The Premium Student Group - Veterinary Medicine and sciences http://premiumgroup.pro/ University course discussion for Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary sciences. en Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:47:47 GMT vBulletin 60 http://premiumgroup.pro//static.thestudentroom.co.uk/5a12cb8be8aef/forum/images/miscellaneous/rss.png The Premium Student Group - Veterinary Medicine and sciences http://premiumgroup.pro/ 2018 Veterinary applicants http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=3961291&goto=newpost Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:44:50 GMT ---Quote (Originally by AmeliaM)--- I HAVE JUST...
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I HAVE JUST GOT AN INTERVIEW FOR CAMBRIDGE! So chuffed but need to get revising😬

SAME CONGRATS!!!!!!! Getting to work now :P
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences 00red5023 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=3961291
How to become a vet after a zoology degree http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5056874&goto=newpost Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:14:29 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Jollyjjo)--- Hi! :) Wow...
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Hi! :) Wow congrats! Hope it goes well :)
Thanks so much for your advice! Yeah, I feel like I don't need to do vet nursing then ~ somehow I thought it would be easier and I would already be in the vet scene x)

Thank you :) I have an interview for Liverpool in December so I'm hoping it goes better that when I initially applied before my zoology degree haha

You're welcome! Like the others said, you wouldn't need to do a vet nursing degree because your degree will have already equipped you with enough of science background :) The fact that you have got a 2:1 is excellent and your A levels are fine too so it's just a case of getting the work experience :) Veterinary medicine is super competitive as I'm sure you're aware but everyone will be in the same boat should you get a place on the course so I wouldn't worry about not being in the vet scene cos you'll be brought up to speed anyway :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences smileysarah94 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5056874
2018 entry for Veterinary Medicine to Bristol http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4991556&goto=newpost Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:57:45 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Tash.Friesinger)--- I...
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I received my offer from Bristol yesterday!! So so happy to have an offer under my belt 😁

How long did it take for them to get back to you after you sent off your questionnaire? I sent mine off on the 3rd October and I'm still yet to hear back :/
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Ellie_Rowland http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4991556
Graduate entry into veterinary medicine 2018 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4260264&goto=newpost Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:52:20 GMT ---Quote (Originally by hannah.1995)--- Anyone...
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Anyone have a Liverpool or Edinburgh interview??

I got a liverpool interview!
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Ellie_Rowland http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4260264
Bristol vet science stethoscope HELP http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5058664&goto=newpost Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:37:10 GMT Hiya I was planning on buying a Christmas...
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Hiya
I was planning on buying a Christmas present for someone who does vet science at Bristol uni and wanted to get a stethoscope.
I’m completely clueless on stethoscopes because there’s so many and didn’t know if they would be good for vets. Any help would be appreciated! :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Prittstick99 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5058664
Royal Veterinary College 2017 interviews http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5051036&goto=newpost Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:52:17 GMT Hello! This is probably a dumb question but to...
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Hello! This is probably a dumb question but to those who have gotten interviews for the RVC (congrats btw!), does anyone know if they're interviewing non-UK students first or are they interviewing everyone at roughly the same time? I think I must have read that somewhere else but it's probably not true haha

Just curious since I've yet to hear back from them :) I've applied for the 4 and 5 year vet course. Good luck to you all!
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences smileysarah94 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5051036
Accepted into RVC for Veterinary Medicine 2017/2018 entry, anyone else? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4670894&goto=newpost Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:17:21 GMT Received an interview invitation for the 1st...
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Received an interview invitation for the 1st December :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Soph_ellen http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4670894
Recommendations for falconry work experience http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5054204&goto=newpost Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:16:54 GMT ---Quote (Originally by lwescott)--- Hey, where...
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Hey, where is your friend from? I study in Slovakia and your name looks like it could be Slovak

I fly a Harris' Hawk and a Goshawk here but know lots of people in the UK from attending falconry meets so if you let us know a rough idea I can see if anyone is local. A friend works at York Bird of Prey Centre where they let you do lots of practical stuff :)

I'll send you a PM :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Adam Vacek http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5054204
University course help http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055100&goto=newpost Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:19:28 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Idris-)--- What’s the...
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What’s the difference between indisplinary science and studies in sciences ?

do you mean interdisciplinary if so i think they mean the same thing?
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences claireestelle http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055100
Vet-Medlink 2017 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055586&goto=newpost Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:31:30 GMT Is anyone going to Vet-Medlink this year? I was...
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Is anyone going to Vet-Medlink this year? I was really looking forward to Medlink until reading some of the posts about it, and so am now not so sure about what to expect!
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences l_vet http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055586
Has anyone received interview invitation from Edinburgh?? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055346&goto=newpost Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:31:22 GMT I know a couple of people who have received an...
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I know a couple of people who have received an invitation from Edinburgh. They are Scottish students and I think looking at the threads from previous years that they interview those first?


