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    (Original post by Quixeh)
    So, Looks like I'll be at KCL for my Medical Physics MSc, just going through the online application now. Anyone else for KCL?

    Also, they're asking for a 4,000 character personal statement, research proposal (although I'm quite confident we can skip this), references, fees and funding info... seems a little over the top, considering we've all been through this already? I'll send KCL a quick email to check if they want for these sections from us, but if anyone else knows then give me a shout!
    I'll be at KCL too, please let me know what they say! I do hope the job's worth all this paperwork!

    Also: Location "Denmark Hill Campus"! That's the middle of nowhere!
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    Thanks, I've been studying that in detail, so perhaps I'll clarify the question

    FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
    Day and block release attendance. Written examinations, assessment of coursework, project dissertation.

    MODULES
    More information on typical programme modules.
    NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.


    Computational Methods for Medical Imaging - Optional
    Management of Medical Equipment - Optional
    Medical Imaging With Ionising Radiation - Optional
    Medical Imaging With Non-Ionising Radiation - Optional
    Radiotherapy Physics - Optional
    Rehabilitation Engineering - Optional
    Day and Block - is it usually 1/2 days or is it mainly blocks? I've read about an introductory block, and some people having 3month blocks halfway through the year... Just wanted to know more about the specifics. Our timetable isn't out for another month so advice from a current student would be fantastic.

    Some people have also said that their speciality is essentially predetermined. Is that the case with these modules too? Will I be able to choose 2 or 3 of those above modules each year? Any recommendations? Etc etc.
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    (Original post by mateyface)
    I'll be at KCL too, please let me know what they say! I do hope the job's worth all this paperwork!

    Also: Location "Denmark Hill Campus"! That's the middle of nowhere!

    Will do
    I was surprised at the location too, but then again, it is where the hospital is!
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    (Original post by Quixeh)
    Thanks, I've been studying that in detail, so perhaps I'll clarify the question



    Day and Block - is it usually 1/2 days or is it mainly blocks? I've read about an introductory block, and some people having 3month blocks halfway through the year... Just wanted to know more about the specifics. Our timetable isn't out for another month so advice from a current student would be fantastic.

    Some people have also said that their speciality is essentially predetermined. Is that the case with these modules too? Will I be able to choose 2 or 3 of those above modules each year? Any recommendations? Etc etc.
    I don't know about modules for specialisms but i know about the blocks...

    I called Kings and was told this info:

    1st term 5 days a week 21st or 28th September 2012 to 1st December 2012 (9 or 10 week block placement).
    1 Exam in December, 7 pieces of coursework over the term.
    1 additional module for term 1 in January (1 week long) which could be transferred to term 2.

    2nd term is 3 modules each 3 weeks long and the MSc project.
    1 exam per each module in 2nd term.
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    (Original post by Quixeh)
    Will do
    I was surprised at the location too, but then again, it is where the hospital is!
    Ha yeah I hadn't realised the hospital was there before I found out we were studying at Denmark Hill. As a (very recently) ex-UCL student, UCLH is right next to UCL so, although in the back of my mind I knew that KCL and KCH weren't in the same area I hadn't realised quite how far out it was. Now I think about it, I have been told more than once that they get plenty of knife wounds there because it's such a lovely area!
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    I'm starting the STP in Portsmouth but I just wanted to jump in on your KCL Denmark Hill campus conversation because I've been doing an MSc here this year. Although the area is a bit in the middle of nowhere it's so well linked with buses and the train station that it's never a problem getting into town. And this area isn't so bad, I've never seen any crime here and I've lived in Peckham and worked in Camberwell for a year. I guess it's got a bad reputation but I've always felt safe. Good luck with it all anyway guys
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    (Original post by dsmtrst)
    I don't know about modules for specialisms but i know about the blocks...

    I called Kings and was told this info:

    1st term 5 days a week 21st or 28th September 2012 to 1st December 2012 (9 or 10 week block placement).
    1 Exam in December, 7 pieces of coursework over the term.
    1 additional module for term 1 in January (1 week long) which could be transferred to term 2.

