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    (Original post by Junioh)
    Thank you k! You've been a massive help and I really appreciate it
    Yeah regarding accommodation, I know this sounds silly, but I'm trying to not rely on parental support(which is gonna be really really hard!), so if I take out the maximum student loan(£5750), the majority will go to accommodation.. Do you think it's really anti-social if I just move to private rent in first year?
    I don't know much about the pre-med year, having researched online, there is no much info/experience regarding the course! If I can't make it to the applicant visit then I will definitely bombard the med admin with questions(which I already have but they're so slow at replying
    Junioh you have me hahah I'll be living at home. We can both be anti-social together hahaha


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    (Original post by redddddd)
    I am more excited then ever too because I know that you guys will be in my class can't wait
    Is it possible to make like a whatapp group or something? We can make a group message here and then add each others phone numbers?? :/


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    I don't mind. If the other premed students are happy with it then it should be fine.
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    redddddd medap123 charmedwonderer fazugfx Da_Don_1997 and me
    I think that's it?(People who are doing(or thinking of doing) the WA course)
    Well done to everyone who secured a place 😊. I look forward to seeing you all in september.
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    Good luck JS!
    :crossedf:
    Received my rejection through on ucas at six today. Thanks for your support anyway

    Gap year it is!
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    (Original post by redddddd)
    Junioh you have me hahah I'll be living at home. We can both be anti-social together hahaha


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    Yay! I'm not alone :giggle:
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    (Original post by Da_Don_1997)
    Well done to everyone who secured a place 😊. I look forward to seeing you all in september.
    See you guys in September!!!!!!
    Cant wait
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    (Original post by JS98)
    Received my rejection through on ucas at six today. Thanks for your support anyway

    Gap year it is!
    Aberdeen and Edinburgh have a waiting list :crossedf:
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    (Original post by nsr97)
    yeah, done a tour last week and found it to be excellent. Also told that if the grades A,A, B are achieved you can opt to go straight into year 2 meaning only having to do 3 yrs on this course, then apply for medicine which again is 4 yrs. I think it is a good way to go if no medical uni offers and it gives a good knowledge prior to medicine. Standard 4 yr medical science course requires A,B,B
    Anyone else on here going to do medical science in Edinburgh.??
    That is exactly what I was thinking!
    Second year entry + entry to medicine in yr4 = 3yrs
    And I think you get into yr2 or yr1 medical school?
    You get to choose what area you're interested in and study further in yr4, which could be quite helpful if you're thinking of specializing in a particular medical field or go into surgery(which is quite competitive
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    Thank you k! You've been a massive help and I really appreciate it
    Yeah regarding accommodation, I know this sounds silly, but I'm trying to not rely on parental support(which is gonna be really really hard!), so if I take out the maximum student loan(£5750), the majority will go to accommodation.. Do you think it's really anti-social if I just move to private rent in first year?
    I don't know much about the pre-med year, having researched online, there is no much info/experience regarding the course! If I can't make it to the applicant visit then I will definitely bombard the med admin with questions(which I already have but they're so slow at replying
    I know it's not easy relying on your parents, but if they can and offer to help you out a bit then I advise you take it. The maximum loan you talk about is based on your parents supporting you an extra bit as well, it is not something you are expected to be able to live off of! Even £50 a month from mum and dad will make all the difference to your life. If it makes you feel guilty taking on a job alongside it isn't the end of the world just know that it will be difficult to sustain during medical school. Even in a normal degree I found I couldn't work beyond the 3rd year as it was too much and in medical school you will be expected to do shifts in 4th and 5th year which will make working that much harder.

