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    I plan to do Biological Sciences or Biochemistry at Imperial. My friend also wants to do Biochemistry at Imperial (if he feels his grades aren't good enough for Medicine). I am predicted better grades than him and have better GCSEs and better potential. I am also far ahead of him extra curricular wise. He wants me to bring him into my extra curricular activities relating to my desired courses. I do not what to do because he is my good friend of 6 years but I see him as competition to the already limited places for the courses that are available worldwide so would it be right to not help his chances? What should I do?
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    This really does seem rather silly! Be a good friend to your friend. In terms of applications, focus on your own and don't worry about the competition. Jeopardising someone else is not the way to go!
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    If your grades are better anyway, help him.
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    (Original post by PeetaRJ)
    I plan to do Biological Sciences or Biochemistry at Imperial. My friend also wants to do Biochemistry at Imperial (if he feels his grades aren't good enough for Medicine). I am predicted better grades than him and have better GCSEs and better potential. I am also far ahead of him extra curricular wise. He wants me to bring him into my extra curricular activities relating to my desired courses. I do not what to do because he is my good friend of 6 years but I see him as competition to the already limited places for the courses that are available worldwide so would it be right to not help his chances? What should I do?
    You seem arrogant and rather delusional - he is going to make no more than a neglible difference to your chances. Furthermore, do not confuse existing grades as conclusive evidence of potential, as I'm sure you're aware of many intellectuals who performed lukewarm in school, but are recognised as geniuses.
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    (Original post by PeetaRJ)
    I plan to do Biological Sciences or Biochemistry at Imperial. My friend also wants to do Biochemistry at Imperial (if he feels his grades aren't good enough for Medicine). I am predicted better grades than him and have better GCSEs and better potential. I am also far ahead of him extra curricular wise. He wants me to bring him into my extra curricular activities relating to my desired courses. I do not what to do because he is my good friend of 6 years but I see him as competition to the already limited places for the courses that are available worldwide so would it be right to not help his chances? What should I do?
    I guess you have to just be the bigger person, and help him out. Has he already written his Personal Statement? If he's only trying to get into your extra curricular activities now, then will he have written that he's already been attending them?
    He's your mate, and although university is important, it'd be a bit harsh if you didn't lend him a hand. I'm sure he'd do the same for you. I can understand your frustration though.
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    Help each other, dont let school tear apart your friendship its not worth it. There will always be opportunities to get what you want but dont sacrifice your relationship for it.
 
 
 
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