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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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Keeping The Balance

15th June 2022

Keeping The Balance

Keeping the balance is something we all struggle with, myself included. At the commencement of the year, I jumped into everything. Then, at the end of term one, I crashed, and in term two I tried to do nothing. Neither of these worked for me, and over the remainder of the year I learnt some important lessons about keeping the balance. Not only was I happier and more well-rounded as a result ...

 

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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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When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

12th June 2022

When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

Whether you’ve already begun to prepare for the UCAT or are just setting up a UCAT study plan, you’ve probably asked yourself the question: when should I sit my first UCAT full length practice exam? Unfortunately, there’s no straight forward, cookie-cutter answer. The answer to this question can vary. However, it should be noted that there’s not necessarily a “wro ...

 

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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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5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation

9th June 2022

5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation

So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. The key to success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UCAT preparation. I did, and they helped me score in the 98th percentile.   1. START NOW! Time is your key ...

 

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Medicine – The Big Picture

8th June 2022

Medicine – The Big Picture

So you’re going into your final year of schooling, and you’re super duper set on being a doctor. There are lots of ways you can keep hold of medicine as a big picture throughout this long and sometimes arduous year. By putting some of these points into action now, you will increase your chances of getting straight into med, pump up your motivation over the year, and be an awesome d ...

 

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