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I don't think they can withdraw. However it is neither in the Unis' or the government's best interests to take in too many medical students. Therefore I am sure they will be trying their best to reduce the number of over-offer firmed students.
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I have an offer for Manchester so what should we be doing right now? Revising or just carrying on with like student finance and health checks etc? Also should we start early and read about some medicine topics
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Can someone help me with the offer holder declaration form, when uploading certificates does it just want GCSEs? And it says "if possible please upload your certificates as a single upload" what does that mean 1 certificate per upload or try and fit all you certificate scans into 1 upload, if so how do I do that?
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Hey guys I was wondering since you’re all almost second years at Manchester, is PBL hard and how do you know what Information you HAVE to know? Also what are some recommended text books and what should I do now to prepare for medicine because I have firmed Manchester ) thanksss
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Do you have to firm before applying for accommodation at Manchester ?
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Do you have to firm before applying for accommodation at Manchester ?
No, I’ve applied and haven’t firmed yet
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No, I’ve applied and haven’t firmed yet
Oh right cheers, also how many days after receiving the offer does the letter arrive at home ?
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Does anybody know when we're meant to apply for student accommodation, and how to do so? Thanks
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I think it must’ve been a few days after? Might be longer now because of everything going on
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Does anybody know when we're meant to apply for student accommodation, and how to do so? Thanks
There should be clear guidance on the uni's accom website for that. You can have a look.
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Hey guys I was wondering since you’re all almost second years at Manchester, is PBL hard and how do you know what Information you HAVE to know? Also what are some recommended text books and what should I do now to prepare for medicine because I have firmed Manchester ) thanksss
To be honest 'hard'ness is really subjective. A lot depends on your learning style - do you prefer to be given info in the form of lectures, or would you rather source for it yourself? There are pros and cons to both methods. Manchester isn't a 100% PBL system either given that they still have lectures, just that you would need to read up a bit more for certain parts.

This is not a strict / official classification, but things you learn will fall under must know, good to know, nice to know. The 'must know' will be provided as learning outcomes for every case, so there's no excuse for being unsure. However, students usually struggle with the depth. E.g. is it enough to know insulin stimulates glucose uptake, or must I know which receptors, which protein etc.? This is partly scoped by the learning outcomes, partly scoped by your PBL tutors. A good PBL tutor will be able to pull the group back if it is delving too deep and is not required, and will also remind the group if they are not covering something that is required.

Ultimately unless you are going for distinction in exams, just make sure you have a solid understanding of the 'must know' stuff. Any good or nice to know stuff is a bonus. Don't be intimidated by those who have done a degree before; naturally they will know more of those stuff and will score better than many others.

Manchester will provide a reading list of recommended textbooks. But I wouldn't advise rushing to get them. Quite a number of medics get by without using textbooks at all, whilst some (like me) use it fairly frequently. Take the first few weeks to try out both ways and see which suits you best.

Usually my advice would be to focus on your A levels and not medicine since you'll have time for that after As. But seeing as you won't be taking A levels, I guess there's no harm to start reading if you wish to do so. At your stage I would suggest starting with physiology - if you do A levels bio this should be pretty familiar already. Along the way maybe start going through anatomy. Anatomy is very dry so you might want to start with Youtube videos that give overview, before drilling into the details.
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To be honest 'hard'ness is really subjective. A lot depends on your learning style - do you prefer to be given info in the form of lectures, or would you rather source for it yourself? There are pros and cons to both methods. Manchester isn't a 100% PBL system either given that they still have lectures, just that you would need to read up a bit more for certain parts.

This is not a strict / official classification, but things you learn will fall under must know, good to know, nice to know. The 'must know' will be provided as learning outcomes for every case, so there's no excuse for being unsure. However, students usually struggle with the depth. E.g. is it enough to know insulin stimulates glucose uptake, or must I know which receptors, which protein etc.? This is partly scoped by the learning outcomes, partly scoped by your PBL tutors. A good PBL tutor will be able to pull the group back if it is delving too deep and is not required, and will also remind the group if they are not covering something that is required.

Ultimately unless you are going for distinction in exams, just make sure you have a solid understanding of the 'must know' stuff. Any good or nice to know stuff is a bonus. Don't be intimidated by those who have done a degree before; naturally they will know more of those stuff and will score better than many others.

Manchester will provide a reading list of recommended textbooks. But I wouldn't advise rushing to get them. Quite a number of medics get by without using textbooks at all, whilst some (like me) use it fairly frequently. Take the first few weeks to try out both ways and see which suits you best.

Usually my advice would be to focus on your A levels and not medicine since you'll have time for that after As. But seeing as you won't be taking A levels, I guess there's no harm to start reading if you wish to do so. At your stage I would suggest starting with physiology - if you do A levels bio this should be pretty familiar already. Along the way maybe start going through anatomy. Anatomy is very dry so you might want to start with Youtube videos that give overview, before drilling into the details.
Thank you so much!!!!!! This is what I needed 😆
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I received an offer over a week ago but haven't had a confirmation letter or email yet. Anyone else in the same situation? I assume there's a backlog with current events but just thought I'd check?
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I received an offer over a week ago but haven't had a confirmation letter or email yet. Anyone else in the same situation? I assume there's a backlog with current events but just thought I'd check?
Same no email
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Yeh same no email or letter ?
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No, I’ve applied and haven’t firmed yet
How did you apply? I tried but I need a Manchester uni number which isn't on the offer email
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How did you apply? I tried but I need a Manchester uni number which isn't on the offer email
I got my offer back in January and a letter came in the post a few days later with the uni number, so I’m not sure if it’s possible to apply until you get the letter
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Any thoughts on affordable accommodation? I want to be with other med students in accommodation that’s reasonable
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Any thoughts on affordable accommodation? I want to be with other med students in accommodation that’s reasonable
In general, uni accom tends to be more affordable. You can look up the uni's accom website for it; there are also many posts on TSR (under the UoM forum) about it.
As for living with other medical students, I'm not sure how feasible that is in first-year. Generally as freshers people don't know many others who are going to the same uni / course as them, so they apply to uni accom and get allocated randomly to their rooms. Then from there they get to know people, either from their accom or from their course. From second year they can then choose to move out and get a house / flat amongst themselves. So unless you know people already, it's going to be hard.
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