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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

10th May 2022

Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2023? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2022. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2022.   What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. The UCAT is a 2-hour long computer-based exam that is required to gain entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2022 registrations close on 17th May!

6th May 2022

UCAT ANZ 2022 registrations close on 17th May!

UCAT ANZ 2022 registration deadline Registrations and bookings to sit UCAT ANZ 2022 will close Tuesday 17th May at 11:59pm AEST. You can still register for UCAT ANZ 2022 after this date (up until Tuesday 31st May) however, this will attract a late fee of $85. If you have not yet registered to sit UCAT ANZ 2022, and intend to apply to one of the universities which require UCAT, please ...

 

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Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

5th May 2022

Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

Certain medical schools, such as Monash University, do not allow candidates to apply if they are currently studying at university or have completed an undergraduate degree – they only accept school leavers. However, many universities do accept students who are currently studying at university. This blog outlines them in detail, including who is eligible and how students are selected. ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2022 Access Arrangements

4th May 2022

UCAT ANZ 2022 Access Arrangements

Did you know that if you have educational needs, disabilities or medical conditions you may be entitled to access arrangements (special conditions) when sitting the UCAT ANZ? You must: apply and be approved for access arrangements before your UCAT test can be booked accompany applications with suitable official documentation submit your application before 17 May 2022   ...

 

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CHANGES TO UCAT ANZ 2022

4th May 2022

CHANGES TO UCAT ANZ 2022

There have been some changes to the structure and content of UCAT, which will apply to anyone sitting UCAT ANZ in 2022.   Summary of the changes Here’s a summary of the changes to UCAT ANZ 2022: UCAT Quantitative Reasoning: there will be one more minute to answer questions, with no changes to the number of questions UCAT Abstract Reasoning: the n ...

 

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5 Tips for ACING UCAT (from someone who Succeeded on their Second Attempt)

3rd May 2022

5 Tips for ACING UCAT (from someone who Succeeded on their Second Attempt)

I remember walking out of the UCAT exam centre, the first time I had sat the UCAT, in a state of disbelief. Not because the UCAT exam was incredibly difficult or out of my depth, but rather the opposite: I had actually found the exam reasonable and doable, yet I was devastated with my UCAT score. In the months leading up to the UCAT, I had been in the throes of in-school assessments and lea ...

 

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New type of UCAT Situational Judgement question!

28th April 2022

New type of UCAT Situational Judgement question!

In 2022, there will be a new type of UCAT Situational Judgement question. It’s similar to previous UCAT Situational Judgement questions, but there are some changes to the structure of the question and what it is asking you to do. This blog describes this type of UCAT Situational Judgement question in more detail, including why it was introduced and how to approach it.   What i ...

 

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UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered

27th April 2022

UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered

With UCAT fast approaching, you may be asking questions such as: When and how will I get my UCAT results? How does scoring work in the UCAT? How will universities use my UCAT scores? This blog answers your questions about UCAT results.   When and how will I get my UCAT results? You will receive an email from Pearson VUE within 24 hours (usually within an hour) of completing yo ...

 

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Why are there differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?

22nd April 2022

Why are there differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?

Universities vary significantly in how they use UCAT for entry into medicine. This blog explores the differences and the reasons behind them.   Which universities use UCAT for entry? Most universities use UCAT for entry into undergraduate medicine and dentistry. Some universities offer medical entry programs for school leavers without the need for UCAT. These include James Coo ...

 

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Equipment you need to get UCAT ready!

21st April 2022

Equipment you need to get UCAT ready!

The saying goes, ‘A bad workman blames his tools’, but it’s also true that having the right tools plays an important role in the successful completion of any task, including UCAT. For example, imagine trying to chop down a tree with a kitchen knife! Not only is it important to select the right tools, you also need to use them efficiently and effectively. So, what equipm ...

 

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