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    I hear Gimerps have started the ball rolling on pulling out of the UoL - does that mean we can all still hate you, or will we have to turn out attention to UCL?

    http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...663817,00.html
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    Turn your attention to UCL. Kings already gets called strand poly, has LSE students tirading through (hyperbole, I know) etc.
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    (Original post by randdom)
    Any reason why?
    my brother just says they are really up themselves and they think they are superior just becuase they go to imperial, even though all medical schools are equal.
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    (Original post by randdom)
    Any reason why?
    They certainly didn't endear themselves to any of the potential Oxbridge transfer students who went for the open day. GKT gave tours of both Guys and St. Thomas' campuses with current student guides, provided lunch for us, paid for our tube tickets between the two hospitals and had a student Q&A session at the end. Imperial apparently had an hour of fairly mediocre Powerpoint presentations, no tour, no students - despite having said it would last 3 hours so students had made travel arrangements accordingly.

    Plus they segregate the transfer students hugely especially right at the start (i.e. just when you need to get to know people!)

    But then, UCL didn't even have a proper open day at all and apparently lots of people want to go there.
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    Do they spy on u to see if u attended the open day once u were offered a place. But then again they cant take the offer away from u for not turning up!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    They certainly didn't endear themselves to any of the potential Oxbridge transfer students who went for the open day...
    :miles:

    well, maybe not. but he's an imperial student, so..
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    (Original post by Elles)
    well, maybe not. but he's an imperial student, so..
    it's not my bloody fault! =p i had lots of fun asking about the clinical course (i'll tell you my 'experiences' another time!!)
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    *quivers with anticipation...*


    on an acutely thread related note - fingers crossed i won't be in a london medical school this time next year..
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    (Original post by Elles)
    fingers crossed i won't be in a london medical school this time next year..
    I'd bet my student loan on you getting back into Oxford (providing you'd put it as first choice that is!). No, I really would..!
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    (Original post by Elles)
    *quivers with anticipation...*


    on an acutely thread related note - fingers crossed i won't be in a london medical school this time next year..
    Ditto to that one :eek:
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    Thats a shame if the transfer students didnt get a good impression of the place. No excuses - the SU should have made a bit more effort! Then again we mustve been doing something right in the past as so many transfer to Imperial .

    As for the segregation, its mainly in teh first erm, and that cos of the practicality if things - we do our 6 week BSc foundation course whilst Oxbridge transfers to their first firm.

    (Original post by Helenia)
    They certainly didn't endear themselves to any of the potential Oxbridge transfer students who went for the open day. GKT gave tours of both Guys and St. Thomas' campuses with current student guides, provided lunch for us, paid for our tube tickets between the two hospitals and had a student Q&A session at the end. Imperial apparently had an hour of fairly mediocre Powerpoint presentations, no tour, no students - despite having said it would last 3 hours so students had made travel arrangements accordingly.

    Plus they segregate the transfer students hugely especially right at the start (i.e. just when you need to get to know people!)

    But then, UCL didn't even have a proper open day at all and apparently lots of people want to go there.
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    (Original post by pkonline)
    Then again we mustve been doing something right in the past as so many transfer to Imperial .
    hmm, i'd be very interested in the numbers of 1st/2nd choice applicants this year..

    the segregation aspect is just one of those things i suppose - although hopping from year 3 to year 5 & then year 6 with a specific foundation course to "catch up" wasn't hugely appealing.

    but as Helen mentioned in comparison to the GKT open day i think some relatively easy to do things (e.g. current students? do they exist? do they care at all? tours of the hospitals & facilities? more to say/do than an hours worth? when people have spent over an hour travelling one way...) could have greatly improved the overall impression most of us left with.

    on the plus side - the biscuits were the best of any open day. & with my hours in london to kill by myself i was pleasantly surprised how late shops are open there! :eek:
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    Again there's no excuse for the Open Day; many medics are keen to advise potential students. I know for the normal entry Open Days, Imperial do tours, Q&A sessions, example mock interviews etc, plus similar stuff as part of the widening access schemes. If Imperial wants to attract the best it shouldnt be so shody like this - was there an opportunity to give feedback for the Open Day? That would help for next year, altho unfortunately it would be a bit late for u guys .

    If u do have any Qs about I''ll try and answer them. I've also posted some blurb over at Admissions Forum too, in reply to a similar question .

    Anyhoo woteva u do decide, hope u enjoy clinicals!

    Prakash.

    (Original post by Elles)
    hmm, i'd be very interested in the numbers of 1st/2nd choice applicants this year..

    the segregation aspect is just one of those things i suppose - although hopping from year 3 to year 5 & then year 6 with a specific foundation course to "catch up" wasn't hugely appealing.

    but as Helen mentioned in comparison to the GKT open day i think some relatively easy to do things (e.g. current students? do they exist? do they care at all? tours of the hospitals & facilities? more to say/do than an hours worth? when people have spent over an hour travelling one way...) could have greatly improved the overall impression most of us left with.

    on the plus side - the biscuits were the best of any open day. & with my hours in london to kill by myself i was pleasantly surprised how late shops are open there! :eek:
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    (Original post by Elles)
    hmm, i'd be very interested in the numbers of 1st/2nd choice applicants this year..
    I don't know of any - it's all UCL or GKT. I think GKT realised that they weren't seen as a hugely attractive prospect in previous years (a certain ex-moderator from this forum got in there as 3rd choice a couple of years ago) and really went for it this year with both the presentation they gave at our Clinical Forum, and with the open day itself.

    But maybe I'm just easily bought with lollipops and a tube ticket
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    GKT are Kings College now - KCL finally eroded all their history...

    And people wonder why BL are so grrr at QM!
 
 
 
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