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Best accommodation for studying medicine?
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Did any other IB students get the wrong offer initially?
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Did any other IB students get the wrong offer initially?
wrong offer, initially? what do u mean

did Cardiff withdraw their offer??
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wrong offer, initially? what do u mean

did Cardiff withdraw their offer??
No, thank goodness!! They initially sent it through at 36 points OR 766 at higher level but they told me today that it was a mistake and should’ve been 36 points AND 766 at higher level. I just didn’t know if it was only mine or if it happened to all IB applicants
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No, thank goodness!! They initially sent it through at 36 points OR 766 at higher level but they told me today that it was a mistake and should’ve been 36 points AND 766 at higher level. I just didn’t know if it was only mine or if it happened to all IB applicants
oh right I see. Phew!
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Hi, I was wondering if you know roughly how many graduates undertake the A100 course? I'm a little embarrassed but I'm an old lady of 23 who has already completed a first degree will I be really out of place here?
I'm in the same boat too!
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I'm in the same boat too!
I am glad theres quite a few other grads!
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No, thank goodness!! They initially sent it through at 36 points OR 766 at higher level but they told me today that it was a mistake and should’ve been 36 points AND 766 at higher level. I just didn’t know if it was only mine or if it happened to all IB applicants
Yeah I got that email too, pretty sure there are quite a few of us who received a wrong offer.
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yeah that makes sense, thank you!
Is it common/easy for medics staying at liberty or elsewhere to meet and socialise with people at Taly? Or are do they have fewer social opportunities because they live far away from the epicentre of first year?
I did my first degree at Cardiff and lived in Taly Gate for first year - I had 3 medics in my flat and they never had an issues with getting around to their lectures. Taly Gate was incredible too, amazing rooms and bathroom nicer than my one at home it is not noisy, I never had any issues with distractions etc, plus you're right at the heart of all the sport etc if you happen to be interested in that! Although I don't have any experience of liberty, I would back Taly to the grave purely for the maccies and huge Tesco hope you get where you want to be!
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Best accommodation for studying medicine?
Talybont! (Taly Gate is the nicest room-wise but all of Taly is great!)
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What books wud we have to buy for first yr?
I think in a few weeks we will get the link to a reading list of preferred books

As an undergrad whos got a degree in the field; i would recommend looking around a few books in the field before buying. Different people have different learning styles and books approach it in different ways. For anatomy, you would be amazed how many different approaches there are!
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I think in a few weeks we will get the link to a reading list of preferred books

As an undergrad whos got a degree in the field; i would recommend looking around a few books in the field before buying. Different people have different learning styles and books approach it in different ways. For anatomy, you would be amazed how many different approaches there are!
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What books wud we have to buy for first yr?
That's so true, you have the ordinary anatomy books like Gray's Anatomy for students, Clinical Anatomy books, Oriented anatomy books and Atlas Anatomy books. It's a minefield, not to mention some are international versions. Just decide when you get your book list. Some even have Flash Card versions.
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That's so true, you have the ordinary anatomy books like Gray's Anatomy for students, Clinical Anatomy books, Oriented anatomy books and Atlas Anatomy books. It's a minefield, not to mention some are international versions. Just decide when you get your book list. Some even have Flash Card versions.
Woah! So I have alot of deciding to do. The thing is I'm a gap yr student and have literally nothing else to do, that's why I thought to myself I might aswel just start reading some books for fun till I acc have to revise them
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Woah! So I have alot of deciding to do. The thing is I'm a gap yr student and have literally nothing else to do, that's why I thought to myself I might aswel just start reading some books for fun till I acc have to revise them
When it comes to anatomy; there are 2 main types of book thats good, textbooks such as Grays or Moores with different approaches that talks to great length
The other is an anatomy atlas, which is just labelled dissection images, very helpful for dissection spot tests. I persoanly use McMinns for this and everyone at my uni loves it! Although, the book is a bit gory/graphic as it is just labelled pictures of real bodies, so I would say wait until you start dissecting and get used to it before getting the book or you may lose your apetite!
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When it comes to anatomy; there are 2 main types of book thats good, textbooks such as Grays or Moores with different approaches that talks to great length
The other is an anatomy atlas, which is just labelled dissection images, very helpful for dissection spot tests. I persoanly use McMinns for this and everyone at my uni loves it! Although, the book is a bit gory/graphic as it is just labelled pictures of real bodies, so I would say wait until you start dissecting and get used to it before getting the book or you may lose your apetite!
So which one do you think would apply more to medicine at cardiff, would we have to know abt anatomy in great detail or just know the labels and what everything is? I have some older friends already in cardiff and I'm gunna ask them what books they used aswel. Thanks alot for this info tho, its given me alot to think about
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Also, has any one booked offer holders day for the 9th of march?
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So which one do you think would apply more to medicine at cardiff, would we have to know abt anatomy in great detail or just know the labels and what everything is? I have some older friends already in cardiff and I'm gunna ask them what books they used aswel. Thanks alot for this info tho, its given me alot to think about
It depends, When I studied anatomy I needed to know as much as possible about the structure as well as being able to identify it in bodies, so kind of needed both bits of info on it. I am guessing Cardiff will be very similar. But when you start they will signpost you to what you need to do.

But I dont think you can go wrong with a secondhand copy of Grays anatomy, can get it quite cheap and the information rarely changes you you can use older versions. YouTube has great content to complement the book though!
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Yeah so Cardiff will give you a reading list when you arrive and it's best to try out books in library before buying them. No need to look from now give yourself a rest longest rest you'll have ever!
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Also, has any one booked offer holders day for the 9th of march?
Yeah I've booked for the 9th!
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