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Are most people looking at private accommodation or uni halls? I can't see any exclusively postgraduate halls but I wouldn't want to live on my own in Leamington or something?
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I'm leaning towards leamington as it sounds nicer than Cov haha. Me and my partner are moving up together, is there much to do in the town? Much in the way of shops, gyms, theatre etc? I'm coming from a fairly big city so will be a change!
Leamington is definitely a nicer place to live than cov but it’s not super exciting if you come from a big city, there’s a lot of shops, gyms, entertainment in both places but Leamington has a few more independent type shops and cafes and quite a few pleasant restaurants, I previously lived in Cambridge before moving here and found Leamington to have that slight Cambridge sort of vibe albeit a lot smaller but quite nice. Coventry gets a bad rep 😂 but is far from the worst place there’s plenty of shops and they’re opening a ton of new nice places quite often lately since they’re really trying to spruce the place up and redo the whole city centre. Leamington is a lot more expensive to rent/buy than Coventry. I’ve adapted to life here pretty well having lived in nicer cities and it’s not so bad 🙂

For anyone curious about the buses I use the uni bus route everyday since I go through leam on the way to work and not sure id want to rely on the uni bus in the mornings the traffic is always pretty bad and the buses often run pretty late in the mornings because of the congestion towards the uni. If people drive then no big deal but the buses are not amazing, they tend to run to schedule for the most part but the traffic usually makes them super late and they tend to be very crowded. Leamington to uni is about 40 minutes average in my experience but reaching Coventry hospital from Leamington would be a very big journey, I live in canley in the south of Cov and Coventry hospital is already a good 45 to an hour from me by bus so factor in the extra time from Leamington and that journey would be at least an hour and a half I would think
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I just received an offer, super happy ☺️ was my first time applying and I have a humanities background so it’s also very daunting!

I know nothing about Coventry or the Warwick uni campus other than what I saw from a taxi window from the station to the interview haha so I really hope there’s an offer holders’ open day too!

I’m also thinking it’s better to organise renting with other grad med students than student accommodation/random houseshares...
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@marathi I have a very important question I want to commute on 2 wheels, is there changing areas/showers/lockers etc available??
At the med school yes, I believe there is at most hospitals too. Lots of people cycle and they like to promote it.
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I’m planning on driving from Birmingham so does anyone know if you can park on campus? Or is there parking nearby that would be convenient? Thanks
They do a parking pass for med students, which is roughly £25 per month (a lot cheaper than p&d). Although these are limited to a certain number and maybe people who travel further get priority but I'm unsure on this bit.
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Hi, does anybody have any information on the funding for gem course?
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Leamington is definitely a nicer place to live than cov but it’s not super exciting if you come from a big city, there’s a lot of shops, gyms, entertainment in both places but Leamington has a few more independent type shops and cafes and quite a few pleasant restaurants, I previously lived in Cambridge before moving here and found Leamington to have that slight Cambridge sort of vibe albeit a lot smaller but quite nice. Coventry gets a bad rep 😂 but is far from the worst place there’s plenty of shops and they’re opening a ton of new nice places quite often lately since they’re really trying to spruce the place up and redo the whole city centre. Leamington is a lot more expensive to rent/buy than Coventry. I’ve adapted to life here pretty well having lived in nicer cities and it’s not so bad 🙂

For anyone curious about the buses I use the uni bus route everyday since I go through leam on the way to work and not sure id want to rely on the uni bus in the mornings the traffic is always pretty bad and the buses often run pretty late in the mornings because of the congestion towards the uni. If people drive then no big deal but the buses are not amazing, they tend to run to schedule for the most part but the traffic usually makes them super late and they tend to be very crowded. Leamington to uni is about 40 minutes average in my experience but reaching Coventry hospital from Leamington would be a very big journey, I live in canley in the south of Cov and Coventry hospital is already a good 45 to an hour from me by bus so factor in the extra time from Leamington and that journey would be at least an hour and a half I would think
Heyyy 😊 any suggestions for the best place to live then? UHCW and George Eliot Hospital are far from Leamington and Warwick Hospital is far from Coventry 😂 train links are pretty sparse and as you said before the buses with traffic are not great. Also a lot of us can’t drive!

For any medics following this - where do the majority of medics live and how do you find the commute?
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Hi, just got an offer at the end of the day so I didn't get a chance to phone admissions. Did anyone call to ask why they have sent us a 4 week deadline and if it can be ignored?

