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    (Original post by TheUnbeliever)
    Off the top of my head...

    'Technical requirements'

    'Realistic requirements'

    What most applicants have? (Seems quite plausible - Edinburgh was ludicrously oversubscribed for the 2009 cycle.)
    Eh? :confused: What would the difference between "technical" and "realistic" be? :o: She said they looked for AAA in fifth year with AA in sixth year, or the other way around. She said because of the school I go to, my AA is "commendable". I didn't think so, but whatever. :p: I still can't imagine too many people with AAAA or more will be applying for English Lit (especially from state schools). She was encouraging me to apply though, which she wouldn't have bothered to do if she didn't think it was worth it. Someone on here got in with ABBBD last year.
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    Eh? :confused: What would the difference between "technical" and "realistic" be?
    "Technical" is what they say they want. "Realistic" is what they actually want.
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    "Technical" is what they say they want. "Realistic" is what they actually want.
    Thank you. Still doable.

    If not, gap year ahoy :awesome:
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    :rip: Thread :rip:

    What do girls prefer; Italian? French? Spanish? Chinese? English? restaurants...I'm leaning towards Italian.
    Italian, always! Spanish is good too though.

    I'm just back from a night with my own fine lady. A chippy in Glasgow. Not quite gourmet, but you know. Have fun.

    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    Thank you. Still doable.
    From what I've gathered though, Edinburgh apparently put lots of emphasis on the PS (almost equal to that they put on the grades, according to some) so I dunno, maybe that'd make up for any shortcomes you think you have. You know you'll get into Glasgow, anyway!
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    Italian, always! Spanish is good too though.

    I'm just back from a night with my own fine lady. A chippy in Glasgow. Not quite gourmet, but you know. Have fun.



    From what I've gathered though, Edinburgh apparently put lots of emphasis on the PS (almost equal to that they put on the grades, according to some) so I dunno, maybe that'd make up for any shortcomes you think you have. You know you'll get into Glasgow, anyway!
    But Glasgow is technically better than Edinburgh for their english literature course, and their entry requirements have shot up.
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    and their entry requirements have shot up.
    So I saw! Crazy. I was wondering about something related to this actually but I can't think how to explain it so I won't bother. Were you at the open day, by the way (Glasgow)?
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    So I saw! Crazy. I was wondering about something related to this actually but I can't think how to explain it so I won't bother. Were you at the open day, by the way (Glasgow)?
    No I wasn't. You?
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    Urgent help required so I'll quote.

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    Question: Do you think if I did my personal statement geared towards biomedical science with a little bit shoved in for english, I would get rejected for english (Aberdeen and Glasgow) even though I've got the grades (or more) for the course. And also, would that jeopardise my chances of getting in to biomedical science (Aberdeen and Strathclyde) at all?
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    No I wasn't. You?
    Yeah. It was alright, quite obviously geared mostly toward med/dental applicants though. Sorry, I just knew someone on here had went, couldn't think who it was.

    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    I would get rejected for english (Aberdeen and Glasgow) even though I've got the grades (or more) for the course.
    I've barely started my PS nevermind attended university yet so my advice is hardly golden. All I'd say is that English Literature is a very competitive course... you can read between the lines there. You want your PS to show real commitment. If most of it is about a science subject, then you abrupty chuck "...and I like reading books too!" in at the end, do you really think it'll be strong enough? Think about it. They're selecting people to come to their university and study literature for 4 years. You're going to make it look like you'd be just as happy or even happier to study science instead. How can they trust you'll be dedicated to their course if your interests clearly swing quite strongly towards another (rather different) subject?

    I'm hardly as great an authority on this as those other people you quoted but if you want the advice I'd give straight away, if we met outside, without all the rambling, I'd simply say that you're going to have to choose one or the other. If you were aiming for, say, History and English, then sure, that'd be possible. But come on... biomedical science, and English literature? To have to choose between such radically different subjects must be damn tough but I'd say ultimately that's what you'll have to do.