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I've so far received two from RVC and Glasgow, but I want to get an offer from Edinburgh the most so wonder whether they've been sending invitations already?

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Veterinary Medicine and sciences animalmagic http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055346
Veterinary nursing, regular nursing or paramedic science ? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055078&goto=newpost Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:52:16 GMT The best way to find out is to speak to people in...
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The best way to find out is to speak to people in the professions to get an idea of their life and try and organise some work experience, only you will know in the end where you could see yourself working. I don't know much about veterinary nursing, but nursing has many specialties that you can go into in lots of different areas, and there are prescribing nurses now also. Nursing is becoming more and more important especially in primary care at the minute. If the idea of specialising and different career prospects interests you, find out if similar opportunities exist in vet nursing. Being a paramedic would certainly offer a wide range of different opportunities as you'd be seeing new patients every day with a wide scope of conditions. Good luck with your applications :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences jsg9 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5055078
2018 Veterinary gateway applicants http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5023420&goto=newpost Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:52:02 GMT
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Hey guys! I"m an international student from Canada and I applied for the Preliminary year program at Nottingham. I also applied to the 5-year programs at Bristol, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Looking forward to meeting you all :)

Has anyone heard anything about interviews yet?
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences kittyschaffer http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5023420
RVC interview http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5054796&goto=newpost Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:15:13 GMT Hey, anyone else received an interview from RVC...
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Hey, anyone else received an interview from RVC today? I was just wondering does anyone know if the 70hrs of work ex have to be filled before the 15th Oct deadline or can it be up until the interview or even the date you start the course

Thanks :D
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences username3636144 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5054796
Nottingham vet school? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4985858&goto=newpost Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:07:52 GMT You can also apply for both, I know people who...
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You can also apply for both, I know people who received offers for both so put 5 year as their firm and gateway as their insurance :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Louiseee_ http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4985858
Blue Title Veterinary Medicine INTERVIEW PREPARATION THREAD http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=3773957&goto=newpost Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:44:55 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Little Tail Chaser)---...
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As you have pointed out, no one should/will share the question topics with you. From my experience of my Liverpool interview (three years ago, I am old and wrinkly), I will say to consider ethical scenarios aside from the typical vetty ones (i.e. it's not going to be possible to have answers prepared for everything they could ask, so work on your debate skills to be able to discuss everything instead of/in addition to having answers prepared for common questions. Also, know about your work experience in depth and make sure you can expand on a few cases that you have seen (prove that you've done some extra research into them!)

Best of luck for your interview! :)

Thank you so much for your advice, I really appreciate it. At 31 i'm also old and wrinkly with the odd grey! So I really want to give it my all be as prepared as possible.
Otherwise I might be at retirement age when I graduate :D
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences r33ves1986 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=3773957
The Royal (****) School of Veterinary Studies 2017 interviews http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5050482&goto=newpost Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:33:14 GMT I know of a couple, they are Scottish applicants....
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I know of a couple, they are Scottish applicants.


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Has anyone received any interview offers yet from Edinburgh for vet med?

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Veterinary Medicine and sciences animalmagic http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5050482
Liverpool interview http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5049968&goto=newpost Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:05:41 GMT ^^This, as another Liverpool student the advice...
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^^This, as another Liverpool student the advice given here is very useful!
I would add don't be afraid to have an opinion provided you can show reasoning as to why you have arrived at it and taken into consideration other views. A vague style question is just an invitation to show your thinking process and isn't one to shy away from.

Good luck :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences VMD100 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5049968
Surrey Vet Interview http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044010&goto=newpost Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:53:13 GMT Asking for interview specifics is against the...
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Asking for interview specifics is against the community rules.

