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    (Original post by baztech)
    Really!? Is this definate-definate! I'm hoping for a public statement to be on the safe side. So £1850 per year for Scottish graduate medics!? This would make my day!!
    Hi

    Nothing been put on the website yet but keep your eye out. My email talks about deregulation of fees and was verbally told that basically if we didn't get fee difference this year we would be tied into paying £2895 p.a. and this would put us at a financial disadvantage versus those entering in 2012 who would be paying less.
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    (Original post by joemullally)
    Nahh. I'm happy with My UKCAT and still have beef with liverpool from the open day I went to.

    I asked the woman If I could apply with my GCSE's (2a* 1a 6b's and a C ((12 points))) If I did really well on my A levels and had evidence of my mitigating circumstances.
    She told me it was unlikely my application would be considered even with the mitigating circumstances (not having A levels in hand)
    and then said something like (in the same breath) We use GCSE's to measure an applicants ability to handle workloads including a variety of different subjects, if they don't perform well enough at gcse then they obviously wouldn't be able to handle the curriculum.

    So even with my mitigating circumstances they basically said that I wouldn't be able to handle the course.

    When I had my mit circ i'd only just taught myself how to write again and it took me ages to write for exams etc. I got 25% extra time but it was nowhere near enough.
    In college I got a full needs assessment and got the option of doing my exams on a laptop, laptop in lessons etc. I'm pretty much completly recovered now (did my arm in at thirteen/fourteen).

    Annoyed at my old school aswell since when I couldn't move my arm at all or feel it. They told me to write with my left hand and "get on with it".

    Taught me how to persevere though, had to teach myself how to write again with no support etc etc etc. Badly affected my GCSE's and that meant I didn't get a look in most places last year.


    Tl;Dr: not re-applying to Liverpool. Applying to Leeds, Barts, Peninsula and Glasgow.
    They should definitely have let you off for your GCSE's, your circumstances sound pretty extreme to me! and it's really impressive that you've recovered without help. I have to admit that sounds very unfair of Liverpool.

    I was thinking of Leeds, but my college doesn't have a good track record with Leeds for some reason. Where I apply will obviously also depend on my UKCAT result ... which wasn't very good last year... to say the least. How did you do on it? I'm thinking of booking mine for September 15th.
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    (Original post by Dr.Galaxy99)
    They should definitely have let you off for your GCSE's, your circumstances sound pretty extreme to me! and it's really impressive that you've recovered without help. I have to admit that sounds very unfair of Liverpool.

    I was thinking of Leeds, but my college doesn't have a good track record with Leeds for some reason. Where I apply will obviously also depend on my UKCAT result ... which wasn't very good last year... to say the least. How did you do on it? I'm thinking of booking mine for September 15th.
    677.5 this year. My whole profile's on my profile.

    Leeds are good if your UKCAT isn't that strong since they only use 1 bonus points (out of a possible 47) and that's for a 700+ average.

    I've put their whole selection criteria in the applicants thread I started.

    On that system I got 9/16 for academics with my mit circ taken into account.

    It's ok I think I should have got the support. It isn't liverpool's fault I didn't get the support. And any medschool has the right to be picky in who they chose.

    When I did my arm in though tbh I didn't know I was entitled to support. My school's just get on with it attitude made me think that that's what I had to do.
    Untill I got to college I didn't realise how badly it had affected me (the whole not being able to move my arm and being told I wouldn't use it again thing aside) untill I got to college and reflected on it.

    Then again, Hindsight is 20-20.

    What's your profile like?

    And sept doesn't really give you all that long to decide where you're gonna apply unless you allready have an idea. I'd start looking into options now and making a If my UKCAT is X then YYYY If my UKCAT is Z then AAAA or whatever list, then it's a case of just filling it in on UCAS.
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    (Original post by laurenl93)
    Working my arse off! Plus I had nothin good to bring the reapp thread other than 'LOL DUN NO UKCAT PREP LOL @ ME' or 'so results on Thursday... Well that's awkward'

    My ukcats on Tuesday. 2 days before results. :facepalm:
    But I'm not honestly all that bothered, I'm more intrigued what I got these days than vodka-ing out the fear

    Oh and I've also been getting pissed waaay too much and living an illegitimate uni lifestyle. Heh :sexface:
    How've you been pal?
    Haha "alrite doll[scottish accent]", I laughed at your bit in capital letters, woe is you Least you having fun eh thats what it's about, you need to hit up Edinburgh sometime Party city...mind you when you live in Newcastle...

