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Good uni choices for medicine?

Hi guys, I was wondering if you think any of these university choices may be risky? (non-contextual)

A-level predicted: A*AA
GCSEs : 10 9s
UCAT: 2610 and B2

Potential Choices:
UEA
Belfast
BSMS (taking the BMAT)
Cardiff

Do you think these are reasonable choices because I'm second guessing UEA?
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Original post by amnam
Hi guys, I was wondering if you think any of these university choices may be risky? (non-contextual)

A-level predicted: A*AA
GCSEs : 10 9s
UCAT: 2610 and B1

Potential Choices:
UEA
Belfast
BSMS (taking the BMAT)
Cardiff

Do you think these are reasonable choices because I'm second guessing UEA?

yes uea would be risky, cutoff was 2710 last year. also cardiff is a bit risky if not welsh. calculate your score for notts/lincoln
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Reply 2
Original post by amnam
Hi guys, I was wondering if you think any of these university choices may be risky? (non-contextual)

A-level predicted: A*AA
GCSEs : 10 9s
UCAT: 2610 and B1

Potential Choices:
UEA
Belfast
BSMS (taking the BMAT)
Cardiff

Do you think these are reasonable choices because I'm second guessing UEA?

UEA cut off last year 2710

For Cardiff, <8% of English applicants got an offer for 2023 entry
6.5% Northern Irish applicants
5% scottish applicants
and 27% of welsh applicants

Which is why we do not advise Cardiff for people who are not welsh!


QUB should be fine.
Good options are also possibly Nottingham, Lincoln, Aston, Leicester
Reply 3
Thank you so much for your help!

I changed my options to Aston, Kent, Belfast and BSMS.
Leicester, Nottingham/Lincoln, I was off by a few points of their cut off so it's more risky
Original post by GANFYD
UEA cut off last year 2710

For Cardiff, <8% of English applicants got an offer for 2023 entry
6.5% Northern Irish applicants
5% scottish applicants
and 27% of welsh applicants

Which is why we do not advise Cardiff for people who are not welsh!


QUB should be fine.
Good options are also possibly Nottingham, Lincoln, Aston, Leicester
Reply 4
Original post by amnam
Hi guys, I was wondering if you think any of these university choices may be risky? (non-contextual)

A-level predicted: A*AA
GCSEs : 10 9s
UCAT: 2610 and B2

Potential Choices:
UEA
Belfast
BSMS (taking the BMAT)
Cardiff

Do you think these are reasonable choices because I'm second guessing UEA?

That’s brilliant GCSE but what is ur UCAT score in each subsection as some unis emphasise on the score in certain section.
Original post by amnam
Hi guys, I was wondering if you think any of these university choices may be risky? (non-contextual)

A-level predicted: A*AA
GCSEs : 10 9s
UCAT: 2610 and B2

Potential Choices:
UEA
Belfast
BSMS (taking the BMAT)
Cardiff

Do you think these are reasonable choices because I'm second guessing UEA?

BROO i got the same UCAT and predicted grades as you LOOL, my gcses arent the best so i didnt go for cardiff.
Im doing BSMS, KCL emdp, Southampton BM6, lancsster.

Those are good choices, UEA is risky id switch for HYMS or aston ICL
Reply 6
Original post by Radewell
That’s brilliant GCSE but what is ur UCAT score in each subsection as some unis emphasise on the score in certain section.


Hey, I mean I’ve already submitted my applicstion haha but I got:

VR: 610
DM: 620
QR: 690
AR: 690
Reply 7
Original post by Kababsauce
BROO i got the same UCAT and predicted grades as you LOOL, my gcses arent the best so i didnt go for cardiff.
Im doing BSMS, KCL emdp, Southampton BM6, lancsster.

Those are good choices, UEA is risky id switch for HYMS or aston ICL


HAHA what a coincidence. Yeah I changed it to Aston because they seemed to look at GCSEs quite a lot. The reason why I didn’t go for Cardiff is because I feel like their interview entry is way too low and they mainly take Welsh lot for interviews. Didn’t want to go for riskier options. As for HYMS, They have a point system and I unfortunately didn’t meet the point threshold they have so it was another risk.

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