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    (Original post by timsquirrell)
    Any idea when reading lists will come out, and how they'll be sent out?
    Last year my sister was recommended to buy one book before she started (but I don't think she really looked at it). I can't remember the name of it - maybe something like essential cell biology.
    I think she got the book after August results. I can't ask her at the moment as she's having a mad week - suicide Sunday yesterday and may ball tomorrow- and all the partying in between.
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    (Original post by timsquirrell)
    Any idea when reading lists will come out, and how they'll be sent out?
    (Original post by Got the tshirt)
    Last year my sister was recommended to buy one book before she started (but I don't think she really looked at it). I can't remember the name of it - maybe something like essential cell biology.
    I think she got the book after August results. I can't ask her at the moment as she's having a mad week - suicide Sunday yesterday and may ball tomorrow- and all the partying in between.
    It depends on your college - I didn't get any reading list at all, my friend at Peterhouse (doing the same subject) got one just after results I think. By all means, if you want to do some preparatory reading then get the books out of your library once (if?) you get a list, but please don't bother buying any til you get here! Your subject society in college will probably have a book sale (selling the 2nd and 3rd years books off cheaply), or you could pool and buy a textbook with other friends on your course, or you might not need any at all - I made it through my whole first year with no textbooks. College libraries are really well stocked and are never too busy until exam term!
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    (Original post by timsquirrell)
    Any idea when reading lists will come out, and how they'll be sent out?
    Varies from college to college.
    For example, Christ's is only sending their out at around results day (I say around results day because they'll know our results a few days before we do)

    If you're so keen, you could have a look on your departmental website - I know that the NatSci website has a list for Prospective Freshers.

    What subject?
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    (Original post by timsquirrell)
    Any idea when reading lists will come out, and how they'll be sent out?
    I can't speak for your own subject but I know for arts that sticking to reading lists isn't too important and you shouldn't worry about it too much, only read if you fancy it
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    (Original post by kpatb)
    Varies from college to college.
    For example, Christ's is only sending their out at around results day (I say around results day because they'll know our results a few days before we do)

    If you're so keen, you could have a look on your departmental website - I know that the NatSci website has a list for Prospective Freshers.

    What subject?
    I'm on Medicine - I've been looking around and haven't found anything so far, but I might just be looking in the wrong places.
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    If your offer is A* in a specific subject but that is missed, will they consider you if you got A*'s in other subjects ?
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    (Original post by ScotlandLiv)
    If your offer is A* in a specific subject but that is missed, will they consider you if you got A*'s in other subjects ?
    I'd imagine you're almost certainly going to be considered if you miss your offer, they're very unlikely to automatically reject you, but I wouldn't know what your chances of still getting in are. Any alternative A*s can only help...
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    (Original post by timsquirrell)
    I'm on Medicine - I've been looking around and haven't found anything so far, but I might just be looking in the wrong places.
    From some googling, here's some links which seem like they may be useful:
    Biology Department - Medicine
    Kings College's Medicine Reading List (Though this may not be your college,there's a chance that the suggested reading would be quite similar)

    Hope that's been a bit useful
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    You know the way the college requires photocopies/original copies of exam certificates....has anyone sent them yet??
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    (Original post by mrmayrhofen)
    You know the way the college requires photocopies/original copies of exam certificates....has anyone sent them yet??
    only if you don't get the results? (if you live in england UCAS will send the results)
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    I mean gcse and as certificates etc. i was just wondering whether people have sent them yet or are just going to send them on day of august results?
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    (Original post by mrmayrhofen)
    I mean gcse and as certificates etc. i was just wondering whether people have sent them yet or are just going to send them on day of august results?
    Hmm well i haven't been told about sending them. The certificates don't come untill later in September. I only got told that if i didn't meet the requirements i've got to photocopy and send my UMS marks for a level across.
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    (Original post by mrmayrhofen)
    I mean gcse and as certificates etc. i was just wondering whether people have sent them yet or are just going to send them on day of august results?
    I seem to remember sending mine pretty early - I think it was during the time where there was really heavy snow, so about January. But I expect it depends on your college.
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    (Original post by mrmayrhofen)
    You know the way the college requires photocopies/original copies of exam certificates....has anyone sent them yet??
    Robinson asked me for mine ASAP, and copies of UMS score sheets if i didnt have certificates yet so i sent it all off a while ago and will send my certificates as soon as i get them.
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    How have everyone's exams been? hope they've gone well
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    (Original post by Betsss)
    How have everyone's exams been? hope they've gone well
    STEP II was really hard, but I think I got it ok

    Physics 4 was an absolute *****

    you?
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    (Original post by Betsss)
    How have everyone's exams been? hope they've gone well
    Abysmally. I actually think I've got 2 Us this week. Although one was general studies so that can get in the bin.
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    STEP II was really hard, but I think I got it ok

    Physics 4 was an absolute *****

    you?
    Haha i've done 5 so far! Bio4 was quite good, c3 was alright, history was...meh..., and i messed up c4 SO badly! also did physics 4 today, thought the multiple choice was quite hard!

    :eek:, but the written part was better than jan
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    (Original post by Zuzuzu)
    Abysmally. I actually think I've got 2 Us this week. Although one was general studies so that can get in the bin.
    I feel like that about C4!
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    STEP II was really hard, but I think I got it ok

    Physics 4 was an absolute *****

    you?
    Is that AQA A unit 4? Its designed to be hard: its only like 60% for an A (well it was last year!)
 
 
 
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