Surrey will provide all the information required for your interview in their communications to you
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Angry cucumber http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044010
2019 Veterinary Students! http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4322662&goto=newpost Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:52:29 GMT I would recommend you look at quality over...
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I would recommend you look at quality over quantity and go for varied experiences of 5 days rather than weekly placements. That way you can do them in the holidays and not risk sacrificing your exam results. At 11 weeks now you've probably done more than many 2018 applicants. You can always do more experience in a gap year if you don't get in first time. If you don't get the results you need it is a lot more hassle having to do resits.


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So far I've got just over 11 weeks at the moment and will have at least 7 weeks more by October next year (hopefully). I also have a part-time/holiday job at a kennels at the moment which isn't as regular but will hopefully get me at least another 3 weeks worth.

I'm hoping that'll be enough, but it always feels good to get that bit more ya know. I do feel as if i'm falling behind with a-levels though as I have so little spare time :S

And thanks! They say never work with horses... :moon:

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Veterinary Medicine and sciences animalmagic http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4322662
Liverpool Interview Help http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5048044&goto=newpost Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:26:26 GMT have a look at the sticky interview thread here...
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have a look at the sticky interview thread here http://premiumgroup.pro/sho....php?t=3773957 , loads of useful information & tips :)


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Hi, I have an interview at Liverpool in late November :)
I am a bit nervous as I haven't had any interviews before so do you have any hint or tips about what I can do to prepare and what sorts of things i could read to prepare.


(( am not asking anyone to tell me what they could ask or 'cheat' and tell me what will happen just tips on how to prepare please))

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Veterinary Medicine and sciences animalmagic http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5048044
IB subjects for veterinary school http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5047296&goto=newpost Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:33:51 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Lulu04)--- Whoops never...
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Whoops never mind then sounds like Maths Studies is ok to do :)
Congratulations! Which universities do you have interviews at?

Thanks:) Surrey and Liverpool.
I do think if you do maths studies they want you to have a 6 or 7 though.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences sophielophie http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5047296
Veterinary medicine with medicine ps? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5035704&goto=newpost Sun, 12 Nov 2017 22:28:53 GMT You can apply to some veterinary medicine gateway...
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You can apply to some veterinary medicine gateway courses that don't need work experience e.g. The royal veterinary college, however it will be highly unlikely to get accepted so I suggest sticking to biomedicine as a backup :)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Rebeccasomething http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5035704
<![CDATA[Bristol Vet school Q&A]]> http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=1855033&goto=newpost Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:07:49 GMT ahh that’s great to know thanks, yeah I don’t...
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ahh that’s great to know thanks, yeah I don’t really want to be in the city so it’s good that it’s all manageable :) haha I can’t wait for the socials then
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences clazell1 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=1855033
Glasgow VetMed Interview 2017 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5045776&goto=newpost Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:14:33 GMT
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Hi Everyone
I understand that Glasgow's interview (in December 2017) will consist of two 15minute panel interviews and an ethics computer session.
I was wondering if anyone had any more information for the computer session - especially on the format? Also any resources to help prepare for it as the information provided is quite vague.
Thank you! :)
P.S. Also if any people who interviewed at Glasgow in the past few years have any opinions/tips it would be greatly appreciated.....
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Lulu04 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5045776
How to write a CV http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044668&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:03:51 GMT Thank you very much everyone 😊 I’ve made the...
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Thank you very much everyone 😊 I’ve made the decision to not write/start a CV yet as I’m currently doing my GCSE’s and I want my revision to be my main focus, but thank you all for the help ☺️
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences faithper http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044668
Veterinary dissection http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5042980&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:13:55 GMT
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As far as I'm aware ours come from pounds, and I would say 99% are greyhounds (racing industry left-overs). The large animal specimens come from the meat industry as far as I'm aware.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences spacelumps http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5042980
Vet applicants 2018 entry http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044342&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:22:21 GMT There is a thread for discussing 2018...
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There is a thread for discussing 2018 applications here, so to keep the conversation tidy and in one place I'm locking this now.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Little Tail Chaser http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044342
2018 NSA Lambing List is now live! http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5029338&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:56:04 GMT Just organised 2 weeks over Easter, so excited!!!...
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Just organised 2 weeks over Easter, so excited!!! I did 7 days last year on a small farm with 200 ewes so the one I've booked with 500 ewes plus some possible calving feels like a massive step up! I can't wait for Easter now!
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences laurakyna http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5029338
military vet http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044038&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:23:48 GMT A few horses, dogs and the occasional goat....
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A few horses, dogs and the occasional goat. Sounds amazing.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Trinculo http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5044038
Bioveterinary RVC 2018 entry http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4996908&goto=newpost Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:04:34 GMT ---Quote (Originally by beloli99)--- Good luck!...
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Good luck!

