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    (Original post by richtea5)
    Well, personally I think you've got nothing to lose by giving it a shot on results day - try it in the morning and celebrate for results in the afternoon. Don't get bummed out if nothing comes of it at the very least you'll be getting back into the application mind set, it does happen i've known people who've been reconsidered and gotten an offer after results day.

    I just phoned were i had been rejected and a couple others. possibly places you'd applied would be best but there's no way of knowing - i think it's to do people missing the grades/ accepting other offers.

    my ukcat went from 680 average to 702.5 band 1
    Alright thanks! I'll definitely call them up then, just in case!
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    (Original post by lecamel)
    Yes I agree, definitely call unis at least the ones you were unsuccessful at as you may be on a reserve list etc.
    ukcat went from 620 to 790 Band 2


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    (Original post by itsmagic)
    I called up the medschools that rejected me last year on results day, didn't get me anywhere but it's worth a shot! It does happen for a few cases, you have nothing to lose by calling them
    My UKCAT last year was 630, this year it was 790 band 2


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    (Original post by frogs r everywhere)
    I was so close from getting into Bristol last year after they rejected me. I phoned them up, and they said they will call me back as there were potential places to offer on Results day. They called me back as promised yet commenced with the words "Good morning. Unfortunately we ...." ARGH. So definitely call back. You have nothing to lose.

    My UKCAT went from 607.5 to 702.5. (not as impressive as the scores above however :lol:)

    Thank you for all the info guys, I appreciate it! How were your respective gap years? Did you enjoy it? What did you do? (I'm assuming you all received offers this time right?)
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    (Original post by babychocolate)
    I've got an offer and I have 3As no A*. Only a handful require A*s

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    A* is definitely not a requirement... only Oxford, Cambridge, Bham and possibly Exeter(???) ask for the A* grade. I have an offer and I got AAAB (the B was in Spanish though :/)


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    Oh god thanks!! Panicking a bit then! Congrats on your offers!
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    Cannot wait to sell my UKCAT and BMAT books!
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    (Original post by FutureSurgeon)
    Thank you for the kind words. And are you sure about the results day thing? I find it really hard to believe that a medical school can be so undersubscribed that they'd have to call up someone they've rejected! Especially given all the competition! If I am to call the medical schools, should I just call the one that only rejected me AFTER interview or shall I call them all?

    Also, may I ask what you guys got in your UKCAT the first time round as well as the second time round? Thanks!
    I emailed Sheffield and Leicester after results day last year- I hadn't even applied to either! I had an interview at Sheffield in August! I then got a rejection haha but I think that's down to not actually wanting to go there.. I hadn't even applied there and was quite set on a gap year and had already made plans etc so wasn't that enthusiatic- must have shown through!
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    (Original post by FutureSurgeon)
    Thank you for all the info guys, I appreciate it! How were your respective gap years? Did you enjoy it? What did you do? (I'm assuming you all received offers this time right?)
    No worries gap year had it's ups and downs I'll be completely honest and I wanted to leave nothing to chance so worked as a HCA ~48 hours a week days and nights which at this point is getting difficult to keep up 6 months on. It's nice to have a break from studying all the time though and also visit different friends at uni whilst saving up too. I'm not travelling for personal reasons but a lot of people do and it sounds fantastic. Yeah I got 3 unconditional offers at Sheff, Newcastle and St Andrews and then still waiting to hear back from Southampton post interview so definitely millions better than last year! I would most definitely say if you get the grades and it's med you want to do, definitely take a gap year. Very much worth it, character building too I feel millions more prepared to go to uni to study medicine, and appreciate it a lot more.


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    (Original post by Ke299)
    I emailed Sheffield and Leicester after results day last year- I hadn't even applied to either! I had an interview at Sheffield in August! I then got a rejection haha but I think that's down to not actually wanting to go there.. I hadn't even applied there and was quite set on a gap year and had already made plans etc so wasn't that enthusiatic- must have shown through!
    How did you decide to email those two particular universities? I'd probably end up emailing all 33 of them cos I won't know how to pick which ones to email :/

    Oh and what did you put in the email? They must've been some magical words 😅
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    (Original post by lecamel)
    No worries gap year had it's ups and downs I'll be completely honest and I wanted to leave nothing to chance so worked as a HCA ~48 hours a week days and nights which at this point is getting difficult to keep up 6 months on. It's nice to have a break from studying all the time though and also visit different friends at uni whilst saving up too. I'm not travelling for personal reasons but a lot of people do and it sounds fantastic. Yeah I got 3 unconditional offers at Sheff, Newcastle and St Andrews and then still waiting to hear back from Southampton post interview so definitely millions better than last year! I would most definitely say if you get the grades and it's med you want to do, definitely take a gap year. Very much worth it, character building too I feel millions more prepared to go to uni to study medicine, and appreciate it a lot more.


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    Where will you firm if you get 4 offers?
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    (Original post by lecamel)
    No worries gap year had it's ups and downs I'll be completely honest and I wanted to leave nothing to chance so worked as a HCA ~48 hours a week days and nights which at this point is getting difficult to keep up 6 months on. It's nice to have a break from studying all the time though and also visit different friends at uni whilst saving up too. I'm not travelling for personal reasons but a lot of people do and it sounds fantastic. Yeah I got 3 unconditional offers at Sheff, Newcastle and St Andrews and then still waiting to hear back from Southampton post interview so definitely millions better than last year! I would most definitely say if you get the grades and it's med you want to do, definitely take a gap year. Very much worth it, character building too I feel millions more prepared to go to uni to study medicine, and appreciate it a lot more.


