UCL Cancer Biomedicine BSc Applicants 2018 Watch

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I haven't seen any threads yet for any Cancer Biomed applicants or Offer holders so I decided to make one. As it's a new course I found that it seems to be relatively unheard of so it would be nice to meet other applicants before it starts this September. This thread can be used as a way for us to get to know each other, post about the application process or even just discuss the pros and cons of this course. I'm not really sure on how threads work tbf but hopefully this will be useful!
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Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
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Hello!
I haven't seen any threads yet for any Cancer Biomed applicants or Offer holders so I decided to make one. As it's a new course I found that it seems to be relatively unheard of so it would be nice to meet other applicants before it starts this September. This thread can be used as a way for us to get to know each other, post about the application process or even just discuss the pros and cons of this course. I'm not really sure on how threads work tbf but hopefully this will be useful!
Hello! I have been looking for a Cancer Biomedicine UCL thread for such a long time now and I have finally found one! I am so glad to know there is also someone else out there speaking about this unheard of course! I am currently an offer holder for this course. How about you? I'm not 100% sure if UCL will be my firm as I am still weighing up pros and cons! Hope you get this reply - Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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OMG I'm so happy, finally there's someone else :hello: Honestly, I know its a new course but I didn't expect it to be this unknown. I'm an offer holder too and I've firmed UCL! To be honest, one of the cons of the course is that it sounds kind of niche and there's no lab practicals in the first year but the syllabus is so interesting and I was planning to go into oncology after I did biomed anyway so this degree was literally perfect and I firmed UCL in the end. Where else are you considering for your firm?

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Hello! I have been looking for a Cancer Biomedicine UCL thread for such a long time now and I have finally found one! I am so glad to know there is also someone else out there speaking about this unheard of course! I am currently an offer holder for this course. How about you? I'm not 100% sure if UCL will be my firm as I am still weighing up pros and cons! Hope you get this reply - Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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OMG I'm so happy, finally there's someone else :hello: Honestly, I know its a new course but I didn't expect it to be this unknown. I'm an offer holder too and I've firmed UCL! To be honest, one of the cons of the course is that it sounds kind of niche and there's no lab practicals in the first year but the syllabus is so interesting and I was planning to go into oncology after I did biomed anyway so this degree was literally perfect and I firmed UCL in the end. Where else are you considering for your firm?