You too :) where’s your first choice?
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences pacb10 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4996908
Veterinary Medicine as a second degree (career change of heart?!) http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4925812&goto=newpost Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:26:00 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Lizziefickling)--- I’m a...
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I’m a grad student, so I’m sure 😂

Did you find out from the student loans company? And do you think it's only available for people applying for the graduate entry or for people applying for the 5 year course who already have a degree as well?
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences kitkat1234567 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4925812
Example Vet Med Interview Qs http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5040232&goto=newpost Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:41:30 GMT If a grizzly bear had a fight with a silverback...
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If a grizzly bear had a fight with a silverback gorilla, who would win and why?

If you had to choose one or the other, would you rather sleep in a cage of a thousand black widow spiders or eat a thousand cockroaches (over 2 days)
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Sam00 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5040232
<![CDATA[Edinburgh Vet School Q&A]]> http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=2180648&goto=newpost Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:33:26 GMT ---Quote (Originally by kittyschaffer)--- Hey...
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Hey guys! International student from Canada here! Just wondering when Edinburgh usually sends out their offers by?

This is going back a few years now but when I applied they didn't finish sending them out until mid March. International students were some of the first offers giving out though, they assess applicants from different places (Scotland, rest of the UK, EU etc) at different times.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Little Tail Chaser http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=2180648
<![CDATA[OK, I don't think my clinical coach and I are getting along....]]> http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5041718&goto=newpost Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:23:13 GMT
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Basically, my confidence just plummets when I'm around her, I just find her rude and snippy. But it must just be my issue cause everyone in the practice loves her!

Since I started about 4 weeks back now, I've kept note of a few instances where I just wanted to scream at her (and I feel like she wants to scream at me):

1) When I first started, the person assigned to be my coach had no idea she was meant to be my coach, and wasn't happy since she already had three students! So I got passed onto my current coach, who is part time and is only in practice till 2:00 pm. Upon finding out I was being switched, I asked them "Won't this be confusing?", since my first coach had already started opening tasks on the NPL, and I didn't know if it would affect it somehow. They just looked at each other like I was an idiot.

2) I offered to go buy batteries for something and asked where I should get them, my coach replied, "The shop." I just wanted to facepalm. Yeah woman, I figured, but what shop do you usually buy them from?! I'm new to the area, help me out!

3) She asked me to keep a watch on the autoclave next door to make sure it didn't need a water top up. I said, "It beeps when it needs water." and she replied, "Yeah, thanks I didn't know that(!)" I asked her to repeat herself cause I wasn't sure I heard her right, but she wouldn't, and just explained that it won't beep on a full cycle. Sorry, guess this know it all didn't know it all, didn't mean to come across that way.

4) She's telling me how to set up a kennel for an exotic when in the middle of her speaking, one of the vets starts talking over her so I can't hear my coach. My coach asks me, "Did you get that?" I didn't. "That's cause you're not listening." The vet even chimed in and said, "Sorry, that's cause I was talking."

I'm writing this while in a very bad mood, and I'm maybe blowing this all out of proportion, but this is person in supposed to be my mentor, and she just makes me feel like crap the majority of the time (she can actually be nice sometimes! Emphasis on the sometimes!) What do you think, good or bad coach, regardless of whether she's stressed, or because we work in a busy practice?
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences DarthChic http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5041718
Farm work experience troubles http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5038682&goto=newpost Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:58:40 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Little Tail Chaser)---...
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I'm glad it's been resolved, best of luck with finding a placement at a kennel! :)

For what it's worth I agree with you on this, obviously it isn't my place to say but I think your mother is being unreasonable (unless she had something else planned for that week? :holmes: ) It may be dark (and I do understand that your mother was just concerned for your safety) but it will also be dark during some of your placements at vet school and as you say you will have to learn how to navigate/travel by yourself eventually. Sometimes if I have the time I like to do a dummy run of getting to a placement just so that I know exactly how to get there on my first day. Maybe this could be an option to suggest in the future? :)

