i have reluctantly made a booking to sit the UKCAT on august 4th... !
i hate how much importance is placed on the UKCAT.....
its not even that much of a fair test, as everyone gets given different questions..(!) and i really can't understand how the £60 a go price can be justified - especially as they knocked out 2 of the 5 sections last year..and all they have set up is a computer, a dodgy mouse, a giant calculator (one of those i had in year 3), and a print out of the score sheet at the end of it....
..... and throughout the entire experience, the centre staff are just sitting down with a mug of tea and a biccie.
Although i didn't really excel in the BMAT test last year either, but i still think the BMAT is far fairer test of academic capabilities in comparrison to the UKCAT..which is just silly!
Ok... even with all the moaning.. i will still have to sit this test, and have to start reading through the UKCAT book again this year... and just have everything crossed i don't end up with a low score!
but in terms of good purchases.... I'm sold... epMotion is the way to go!!
official site: http://www.eppendorf.com/int/hawkpopup.php?contentid=13#epmmp3
A friend of mine whos currently doing the extramural year at novartis decided to send me this clip.. which had obviously been sent round...
OK..i'm quite sad for liking it, but i thought it was quite funny.. !!
... and with the prospects of 3 research projects which needs doing next year.. i'm going to make sure i find a lab with epMotion!
But on a serious note..
im not really sure if i should do the MRes or to just find a job for the year.. preferably something health related so i can boost my medical school application prospects next year...and of course earning an income would be good too!
Its quite a hard choice.. on one hand doing the MRes at IC will give me more ticks in the academic box, and i quite like doing research so i think i'll enjoy the year.. but on the other hand, with a degree in hand i already tick the academic box...so perhaps gaining more hands on work as an HCA might be better.. ......anyone with any advice ??