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    Thanks.
    It has its own ups and downs but overall i enjoyed it and I came out feeling satisfied.

    From on top of my head now that i can think of (after a 10hour shift):
    Pros:
    a) A good balance of competency in knowledge, clinical sills and communication skills.
    b) A lot of opportunities to learn (wards, clerkings, research, societies) as long you're proactive.
    c) Med school is better at responding to feedback now compared to previous years + better feedback from assessments as well.
    d) Overall supportive (pastoral support, academic support, personal tutors etc)
    e) Integrative course in phase 1/pre-clinicals (mixture of lectures and group work + early patient exposure --> not whole week of dull lectures or just self-learning everything)
    f) Clinicals/Phase 2 --> overall quite structured (although it will be different with the new curriculum for you guys). plenty of teaching, tutors mostly helpful and reciprocate to students. Junior doctors are amazing and they will be playing a major role of your learning in the hospital.

    Cons:
    a) Pre-clinicals: A huge variation in modules (bad neuro teaching --> this has been changed now), group work can be a hit or miss depending on your group mates and tutor. Essentially reading and more reading. Early patient experience may or may not be helpful. ( i personally didnt find them terribly exciting)
    b) Clinicals : Some blocks are poorly organised especially being out of placements (but i heard they are improving). Some out of leicester placements are just terrible in terms of teaching and patients. You can learn literally from nothing to alot depending. (hence requiring alot of self-learning and consolidation) --> this is a brief summary and varies between individual.
    Maybe our dear ForestCat can add her thoughts if she's keen.

    In then end, I feel the course has prepared me enough although i still have a long way to go.
    Hey, cheers for that! Was wondering how it is the course is changing/adapting to us as the new intake? Looking at the course structure available, I'm not entirely sure if this is showing us the 'old' one or the 'new' one that we'd be doing.
    Was also wondering how you found Leicester like as a city to live in. I'm from Glasgow so quite used to big city, lots to do etc, Leicester seems a bit smaller/less lively but wanted to see what lives there thinks.
    Currently choosing between Leicester and Sheffield, so any help would be really appreciated (currently prefer the course at Leicester, but think I maybe prefer the general uni/city at Sheffield so can't decide haha).
    Cheers!
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    Hey, cheers for that! Was wondering how it is the course is changing/adapting to us as the new intake? Looking at the course structure available, I'm not entirely sure if this is showing us the 'old' one or the 'new' one that we'd be doing.
    Was also wondering how you found Leicester like as a city to live in. I'm from Glasgow so quite used to big city, lots to do etc, Leicester seems a bit smaller/less lively but wanted to see what lives there thinks.
    Currently choosing between Leicester and Sheffield, so any help would be really appreciated (currently prefer the course at Leicester, but think I maybe prefer the general uni/city at Sheffield so can't decide haha).
    Cheers!
    This is based on my experience in the old curriculum because i didnt personally experience the new curriculum (sorry about that).
    but the one in the website/flyers is showing you the new one.
    The big changes i see is that they are integrating more early on patient experience from the start so the jump from pre-clinicals to clinicals is not too great.
    but overall, the new curriculum seems promising.
    My juniors seem to be ok with it and there hasnt been any major complaints from them. I personally will encourage you guys to go for the offer holders day and have a word with them.

    Ah, leicester is much smaller in comparison to Glasgow and roughly about the same to Sheffield (i think?)
    It depends what do you want out of the city to be honest (its developing much more than it was 5 years ago and is still getting better i believe)
    The city is quite lively, just not big like glasgow.
    However, the city was adequate and everywhere is convenient and cheap. It's easy to commute to different places as well like london or birm.
    I did enjoy my 5 years there, no doubt i would return there if I were to redo med school.

    Imo, i would be inclined to lean towards the course itself since you will be spending a lot of your time in med school/hospitals, so I believe its better to choose what you think will help you. Just my 2 cents.
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    (Original post by Jckc123)
    Thanks.
    It has its own ups and downs but overall i enjoyed it and I came out feeling satisfied.

    From on top of my head now that i can think of (after a 10hour shift):
    Pros:
    a) A good balance of competency in knowledge, clinical sills and communication skills.
    b) A lot of opportunities to learn (wards, clerkings, research, societies) as long you're proactive.
    c) Med school is better at responding to feedback now compared to previous years + better feedback from assessments as well.
    d) Overall supportive (pastoral support, academic support, personal tutors etc)
    e) Integrative course in phase 1/pre-clinicals (mixture of lectures and group work + early patient exposure --> not whole week of dull lectures or just self-learning everything)
    f) Clinicals/Phase 2 --> overall quite structured (although it will be different with the new curriculum for you guys). plenty of teaching, tutors mostly helpful and reciprocate to students. Junior doctors are amazing and they will be playing a major role of your learning in the hospital.

    Cons:
    a) Pre-clinicals: A huge variation in modules (bad neuro teaching --> this has been changed now), group work can be a hit or miss depending on your group mates and tutor. Essentially reading and more reading. Early patient experience may or may not be helpful. ( i personally didnt find them terribly exciting)
    b) Clinicals : Some blocks are poorly organised especially being out of placements (but i heard they are improving). Some out of leicester placements are just terrible in terms of teaching and patients. You can learn literally from nothing to alot depending. (hence requiring alot of self-learning and consolidation) --> this is a brief summary and varies between individual.
    Maybe our dear ForestCat can add her thoughts if she's keen.

