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Roei: My experiences with Cancer Sciences

Tell us a bit about yourself? (Home city, year of study, and so on) Originally, I was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. But I moved to Beverley, a town in Northeast Yorkshire when I was 4. In my free time, playing football is one of my favourite ways to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, as …

50 at 50: Care Leavers and Higher Education

In my three years as a medical student at the University of Nottingham, I have had the privilege of working across the University with one overriding focus. This focus is improving the visibility and accessibility of care leavers, in medicine, and in higher education (HE) more widely. In other words, widening participation in higher education. …

Hannah: My experience with cancer sciences

My name is Hannah and I’m currently in my first year of studying Cancer Science at the University of Nottingham. I grew up in Reading in the South East of England, but decided that I wanted to move away from there when I was choosing my university. As someone who has been doing archery for …

Rowan: My experience studying Cancer Sciences

2019 saw the first intake of our Cancer Sciences BSc and MSc. We caught up with one of our students, Rowan Hill, to see how he was finding the course and what led him to studying with us. Why did you choose to study Cancer Sciences at Nottingham? I was looking for a very specific …

Bella: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Bella Moss. I’m from Cheltenham, England but I spent most of my childhood living in Kenya. I moved to the UK in 2015. I’m a first year medical student, I moved up to Nottingham in September and have moved into catered halls. I really enjoy sport mainly swimming, running and going to …

The Graduate Entry Medicine course

Dear prospective GEM students, Some of you are considering leaving successful careers to go back to university and retrain; for others this was always the goal but it has taken a little longer than anticipated. Whatever your situation, graduate entry medicine is a somewhat gruelling but very rewarding experience. This short post outlines the application …

When Things Don’t Go To Plan… A Levels Result Day

With results day coming up, tensions can be running high, and the sense of trepidation might seem unbearable.  While I wish you the best of luck, it would be unwise to not approach the day with a sober sense of caution and sensible preparation.   You must consider well in advance what you plan to …

How to utilize your summer holidays before Year 13

Hey! I’ve currently just finished my 2nd year of medicine. Three years ago, I was stressing about applying for medicine. There were so many questions; Where to apply? What entrance exams to sit? And not to forget, which “relevant” extra-curricular activities to do? The application process is, in short, daunting. Balancing an application to medical …

Interviews *Cue dramatic music*

February… Peak of winter and interview season! Some of you must be preparing anxiously for your upcoming interviews. I had my interview for Nottingham in the middle of February. The wait before the interview was full of panicked preparation. It didn’t help that I was quite clueless about MMIs but fret not, here’s a breakdown of what …

Medical school admissions — Multi Mini Interviews (MMI)

Hayley again, with some advice on MMI! The University of Nottingham School of Medicine has recently moved from the traditional interview style to the multi mini interview (MMI) format which many universities seem to be doing nowadays. What is the MMI format like? From my own experience of the MMI format at Bristol University, the …