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Student Room August Roundup

It’s been a busy month in The Student Room and we will soon be joined by lots of new students who start their degrees in September! The hot topics this month have been results day, clearing, accommodation and finance.



If you don’t meet the conditions of your offer then you’ll be classed as a ‘near miss’ and your application will be looked at again. At that stage the Admissions Officer would give priority to people who put Newcastle as their firm.

Freshers week and moving in


Freshers’ Week 2016 is from Sunday 25 September until Friday 30 September. Wristbands will be on sale from the official website and that’s where they’ll post the announcements for acts, events, etc.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts, too, so you’ll know as soon as wristbands go on sale.

Your move in date will depend on which accommodation you’re in. There’s arrival information on the Accommodation Services website, which includes the opening hours and contact details of each site’s reception.




The Opportunity Scholarship and Access Scholarship are awarded automatically to eligible students who have been income-assessed. You will receive an entitlement letter from the Student Loans Company from September onwards.


Freshers’ Groups


There are several pages you can have a look at to find flatmates, course mates and other freshers:

The Official NUSU Freshers Week 2016 Facebook event

Newcastle University Students’ Union Freshers Week 2016 page

Newcastle University Freshers’ Week 2016 group

Newcastle University Students Union Forum

Preparing for early UCAS applications


GCSEs aren’t important at all when you’re applying for a Medicine course. Once you meet the academic part of the entry requirements (AAA at A-Level, including Chemistry and Biology) no additional qualifications are considered. Chemistry and Biology can be taken at AS Level. If only one of those subjects is taken at AS/A Level then you need an A at GCSE in the other subject (or Double Awards Science). You can see the MBBS Admissions Policy for 2017 here.

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