Thank you!!!!!💘💘🙌 yh that is a very good idea I will do that thanks. My mum said it would be better to practice when it's light and then it will be easier in the dark haha❤️
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Catlover0161 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5038682
When do vet nursing courses interview? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5040358&goto=newpost Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:28:58 GMT
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I'm on a gap year and trying to work out when I can go abroad, I've applied to Bristol, Middlesex and Harper Adams, but does anyone know when Middlesex, Bristol or Harper Adams interviews for vet nursing?
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Jen Marsh http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5040358
UVM Kosice http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=843253&goto=newpost Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:52:12 GMT Hi, Im currently studying bioveterinary...
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Hi,

Im currently studying bioveterinary science with science foundation and hoping to go onto be a wildlife veterinarian in years to come. I have been looking at what I would need to do after I graduate from this course in order to pursue my love for veterinary. Upon my researching I have discovered it is very difficult to get onto veterinary medicine courses when being a graduate and also extremely expensive in the UK, that is when I found out about this university. I was wanting to find out peoples experiences being at this university, past or present students, as I am considering this as an option when I complete my current degree. I would like to know what you think of the course, how it is being away from home, how often do you go home, what the teaching is like, how are you examined, and any other things you think I should know.

I appreciate any replies.
Thanks,
Lauren x
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Laurenjade98 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=843253
A-levels for veterinary medicine http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5038616&goto=newpost Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:14:24 GMT As others have said, the the idea that taking...
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As others have said, the the idea that taking three/four sciences will make you a better applicant is a common misconception (and one I fell for, and maths was the death of me :lol: ). I know people who have got into vet school with sociology, psychology, history, geography, English literature and PE as their respective third subjects, another science confers no advantage other than at Cambridge.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Little Tail Chaser http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5038616
RVC gateway medicine first year - how was it? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5038134&goto=newpost Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:27:15 GMT Did anybody here do the royal veterinary colleges...
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Did anybody here do the royal veterinary colleges gateway year last year? if so, how did you find it? what were your days like, how long were they? what was the years work load like? was it basically just maths and science A Levels, or was it in relation to the actual degree?

this is in relation to me bringing my dog to uni with me. i already know id need to pay extra and have private accommodation and pets aren't allowed in the halls. I'm just trying to scope out the first year, and if it would be more wise to bring him to uni at later years and spend my first year in halls settling down.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences JasmineGlanv47 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5038134
Bristol questionnaire http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5032794&goto=newpost Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:39:28 GMT Bristol may be even slower this year with sorting...
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Bristol may be even slower this year with sorting applications as they are trying out their new system of not interviewing (lets not even get into that one...) veterinary applicants. But as said this time is not even close to worrying time yet.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences VMD100 http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5032794
Glasgow Vet Medicine Offers http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4527600&goto=newpost Sun, 05 Nov 2017 13:15:34 GMT ---Quote (Originally by calicokittenpaws)--- Hi!...
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Hi! I've gotten conditional offers for both Glasgow and RVC (I have to submit my school certs for Glasgow and IELTS for RVC ☺️) I'm an international student from Singapore, so I've never been to the UK before so really excited to come over!!!


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hi! if u dont mind, may i know how the interviews for the various unis u applied to were conducted? as well as what the conditions were for ur offers:-) im from sg too
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences sushisislife http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4527600
<![CDATA[Veterinary pathway into St. George's Univeristy in Grenada advice]]> http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4924724&goto=newpost Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:03:13 GMT *Retake your A levels and aim at a UK Uni.* ...
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Retake your A levels and aim at a UK Uni.

Overseas options are expensive, and have the danger of the degree not being recognised/respected, and more importantly heaps of people try this and then discover that living in a totally different culture/language environment at 18 is much harder/more lonely than they had imagined. You cant then switch back to a UK Uni - they wont accept you. And, for Eastern Europe, Brexit could change everything, possibly half way through your course.

Its actually much easier to work hard to get the A levels and go to a UK Uni than go through all that.
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Vet Medicine for Mature Students http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5030694&goto=newpost Sat, 04 Nov 2017 11:14:36 GMT Also when it comes to study in Vet Med I would...
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Also when it comes to study in Vet Med I would personally advise not working at all when you get to Uni.
You also won't be able to work much over summer and holidays because you will be cramming in some EMS.
I think the uni personally says if you are to work at all, 8 hours a week max.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Ramzoid http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5030694
2018 vet med applications http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5031774&goto=newpost Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:21:17 GMT Hi lesfez, There is a thread for 2018 vetmed...
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Hi lesfez,

There is a thread for 2018 vetmed applicants here. :)

We don't need another so I will close this one now.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Little Tail Chaser http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5031774
If I got low GCSE grades but high A level grades, can i still get accepted into uni? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5031076&goto=newpost Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:52:12 GMT they did say you were ACCUSED of plagiarism
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they did say you were ACCUSED of plagiarism
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Veterinary - biological or behaviour http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5025740&goto=newpost Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:14:34 GMT
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Hi,

I'm looking to get into veterinary nursing at University of Bristol, however I'm torn between their courses: -
Veterinary Nursing & biological science
Veterinary Nursing & companion animal behaviour

I was wondering what people's thoughts are on the study, career opportunities and progression difference between the 2 routes?