    2nd term is 3 modules each 3 weeks long and the MSc project.
    1 exam per each module in 2nd term.
    Interesting, although I'm a little suspect....

    This sounds to me like its all done in 1yr? We've been told to apply for the part time course, which takes place over 2years according to their site, so I wonder if they're telling you about the full time schedule?

    Also, everything I've read about the STP structure indicates an initial training block (approx 1month), followed by rotations and specialism training which is ongoing with the MSc. From what they've described to you, I'm not sure we'd have time for any rotations!

    But, then again I could be wrong! I hope its not 9-10 weeks solid, as I'll be living 2.5 hours away.... 5 hours on the train each day is not a nice prospect, and while I've got a place in London to stay, my partner won't appreciate being left for weeks at a time after we've already moved for the STP.
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    I was just wondering if anybody had started looking for a place to live during their University stints. My trust tell me that I'll need a place in Manchester for about 6 weeks beginning on the 24th and I'm struggling to find anybody willing to lease for such a short period of time. Does anybody have any thoughts on how to work around this?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Katiesaurus)
    I was just wondering if anybody had started looking for a place to live during their University stints. My trust tell me that I'll need a place in Manchester for about 6 weeks beginning on the 24th and I'm struggling to find anybody willing to lease for such a short period of time. Does anybody have any thoughts on how to work around this?

    Thanks!
    I'd speak with the university's accommodation office, they may be able to offer something.
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    For those so interested, in the 2012 application round for the Scientist Training Programme, there were 7735 people applying for 205 posts, or about 38 applicants per post.

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    (Original post by Quixeh)
    Interesting, although I'm a little suspect....

    This sounds to me like its all done in 1yr? We've been told to apply for the part time course, which takes place over 2years according to their site, so I wonder if they're telling you about the full time schedule?

    Also, everything I've read about the STP structure indicates an initial training block (approx 1month), followed by rotations and specialism training which is ongoing with the MSc. From what they've described to you, I'm not sure we'd have time for any rotations!

    But, then again I could be wrong! I hope its not 9-10 weeks solid, as I'll be living 2.5 hours away.... 5 hours on the train each day is not a nice prospect, and while I've got a place in London to stay, my partner won't appreciate being left for weeks at a time after we've already moved for the STP.
    Oh sorry I didn't put the dates for term 2...term 2 is not till January 2014! So you do a 9-10 week introductory block Sept 2012 to Dec 2012 then January 2013 to January 2014 you are in your rotations.
    So term 2 is when you're in your specialism which is when the optional modules kick in.
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    Do you get paid for accommodation on campus? I've got two small children and cannot afford to pay rent for two households even in the short term and that aspect really worries me.
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    I'm going to be at KCL as well, so if anyone hears back about what information we actually need to include on our application, please let me know!

    For KCL we've been told that there is limited accommodation available for £20 a night, so I imagine most universitys would have some available?
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    (Original post by Bread Roll)
    Do you get paid for accommodation on campus? I've got two small children and cannot afford to pay rent for two households even in the short term and that aspect really worries me.
    As I understand the scheme does provide a travel and accommodation budget, but consensus seems to be that some trusts/hospitals are more generous than others in what they will pay.

    I'd speak to HR as soon as you can.
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    Hi everyone,

    I am placed at Leeds Teaching Hospital for Medical Physics and have some information (and hope to get some more) about whats going on.

    I was contacted by my trust on about the 16 July, so don't worry for those who are still waiting. My trust asked for two referees, one whom is either a previous employer or lecturer. They also asked me to 'call in' to show them my Degree certificate (or final transcript), drivers liscence, valid passport, birth certificate, national insurance card and two utility bills (less than three months). Since I live in the south east coast I am sending them special delivery and they will return them the same.

    I was contacted shortly after by King's College London to make an application for the MSci Medical Physics (part time). Like many of you it seems long with questions that one would assume that our place on the course is not certain.

