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    (Original post by Mr Men)
    It will most likely be a bit outdated. Most unis like to see work experience from within the last 2 years.
    Cheers
    Is that 2 years from when the application is sent or 2 years from entry date/month?
    Sorry for the questions haha!



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    (Original post by NellyMelly)
    Cheers
    Is that 2 years from when the application is sent or 2 years from entry date/month?
    Sorry for the questions haha!



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    Within two years of application
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    (Original post by Mr Men)
    Within two years of application
    Thank you! Looks like I've got a lot of work to do! Yay!


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    Hi everyone,
    Apologies if this has been discussed before! I have just noticed that Barts have changed how they rank applicants, now giving 50% weighting to ukcat and 50% to academic achievement. I was just wondering if anyone has any other info on what counts as academic achievement? Does it just mean that you get more points if you have a first?
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    (Original post by axc247)
    Hi everyone,
    Apologies if this has been discussed before! I have just noticed that Barts have changed how they rank applicants, now giving 50% weighting to ukcat and 50% to academic achievement. I was just wondering if anyone has any other info on what counts as academic achievement? Does it just mean that you get more points if you have a first?
    More points if you have an MSc PhD etc


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    (Original post by B1525)
    More points if you have an MSc PhD etc


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    Would a 2:1 master's be better than a first degree?
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    (Original post by wciselko)
    Would a 2:1 master's be better than a first degree?
    (Original post by B1525)
    More points if you have an MSc PhD etc


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    First > PhD > Masters > 2:1
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    (Original post by ali.s1002)
    First > PhD > Masters > 2:1
    But how is a 1st better than a PhD?


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    Massively gutted.

    Did my UKCAT today and only got 682.5 average.

    Looks like goodbye to GEM and a possible hello to 5 year courses...
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    But how is a 1st better than a PhD?


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    It doesnt make sense that Master would be worse than a Bachelor to me. How do you know this ?
    I had to have a frist in order to do the masters - so that means by doing master I did not improve my application, but made it worse?
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    (Original post by kaz297)
    Massively gutted.

    Did my UKCAT today and only got 682.5 average.

    Looks like goodbye to GEM and a possible hello to 5 year courses...
    Well done though! Still a really good score. I am a grad too! I got 667.5 so not far off. Where are you applying?


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    (Original post by kaz297)
    Massively gutted.

    Did my UKCAT today and only got 682.5 average.

    Looks like goodbye to GEM and a possible hello to 5 year courses...
    With that I would take a stab at Warwick. It's a little low but it does seem people are scoring a little lower this year (based on subjective analysis of TSR posts, who tend to overachieve!)

    What was your VR?
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    Well done though! Still a really good score. I am a grad too! I got 667.5 so not far off. Where are you applying?


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    Well done to you too!

    Well I'm still going to chance Soton, as apparently they no longer have a cut off score...
    And either: Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Keele.

    Would have loved Warwick, but I don't think I have a chance!

    How about you?
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    (Original post by kaz297)
    Massively gutted.

    Did my UKCAT today and only got 682.5 average.

    Looks like goodbye to GEM and a possible hello to 5 year courses...
    If you don't mind me asking, how're you planning to fund the five year course? I'm worried I may not get good enough ukcat for gem!
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    With that I would take a stab at Warwick. It's a little low but it does seem people are scoring a little lower this year (based on subjective analysis of TSR posts, who tend to overachieve!)

    What was your VR?
    Thanks!

    VR was my worst at 550. Did not expect that at all.
    QR - 830
    AR - 680 - I expected much better, as all mocks have been around 800
    DA - 670 - Much better than I hoped, as most mocks were around 600!
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    (Original post by Richardjamesford)
    If you don't mind me asking, how're you planning to fund the five year course? I'm worried I may not get good enough ukcat for gem!
    A little savings, and a lot of charity funding I'm hoping!! Have a look at the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding... might help.

    Also, Dundee and Glasgow offer decent bursaries, even to graduates (I think!)
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    Has anyone started writing their personal statement yet?

    Second time around I'm remembering how hard it is and trying not to sound cliche, pretentious, douchey etc.
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    Which is easier Gamsat or Ukcat?

    Nottingham/Derby would be a dream!
    My mum went to Derby.Its only 20 minutes away by train & £7.40 a return train ticket :O & Nottingham is 50 minutes away from where I live & about £12 .


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    did anyone else find the QR in the 600Q book really hard? I seemed to find the KAPLAN and MEDIFY QR ok but the 600Q stuff i find hard
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    (Original post by NellyMelly)
    Which is easier Gamsat or Ukcat?

    Nottingham/Derby would be a dream!
    My mum went to Derby.Its only 20 minutes away by train & £7.40 a return train ticket :O & Nottingham is 50 minutes away from where I live & about £12 .


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    GAMSAT requires a lot of work, but is probably 'easier' to study for than the UKCAT which often feels quite random and your score doesn't always reflect how much effort you've put in to studying.
    UKCAT prep can probably be done in 2 weeks - a month, so can be more tempting if you don't have the time to dedicate to the GAMSAT, I.e. if you're in your final year of uni.
    If you have time to study and want to go to Notts, I'd go for the GAMSAT. However I believe registration has closed for the September exam?
 
 
 
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