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Writing your personal statement

Hi I’m Cat, and I’m one of the medical students here at the University of Nottingham where I have just finished my second year. I’m sure many of you are starting to write your personal statements ready for applying in autumn, so here are a few pointers! Getting started Creating the perfect personal statement is …

Making the most of open days

Hi everyone, it’s Andrea back again, and now that I have finished my exams, I’m going to give you a quick guide to university open days. Narrowing down hundreds of universities to the five you’re allowed on your UCAS application can seem like a daunting task, but a day out to see one up close …

Work experience

Hi, I’m TJ and I’m just about to finish my first clinical placement in Mansfield. I’m going to be talking about the thing that your application to medical school is incomplete without: work experience! Why? As well as being an important part of your personal statement, work experience is actually really useful in a number …

Full body dissection

Hi! I’m Jane and I’m just coming to the end of my 3rd year as a medical student at Nottingham! Deciding where to apply to medical school can feel somewhat overwhelming due to the large numbers of factors to consider. One aspect of the course which attracted me to study at Nottingham was the prospect …

Sporting opportunities

Hi! I’m Emily (the one lying across everyone in the picture) and I’m a second year student at Nottingham! When applying to medical school I knew I wanted to continue playing cricket and try out some new sports but I didn’t know if I would be able to fit it all in alongside studying. I’ve …

First in the family

Hi, I’m Amy and I’m a third-year medical student here at the University of Nottingham. I’m not only the first person in my family to go to university, but also the first to move out of the village my family lives in in North Wales! Even though it may sound like a big step, I’d …

Which med school: A local experience

Why stay? Being near home is good, means free food, free washing and cheap travel. I’m Adam (the guy in the middle in the photo), a fourth-year medical student in Nottingham, originally from Derby (cue jokes about how terrible it is, how I have a funny accent, and how I like sheep blah blah). I …