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    I've recently started a degree at uni but I've decided to apply for medicine again this year since it's what I really want to do. I've emailed several unis and some of them do consider students in my situation so I definitely want to give it a try. However I'm unsure of what to do with my personal statement. Does UCAS let the med school know that I'm in the first year of uni or do I tell them in my personal statement? No one in my school has done this before so I'm hoping someone here knows what to :confused: thanks in advance!
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    I'm doing the exact thing, my referees will tell the admissions tutors, but i'm still not sure if I have to.
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    (Original post by fabregassed)
    I'm doing the exact thing, my referees will tell the admissions tutors, but i'm still not sure if I have to.
    Thanks for the reply. How will your referee tell the university? Is there a space on UCAS or are they putting it in your reference?
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    Also, do you know if I could "recycle" parts of my old personal statement or would that be considered plagerism?
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    Also, do you know if I could "recycle" parts of my old personal statement or would that be considered plagerism?
    No, that's fine. You are allowed to recycle your own statement.
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    Not in throw a spanner into the works.. Assuming your successful with this new application to med.. How will you be funded?

    Will the Gov. see it as you transferring unis ? Or (hopefully not) see it as your second degree ?

    Just curiouss
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    (Original post by Futurdoc)
    Not in throw a spanner into the works.. Assuming your successful with this new application to med.. How will you be funded?

    Will the Gov. see it as you transferring unis ? Or (hopefully not) see it as your second degree ?

    Just curiouss
    I'm an EU student so I'm not funded by the British government. But I think, for me, it doesn't matter if they see it as a transfer or a whole new degree cause I only get funding for 5 years in total. If I get into med I'll probably have to pay the last 1-2 years myself (which is also why I want to apply now instead of finishing my degree first).
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    (Original post by uhm&ahh)
    I'm an EU student so I'm not funded by the British government. But I think, for me, it doesn't matter if they see it as a transfer or a whole new degree cause I only get funding for 5 years in total. If I get into med I'll probably have to pay the last 1-2 years myself (which is also why I want to apply now instead of finishing my degree first).
    Ahh, I see.

    Does your home country require you to work there for a number of years as they have funded you - as a form of duty?

    Sorry for the off topic questions, I'm merely curious.
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    (Original post by Futurdoc)
    Ahh, I see.

    Does your home country require you to work there for a number of years as they have funded you - as a form of duty?

    Sorry for the off topic questions, I'm merely curious.
    Nope. But they make us start re-paying the loan when we're finished studying, regardless of whether we have a job or not

    Does the British government require that?
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    (Original post by uhm&ahh)
    Nope. But they make us start re-paying the loan when we're finished studying, regardless of whether we have a job or not

    Does the British government require that?
    They want the money back when one enters employment and earns 15K PA. I think they take 9 pence out of every pound you earn - but don't quote me on that lol.

    I think if you turn 40 and never had a job which pays that much, they write off the debt.

    Overall, the student loan system over here is pretty decent in terms of interest and when to repay.
 
 
 
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