GEM applicants 2014

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  1. potential_dr

    potential_dr New Member

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    Hi, I thought I'd start a thread for swansea applicants for 2014 entry. So much seems to have changed this year for Gamsat only applicants. St George's have lowered their cut off and applicant number and Liverpool and Cardiff now accept Gamsat. Furthermore Swansea now except 2.2 with masters. How do ppl think this will effect the applicant number at Swansea and the chance of entry?
     
  2. folpips

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    I think the medical schools have a way of managing their applications, they interview the highest 200 applicants that meets their minimum requirements.So i feel this shouldnt affect anything really.
     
  3. folpips

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    I have applied to Swansea,only because they now accept 2.2 with a Masters.Would see out it turns out ,finger crossed,hoping for a good gamsat as well.potential-dr,did you sit the gamsat 2013?
     
  4. potential_dr

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    Yep I did sit the exam. I'm not entirely sure how I feel it went but I'm hoping for the best and decided to apply. Waiting for results is agonising, but hopefully the results will be worth it. I do wonder if all the other unis have changed there application number as the goverment have made some cuts- (2% I think)- but seeing as the website doesn't mention anything I'll take ur word folpips that it is still top 200 with 70 positions.
     
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    Did you sit the uk Gamsat and how do you feel it went folpips?
     
  6. folpips

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    Yeah,i did.To be honest i am so sure how it went,humm i would say okayish.Guessed about 5 questions for both sec 1 and 3.My section 2 was nt bad at all,giving that i did loads of preparations for it.But anyways ,just a month to Gamsat result,we will see then.I do really hope i have a better score this time.Good luck to you with your gamsat.
     
  7. soptah

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    Hey, has anyone received an acknowledgement email from Swansea?
     
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    I haven't received an acknowledgement email but it shows on my UCAS account that they are considering my application
     
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    same for me, no acknowledgement!
     
  10. Iceman10

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    I got an email from Swansea asking me for more information. They wanted to know what I was doing in one particular year so I know they've seen my application but that's the only email I received from them.
     
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    I also received a letter from Swansea requesting for more information.
     
  12. Iceman10

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    I just called and asked, the lady said normally around 70 places and 800 people apply, she didn't say anything about cuts.
     
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    Does anyone know what GAMSAT score Swansea tend to accept as their minimum or if they have a cutoff?
     
  14. M150

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    Heya Iceman,

    The only info I've been able to find about swansea is the minimum of 50 overall and in section 3. They don't seem to use the GAMSAT in the same way as SGUL and Nottingham so I don't think it a as easy to work out a GAMSAT cut off.

    How did it go?
     
  15. Iceman10

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    Thanks for the info, that's me out for this year. I'll have to sit the GAMSAT again in March. Well done with your score and good luck for next year.
     
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    Ah that sucks. Good luck for March though, I guess one plus is that it gives you more time to get experience sorted. And we'll have a bit more information based on the cut offs for 2015 entry after the reduction in places.
     
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    How has everyone done now that gamsat results are out? Really hope you got the scores you wanted x
     
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    Hi,

    I didnt do too good on the GAMSAT :( my first time taking it and i got 49,56,43. Overall 48.
    Does anyone think i stand a chance at getting an offer from Swansea? I really hope i do, although i know my chances are very slim :(
     
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    I'm afraid Jessica that the cut off is 50 overall, and 50 in section 3, therefore you would not meet the entry requirements. Have you applied to other non GAMSAT universities?
     
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    Yeh i read that on their website :( i was hoping that if my personal statement and reference is good that they might give me a chance for interview because i read somewhere that sometimes people with low GAMSAT scores like 40-50 get offers if the rest of their application is good. Not going to get my hopes up though because chances are slim.

    I've also applied for Nottingham and St georges with the GAMSAT. got a rejection from St georges because of my GAMSAT score, im expecting the same from Nottingham :(.

    How did u do?
     

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