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    and how do admissions folk view applicants on JSA?
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    (Original post by kingme)
    its apparently the up-and-coming scottish med school.

    however, its in aberdeen, not edinburgh, so probably not as popular
    Ooh, how so? It's high on the league tables iirc, is that why?

    True, although 'Deen is a really cute city (from what I've seen on google images lol)
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    (Original post by kingme)
    and how do admissions folk view applicants on JSA?
    Can't see them minding as long as you have the voluntary and what have you that they like. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Parle à ma main)
    Can't see them minding as long as you have the voluntary and what have you that they like. :dontknow:
    im reapplying, it doesnt really sound like a very productive year does it? and i havent done much voluntary for a while. think im just going to have to put what i want to do and hope i can talk about it in interview.
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    (Original post by kingme)
    im reapplying, it doesnt really sound like a very productive year does it? and i havent done much voluntary for a while. think im just going to have to put what i want to do and hope i can talk about it in interview.
    Sounds like a plan. As long as you do have some voluntary/work experience stuff that you can talk about, it's all good, surely.
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    (Original post by Parle à ma main)
    Ooh, how so? It's high on the league tables iirc, is that why?

    True, although 'Deen is a really cute city (from what I've seen on google images lol)
    you seem to have mistaken me for someone in the know. apparently its hard to get into, and has been making big improvements of one kind or another. thats what i heard last year
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    (Original post by Parle à ma main)
    Sounds like a plan. As long as you do have some voluntary/work experience stuff that you can talk about, it's all good, surely.
    yeah, **** worrying when you can be complacent and just reapply next year :L
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    (Original post by kingme)
    you seem to have mistaken me for someone in the know. apparently its hard to get into, and has been making big improvements of one kind or another. thats what i heard last year
    You're more in the know than I am. :p:

    Ah cool, literally the only bad thing about 'Deen, from the sounds of it, is how cold it is.
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    (Original post by kingme)
    yeah, **** worrying when you can be complacent and just reapply next year :L
    Not sure if that was sarky or not, but **** worrying full stop, hakuna matataaaa
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    (Original post by Parle à ma main)
    Aberdeen seems really popular this year! Is it the new Edinburgh? :teeth:
    (Original post by kingme)
    its apparently the up-and-coming scottish med school.

    however, its in aberdeen, not edinburgh, so probably not as popular
    I'm really surprised by how many people are looking at applying there this year. I suppose the change in course structure in the last few years to more group work, slightly more clinical exposure in early years, and less didactic lectures is appealing. Not to mention the shiny new building for anatomy and clinical skills
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    (Original post by Parle à ma main)
    You're more in the know than I am. :p:

    Ah cool, literally the only bad thing about 'Deen, from the sounds of it, is how cold it is.
    nothing a knitted jumper wont fix but im from glasgow, where were prone to the odd moan about the weather. up in aberdeen they have some real weather esp in winter. if you fall asleep outside, your pretty buggered :hahaha:
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I'm really surprised by how many people are looking at applying there this year. I suppose the change in course structure in the last few years to more group work, slightly more clinical exposure in early years, and less didactic lectures is appealing. Not to mention the shiny new building for anatomy and clinical skills
    that was it

    might be showing myself up, but what are 'less didactic lectures'?
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    didactic - dictation. oops
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    (Original post by Parle à ma main)
    Why would Brum say that! Wish unis were just straight with us. :p:

    I'm a hopeful, same boat as you. Applied to: Keele, Liverpool, East Anglia and Aberdeen. Sent the UCAS form off to school on Fri. Obviously I'm really hoping I get a place this year but at the same time I think we should keep perspective and remember that not getting in this year isn't the end of the world... we have next year, and the year after next, and the year after that etc. :p:
    They're some stellar uni's, you must have good GCSE's, and good luck for this year. I really liked liverpool, but liked manchester as much and then chose manchester just because of my poor GCSE's. Yeah we have to be realistic as medicine is extremely competitive, and if not this year we have always got a chance to reapply or go through graduate entry (though that would be annoying).
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    It would be a bit risky applying for Imperial with AAB at AS. Especially with the B in Chemistry. I'm assuming you are getting an AAA prediction? Kings and St Georges should be okay from my point of view. You should ask Penguinsaysquack if you want extra information on Barts.
    Actually, Imperial don't look at AS grades. I've e-mailed them about 5 times, and called them up 2 times- and they say the same thing over and over again; "we don't look at AS grades- only predicted ones along with your BMAT"

    ^^ hope that helped, and good luck with your applications guys!
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    (Original post by Pom Agranite)
    Actually, Imperial don't look at AS grades. I've e-mailed them about 5 times, and called them up 2 times- and they say the same thing over and over again; "we don't look at AS grades- only predicted ones along with your BMAT"

    ^^ hope that helped, and good luck with your applications guys!
    Just happened to come across this post, just wanna say THANKS! Been stressing about this since I only got a C in chem, our whole class did awful. But I'm predicted an A so I'm fine! PHEW.
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    (Original post by loz876)
    Just happened to come across this post, just wanna say THANKS! Been stressing about this since I only got a C in chem, our whole class did awful. But I'm predicted an A so I'm fine! PHEW.
    They might wonder why you got predicted 2 grades up though. :confused:
    Unless you had extenuating circumstances.
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    (Original post by Besakt)
    They might wonder why you got predicted 2 grades up though. :confused:
    Unless you had extenuating circumstances.
    I lot of persuasion and tears! Nahh I didn't have any cirumstances, still waiting for my script to arrive though :confused: nobody in the class got higher than a C, even those who I thought would get near enough full marks!
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    (Original post by loz876)
    I lot of persuasion and tears! Nahh I didn't have any cirumstances, still waiting for my script to arrive though :confused: nobody in the class got higher than a C, even those who I thought would get near enough full marks!
    Would they not wonder, why you got predicted 2 grades up though?
    That's well unfair I was 2 UMS marks off an A in chemistry and got predicted a B. :eek:
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    My school has sent my UCAS form today :shock:
    Now I'm beginning to believe that I filled in my UCAS ID on my BMAT form wrong
 
 
 
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