
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    How did I get to 4/6 on the wing it and see approach?
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    How did I get to 4/6 on the wing it and see approach?
    You give hope to the rest of us. I'm starting to loosen up on that approach and I'm only in year 2.

    I missed MedSoc today because I got ****faced drunk and only went to bed at 5. I was supposed to be up at 7.30. The only reason I'm not in Paris right now is that apparently you need your passport to use the eurostar and mines in Wales >.>
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    Oh my dear god - having finally got round to applying to student finance - how the **** am I supposed to survive on £3263 - how are people actually living in 5th/6th year?!?!

    Can someone tell me their secret?
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    Oh my dear god - having finally got round to applying to student finance - how the **** am I supposed to survive on £3263 - how are people actually living in 5th/6th year?!?!

    Can someone tell me their secret?
    That's the figure from SFE, right? Have you added in what the NHS bursary calculator says you can have for maintenance?
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    That's the figure from SFE, right? Have you added in what the NHS bursary calculator says you can have for maintenance?
    Nope admittedly.

    For those of you with parents earning reasonably well you must get like NO bursary. Must have to majorly get money off parents?


    I'm not in the position to do so from my mum (in fact she needs money off me...)
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    Nope admittedly.

    For those of you with parents earning reasonably well you must get like NO bursary. Must have to majorly get money off parents?


    I'm not in the position to do so from my mum (in fact she needs money off me...)
    I never quite understood the position of the SLC on this.

    So, because we have the possibility of access to the NHS bursery they reduce the amount of money available in loans. While this makes sense if every student is receiving the same bursery how the **** can the justify it when it's means tested?

    Essentially they're saying that "yeah, you have access to the bursary if your parents quit their jobs which is enough of a reason to warrent us slashing your available loans". What the **** sort of logic is that?
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    I never quite understood the position of the SLC on this.

    So, because we have the possibility of access to the NHS bursery they reduce the amount of money available in loans. While this makes sense if every student is receiving the same bursery how the **** can the justify it when it's means tested?

    Essentially they're saying that "yeah, you have access to the bursary if your parents quit their jobs which is enough of a reason to warrent us slashing your available loans". What the **** sort of logic is that?
    It is better for the new entrants (freshers this year). They at least get 1k not means tested now.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    It is better for the new entrants (freshers this year). They at least get 1k not means tested now.
    Current freshers? So they've implimented a policy which will kick in in 3/4 years time instead of applying it to the year about to receive the bursary?

    Jesus Christ, what is wrong with the SFC.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    I never quite understood the position of the SLC on this.

    So, because we have the possibility of access to the NHS bursery they reduce the amount of money available in loans. While this makes sense if every student is receiving the same bursery how the **** can the justify it when it's means tested?

    Essentially they're saying that "yeah, you have access to the bursary if your parents quit their jobs which is enough of a reason to warrent us slashing your available loans". What the **** sort of logic is that?
    My assumption is that we all get the non-means tested component of SFE maintenance. Therefore the means tested component simply comes from the NHS instead of SFE, but they have different pay thresholds which is why some people get screwed over by it.

    I don't know why we can't just get SFE to pay everything and then they claim it from the NHS, rather than having to apply twice - makes it really difficult to see how much money you're going to be living off next year, especially when the NHS bit seems to be done so late in the year
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    My assumption is that we all get the non-means tested component of SFE maintenance. Therefore the means tested component simply comes from the NHS instead of SFE, but they have different pay thresholds which is why some people get screwed over by it.

    I don't know why we can't just get SFE to pay everything and then they claim it from the NHS, rather than having to apply twice - makes it really difficult to see how much money you're going to be living off next year, especially when the NHS bit seems to be done so late in the year
    Oh I see. I am less inclined to rage out over it as I only get the base amount anyway. I was under the impression that the non-means tested component went down too.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Oh I see. I am less inclined to rage out over it as I only get the base amount anyway. I was under the impression that the non-means tested component went down too.
    I'm not certain. As I said, it's my assumption, based on the fact that the figure SFE are quoting me looks roughly 3/5 of what I usually get, and I'm usually eligible for a grant on top of the means tested loans.
 
 
 
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