    It isn't particularly anti-social to find private accomodation, plenty of graduates will certainly be doing that anyway. Halls is just a nice way to get to know people if you can do it. It takes away the stress and worry of having to sort out bills initially and gives you a good/safe environment to move out in and enjoy meeting new people. I think I would have been way more stressed about finding private accomodation in the beginning if I hadn't had halls to get me started, but that's my personal opinion. Everything suits people differently.
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    (Original post by kcampbell893)
    I know it's not easy relying on your parents, but if they can and offer to help you out a bit then I advise you take it. The maximum loan you talk about is based on your parents supporting you an extra bit as well, it is not something you are expected to be able to live off of! Even £50 a month from mum and dad will make all the difference to your life. If it makes you feel guilty taking on a job alongside it isn't the end of the world just know that it will be difficult to sustain during medical school. Even in a normal degree I found I couldn't work beyond the 3rd year as it was too much and in medical school you will be expected to do shifts in 4th and 5th year which will make working that much harder.

    It isn't particularly anti-social to find private accomodation, plenty of graduates will certainly be doing that anyway. Halls is just a nice way to get to know people if you can do it. It takes away the stress and worry of having to sort out bills initially and gives you a good/safe environment to move out in and enjoy meeting new people. I think I would have been way more stressed about finding private accomodation in the beginning if I hadn't had halls to get me started, but that's my personal opinion. Everything suits people differently.
    Okay I will look for a summer job. I'm not too sure about part-time job, whether I can commit to that. My parents offered to help but I felt like I've been relying them for my whole life and I really don't wanna ask for more money when I turn 18. I will see :/
    I'm still quite keen on the idea of private rent, so I'm gonna search for private accommodation to see if I could find any nice ones? What sites do you guys normally use??
    Thank you again
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    Aberdeen and Edinburgh have a waiting list :crossedf:
    That's good. People are saying everyone on the waiting list ended up receiving an offer last year! Not too sure how people know this but there's still a chance.

    Well done on the premed offer you received. Did you apply to that or did they give you the offer as opposed to you going straight into medicine. Never even heard of that before
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    (Original post by JS98)
    That's good. People are saying everyone on the waiting list ended up receiving an offer last year! Not too sure how people know this but there's still a chance.

    Well done on the premed offer you received. Did you apply to that or did they give you the offer as opposed to you going straight into medicine. Never even heard of that before
    Yeah Aberdeen is pretty harsh this year! Giving out only 300 offers out of 800 interviewees(I'm clearly not bitter or anything :rolleyes:
    so people who got offers will have offers from other medical schools too, and everyone can only go to one medical school!
    No I didn't apply for A104, Idk! I'm happy nevertheless! Cant ask for more!

    Edit: they are asking for a second MMI+grade so it's a bit like reapplying! It's not a guaranteed entry and we still need to work harrrd!!! If you end up reapplying we might be classmates! Good luck!(Although I wish you get in through the waiting list and don't have to take a gap year
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    Yeah Aberdeen is pretty harsh this year! Giving out only 300 offers out of 800 interviewees(I'm clearly not bitter or anything :rolleyes:
    so people who got offers will have offers from other medical schools too, and everyone can only go to one medical school!
    Aberdeen isn't harsher than Glasgow or Dundee, on the contrary. Aberdeen gave more people a chance at the interview stage (which is the most important part), whereas Glasgow and Dundee rejected most people pre-interview, which i personally think is harsher, because you can't tell what someone is like until you meet them in person.

    vis a vis you not wanting your parents help financially, i'm sorry to say it but it's a really stupid move not accepting their help if they're willing to give it to you. there is no way you can live off of student loans alone. Pre-med/medical school will be extremely demanding for you and the last thing you'll want to do is give up every weekend for a part time job.
    I've ended up in the position where i desperately need financial help and my parents won't unfortunately be able to provide it through no fault of their own. Even if you can come to an agreement with your folks about them giving you a long term loan it's definitely better than struggling along with not enough cash and having to dip into your overdraft (extremely expensive btw).
    It's not cool or fun to be at uni with barely any money - if you need help and can get it from someone other than the bank or a loans company TAKE IT
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    Okay I will look for a summer job. I'm not too sure about part-time job, whether I can commit to that. My parents offered to help but I felt like I've been relying them for my whole life and I really don't wanna ask for more money when I turn 18. I will see :/
    I'm still quite keen on the idea of private rent, so I'm gonna search for private accommodation to see if I could find any nice ones? What sites do you guys normally use??
    Thank you again
    Here I am at 22 about to be relying on my parents until I'm potentially 28. It doesn't get easier but just be grateful for it because some people are in a situation where they have to work 2/3 part time jobs and do med school. Don't make things deliberately hard on yourself out of pride. Since my parents are insisting, I try and do them justice by being sensible with my money and having a part-time job to cover any luxuries I might want such as holidays or a new phone. I don't expect them to cover those things and remain grateful for them helping out with rent and stuff.

