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I’m afraid I don’t, I know they had an internal application system as well as UCAS that people were then picked from for interview.

They had to show volunteering/work at a minimum etc I think had to obtain a (high?) 2:1- can’t say for sure though as I didn’t apply through this route. There are around 5 total on the course who got in this way.

Hope that’s moderately helpful!
Ahh okay thanks. I go to Birmingham and have spoken to as many staff as I can find to ask, both in the medical school and biosciences, and barely seem to be able to find much information about this scheme at all!
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Apart from those who applied directly from the Birmingham Biomedical Science BSc, everyone currently on GEC1 had already achieved their undergrad (and many applied with a master’s).
Thank you! I think I've written Brum off. It seems pointless to now accept people with predicted grades but score them so low!? It's like 30% of the points going to waste straight away... I think if I don't get in this time round, it'll be a good shout for next year.
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Yeah tbh, I don’t know anyone on the course who hadn’t already achieved a first before applying - so it feels like a risky choice if you’re either applying with a predicted grade or an achieved 2:1
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Yeah tbh, I don’t know anyone on the course who hadn’t already achieved a first beforeapplying - so it feels like a risky choice if you’re either applying with a predicted grade or an achieved 2:1
I mean, until this year you couldn't apply with a predicted grade - they technically allow it now, but in reality not really...
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I get the sense that it’s meant to seem a bit less prohibitive but yeah I don’t believe the admissions has changed all that much apart from using UCAT.
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Does anybody know what the process is for the full-time work part? Do they send a separate form like Warwick or is a reference enough? I can't seem to find any information on their website.

Also just to make sure is a UCAT which is in the 8th decile scored 3.12? I got 2670 which is in the 8th decile and 78th percentile.. For the longest time I thought they scored on percentile group but I just read it again and its decile.
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Does anybody know what the process is for the full-time work part? Do they send a separate form like Warwick or is a reference enough? I can't seem to find any information on their website.

Also just to make sure is a UCAT which is in the 8th decile scored 3.12? I got 2670 which is in the 8th decile and 78th percentile.. For the longest time I thought they scored on percentile group but I just read it again and its decile.
No idea, although I would imagine they will need to send a form after the deadline like Warwick, since some students could use referees other than those relevant for their full-time work experience(e.g academic references).

They use their own deciles, which are dependant on who applies. It should be roughly similar though.
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Hello.Does anyone know if we need to put down our module grades for our degree?
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No idea, although I would imagine they will need to send a form after the deadline like Warwick, since some students could use referees other than those relevant for their full-time work experience(e.g academic references).
Yes, particularly with that being taken into account for waiving the 5 years lapsed requirement. Does anybody know if they do send out forms for this, please? There isn't much space to enter this otherwise.
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Guys does anybody know whether Birmingham disqualifies/doesn't consider applicants with less than the A levels they have put up? I mean they have said etc etc is this many points, but could you apply with none of those, get 0 points for a levels and pick up points elsewhere? My A levels are BBDDd but I have tons of clinical experience and jobs for 3+ years, hoping that could help?
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Guys does anybody know whether Birmingham disqualifies/doesn't consider applicants with less than the A levels they have put up? I mean they have said etc etc is this many points, but could you apply with none of those, get 0 points for a levels and pick up points elsewhere? My A levels are BBDDd but I have tons of clinical experience and jobs for 3+ years, hoping that could help?
As it's a points system, I'm sure you could apply and make up points lost by your A level results unless they have a minimum A level requirement (I'm not familiar with birmingham). Whether you would make up sufficient points to be invited to interview is a different question.
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As it's a points system, I'm sure you could apply and make up points lost by your A level results unless they have a minimum A level requirement (I'm not familiar with birmingham). Whether you would make up sufficient points to be invited to interview is a different question.
Thanks for responding! I'm unsure, you're right with what you said.
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Please can someone just confirm for me - I don't need to do anything with my UCAT score, it gets sent off automatically doesn't it?
just getting paranoid now haha
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Please can someone just confirm for me - I don't need to do anything with my UCAT score, it gets sent off automatically doesn't it?
just getting paranoid now haha
Correct. You just need to send off your UCAS
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Correct. You just need to send off your UCAS
Thank you!! I'm at that panicky stage haha when there's nothing more we can do now
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also, does anyone know if they contact your employers etc. for references? or is it just the one that you put down as your reference? X
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also, does anyone know if they contact your employers etc. for references? or is it just the one that you put down as your reference? X
Nope. To my knowledge they can only contact the referee you put down if they aren't satisfied with the contents of the reference (I.e. if your referee has stated you won't be a good suit for medicine lol)
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Thank you!! I'm at that panicky stage haha when there's nothing more we can do now
Haha try and forget about it
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Haha try and forget about it
thank you! X
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Have people had confirmation emails from Birmingham yet? I got one for all my 3 other choices.
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Hi I haven’t received one either, don’t worry
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