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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

25th June 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in the UK. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of secondary school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways y ...

 

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What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?

21st June 2022

What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?

If you wish to study medicine or dentistry, chances are you need to sit UCAT. UCAT is an important component of entry into most undergraduate medical and dental degrees across the United Kingdom. UCAT is a very difficult, time-pressured test, very unlike school or university exams. Quality UCAT preparation is therefore essential. There are hundreds of UCAT preparation courses available, and ...

 

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What Testing Date Should I Choose for UCAT UK?

20th June 2022

What Testing Date Should I Choose for UCAT UK?

Bookings to sit UCAT UK 2022 are now open! If you are planning to sit UCAT in 2022 for entry into medicine in 2023, we suggest booking your UCAT testing date as soon as possible. Remember, popular dates, times and locations to sit UCAT do book out! UCAT offers a variety of testing dates, times and locations. This gives you the flexibility to choose a UCAT testing session that is convenient ...

 

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Mind games: Motivation for UCAT study

17th June 2022

Mind games: Motivation for UCAT study

Yes, we’d all rather be on Tiktok or Instagram or YouTube, but before you pick up your phone to scroll through social media, read this! Motivating yourself to prepare for UCAT can be difficult. You should not expect to always feel motivated to prepare for UCAT – no-one feels motivated all the time. However, there are proven methods to help boost your motivation for UCAT prep. ...

 

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5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy

16th June 2022

5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy

Sitting the UCAT can often feel like an isolating experience, since many of your peers may be focused on other goals such as their school or university performance, making it difficult to stay motivated while studying for the UCAT. This is one of the many reasons why it can be helpful to find a UCAT study buddy, with whom you can create a community of practice where you share experie ...

 

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How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

14th June 2022

How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

I am now a medical student at University, but I remember being in exactly your position, desperate for tips that would help me perform well in the UCAT. So, here you are – the five most important practices that helped me score 99th percentile in the UCAT.   Found my ‘Zone of Excellence’ Finding my ‘zone of excellence’ was life changing for me. I ...

 

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Making Time for UCAT: Eat That Frog!

10th June 2022

Making Time for UCAT: Eat That Frog!

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain   Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). It discusses time management in the context of the workplace, but the strategy is applicable to UCAT and h ...

 

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UCAT UK 2022 Access Arrangements

7th June 2022

UCAT UK 2022 Access Arrangements

Did you know that if you have educational needs, disabilities or medical conditions you may be entitled to access arrangements (special conditions) when sitting the UCAT UK 2022? You must: apply and be approved for access arrangements in advance of your test day accompany applications with suitable official documentation submit your application before 20 September 2022   ...

 

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Want to be a doctor? Here’s 5 things you should know

5th June 2022

Want to be a doctor? Here’s 5 things you should know

Want to be a doctor one day? There are a few things you should know before embarking on your journey. This blog outlines them.   1. There are A LOT of students in the same position as you It really is remarkable how many people want to study medicine. This is both good and bad news for you. The bad part is how small most medical cohorts are, which makes medical entry extremely co ...

 

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Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

25th May 2022

Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in UCAT and interviews. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. This blog outlines the key dates and tasks so you can ensure you keep on track!   Date Event Resp ...

 

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