    Hope UKCAT prep IS going well, and let me know how you get on on Tuesday, I will be away for a week though.

    (Original post by sweetchilli)
    Hi

    Nothing been put on the website yet but keep your eye out. My email talks about deregulation of fees and was verbally told that basically if we didn't get fee difference this year we would be tied into paying £2895 p.a. and this would put us at a financial disadvantage versus those entering in 2012 who would be paying less.
    I see! Well I hope you get the fee difference for 2011 entry as that would be pretty harsh!! Keep us posted if you can.
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    (Original post by sweetchilli)
    Hi

    Nothing been put on the website yet but keep your eye out. My email talks about deregulation of fees and was verbally told that basically if we didn't get fee difference this year we would be tied into paying £2895 p.a. and this would put us at a financial disadvantage versus those entering in 2012 who would be paying less.
    It says this on saas:-

    Existing students currently in receipt of the fee differential will not be affected by this change for their current course.

    Students who commence a Medicine degree in 2011-12 will not be affected by this change either for their current course. This is following the proposal in the draft student fees consultation order 2011, to remove the current higher fee level for Medicine degrees from 2012-13.
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    (Original post by firestar101)
    It says this on saas:-

    Existing students currently in receipt of the fee differential will not be affected by this change for their current course.

    Students who commence a Medicine degree in 2011-12 will not be affected by this change either for their current course. This is following the proposal in the draft student fees consultation order 2011, to remove the current higher fee level for Medicine degrees from 2012-13.
    Thanks. Can you provide the link to this page please, firestar101?
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    (Original post by joemullally)
    677.5 this year. My whole profile's on my profile.

    Leeds are good if your UKCAT isn't that strong since they only use 1 bonus points (out of a possible 47) and that's for a 700+ average.

    I've put their whole selection criteria in the applicants thread I started.

    On that system I got 9/16 for academics with my mit circ taken into account.

    It's ok I think I should have got the support. It isn't liverpool's fault I didn't get the support. And any medschool has the right to be picky in who they chose.

    When I did my arm in though tbh I didn't know I was entitled to support. My school's just get on with it attitude made me think that that's what I had to do.
    Untill I got to college I didn't realise how badly it had affected me (the whole not being able to move my arm and being told I wouldn't use it again thing aside) untill I got to college and reflected on it.

    Then again, Hindsight is 20-20.

    What's your profile like?

    And sept doesn't really give you all that long to decide where you're gonna apply unless you allready have an idea. I'd start looking into options now and making a If my UKCAT is X then YYYY If my UKCAT is Z then AAAA or whatever list, then it's a case of just filling it in on UCAS.
    I'll have a look at Leeds then. I didn't even know they had a point system! That's really useful cause it gives you an idea of whether you stand a chance.

    If you don't mind me asking, what happened to your arm to injure it so badly?

    My profile - in my GCSE's I got 9 A*'s and 1 A. In AS I got 4 A's, and as for A2, we'll all know soon ... I have sufficient work experience I'd say, now I think I really need a good UKCAT score. Last year I got an average of 620 and that too with a lot of practice. I think I sort of panicked midway. DA used to be my best section and I got 590 in that ... I messed up. Wow your average sounds pretty good!

    I knowww, I kind of realise that Sept is near the deadline ... but I'm not atm ready for the UKCAT. I kind of have an idea of where I want to apply : Liverpool and Manchester. And the other two really do depend on my UKCAT score. I will actually start looking into options now ... thanks for the advice

    What are you hoping to do in your gap year? I'm carrying on with volunteer work, trying to get a job! and doing some more work experience. Most of my friends are moving on to Uni but I guess a gap year can be refreshing
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    (Original post by sweetchilli)
    Thanks. Can you provide the link to this page please, firestar101?
    here you go.

    http://www.saas.gov.uk/student_suppo...ing_update.htm
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    (Original post by laurenl93)
    Working my arse off! Plus I had nothin good to bring the reapp thread other than 'LOL DUN NO UKCAT PREP LOL @ ME' or 'so results on Thursday... Well that's awkward'
    My ukcats on Tuesday. 2 days before results. :facepalm:
    But I'm not honestly all that bothered, I'm more intrigued what I got these days than vodka-ing out the fear

    Oh and I've also been getting pissed waaay too much and living an illegitimate uni lifestyle. Heh :sexface:
    How've you been pal?
    Pretty much my entire thoughts/activities at the moment.

