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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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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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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

3rd June 2022

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your UCAT plan.   How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

3rd June 2022

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...

 

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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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6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

18th May 2022

6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics.   1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...

 

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