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Trust me, from some of the people I know with Cambridge places... :rofl:
You will still need to interview well enough, but this can be practiced and trained, and does not require exceptional ‘people skills’ beyond being nice enough and able to hold a conversation and talk through your thought process. You do need to prepare well, though
So is it safe to say that the scientific problem-solving and academic questions make up the vast majority, almost entirety of the interview? Yippee, that's the only part of the interview I actually enjoy! I will still prepare though to make sure it is as good as it can be, certainly, looking at some of the competition ratios from last year highlights the ferocity of competition for places.
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So is it safe to say that the scientific problem-solving and academic questions make up the vast majority, almost entirety of the interview? Yippee, that's the only part of the interview I actually enjoy! I will still prepare though to make sure it is as good as it can be, certainly, looking at some of the competition ratios from last year highlights the ferocity of competition for places.
I never applied, so can’t comment, but that’s what I’ve heard. If you know anyone reading med at Cambridge could be worth reaching out?
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I never applied, so can’t comment, but that’s what I’ve heard. If you know anyone reading med at Cambridge could be worth reaching out?
ok, thank you
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Does anyone know if, for Trinity college, I would need a BMAT of 7+, or would such a score never be required? I've seen one FOI which had a mixture of 4-7. But I read something which said that some colleges ask for higher scores, particularly the more competitive ones like Trinity.
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Does anyone know if, for Trinity college, I would need a BMAT of 7+, or would such a score never be required?
I am sure they have FOIs somewhere that will tell you...?
Google "Trinity Cambridge BMAT FOI medicine” or something
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I am sure they have FOIs somewhere that will tell you...?
Google "Trinity Cambridge BMAT FOI medicine” or something
Right, after searching those exact words, I found a couple more, more recent, FOIs for Trinity. Seems like most of their offer-holders have 5s-6s, so if my exam performance replicates my performance in past papers, I should be in good steed. Maybe the thing I read about them wanting 7s was out-of-date, or by a disgruntled, rejected applicant. Thank you.
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Right, after searching those exact words, I found a couple more, more recent, FOIs for Trinity. Seems like most of their offer-holders have 5s-6s, so if my exam performance replicates my performance in past papers, I should be in good steed. Maybe the thing I read about them wanting 7s was out-of-date, or by a disgruntled, rejected applicant. Thank you.
I have the magic google powers :lol: Once you have done 100000, you learn the keywords!
And yeah, Trinity is competitive but they are also a big college and even just numbers-wise I don't think they'd get enough applicants with 7s (this is probably true generally across the admissions process too). 5s-6s seems to be the general standard.

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Hey! Idk if this is the right place to ask this but here I go anyways. I'm working on my ucas application and tried to add my choices there. However, after choosing the university and the program you should also choose a location and I don't know what to choose. I'm not from the UK so I'm not so familiar with ucas yet .
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Hi, where it says location you need to choose a college. Have a look on the Cambridge website . There’s around 30 colleges in total where you live, socialise etc. Most people choose based on location, facilities, appearance
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Hi, where it says location you need to choose a college. Have a look on the Cambridge website . There’s around 30 colleges in total where you live, socialise etc. Most people choose based on location, facilities, appearance
I thought you chose a college on the SAQ?
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I thought you chose a college on the SAQ?
Nope
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Nope
Ahh yeah, I just remebered, I've pretty much done my UCAS application and completely forgot about me having to choose a college
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I saw this article about bmat usage. Does anyone know if it is still up to date?
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I saw this article about bmat usage. Does anyone know if it is still up to date?
I haven't had a chance to read it but as far as I understand a 6/6/3.5A will be a good score for any college at Cambridge. It fluctuates year on year, for many reasons but a prominent one being prospective students analysing the numbers too much and making very strong unfounded inferences and extrapolations. IMO, just apply to a college you feel comfortable at, if they don't have a space but they like you, you'll get pooled.
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I haven't had a chance to read it but as far as I understand a 6/6/3.5A will be a good score for any college at Cambridge. It fluctuates year on year, for many reasons but a prominent one being prospective students analysing the numbers too much and making very strong unfounded inferences and extrapolations. IMO, just apply to a college you feel comfortable at, if they don't have a space but they like you, you'll get pooled.
I did last year, and I was pooled. I just wanted to see if I could apply more strategically this year.
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I did last year, and I was pooled. I just wanted to see if I could apply more strategically this year.
No you can't really because as I said, everyone will be applying 'strategically' so really there is no advantage
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Are interviews going to be online as Sidney Sussex released a mock interview which was in the online format?
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Hey quick question, because I'm not entirely sure how it works.

My school made me fill in a form with where I want them to send my score for the BMAT, I had to put in which Cambridge college, put down John's randomly because I didn't really know. After visiting this weekend I definitely want to apply to Downing. Can I just change my UCAS or do I need to inform the exams officer at my school too? Like does the BMAT form need changing?
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Hey quick question, because I'm not entirely sure how it works.

My school made me fill in a form with where I want them to send my score for the BMAT, I had to put in which Cambridge college, put down John's randomly because I didn't really know. After visiting this weekend I definitely want to apply to Downing. Can I just change my UCAS or do I need to inform the exams officer at my school too? Like does the BMAT form need changing?
I don't believe my school made me specify what College, do I have to inform them?
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Hey quick question, because I'm not entirely sure how it works.

My school made me fill in a form with where I want them to send my score for the BMAT, I had to put in which Cambridge college, put down John's randomly because I didn't really know. After visiting this weekend I definitely want to apply to Downing. Can I just change my UCAS or do I need to inform the exams officer at my school too? Like does the BMAT form need changing?
I’d inform the exams officer too because you definitely want your results going to the right place! No harm in it if it turns out you didn’t need to.
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