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    Hi nisha devi

    Hoping that I can offer you a few tips that might help you with the QR section.

    Firstly get familiar with the on screen calculator and use the calculator with the keyboard for speed. It is definitely worth practising this.

    Look for hard questions and skip these immediately, there is no point in wasting valuable time. If a question is hard to understand, the data you need is complex or there are many stages to the calculation so best to move on. When you move on, guess an answer (no negative marking for getting it wrong and you never know!) then make sure you flag it for review in case you have extra time.

    I hope you find that useful. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions... always happy to help.

    UniAdmissions
    This is actually the technique i'm using. You have explained it so well. I'm not doing so well but thats because I'm just no good with match under timed pressure. But with this technique you know you've picked up the easy Qs. Just sometimes there is more difficult ones!!! *
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    (Original post by UniAdmissions)
    Hi nisha devi

    Hoping that I can offer you a few tips that might help you with the QR section.

    Firstly get familiar with the on screen calculator and use the calculator with the keyboard for speed. It is definitely worth practising this.

    Look for hard questions and skip these immediately, there is no point in wasting valuable time. If a question is hard to understand, the data you need is complex or there are many stages to the calculation so best to move on. When you move on, guess an answer (no negative marking for getting it wrong and you never know!) then make sure you flag it for review in case you have extra time.

    I hope you find that useful. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions... always happy to help.

    UniAdmissions
    thankyou
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thanks*

    Why don't you call the HCA recruitment office and tell them. Im sure they will understand and allow you to use someone else as a reference. The reference have to be from your previous employment? I think if you tell them, you've contacted your manager and there is no response they should allow you to change.*

    My sister in law had a similar issue, in which her manager wasn't writing the reference, after nearly 3mnths she found out that her manager was seriously unwell during that time. But she didn't know at that time, she just told the new job recruitment that she can provide another name and they understood.

    HCA accept character references and volunteering refs. I've turned a job down as they wanted me to start working asap, 5 days *week, and im soo stressed with UKCAT that i couldn't. *I didn't think the process would be so quick. But they understood and appreciate my honesty.

    I can imagine it being a stressful period. But try to stay positive, it'll all work out :-).*
    thanks. I've just found out that my former manager's gone on holiday. And my previous employment is from around 6 years ago. I hope they'll accept a reference from an optometrist from my former workplace.

    I'm going to have to try and get a reference from the volunteering so I'll have to ask who would be appropriate since I tend to mostly be with the catering staff rather than the ward nurses.

    I''ve already used a reference as an academic, character reference too.

    You're so lucky it was a quick process for you. I've been waiting since May lol. I hope your UKCAT prep goes well. Good luck!
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    (Original post by WannabeDrA)
    hi, what uni are you at? what's your typical weekly schedule for the pre-clinical years?
    Hi i'm at Swansea University. We don't have pre-clinical years as we have patient contact from the first week. First year was like this:

    Mon - Case presentation followed by anatomy
    Tue - learning opportunity of our choice
    Wed - lectures (normally 9-3)
    Thu - Clinical skills
    Fri - Lectures and case discussion
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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    thanks. I've just found out that my former manager's gone on holiday. And my previous employment is from around 6 years ago. I hope they'll accept a reference from an optometrist from my former workplace.

    I'm going to have to try and get a reference from the volunteering so I'll have to ask who would be appropriate since I tend to mostly be with the catering staff rather than the ward nurses.

    I''ve already used a reference as an academic, character reference too.

    You're so lucky it was a quick process for you. I've been waiting since May lol. I hope your UKCAT prep goes well. Good luck!
    Wow, May thats been long! Yes mine was too quick! i think it took about 3 weeks after interview. Hope its just as quick when i apply again, lol.*

    When it comes to volunteering, you can get a ref from someone you work with, but I always used to get it from the volunteer co-ordinator, as they always have feedback on your performance form other staff. So TBH, they provide brilliant references, regards your reliability, honesty, professionalism, punctuality, communication etc..

    You too, Good luck with UKCAT and getting this reference so you can start your role as a HCA.

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    (Original post by 123ash)
    Wow, May thats been long! Yes mine was too quick! i think it took about 3 weeks after interview. Hope its just as quick when i apply again, lol.*

    When it comes to volunteering, you can get a ref from someone you work with, but I always used to get it from the volunteer co-ordinator, as they always have feedback on your performance form other staff. So TBH, they provide brilliant references, regards your reliability, honesty, professionalism, punctuality, communication etc..

