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Widening participation in the news

Hi, it’s Rob again. For my final post as president of WAMS I thought I would reflect a bit on the report published this week by the Medical Schools Council on the back of their Selecting for Excellence audit. They have been looking for examples from around the country for novel approaches to widening access …

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 …

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 …

Money – student loans and how to stretch them!

Hello! My name’s Andrea, I am in my third year, and have just started the very exciting clinical phase of the course! One of my biggest worries about university was money – thoughts of the thousands of pounds involved and budgeting for myself made me feel ill! I thought I’d introduce my experiences of dealing with …