    Parents are expected to look after you financially if you are in full-time education until the age of 25 so you are far from alone. But do not expect student loans to cover it, they won't and are deliberately designed as such because SAAS expect your parents to put up about the same as what they give you. Dundee is relatively cheap to live in compared to other cities but even so, rent, food and bills come to around £8000 a year altogether. You are being silly to make things hard for yourself and it will make university much less enjoyable. It is much better and easier to work out an arrangement with your parents now than to have to go back to them at a later point and say, I tried and didn't manage can you help me out. It means both you and they are expecting it and can plan ahead. if your parents are expecting to have to give you £50-100 a month it is easier for them to plan for than you coming home half way through the year stressed and broke and needing more than that. If they can even cover half your rent it makes a huge difference!
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    Hello folks, how many of you are planning to rent a flat rather than stay in halls?
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    (Original post by medbot123)
    Aberdeen isn't harsher than Glasgow or Dundee, on the contrary. Aberdeen gave more people a chance at the interview stage (which is the most important part), whereas Glasgow and Dundee rejected most people pre-interview, which i personally think is harsher, because you can't tell what someone is like until you meet them in person.

    vis a vis you not wanting your parents help financially, i'm sorry to say it but it's a really stupid move not accepting their help if they're willing to give it to you. there is no way you can live off of student loans alone. Pre-med/medical school will be extremely demanding for you and the last thing you'll want to do is give up every weekend for a part time job.
    I've ended up in the position where i desperately need financial help and my parents won't unfortunately be able to provide it through no fault of their own. Even if you can come to an agreement with your folks about them giving you a long term loan it's definitely better than struggling along with not enough cash and having to dip into your overdraft (extremely expensive btw).
    It's not cool or fun to be at uni with barely any money - if you need help and can get it from someone other than the bank or a loans company TAKE IT
    (Original post by kcampbell893)
    Here I am at 22 about to be relying on my parents until I'm potentially 28. It doesn't get easier but just be grateful for it because some people are in a situation where they have to work 2/3 part time jobs and do med school. Don't make things deliberately hard on yourself out of pride. Since my parents are insisting, I try and do them justice by being sensible with my money and having a part-time job to cover any luxuries I might want such as holidays or a new phone. I don't expect them to cover those things and remain grateful for them helping out with rent and stuff.

    Parents are expected to look after you financially if you are in full-time education until the age of 25 so you are far from alone. But do not expect student loans to cover it, they won't and are deliberately designed as such because SAAS expect your parents to put up about the same as what they give you. Dundee is relatively cheap to live in compared to other cities but even so, rent, food and bills come to around £8000 a year altogether. You are being silly to make things hard for yourself and it will make university much less enjoyable. It is much better and easier to work out an arrangement with your parents now than to have to go back to them at a later point and say, I tried and didn't manage can you help me out. It means both you and they are expecting it and can plan ahead. if your parents are expecting to have to give you £50-100 a month it is easier for them to plan for than you coming home half way through the year stressed and broke and needing more than that. If they can even cover half your rent it makes a huge difference!
    Thank you for your advice guys
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    Further congratulations for those with offers and commiserations to those who weren't successful. Just going to repost the link for those of you with offers on facebook as it would be great to have community before we all arrive there

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1112...97174/?fref=ts
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    Does anyone know if there's applicant days?


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    (Original post by medapplicant24)
    Does anyone know if there's applicant days?

    I think so, apparently we'll soon be getting an email about them

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