    So its going to be a brilliant week for me, UKCAT wednesday, then results thursday. OH BOY, I LOVE STRESSSSSSS.
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    (Original post by Dr.Galaxy99)
    I'll have a look at Leeds then. I didn't even know they had a point system! That's really useful cause it gives you an idea of whether you stand a chance.

    If you don't mind me asking, what happened to your arm to injure it so badly?

    My profile - in my GCSE's I got 9 A*'s and 1 A. In AS I got 4 A's, and as for A2, we'll all know soon ... I have sufficient work experience I'd say, now I think I really need a good UKCAT score. Last year I got an average of 620 and that too with a lot of practice. I think I sort of panicked midway. DA used to be my best section and I got 590 in that ... I messed up. Wow your average sounds pretty good!

    I knowww, I kind of realise that Sept is near the deadline ... but I'm not atm ready for the UKCAT. I kind of have an idea of where I want to apply : Liverpool and Manchester. And the other two really do depend on my UKCAT score. I will actually start looking into options now ... thanks for the advice

    What are you hoping to do in your gap year? I'm carrying on with volunteer work, trying to get a job! and doing some more work experience. Most of my friends are moving on to Uni but I guess a gap year can be refreshing
    Streched the nerves in my brachial plexus in a rugby accident. (as far as I understand it).
    Got two jobs in the hospital ( medical lab assistant full time, Bank HCA)
    carrying on with my volunteering.

    And I'm also planning to have a good time as well as working lol.

    Also If I work for 12 months from when I started I'll still get a 3 month summer.

    Nice GCSE's and with A levels in hand you get a bonus of up to two points on their academics (/16).

    Good luck thursday.
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    (Original post by joemullally)
    Streched the nerves in my brachial plexus in a rugby accident. (as far as I understand it).
    Got two jobs in the hospital ( medical lab assistant full time, Bank HCA)
    carrying on with my volunteering.

    And I'm also planning to have a good time as well as working lol.

    Also If I work for 12 months from when I started I'll still get a 3 month summer.

    Nice GCSE's and with A levels in hand you get a bonus of up to two points on their academics (/16).

    Good luck thursday.
    omgggg, wow that's a bad accident :/ impressive you recovered from it on your own.

    How did you find out about the HCA/medical lab assistant jobs? I got no idea where/how to apply for them.

    Good luck to you too for Thursday. Apparently uni's already have results.
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    The Medicine Forum Awards 2011 are now open!

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    In light of all the supposed changes to admissions process/selection criteria this year, i just wondered which of Barts & Manchester would be the most foolish to apply to (i'm picking one as a risky option)

    Got 662.5 UKCAT, say i get AAAb (although predicted A*A*A) at A level. Got 4A*s, 5As and 1B at GCSEs. Been working as a HCA since july (not the only experience i have but it's the most recent, will not bore you with the rest)

    I know they're both very risky enough as it is but i just want a rough idea about which one is the most risky (almost like i'm throwing an option away) before i start drafting my personal statement.
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    Pretty much my entire thoughts/activities at the moment.

    So its going to be a brilliant week for me, UKCAT wednesday, then results thursday. OH BOY, I LOVE STRESSSSSSS.
    lolololol my ukcat's on tue, if we both die while at the pearson center then get atleast AAA on our results on thursday then we are official 2012 MEDICINE REAPP BFFE'S 4LYF 'cus we'll both have **** scores but together will find places for our sorry asses

    Haha i know it's cnny stressful like... but then again saying that today's the first day ive started to feel worried about ukcat. lmao.

    Either way, on thursday therell be a bottle of scotch for me to nurse when i get back from sixth form thatll either help to put myself into "party mood" or "lets drink till i die" :rolleyes:
    (Original post by baztech)
    Haha "alrite doll[scottish accent]", I laughed at your bit in capital letters, woe is you Least you having fun eh thats what it's about, you need to hit up Edinburgh sometime Party city...mind you when you live in Newcastle...

    Hope UKCAT prep IS going well, and let me know how you get on on Tuesday, I will be away for a week though.

    I see! Well I hope you get the fee difference for 2011 entry as that would be pretty harsh!! Keep us posted if you can.
    Haha yeah newcastle... I wouldnt mind hitting edinburgh up some time though, hey if ever you're in newcastle (whether it be oopen day or visiting uni friends) just hit me up and ill tell you all the best places and stuff... likewise for edinburgh or glasgow eh ?

