Frequently Asked Questions

UCAT Workshops

Purchasing either the Platinum Package or the Diamond Package includes your attendance in a UCAT Workshop.

For details on how to purchase, please refer to

Once you have purchased a package, click on the Bookings button to view your available bookings. Click through to select your workshop date.

Note that if you have purchased the Group Platinum Package, you will only be able to book once everyone in your group has purchased.

The cost depends on the package you choose to buy, whether it is the Standard Platinum, Group Platinum, or Diamond Package. Note that all packages also include access to an extensive system of online resources, which are essential to get the most out of the workshop.

More details about the various MedEntry packages available can be found on our packages page.

MedEntry runs UCAT Workshops throughout the year. Please see our Workshop Locations and Dates page for details.

Please enrol in a UCAT Course that is available. UCAT Courses are added periodically and you can easily change the date of your Course later (see the FAQ "Can I change the date of my Course?" for more details).

But don't just take our word for it, check out the hundreds of glowing Google and Facebook reviews of our workshops posted by our happy and successful students. We have more and higher ratings than every university in Australia and New Zealand! MedEntry's global offices have over 3000 reviews at a star rating of 4.9+, far exceeding that of any university. It is common to hear the following feedback: 'The best lecture I have ever attended'.

Three of the main benefits of the MedEntry workshop are:

  1. Learn strategies for approaching the UCAT questions

The study guides on the Online Learning Platform (OLP) do provide detailed approaches to different UCAT question types, but it is always more effective to be taught this information than simply to work through it yourself – after all, according to the psychiatrist William Glasser, we learn 10% of what we read, but 50% of what we see and hear!

The UCAT workshop highlights what kind of approaches to questions are the most important, and what types of UCAT questions are the most common. This allows you to make the most of all the resources provided by MedEntry, and perform as well as possible on the UCAT. In evaluations, MedEntry students say that they either did not use the resources on the OLP, or did not know how to efficiently and effectively use them, until they attended a MedEntry UCAT Preparation Workshop.

Additionally, some inside knowledge and information that is not available elsewhere is provided at the UCAT workshop. You will also find that many of the skills that you learn at the UCAT workshop are transferrable, and useful for school and university study.

  1. Motivation 

Attending a MedEntry UCAT Preparation Workshop provides motivation to perform well on the UCAT, as it can make the whole UCAT process feel clearer and more real.

You will also meet fellow students with similar interests and passions. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your thinking skills and to form new friendships and study groups, as well as being a great source of motivation.

Attending the MedEntry UCAT Workshop and the MedEntry Intensive classes for UCAT is a unique opportunity for many reasons. Never before would you have attended a class where your peers are from all over New Zealand, Australia and the UK. This is also the only opportunity for you to check out your competition: motivated and able students from all over NZ & Australia. Remember that your scores on the live UCAT will be compared with this cohort.

Additionally, you will hear from current medical students about how they used MedEntry to obtain excellent scores on the UCAT, as well as what to expect from studying at university. It is an invaluable opportunity to hear first-hand tips from people who have gone through it all before, and to be able to ask any burning questions you might have about the UCAT or university! 

  1. Mini-tests

The course aims to demonstrate the best principles and strategies needed to succeed in the UCAT. Students attending the workshop attempt short mini-tests in each UCAT section to give the students hands-on experience and allow the lecturer to clearly demonstrate the application of speed and accuracy techniques to each type of question found in the UCAT.

Further benefits of the MedEntry UCAT workshop include:

  • Learn how to use the OLP efficiently and effectively
  • Invest in your future by enhancing your thinking skills that will be useful throughout your career
  • Interact with other like-minded students which will help develop your thinking skills
  • Network with motivated and able students from various schools in your city, other states and overseas – many of whom will be your colleagues in medical school
  • Discuss numerous past UCAT questions and efficient, effective and elegant ways of arriving at the answer

Attending a MedEntry UCAT Preparation Workshop is an invaluable opportunity that will allow you to achieve your best possible score on the UCAT.