    In then end, I feel the course has prepared me enough although i still have a long way to go.
    Thanks. That was useful.
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    (Original post by Jckc123)
    This is based on my experience in the old curriculum because i didnt personally experience the new curriculum (sorry about that).
    but the one in the website/flyers is showing you the new one.
    The big changes i see is that they are integrating more early on patient experience from the start so the jump from pre-clinicals to clinicals is not too great.
    but overall, the new curriculum seems promising.
    My juniors seem to be ok with it and there hasnt been any major complaints from them. I personally will encourage you guys to go for the offer holders day and have a word with them.

    Ah, leicester is much smaller in comparison to Glasgow and roughly about the same to Sheffield (i think?)
    It depends what do you want out of the city to be honest (its developing much more than it was 5 years ago and is still getting better i believe)
    The city is quite lively, just not big like glasgow.
    However, the city was adequate and everywhere is convenient and cheap. It's easy to commute to different places as well like london or birm.
    I did enjoy my 5 years there, no doubt i would return there if I were to redo med school.

    Imo, i would be inclined to lean towards the course itself since you will be spending a lot of your time in med school/hospitals, so I believe its better to choose what you think will help you. Just my 2 cents.
    Hi, I’ve got offers from both Manchester and Leicester. A bit stuck on which one to choose. What would you recommend from your personal experience
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    Currently in L6, and have obtained research placements at Leicester university (My home town), during the summer- Keeps me occupied, better than doing it in London, especially not being able to live at the school during summer.
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    (Original post by Zx12r1)
    Hi, I’ve got offers from both Manchester and Leicester. A bit stuck on which one to choose. What would you recommend from your personal experience
    hard to recommend because ive only experienced leicester and not manchester.
    All i can say is Manchester is a big cohort and you can get sent to anywhere around Manchester for clinicals for a long period of time.
    and their exams are purely single based answers without short answered questions.
    (thats all i know really)
    So, ill definitely recommend leicester purely based on my biasness.
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1661...660/?ref=br_rs

    the official leicester medics offer holder page 2018.
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    Which accomodation have you tried Jckc123 ? Any best for Medics? Anything else to look out for at Offer Day? Many thanks for your input to this - very helpful.
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    Who went to the offer holder day (UCAS Visit Day) yesterday? Any good?
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    (Original post by SomersetSKB)
    Which accomodation have you tried Jckc123 ? Any best for Medics? Anything else to look out for at Offer Day? Many thanks for your input to this - very helpful.
    Hey International offer holder here (already firmed the uni).
    I was wondering about accommodation to choose too.
    I'd prefer a place that's not too small, but is also close to the uni.
    Dunno if I should decide on Nixon court/Opal court/or the Oadby village.
    Shoot me a message if you wanna chat. It'll help me loads as well - as I can't travel there myself
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    (Original post by GrandMedic)
    Who went to the offer holder day (UCAS Visit Day) yesterday? Any good?
    I went - I thought it was really good. They had a taster lecture and lots of demonstrations as well. It was a really good chance to look at accommodation as well
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    I went - I thought it was really good. They had a taster lecture and lots of demonstrations as well. It was a really good chance to look at accommodation as well
    Ahh sounds good!

    So what was the accomodation like? I heard most first years stay in Oadby Village?
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    Ahh sounds good!

    So what was the accomodation like? I heard most first years stay in Oadby Village?
    I thought the accommodation was quite good. They have some accommodation near the uni (I think opal court and some others) but oadby village is only a bus ride away and is much more social apparently. Yeah you're right, I think oadby is much more popular with freshers!
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    (Original post by bonnie_x)
    I thought the accommodation was quite good. They have some accommodation near the uni (I think opal court and some others) but oadby village is only a bus ride away and is much more social apparently. Yeah you're right, I think oadby is much more popular with freshers!
    That's good to hear. A bus ride still sounds quite far haha. Is it like a uni bus? I guess I'll decide which sort of accommodation to get when I go in April.
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    (Original post by bonnie_x)
    I thought the accommodation was quite good. They have some accommodation near the uni (I think opal court and some others) but oadby village is only a bus ride away and is much more social apparently. Yeah you're right, I think oadby is much more popular with freshers!
    Did you get a chance to have a look at Nixon Court by any chance? If so, how was it? (I heard it's noisy...?)
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    (Original post by Befuddled4life)
    Did you get a chance to have a look at Nixon Court by any chance? If so, how was it? (I heard it's noisy...?)
    No, that's not in Oadby village is it? I think only accommodation in Oadby was available to look at on the offer day
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    (Original post by SomersetSKB)
    Which accomodation have you tried Jckc123 ? Any best for Medics? Anything else to look out for at Offer Day? Many thanks for your input to this - very helpful.
    i went for private accommodation in my first year because i preferred somewhere closer to uni and the city accommodation from uni were too pricey and not great imo at that time.
    most of my friends went for oadby cos of the socialising aspects of it! dont feel pressured to go for oadby. you can always make friends even if youre not in oadby. however, oadbys great and i encourage it as well.

    offer day wise -just get a feel of the uni and ask about societies, events, places to chill etc. (make sure to get involved with the uni as much as possible! its easy to just stick to the medics and feel segregated from the rest!)
    course wise, ask the current student ambasssadors. (things to do, places to get stuff, medic societies and stuff)
    its gonna be home for you for at least 2 years so just get yourself the feel of it.
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    (Original post by NeverGrowUp.)
    is there an offer holders group chat?
    I THINK somebody posted a link on the Leicester Medicine 2018 entry thread a couple of pages back.
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    (Original post by Zx12r1)
    There’s a fb chat for Offer holders now
    https://m.me/join/AbZvjNy5YfSmdUPs
    Hi, that link doesn't seem to be working. Is it a separate one to the Official Leicester Medic Offer Holder Page 2018? Trying to find other grads to live in private accommodation with...
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    Hi if I have notheard anything from leister . Do you think I should not hope for one
 
 
 
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