23rd June 2022
Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips
So you’ve been preparing for UCAT by working through the UCAT guides and attempting UCAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing UCAT percentile. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips. 1. Understand what a UCAT percentile means and how they are calculate ...
21st June 2022
Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies
Why Hobbies are Important With the UCAT around the corner, as well as university assignments and exams, it can be quite a stressful time for students. Many students will spend hours practising UCAT- style questions and completing UCAT practise exams, as well as devoting a large amount of time to UCAT preparation. However, this does not mean your hobbies and interests should be forgotten. ...
16th June 2022
Three Steps to UCAT Success
Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time. Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes three steps to succeeding in UCAT. 1.&nbs ...
12th June 2022
ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT
First year of university is a stressful time. Add in UCAT and the pressures of getting into medicine, and stress levels can rapidly sky rocket. As a parent it is easy to succumb to feelings of powerless as you watch your son or daughter struggle to prepare for such an important and difficult exam. However, there are many things you can do to boost their performance and have a positive impact o ...
25th May 2022
Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...
20th May 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 ...
18th May 2022
6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective
Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics. 1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...
20th April 2022
4 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your UCAT Prep
This is it. You are in the final months of your first year health sciences. It is the last lap in the race to the finish line. It is time to grind… Or is it? What is burnout? It’s when you’re drowning in mountains of workload, overwhelmed with panic / exhaustion / a combination of both and it is usually caused by prolonged or excessive stress. Burnout is pretty much that ...
4th April 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 ...
30th March 2022
5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation
So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. And by pretty important I mean absolutely crucial. You need to do extremely well in UCAT to get into Medicine. The key to that success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UC ...