    Mmmh ukcat is alright, last year i worked by but off for 625av so this year i havent done anywhere near that and just done little bits and pieces because i realised its all just luck and chance and i know what im doing anyway... i hope. Fair to say me and VR aren't the best of friends. :|

    Tbh if i get 2600 i'll be ove rthe moon. I'm easily pleased :sexface: hahha.
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    Oh what's this?

    That's right people..

    The Medicine Forum Awards 2011 are now open!

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    (Original post by Dr.Galaxy99)
    omgggg, wow that's a bad accident :/ impressive you recovered from it on your own.

    How did you find out about the HCA/medical lab assistant jobs? I got no idea where/how to apply for them.

    Good luck to you too for Thursday. Apparently uni's already have results.
    Couldn't have done it without the doctors and physio's etc.

    Seriously though it's why I wanna do medicine, During that time I was scared , didn't know what to do and though it was the end to my rugby (which it pretty much was for the time being hope to play again in Uni)
    The doctors in my local hospital picked it up and packed me off to a specialist in London who sorted me through the whole thing. Physio's were brilliant and the staff at the hospital helped me when I was terrified.

    I just didn't get any support with learning how to write, And My arm's a lot better now, it's just kinda healed slowly on its own.
    It's the support I should have got at school that really let me down. Going to college was the best thing I ever did.

    Uni's have results but only if you've firmed them or they're your insurance so only UCAS know mine :P.

    And as for your second question:

    http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

    search anything <20K p.a.(try and get in hospital roles, HCAing or direct patient contact is ideal, anything to get you in the environment really)
    Then just scroll thing and apply for anything that tickles your pickle.

    I applied for two receptionist jobs, the switchboard, the lab and a HCA.

    the two receptionist jobs didn't get back to me.
    Got interviews for the other three and got two of them .
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    Oh what's this?

    That's right people..

    The Medicine Forum Awards 2011 are now open!

    /shameless plug :proud:
    Voted!

    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    In light of all the supposed changes to admissions process/selection criteria this year, i just wondered which of Barts & Manchester would be the most foolish to apply to (i'm picking one as a risky option)

    Got 662.5 UKCAT, say i get AAAb (although predicted A*A*A) at A level. Got 4A*s, 5As and 1B at GCSEs. Been working as a HCA since july (not the only experience i have but it's the most recent, will not bore you with the rest)

    I know they're both very risky enough as it is but i just want a rough idea about which one is the most risky (almost like i'm throwing an option away) before i start drafting my personal statement.
    450 UCAS points, that's good isn't it ?

    I mean like four A's at A2 is 480 so you'll be above most applicants with that?

    It's all speculation atm though, wait till results day, then decide.
    I don't know how Mancs selection works I just know that I don't meet the entry req's
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    (Original post by joemullally)
    450 UCAS points, that's good isn't it ?

    I mean like four A's at A2 is 480 so you'll be above most applicants with that?

    It's all speculation atm though, wait till results day, then decide.
    I don't know how Mancs selection works I just know that I don't meet the entry req's
    Would seem so but then you may get loads of applicants predicted 4A*s simply because of this new criteria and schools that weren't predicting A*s before will start to predict them (they haven't got anything to lose as the offer will apparantly remain AAA regardless)
    I'm fear that this new system may disadvantage reapplicants (unless reapplicants are only compared with each other, which i doubt)

    Idk though i guess i could just be paranoid
    I intend to ring them up on/after results day so i can know exactly where i stand

    Btw, soton got back to me: no interviews for home BM5 school leavers
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Would seem so but then you may get loads of applicants predicted 4A*s simply because of this new criteria and schools that weren't predicting A*s before will start to predict them (they haven't got anything to lose as the offer will apparantly remain AAA regardless)
    I'm fear that this new system may disadvantage reapplicants (unless reapplicants are only compared with each other, which i doubt)

    Idk though i guess i could just be paranoid
    I intend to ring them up on/after results day so i can know exactly where i stand

    Btw, soton got back to me: no interviews for home BM5 school leavers
    Fair doo's

    I don't see a massive increase in the number of students taking four A2's this year though so the average UCAS points shouldn't shoot up too much ?
    I don't know. It all seems a bit silly.
 
 
 
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