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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    I don't have 70 hours work experience within the past two years.

    what about southampton. they would love ur ukcat
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    what about southampton. they would love ur ukcat
    I'm applying there, but not for the 4 year course. I think you overestimate the value of the UKCAT...
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    I'm applying there, but not for the 4 year course. I think you overestimate the value of the UKCAT...
    fair enough ...

    i just thought you stood a good chance at GEM cause of your score, given that all the GEM unis that require a score...choose for interview based on score.
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    I'm applying there, but not for the 4 year course. I think you overestimate the value of the UKCAT...
    sorry if you felt i was putting you off or anything, i was just trying to encourage you . good luck with the apps.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    fair enough ...

    i just thought you stood a good chance at GEM cause of your score, given that all the GEM unis that require a score...choose for interview based on score.
    Thank you, but GEM students usually have tons of experience and stellar extracurriculars. I honestly didn't expect to be in a position to have a GEM competitive UKCAT since the first time I did it, I got 660. If I didn't underestimate myself I would've prepared experience and what not.
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    I'm applying there, but not for the 4 year course. I think you overestimate the value of the UKCAT...
    You do know that Southampton invite to interview literally on the basis of your ukcat? If you have a high score you will definitely get an interview, and once you're at interview your chances of getting in are pretty high.


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    (Original post by Rosser1994)
    Spot on. Just trying to decide on the last, don't have a first so Barts is out. Potentially Newcastle, but yeah I know a 5 year course is ridiculous for funding.. it would mean taking out a pretty huge loan to cover it all. So may not be worth it from that angle, if I were to though.. where would you consider?


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    I would never advocate a biomed graduate applying for the undergraduate course. (Or any graduate, to be honest). In my opinion, you are pretty much guaranteed interviews at Warwick and Southampton and possibly King's (with the potential of being considered for their 5 year course if interviewed and not offered a place on their GEM). I would give GEM at Newcastle a shot.

    GEM itself is a pretty big financial undertaking!
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    (Original post by JenniB22)
    You do know that Southampton invite to interview literally on the basis of your ukcat? If you have a high score you will definitely get an interview, and once you're at interview your chances of getting in are pretty high.


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    Really? I'm pretty worried about failing at interview, I know I can get interviews for the 4 year course. I don't have a 1st so my personal tutor advised me not to apply for 4 year courses and my overall application is pretty weak to be honest. I've done work experience 4 years ago and nothing since then.
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    ok so just found our birmingham wont accept my application without advanced higher so now am stuck for choice....I had*

    Cambridge
    Imerpial
    Leeds

    any fourth choice? (I didn't UKCAT this year, just BMAT) *
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    (Original post by Ama2007)
    ok so just found our birmingham wont accept my application without advanced higher so now am stuck for choice....I had*

    Cambridge
    Imerpial
    Leeds

    any fourth choice? (I didn't UKCAT this year, just BMAT) *
    Lancaster? But do check up on their requirements. i know they want BMAT but can't recall what grades they want
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    Does anyone know where your referee puts your degree prediction?*
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    (Original post by NafNaf39)
    Lancaster? But do check up on their requirements. i know they want BMAT but can't recall what grades they want
    is BMAT GCSE level or national 5s, etc?
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    (Original post by Ama2007)
    is BMAT GCSE level or national 5s, etc?
    I don't know what national 5s is, but I think its similar to GCSEs in terms of difficulty. However, don't take my word for it and just do some research

    All the best!
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    Bmat is GCSE for some of the questions but also requires a level knowledge too. There is a specification to follow on the bmat website. Check it out
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    Really? I'm pretty worried about failing at interview, I know I can get interviews for the 4 year course. I don't have a 1st so my personal tutor advised me not to apply for 4 year courses and my overall application is pretty weak to be honest. I've done work experience 4 years ago and nothing since then.
    that is what i was trying to tell you, is that some unis incl soton.. interview sole on ukcat score.

    can't you try squeeze some in between now and your interviews?
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    Really? I'm pretty worried about failing at interview, I know I can get interviews for the 4 year course. I don't have a 1st so my personal tutor advised me not to apply for 4 year courses and my overall application is pretty weak to be honest. I've done work experience 4 years ago and nothing since then.
    also u don't need a 1st:

    they don't distinguish between 1st and 2:1, unless its parts
    its usually 2:1 and uKCAT score.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    that is what i was trying to tell you, is that some unis incl soton.. interview sole on ukcat score.

    can't you try squeeze some in between now and your interviews?
    I called them up and I've decided to apply, but I'm still worried I won't stand out compared to the other applicants... Like I have no clue what you're supposed to say/do at a GEM interview... I'll be able to get care home work experience but it's looking unlikely for me to get proper work experience (I do have proper work experience from years ago).
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    it seems they wanted 1st classes last year
    I called QMUL, they said they will compare your degree classifications with students who have 1st classes and Masters', so your competitiveness depends on the academic achievements of the cohort (most likely loads of 1st classes...).
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    I called them up and I've decided to apply, but I'm still worried I won't stand out compared to the other applicants... Like I have no clue what you're supposed to say/do at a GEM interview... I'll be able to get care home work experience but it's looking unlikely for me to get proper work experience (I do have proper work experience from years ago).
    Care home work experience is often looked upon more favourably than other types. Experience in a hospital only really covers healthcare, care homes cover social care.
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    (Original post by GavinJR)
    Care home work experience is often looked upon more favourably than other types. Experience in a hospital only really covers healthcare, care homes cover social care.
    That's good news, but I really don't know how I'm supposed to make myself stand out compared to other graduates who will look much more impressive. My application just looks like a standard applicant :/
 
 
 
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