    Unless of course the uni lets you combine arts and science subjects in 1st year... I'm not aware of how that works exactly. Try emailing?

    You should wait until someone clever like TheUnbeliever replies before you take my advice to heart though. I'm just a school pleb and this is how I'd see things at the moment with regards to your situation.
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    From what I've gathered though, Edinburgh apparently put lots of emphasis on the PS (almost equal to that they put on the grades, according to some) so I dunno, maybe that'd make up for any shortcomes you think you have. You know you'll get into Glasgow, anyway!
    I asked the Admissions tutor this and she said "Applicants seem to get far more hung up over Personal Statements than we do." :lolwut: She made out they were practically redundant, while another woman I asked in June said it was probably the most important part! Conflicting information And I'm not so sure about Glasgow: it's going to be so hard this year for everything, everywhere.

    Still, onward and upward :awesome:
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    Yeah. It was alright, quite obviously geared mostly toward med/dental applicants though. Sorry, I just knew someone on here had went, couldn't think who it was.
    'Twas I. In June, anyway It was so beautiful and busy and alive! :love:
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    'Twas I. In June, anyway It was so beautiful and busy and alive! :love:
    The chapel is so beautiful. Not sure if we were even allowed to go in there, but my mum wanted a nosy. :o:
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    Yeah. It was alright, quite obviously geared mostly toward med/dental applicants though. Sorry, I just knew someone on here had went, couldn't think who it was.



    I've barely started my PS nevermind attended university yet so my advice is hardly golden. All I'd say is that English Literature is a very competitive course... you can read between the lines there. You want your PS to show real commitment. If most of it is about a science subject, then you abrupty chuck "...and I like reading books too!" in at the end, do you really think it'll be strong enough? Think about it. They're selecting people to come to their university and study literature for 4 years. You're going to make it look like you'd be just as happy or even happier to study science instead. How can they trust you'll be dedicated to their course if your interests clearly swing quite strongly towards another (rather different) subject?

    I'm hardly as great an authority on this as those other people you quoted but if you want the advice I'd give straight away, if we met outside, without all the rambling, I'd simply say that you're going to have to choose one or the other. If you were aiming for, say, History and English, then sure, that'd be possible. But come on... biomedical science, and English literature? To have to choose between such radically different subjects must be damn tough but I'd say ultimately that's what you'll have to do.

    Unless of course the uni lets you combine arts and science subjects in 1st year... I'm not aware of how that works exactly. Try emailing?
    :rofl: Oh dear.
    Yeah, I'm not sure if Aberdeen let you combine those two in first and second year and their info on it is a bit wooly. I'm going to e-mail them just now.
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    The chapel is so beautiful. Not sure if we were even allowed to go in there, but my mum wanted a nosy. :o:
    LOL! My mum can't see past Glasgow uni; "you must come here for your graduation photos, the buildings will look so beautiful!" :o:
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    :eek3: What do I put for the email subject?
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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    :rofl: Oh dear.
    What is it about the choice you're finding difficult? It seems an odd pair of subjects to be torn between, I suppose. If you can find some way to accomodate both (with your PS and whatnot) then it'd be excellent but personally I wouldn't risk it. That's just me though.

    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    What do I put for the email subject?
    "gies a hawn wae ma subjects"?

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    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    :eek3: What do I put for the email subject?
    "Double Degree Dilemma"? :awesome:





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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
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    Your grades are good and you're clearly very fond of your subject. You'll be fine! :yep: Glasgow is a beautiful uni (or, at least, the bits that I wandered around photographing were )

    (Original post by Kirsteneg)
    :eek3: What do I put for the email subject?
    "Potential applicant - subject combinations"?
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    (Original post by Pedrobear)
    "gies a hawn wae ma subjects"?

    :awesome:
    *guffaws* LMAO!!!!
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    Since when did Casualty get all arty?!
 
 
 
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