The UCAT and interview preparation courses are run by doctors and professors with decades of teaching experience and UCAT expertise.

For more information on your workshop lecturers, please see our UCAT Workshop page and our Staff Profiles.

A timetable is available for the MedEntry UCAT Workshop.

Starting and finishing times are subject to change so you should refer to the email that is sent to you before your UCAT course for exact times.

The course aims to maximise the amount of time demonstrating principles, techniques and strategies to tackle the UCAT questions and how best to use the online platform for UCAT Preparation. Students attending the workshop will therefore attempt a short Mock UCAT so that the lecturer can demonstrate techniques to optimise speed and accuracy.

A couple of days prior to your workshop, you will receive an email with details that outline the start/end times of your workshop.

You can find a preliminary timetable here (Note that timings are subject to change):

If the live UCAT is the Olympics, MedEntry Courses represent your coach and training, and what you do at home is similar to going to the gym to work out before you come for training. So we advise some preparation before coming to the workshop.

To find out which Workshop you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking the "Login" button on the top right hand corner 
  2. Click on "Bookings"
  3. From here you will be able to see all of your current and past bookings. Click on "Details"
  4. This should display all details of that workshop, including a button you can use to print your ticket.

If a UCAT Course is shown as "Full" and you feel that is the only UCAT Course that you can attend due to other commitments, please enrol in another "Open" UCAT Course and email us with a request to transfer you to the UCAT Course shown as "Full".

We will make every effort to ensure that your request is accommodated.

Yes, you can change the date of your UCAT Course, as long as the UCAT Course you would like to move into is not full.

In order to change the UCAT Course that you are enrolled in to a different course, please follow these steps:

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "Login" on the top right
  2. Click on "Bookings"
  3. You should be able to view your current workshop bookings under the heading "Your upcoming Workshop bookings"
  4. Click on the "Move" button and select a different workshop to change your booking

Note: you will not be able to move your booking once the workshop has started. If you are unable to attend, please contact us and we will move your booking to a more suitable date.

Please do not panic. There is no need to phone us either.

Please simply send an email letting us know which course you would like to attend instead, and we will arrange it for you.

Similarly, if you are running late, there is no need to call. Just show up when you can and see the Lecturer during the next break.


You may attend any UCAT workshop that is convenient to you. However, we recommend avoiding attending UCAT workshops during university breaks as these workshops are heavily booked.

Some students feel that they need to attend the workshop before they begin the work on the Online Platform.

This is generally not a good idea.

To gain the most from the workshop, we recommend that you complete some work on the Online Platform first (including completing 1-2 full length practice exams).

However, if you are in younger year levels, you would like to gain a general insight into UCAT or would like motivation, attending a workshop first may be suitable.

There could be several reasons that you have not received your course notification email:

  • Your email address is incorrect
    • Emails are sent to course attendees in the day or two prior to the event
    • Please verify your email address by logging into your MedEntry Account and choosing the Edit Profile icon
  • The notification email has gone into your “Junk/Spam Mail” folder
    • Please check your “Junk/Spam Mail” folder in your email account
  • You enrolled in the course after the emails were sent.
  • You have not booked your course. To find out which UCAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:
    • Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "Login"
    • Click on "Bookings"
    • You should be able to view your UCAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

If you have not received your Course notification email and you have booked the course, your name will be present on the attendance list at the venue.

If you have not received your Course notification email and you have not booked the course, please log in to your MedEntry account and book your course (See FAQ - How do I book the MedEntry UCAT course?). Once you have booked your course, your name will appear in our system.

In either case, please read the following FAQs pertaining to the course:

  • What is the exact location of the UCAT Courses?
  • What is the content of the UCAT course?
  • What should I bring to the UCAT course?
  • What time do the UCAT Courses commence and end?


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