Thanks
Jen

*The behaviour course is new to 2018 so I'm unable to ask existing students
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Veterinary medicine applications http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5024482&goto=newpost Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:56:04 GMT Thanks so much! This has been really helpful
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Thanks so much! This has been really helpful
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What makes a good vet nursing clinical coach? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5020628&goto=newpost Sun, 29 Oct 2017 17:56:18 GMT ---Quote (Originally by DarthChic)--- Thanks for...
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Thanks for the insightful reply! Isn't it the students responsibility to make sure the NPL is completed on time though?

Sure.

Maybe a better explanation is that it is your responsibility to finish your NPL to get your diploma and it is your CC's job to help by providing support/mentoring/organisation/guidance.

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I only asked this question because I'm not sure about the range of my responsibilities in the relationship. My clinical coach won't tell me what I can and can't do, I always have to ask if i can do a certain task and it doesn't seem like she has a plan for me. I guess I just thought a clinical coach would do a lot more, like each day I'd come in and they'd say "Ok, here's the plan for today, we've got [insert patient names] coming in and you can restrain this and inject this etc". So far I'm just standing around, trying to work on intuition, but I'm still really inexperienced and have to ask questions about everything. I'm only a few weeks in and I'm being scolded by my coach cause I don't know my NPL inside out. And yet the coach doesn't, despite having years of experience. But if this is normal, then I guess I've nothing to moan about.
I personally tend to get my students to focus on a couple of skills over the space of a couple of weeks, log plenty of relevant cases, demonstrate competency and then move on. Obviously if you have the opportunity to log something more exotic (eg; endoscopy, feeding tubes, enemas, etc) in the meantime take it because depending on your practice there will be some you struggle to get enough cases to log.

Bear in mind that this is your qualification and your career - take the initiative. Sure your CC is there to help and guide you but they can't do it for you.

Keeping a small notebook on you at all times to log dates, patient names and details of procedures is very helpful when it comes to logging cases whenever you get around to doing it.

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Very hit and miss depending on WHO your clinical coach is. One of the students at one of my practise had the head vet/owner as her coach and she barely ever got to work with him and always had to bug for him to open up assignments for her to do. Another had a nurse as their CC (who used to be head nurse at a previous practise) and they spend so much time together, very supportive etc. So I think it differs depending on who your CC is as well as how busy your practise is.

I would definitely agree that nurses are better suited to being CCs given most practice dynamics but also in having first hand experience of the course.

Frustratingly in my experience nurses tend to be the most opposed to being clinical coaches!
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Stethoscope Dillema http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=2289230&goto=newpost Sun, 29 Oct 2017 15:45:48 GMT ---Quote (Originally by Angry cucumber)---...
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Theyre probably a final year now :lol:

Teaches me to notice an old thread come to the top because someone’s bumped it but not look at the date of the original post 😂😂 duhhhh
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Could I get into VET school? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5023896&goto=newpost Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:48:20 GMT The biggest issue I can see would be your double...
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The biggest issue I can see would be your double science GCSE. It depends on specific vet schools but typically they want individual Physics, Chemistry and Biology GCSE grades of A so I would imagine them to expect AA in double science. However if you achieve those A level results/good predictions it is probable you would make it to interview! :)
Work experience is an area that could be improved however. Small and Farm animal husbandry other than lambing would greatly improve your application! Getting some in a kennel/cattery type environment and a dairy or beef farm would be useful. Also as good as experience is abroad make sure the schools you are applying to will count it as some may say it is unfair on others and not include it. Similarly if you have just completed GCSE make sure the work experience you have done will still count when you come to apply - some are specific on the time prior to application that your experience was completed.
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Uni Questionnaire Help! http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5009548&goto=newpost Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:06:51 GMT If in doubt have a brief (NO need to actually...
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If in doubt have a brief (NO need to actually learn the thing!) look over the RCVS code of conduct, that should really be all the prep needed but if you really feel you want more browsing a veterinary ethics book would do no harm though this may be more beneficial for interviews following.
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2018 Vet Med at Edinburgh http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5022434&goto=newpost Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:13:18 GMT ---Quote (Originally by animalmagic)--- The...
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The Edinburgh interview dates are very helpfully up on their website and are stated as 8th and 13th December, 14th and 28th February and 7th March. I have a feeling they might interview Scottish and rest of EU candidates first, and then the rest of UK, but I could be mistaken. I presume those being interviewed in December will find out in November.