    My biggest query is who pays for the fees? As I understand the Strategic Health Authority (of our placements) pays our wages and fees so is this the answer?

    Also if anyone finds out the structure I'd be grateful to know since if we spend the first 6 weeks at KCL then I will delay moving up to Leeds as I can stay with my parents and commute for cheaper.

    It seems that a PDF explaining all this to us would make life easier for everyone!

    I have asked my employer/KCL and when I get a response I will post these for everyone.

    Thanks

    Nick
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    (Original post by Quixeh)
    Thanks, I haven't been given anything that's quite so specific! I've sent an email and I'm sure all will be made clear soon Also, are there any optional modules in the first year, and if so how many? What's your timetable like? Blocks of lectures or 1/2 days a week?
    Re KCL for Physics/ Engineering - it is as dsmtrst said: 3 month block Sept - Dec full-time (we had 3 modules, 1 was 100% c/w assessed, two were 70% exam/ 30% c/w), then you go back to your trust for a year for short rotations, come back for a few weeks in term 2 the year after (2 modules, one 1 week long, the second one a bit longer) and do the project alongside the specialist rotation. Majority of lectures are in Denmark Hill, but some are at London Bridge and I think the odd ones at Strand and Waterloo campuses.
    (Original post by nmt139)
    Hi everyone,

    I am placed at Leeds Teaching Hospital for Medical Physics and have some information (and hope to get some more) about whats going on.

    I was contacted by my trust on about the 16 July, so don't worry for those who are still waiting. My trust asked for two referees, one whom is either a previous employer or lecturer. They also asked me to 'call in' to show them my Degree certificate (or final transcript), drivers liscence, valid passport, birth certificate, national insurance card and two utility bills (less than three months). Since I live in the south east coast I am sending them special delivery and they will return them the same.

    I was contacted shortly after by King's College London to make an application for the MSci Medical Physics (part time). Like many of you it seems long with questions that one would assume that our place on the course is not certain.

    My biggest query is who pays for the fees? As I understand the Strategic Health Authority (of our placements) pays our wages and fees so is this the answer?

    Also if anyone finds out the structure I'd be grateful to know since if we spend the first 6 weeks at KCL then I will delay moving up to Leeds as I can stay with my parents and commute for cheaper.

    It seems that a PDF explaining all this to us would make life easier for everyone!

    I have asked my employer/KCL and when I get a response I will post these for everyone.

    Thanks

    Nick
    The fees are paid by the SHA. Last year we were told to put "NHS Contract with KCL" down in the online form. Once you are formally accepted (cause in theory you are already accepted - the online form is just a formality) all details re the sponsorship should show up properly. And even if they don't they can do smth about it on the enrolment day.
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    Hey! Just enrolled at Manchester University. Is anyone else looking for a short term let there? I know of a few places but it would be good to get a group together so we can share.

    Hope to hear from some of you .

    Cathy,
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    (Original post by Birdie88)
    Hey! Just enrolled at Manchester University. Is anyone else looking for a short term let there? I know of a few places but it would be good to get a group together so we can share.

    Hope to hear from some of you .

    Cathy,

    Hi, I have also just enrolled at Manchester and will be looking for somewhere short-term. Which course are you on? I haven't heard much about what kind of help we will get with accommodation but I am visiting my department tomorrow so will find out a bit more. It would be great to share with others on the course!
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    What are the entry requirements for the scheme? This is something I would like to do after a Msc but I fear my poor A-Level Grades will get me down

    I already have lots of work experience though
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    (Original post by YB101)
    What are the entry requirements for the scheme? This is something I would like to do after a Msc but I fear my poor A-Level Grades will get me down

    I already have lots of work experience though

    The requirement is a 2:1 life sciences degree with postgraduate qualifications desirable. Relax- I should think it extremely unlikely that they are interested in what we did at school. Plenty of us were... er... less than dedicated as teenagers. They'll want to know what you achieved recently and what lab experience you've got.
 
 
 
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