Omg literally! Yes the course sounds so amazingly interesting. I’m a bit concerned though – as we would specialise in cancer so early and as we would be the first cohort of students to complete the course, we don’t have any previous graduate data to look at – so I’m concerned we might not be able to get a job with the degree because it is unheard of. I was planning to do biomed and then go into oncology – the degree sounds so perfect and I really want to firm it. The only problem for me is that UCL is quite far and I plan to commute to university. That’s why I am deciding between cancer biomedicine at UCL and biomedical science at Brunel. What A Levels are you taking? Do you have a particular reason for your interest in cancer? Thank you for getting back to me so soon!
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Omg literally! Yes the course sounds so amazingly interesting. I’m a bit concerned though – as we would specialise in cancer so early and as we would be the first cohort of students to complete the course, we don’t have any previous graduate data to look at – so I’m concerned we might not be able to get a job with the degree because it is unheard of. I was planning to do biomed and then go into oncology – the degree sounds so perfect and I really want to firm it. The only problem for me is that UCL is quite far and I plan to commute to university. That’s why I am deciding between cancer biomedicine at UCL and biomedical science at Brunel. What A Levels are you taking? Do you have a particular reason for your interest in cancer? Thank you for getting back to me so soon!
I don't want to derail this thread, but don't you have to study medicine to become an oncologist, or are you trying to become a radiation oncologist?
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I don't want to derail this thread, but don't you have to study medicine to become an oncologist, or are you trying to become a radiation oncologist?
You probably do - I'm not too sure but I don't plan to become an oncologist. For now, I just want to study and learn about cancer as it is something which my family members have had and because it is on the rise so I want to obtain knowledge about the increasingly common disease. I will see what options are available after the course, that is, if i decide to take the course.
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Hi, I am also an offer holder for cancer biomed! Could I ask where it is you saw the syllabus? Thanks!
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OMG I'm so happy, finally there's someone else :hello: Honestly, I know its a new course but I didn't expect it to be this unknown. I'm an offer holder too and I've firmed UCL! To be honest, one of the cons of the course is that it sounds kind of niche and there's no lab practicals in the first year but the syllabus is so interesting and I was planning to go into oncology after I did biomed anyway so this degree was literally perfect and I firmed UCL in the end. Where else are you considering for your firm?
Hi! I am also an offer holder for cancer biomed @ UCL!
Where is it that you saw the syllabus btw? I'd be curious to see the specific course content
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Hi! I am also an offer holder for cancer biomed @ UCL!
Where is it that you saw the syllabus btw? I'd be curious to see the specific course content
Yay! There's someone else! I saw the syllabus on the UCL website for Cancer Biomedicine
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Omg literally! Yes the course sounds so amazingly interesting. I’m a bit concerned though – as we would specialise in cancer so early and as we would be the first cohort of students to complete the course, we don’t have any previous graduate data to look at – so I’m concerned we might not be able to get a job with the degree because it is unheard of. I was planning to do biomed and then go into oncology – the degree sounds so perfect and I really want to firm it. The only problem for me is that UCL is quite far and I plan to commute to university. That’s why I am deciding between cancer biomedicine at UCL and biomedical science at Brunel. What A Levels are you taking? Do you have a particular reason for your interest in cancer? Thank you for getting back to me so soon!
Yeahh it is a bit risky but to be honest, UCL has a brilliant reputation and the fact our degree is unheard of may work in our favour as it can set us aside from other candidates. I see what you mean, commuting in London is quite expensive but imo UCL is totally worth it. I take biology, chemistry and geography what about you? I'm interested in cancer due to personal reasons and also due to the nature of the disease, its so prevalent and despite so many claims of cures so many lives are still being lost. Its just really interesting you know?
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Hi! I am also an offer holder for cancer biomed @ UCL!
Where is it that you saw the syllabus btw? I'd be curious to see the specific course content
Hey! Nice to meet you, the 'syllabus' (basically the core modules) can be found on the UCL website (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...omedicine-bsc/) just under the Degree Structure section. Interestingly they've taken off some of the named optional modules from the website but the core modules are still there. Hope this helps!
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Hey! Nice to meet you, the 'syllabus' (basically the core modules) can be found on the UCL website (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...omedicine-bsc/) just under the Degree Structure section. Interestingly they've taken off some of the named optional modules from the website but the core modules are still there. Hope this helps!
Thank you both!
I wonder how many people will be in Cancer Biomed!
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Yeahh it is a bit risky but to be honest, UCL has a brilliant reputation and the fact our degree is unheard of may work in our favour as it can set us aside from other candidates. I see what you mean, commuting in London is quite expensive but imo UCL is totally worth it. I take biology, chemistry and geography what about you? I'm interested in cancer due to personal reasons and also due to the nature of the disease, its so prevalent and despite so many claims of cures so many lives are still being lost. Its just really interesting you know?
Yes that is what I was thinking - UCL is well respected and doing a rare course could make us stand out to employers too. Are you planning to live out? I take biology, chemistry and psychology a level and yes definitley same here - my dad has had cancer for 2 years and he has just passed away 2/3 weeks ago now so it would be great to understand the disease more.
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Hey! Nice to meet you, the 'syllabus' (basically the core modules) can be found on the UCL website (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...omedicine-bsc/) just under the Degree Structure section. Interestingly they've taken off some of the named optional modules from the website but the core modules are still there. Hope this helps!
Did any of you get an invitation to an applicant day because I didn't? Also where will be based? At the main campus near Euston Square?
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Did any of you get an invitation to an applicant day because I didn't? Also where will be based? At the main campus near Euston Square?
No I didn't either? When would it be?
Have you accepted the offer btw? Or is it not your first choice?
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Yes that is what I was thinking - UCL is well respected and doing a rare course could make us stand out to employers too. Are you planning to live out? I take biology, chemistry and psychology a level and yes definitley same here - my dad has had cancer for 2 years and he has just passed away 2/3 weeks ago now so it would be great to understand the disease more.
Yeah, I'm planning to live out for first year and possibly second year too. Oh no! I'm really sorry to hear about your dad and hope you and your family are coping slightly better now. If you need any support feel free to message me

I didn't get any invitation to an applicant day but that's probably because there's not really any first years to tell what to expect on the course and stuff. About where we will be based, you're right we'll be on the main campus in Bloomsbury.
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No I didn't either? When would it be?
Have you accepted the offer btw? Or is it not your first choice?
I didn't get an invitation to an applicant day so I booked a private campus tour myself to see the university - I haven't accepted it just yet but I am really considering to firm it after meeting you both! Sorry for the late reply - I didn't get an email from TSR about a response on the thread.
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Yeah, I'm planning to live out for first year and possibly second year too. Oh no! I'm really sorry to hear about your dad and hope you and your family are coping slightly better now. If you need any support feel free to message me

I didn't get any invitation to an applicant day but that's probably because there's not really any first years to tell what to expect on the course and stuff. About where we will be based, you're right we'll be on the main campus in Bloomsbury.
Okay! That's alright - thankfully holding strong <3 Thank you so much - and for you too if there is anything I can do

Yes that's true - just making sure I hadn't missed an email. Is the Bloombsury campus the one near Euston Square Tube Station?
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Yeah, I'm planning to live out for first year and possibly second year too. Oh no! I'm really sorry to hear about your dad and hope you and your family are coping slightly better now. If you need any support feel free to message me

I didn't get any invitation to an applicant day but that's probably because there's not really any first years to tell what to expect on the course and stuff. About where we will be based, you're right we'll be on the main campus in Bloomsbury.
So I checked the website again - it says we are mostly going to be based on the Royal Free Campus, Hampstead, North London.
It has the following address:
Rowland Hill Street,
London, NW3 2PF
United Kingdom

That campus is different to Bloomsbury Campus, which is the one near Euston Square.

I've checked the commute between the 2 and there is a difference of half an hour between the 2 campuses.
The Euston Square one is much easier to commute to than the Royal Free Campus :/ Not too sure if I want to commute there now...
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