Thank you so much, this is really helpful!
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struggling to find large vet experience http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4993910&goto=newpost Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:33:23 GMT Thanks so much!
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Thanks so much!
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Applying for Vet with Extenuating Circumstances http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4997064&goto=newpost Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:33:35 GMT Hi, I had a BMT when I was 17 so also applied...
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Hi, I had a BMT when I was 17 so also applied with extenuating circumstances, I got my head of sixth form to send a letter to each of the university admissions offices explaining my situation and extenuating circumstances (he also sold how totes amaze I am :lol: ) If they won't do that, then ringing admissions and explaining your situation is a wise idea, I went to Nottingham, who were fantastic with helping me with my extenuating circumstances. 3 of the 4 universities I applied to were happy to proceed with my application, one university flat out rejected me for my lack of work experience, I suspect they never read the letter.

Best of luck with your application
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Veterinary students http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5014710&goto=newpost Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:58:59 GMT
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While of course it's helpful to have a rough idea for the most commonly seen species, as far as I'm aware it's not a requirement to remember them, no. That just seems like a pointless exercise in rote learning to me :dontknow: Most of the time the machines/labs that run blood work will include reference values on the results page anyway, and will make any values outside of these boundaries bold so that they're seen easily.
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Veterinary Medicine and sciences Little Tail Chaser http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5014710
Funding for Vet Med as a second degree? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4997754&goto=newpost Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:26:59 GMT ---Quote (Originally by SilverstarDJ)--- Good...
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Good for you! I had no idea about this but it makes total sense!

Feel totally more at ease knowing my poor mother doesn’t have to shell out another £18,000 for 4th and 5th year! I’ve already got enough debt to pay back to her haha!
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NSAA Cambridge http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5017830&goto=newpost Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:54:29 GMT
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i'm not gonna decide until i see the paper because i'm equally bad at bio and chem :sad: so it'll just depend on which questions i think i can actually attempt

though it'll prob use up a lot of time trying to decide :/

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I guess that's good, I still have to decide which sections to do :/

lol it's easier when you're an aspiring physicist. Only have to answer physics questions and it's happy days! :D
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Vet school Transfers http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5006406&goto=newpost Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:37:05 GMT Could I please ask which year they were I and...
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Could I please ask which year they were I and which unis they transferred from and to?
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UCAS help needed http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4996748&goto=newpost Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:40:02 GMT ---Quote (Originally by bristolvet94)--- Sorry...
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Sorry but that's definitely not the case for all the vet schools - I'm at Bristol vet school, doing the 5 year undergrad course and there are definitely grad students with biology etc as their first degree, who are also doing the 5 year course alongside me. Bristol don't currently offer a 4 year accelerated graduate course at all.

Also to OP - I think I saw in the 2018 thread that you've applied with your current predicted grades? So just to say, if you don't get any offers this year, try not to be too disheartened! A lot of people don't get in on their first attempt. I didn't! What I'd recommend is just doing your best to smash those predicted grades, and get at least AAB, or even better AAA which will give you even more options. Then reapply next year, and use the summer after A-levels and your gap year to get loads of work experience and make your application even stronger :)

Sorry for not getting back to you but I did apply with my current predicted grades> hoping to work hard and get AAA.
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GCSE grades for Vet school http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=5011498&goto=newpost Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:16:35 GMT
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Thank you, that's put my mind at ease quite a bit more, resitting them may be an option id have to consider
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Surrey or Nottingham? http://premiumgroup.pro/showthread.php?t=4675730&goto=newpost Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:55:37 GMT I was only able to defer on medical grounds, I...
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I was only able to defer on medical grounds, I have some health issues which prevented me going this year. They don't let you defer otherwise unfortunately :(
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