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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

11th August 2022

Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2022? The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). In fact, some past ...

 

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Optimising your Health for UCAT: What I Learned from getting the Flu two days before my UCAT Exam

4th August 2022

Optimising your Health for UCAT: What I Learned from getting the Flu two days before my UCAT Exam

Imagine you’re a hardworking student. You have consistently studied for the UCAT for several months and you are feeling pretty well prepared for UCAT exam itself (hopefully this is not too hard for you to imagine?). Maybe you have a week before UCAT exam day and while you are beginning to feel the nerves of the situation, you are really not too worried. Because why should you be? You hav ...

 

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Why is UCAT so hard?

28th July 2022

Why is UCAT so hard?

Most current medical students and doctors would agree that UCAT is probably the hardest and single most important test that they ever sat in their career. Many students, especially those who do not prepare effectively, are shocked by the difficulty of UCAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned by the difficulty of UCAT. So why is UCAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read o ...

 

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Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

21st July 2022

Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “an army marches on its stomach”, and that is as relevant for UCAT as it was for the French Armies that Bonaparte commanded. Those who are about to participate in an important event, be it sports or social, make sure that they eat right to perform at their best. Making sure you put the right things into your body in the lead up to UCAT is vital ...

 

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Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

7th July 2022

Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...

 

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Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

2nd July 2022

Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

With UCAT rapidly approaching, many students begin to madly grind out UCAT questions, without pausing to consider their overall plan of attack for UCAT. It is important that you take a few moments to reflect and check that you are indeed UCAT ready. This blog outlines a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before your UCAT test day.   1. Check your ID Acceptable identifica ...

 

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5 Key UCAT tips

28th June 2022

5 Key UCAT tips

There are a wealth of strategies and techniques that are useful in boosting your UCAT performance. Each UCAT section and question type requires a slightly different approach. Relevant techniques are discussed in detail in the MedEntry UCAT courses. Here are five important tips that will help you in preparing for and sitting UCAT.   1. Work on your UCAT weaknesses Each of the f ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

25th June 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in the UK. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of secondary school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways y ...

 

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4 Tips for Making the Most of your UCAT Study Time

24th June 2022

4 Tips for Making the Most of your UCAT Study Time

It’s easy to sit back at this point in the year and feel like you have forever until UCAT and while that might feel true, it’s definitely not. Right now is the time to be getting your head around the different question types in UCAT, finding your weaknesses and sorting them out, and working out how best to spend the next few months in preparing for UCAT. On that note, here are some ...

 

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How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

14th June 2022

How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

I am now a medical student at University, but I remember being in exactly your position, desperate for tips that would help me perform well in the UCAT. So, here you are – the five most important practices that helped me score 99th percentile in the UCAT.   Found my ‘Zone of Excellence’ Finding my ‘zone of excellence’ was life changing for me. I ...

 

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