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    Massive congratulations to you man! Yeah I'm looking to get a job as a HCA or a theatre assistant if I do take a gap year but all the available job offers at my local NHS trust are saying I need to own a car? Did you encounter this? What were your grades?
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    (Original post by FutureSurgeon)
    How did you decide to email those two particular universities? I'd probably end up emailing all 33 of them cos I won't know how to pick which ones to email :/

    Oh and what did you put in the email? They must've been some magical words 😅
    I know someone in admissions at both unis (when I say know i've never actually met either of them haha but I managed to get hold of their email addresses and asked if they might have any spaces) honestly I can't really remember I think it was something along the lines of 'do you have and spaces available i'd really really really like the opportunity bla bla' but more importantly I attached my ps and grades/ ukcat

    Really wasn't expecting to hear anything but then I got a call from Sheffield saying 'can you come in tomorrow for an interview'! haha you might as well! You can send the same email to all 33 and it's definitely worth a try!
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    (Original post by Ke299)
    I know someone in admissions at both unis (when I say know i've never actually met either of them haha but I managed to get hold of their email addresses and asked if they might have any spaces) honestly I can't really remember I think it was something along the lines of 'do you have and spaces available i'd really really really like the opportunity bla bla' but more importantly I attached my ps and grades/ ukcat

    Really wasn't expecting to hear anything but then I got a call from Sheffield saying 'can you come in tomorrow for an interview'! haha you might as well! You can send the same email to all 33 and it's definitely worth a try!
    Did you send this email on results day or before?
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    (Original post by purple and gold)
    Did you send this email on results day or before?
    It was either results day or the day after
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    (Original post by FutureSurgeon)
    Massive congratulations to you man! Yeah I'm looking to get a job as a HCA or a theatre assistant if I do take a gap year but all the available job offers at my local NHS trust are saying I need to own a car? Did you encounter this? What were your grades?
    Yeah :/ I live in Sheffield and all HCA jobs in hospital pretty much wanted at least NVQ level 2 or wanted a driving license or something in particular. I work in a care home, which isn't as exciting or varied if you ask me, so definitely start early and try and get something good in hospital, keep looking! I got short listed to top 5 out of 200 odd applicants for phlebotomy but was a bit crap at interview haha so keep your eyes peeled for that too my grades were A*AAA at A2 (from AABBB at AS)


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    Hi
    I'm replying on behalf of my daughter, 6000 miles away at school in Costa Rica, who had her 4th rejection today. She is a UK student but doing the IB. I honestly think the med schools couldn't grasp what she was doing and why. It's quite possible that she didn't sell it very sell either as she's a bit humble,
    Now we need to help her. Would you be able to share your experiences and how you turned 4 rejections into 4 offers, and especially what you think made the difference for Edinburgh?!!!
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    (Original post by Ke299)
    I know someone in admissions at both unis (when I say know i've never actually met either of them haha but I managed to get hold of their email addresses and asked if they might have any spaces) honestly I can't really remember I think it was something along the lines of 'do you have and spaces available i'd really really really like the opportunity bla bla' but more importantly I attached my ps and grades/ ukcat

    Really wasn't expecting to hear anything but then I got a call from Sheffield saying 'can you come in tomorrow for an interview'! haha you might as well! You can send the same email to all 33 and it's definitely worth a try!
    Haha I'm definitely sending an email after everything I've heard! I'm drafting it as we speak! (In my head anyway). Thank you so so much for the insight!
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    (Original post by lecamel)
    Yeah :/ I live in Sheffield and all HCA jobs in hospital pretty much wanted at least NVQ level 2 or wanted a driving license or something in particular. I work in a care home, which isn't as exciting or varied if you ask me, so definitely start early and try and get something good in hospital, keep looking! I got short listed to top 5 out of 200 odd applicants for phlebotomy but was a bit crap at interview haha so keep your eyes peeled for that too my grades were A*AAA at A2 (from AABBB at AS)


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    What do you mean by 'start early'? Do you mean start looking around for a job now? And oooh what does phlebotomy involve?

    Well done for your phenomenal grades btw!
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    So how is everyone preparing? Are there materials and resources I should be buying now or are we all just going to procrastinate till summer? (Something I'm likely to do...)

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    (Original post by FutureSurgeon)
    What do you mean by 'start early'? Do you mean start looking around for a job now? And oooh what does phlebotomy involve?

    Well done for your phenomenal grades btw!
    Haha no not quite yet, but after exams/ June/July time. Phlebotomy is taking bloods off patients but means you're out on the wards and sometimes can be doing lab work. Haha thanks, worked my arse off for them, was convinced I wouldn't get grades for med after AS. Good luck to you, sure you'll be ok!


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    (Original post by FutureSurgeon)
    Haha I'm definitely sending an email after everything I've heard! I'm drafting it as we speak! (In my head anyway). Thank you so so much for the insight!
    No problem! Just make sure if you get an interview you don't flop it like I did haha having said that I am glad I took a gap year so i guess everything happens for a reason!
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    (Original post by lecamel)
    Haha no not quite yet, but after exams/ June/July time. Phlebotomy is taking bloods off patients but means you're out on the wards and sometimes can be doing lab work. Haha thanks, worked my arse off for them, was convinced I wouldn't get grades for med after AS. Good luck to you, sure you'll be ok!


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    That sounds really good, I shall seriously consider that! Thanks a lot for everything 🙉
 
 
 
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