Also, I cannot believe I got in. I was literally doing GAMSAT prep for the 2021 cycle when my offer came through hah. Congratulations to everyone here.
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Heyyy 😊 any suggestions for the best place to live then? UHCW and George Eliot Hospital are far from Leamington and Warwick Hospital is far from Coventry 😂 train links are pretty sparse and as you said before the buses with traffic are not great. Also a lot of us can’t drive!

For any medics following this - where do the majority of medics live and how do you find the commute?
Most medics live in Earlsdon, which isn't far from Coventry city centre. Although a lot do live in Leamington Spa too. When you move into your clinical years and you can't drive you should pair yourself up with someone who does (or can ask to be paired with someone who does).

The commutes are fine if you're avoiding rush hour traffic, otherwise it's pretty much the same as most rush hour commutes - longer and more painful than necessary.
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Hi all,

Received an email offer today at 12:55 then an updated one at 15:58. (They put the wrong end date).
Still not updated on track, anyone still awaiting the update on track. I will give warwick a call tomorrow, I do not want to believe the offer till I get an email on track lol.
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only pay and display as far as i know, which would get pretty expensive pretty quickly. Not really anywhere to park around there either
Actually - theyve demolished 2 carparks as part of development plans. There is NO student parking on campus.
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Hi, does anybody have any information on the funding for gem course?
Oxford uni have some very good tables under the grad entry course section on funding from various regions which I found helpful as I’m from wales. Here’s the link:


http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...dical-students

You can then more easily navigate to your regional funding website to find more detailed info!

Hope that helps!
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Congratulations, second year applying for me 😊 I was wondering how the campus facilities are? I’ve heard the library is really small, both the main library and the BioMedGrid (I think that’s what it’s called) but that’s not the end of the world tbh. How long does it take to commute from Leamington Spa to university via bus? And how is the public transport in general in the area? I think I’ll live in Leamington because it looks really nice!!
Hey congratulations to you too!

The library on main campus is massive - it's 5 floors with silent study areas. The biomed grid, which is at Gibbet Hill (where the med school is) is relatively small but I have never had problems getting study space there. There are also copious computer rooms and study areas - there is the ICL which has lots of macs for people to use, and there is also a silent study room.

It takes anywhere from 20 mins to an hour on the bus from Leam, depending on where you live, and what time of day it is, but generally the busses are very regular.

I would personally live in Leamington as it is nicer, and safer, than coventry. A lot of people I know who live(d) in Cov (even Earlsdon which is supposedly nice) have had their houses broken in to and laptops and other valuables stolen whilst they were in the house! I lived in Leam for two years, thankfully never had a problem. Most students live south of the river which like any other student town is very studenty... if you want somewhere quieter, and cleaner then look for accommodation north of the river (i.e. not in Tachbrook, so anywhere north of the train station). Alternatively, Warwick and Kenilworth are nice, quiet towns.

Not sure what people are looking for in terms of student experiences, but generally people have a great time if you like bars and clubs there is (in my opinion) a nice variety of places to go and socialise. Warwick campus also has some great bars and eateries where people socialise too - there are lots of amazing societies to get involved in! I've always had exceptional support from Warwick, the campus is beautiful, calm and peaceful, I can't recommend it as a uni enough

Hope this helps
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Actually - theyve demolished 2 carparks as part of development plans. There is NO student parking on campus.
Not true for GEM students - https://warwick.ac.uk/services/carpa...mbchb_permits/
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Not true for GEM students - https://warwick.ac.uk/services/carpa...mbchb_permits/
Oh wow! Thats new!! And absolutely great news haha
thanks for that
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When applying for student finance, do we just apply exactly the same way we did for our first undergrad? I know we have to self fund the first term so I'm just trying to figure out how it all works
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When applying for student finance, do we just apply exactly the same way we did for our first undergrad? I know we have to self fund the first term so I'm just trying to figure out how it all works
I did the process last night and tbh it was super easy to follow (I was worried it wouldn't be). I would recommend just going on and applying and just following the steps- I promise it will make sense I believe its a similar process, clicking on the undergraduate route etc
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I did the process last night and tbh it was super easy to follow (I was worried it wouldn't be). I would recommend just going on and applying and just following the steps- I promise it will make sense I believe its a similar process, clicking on the undergraduate route etc
Awesome thank you
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Hello all! So glad that I can finally join this thread! I'm a Law graduate and this was my first time applying so I was very shocked when my offer came through today at 11:24, but so so happy! Congratulations to everyone on here and I will be back to contribute once I've stopped hyperventilating :rofl3:
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