    You too, Good luck with UKCAT and getting this reference so you can start your role as a HCA.

    *
    Wow 3 weeks is short. I mean I got the offer actually during the interview which was a shock and so I've been waiting since then. And the September induction clashes with the GAMSAT so I've got to wait till November. *sigh* I think I only have about £200 left. I honestly don't see myself supporting myself through GEM unless I apply next year but I'll just sponge off my brother if I do get in this round.

    I don't know if my volunteer officer will be able to talk about my performance since I don't think the ward really keeps tabs on me haha I'll just confirm whether someone from the catering team is okay and the lady I help out is really lovely too. And anyway, my volunteer officer is on leave until next Monday.

    Thanks!
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    Hey guys.
    Did anyone of you attended intensive course by uniadmissions?
    I want know if its helpful or not as im struggling with QR section.


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    Hi guys, I got VR 680, QR 730 and AR 880, with a band 3. What do you give my chances?
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    Hi everyone,

    I am thinking about applying to GEM in the future. However, I am really confused by the tuition fees. Is there any sort of loan to help cover tuition fees, or are we expected to pay it ourselves?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by clucky_chick)
    Hi everyone,

    I am thinking about applying to GEM in the future. However, I am really confused by the tuition fees. Is there any sort of loan to help cover tuition fees, or are we expected to pay it ourselves?

    Thanks!
    Between the NHS and student finance, it's all covered except for £3565 in the first year, which you have to find yourself.


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    (Original post by JenniB22)
    Between the NHS and student finance, it's all covered except for £3565 in the first year, which you have to find yourself.


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    Ah right! Thanks
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    (Original post by nisha devi)
    Hey guys.
    Did anyone of you attended intensive course by uniadmissions?
    I want know if its helpful or not as im struggling with QR section.


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    Hi nisha devi

    Obviously I am going to say that our course is fantastic but also, just wanted to see if I could help by offering some advice with the QR section.

    Firstly, get familiar with the on screen calculator and use the calculator with the keyboard for speed - it is worth practising this.

    Look for hard questions and skip them straight away - don't waste valuable time. If a question is hard to understand, the data you need is complex or there are many stages to the calculation, I would call that a hard question. When you move on, guess an answer (no negative marking for incorrect answer, and you never know you might get it right), then flag it for review in case you have extra time later.

    I hope that helps... do let me know if you have any questions... always happy to help.

    UniAdmissions
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    (Original post by cperkinns2)
    Hi guys, I got VR 680, QR 730 and AR 880, with a band 3. What do you give my chances?
    With an overall as good as that, your chances I would hope are very good1

    Regards SJT, Not all uni's look at it!

    How did you find the test? Mine is coming up, any tips to stay calm?*
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    VR was a little longer than I thought it would take, and I had to rush the last few questions. Apart from that use the booklet for QR and take a breath when you need it. More haste less speed.
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    (Original post by cperkinns2)
    VR was a little longer than I thought it would take, and I had to rush the last few questions. Apart from that use the booklet for QR and take a breath when you need it. More haste less speed.
    I'm finding QR on Medify very difficult and i've been through the book, but the Qs were just too hard to answer in the given time.

    Anyways, hoping for the best, staying positive.*
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    If there's anybody on here who's been successful at getting a place at Oxbridge on their GEM course could you message me your personal statements please? I will pay to have them so I can get an idea of what I should be writing when I apply myself.
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    Hi everyone,
    I'm an undergraduate and I took the UKCAT today-
    VR 630 QR 800 AR 680 SJT 2
    Worth applying to grad courses or should I just stick to undergrad?
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    (Original post by immaa)
    Hi everyone,
    I'm an undergraduate and I took the UKCAT today-
    VR 630 QR 800 AR 680 SJT 2
    Worth applying to grad courses or should I just stick to undergrad?
    You can't apply to a grad course unless you are a graduate i.e. have a degree

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    Good luck man. Everything is a times or a divide. Anything too long winded just flag and forget about. Don't forget to pick a option from it though as you'll still have a 1/4 or 1/5 chance of getting it right if you don't get a chance to go back

    (Original post by 123ash)
    I'm finding QR on Medify very difficult and i've been through the book, but the Qs were just too hard to answer in the given time.

    Anyways, hoping for the best, staying positive.*
 
 
 
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