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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    When I asked one of the admissions tutors they said that this wasn't the case. Rare thing to ever happen regardless so no point banking on it.
    I have no idea why they said that, I 100% know undergrads who have now finished first year at sheffield and got in via clearing... They messed up their admissions last time and rejected a whole load of good candidates pre-interview because they were really strict on personal statements, hence why from what I've heard this cycle they didn't use personal statements.
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    (Original post by asiangcse)
    I have no idea why they said that, I 100% know undergrads who have now finished first year at sheffield and got in via clearing... They messed up their admissions last time and rejected a whole load of good candidates pre-interview because they were really strict on personal statements, hence why from what I've heard this cycle they didn't use personal statements.
    Strange. I suppose they were not wanting to publically announce it through fear of over-subscription? They ditched the PS this year as there was a lot of debate over the validity of assessing a candidate's ability with it, as you said. I think the main concern was over parents and teachers helping students to pen it.
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    Strange. I suppose they were not wanting to publically announce it through fear of over-subscription? They ditched the PS this year as there was a lot of debate over the validity of assessing a candidate's ability with it, as you said. I think the main concern was over parents and teachers helping students to pen it.
    That's probably the reason, I don't think it was advertised last year either, people had to directly ask them after they received their results which is why I would recommend phoning up every med school on results day, I think plymouth also had places available in August.
 
 
 
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