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ja_blue
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hello all
i've just applied to uni via ucas with what i think is very strong personal statement how ever i've just seen copy of my ref stmt and even though its all very positive about me it only took up few lines in the lge space provided am worried this might put me at disadvantage against other candidates for medicine.
is this true? anyone got same experience?
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(Original post by ja_blue)
hello all
i've just applied to uni via ucas with what i think is very strong personal statement how ever i've just seen copy of my ref stmt and even though its all very positive about me it only took up few lines in the lge space provided am worried this might put me at disadvantage against other candidates for medicine.
is this true? anyone got same experience?
they never look at the ref statement - they know its a pack of lies anyway.

they dont even look at it, as they know refs talk rubbish to blag the student up.

Dont worry about it, honest.

All that matters is ur gades and ur PS.
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You've applied for medicine just recently?

You know that the deadline was October 15th 2003?

And bono the reference is usually the first thing admissions tutors look at because that is were predicted grades are put, and although they take the ref from certain schools with a pinch of salt it's still at least (if not more) as important as the personal statement.
The October deadline's only for Oxbridge, UCAS applications go on until end of April. UCAS ref should be a bit more in depth, but as bono mentions correctly tutors are possibly used to "___ is an excellent pupil" time and time over.
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yeah. october's definitely the closing date for medicine
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they never look at the ref statement - they know its a pack of lies anyway.

they dont even look at it, as they know refs talk rubbish to blag the student up.

Dont worry about it, honest.

All that matters is ur gades and ur PS.
Er...this is aload of tosh as the reason both Leeds and Newcastle rejected me was due to a weak ref statement. They said that if I could supply them with another one then they may reconsider.
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