Introducing Emily, the early applicant support Ambassador

RO Central Team - Friday, July 12, 2019
Posted 8 months ago


Emily, the early applicant support Ambassador is here to support RO students applying to the earlier UCAS deadline of 15 October 2019. This earlier deadline is for students applying to certain courses (medicine, dentistry, etc.) and/or the universities of Oxford and/or Cambridge. If you are applying to the earlier deadline Emily can help you by giving you feedback on your personal statement, answering your questions about the application process and discussing your options with you. Read below to hear a bit more about Emily, her experiences with the earlier deadline and how she can help you:

Hi everyone!

I’m a medical student at Newcastle University. This year, I’m doing a Master of Research degree between my fourth and fifth year of medicine (known as intercalating).

Newcastle was always my first choice of university. When I applied, I knew that it ranked highly in the league tables and offered world-class research opportunities. However, what really sold me was the city. It was close to home (without being too close!) and on the open day I was struck by the lively, friendly atmosphere. Of course, there are countless things to do: restaurants, bars, festivals, visiting nearby beaches and the picturesque Quayside. But my favourite part of Newcastle is simply the big green spaces – a sunny cycle to campus across the Town Moor, complete with real live cows, can really brighten up your day!

Whilst studying, I have become involved with many aspects of student life, including being part of the Sub-Aqua Club and Paediatric Society (just two of a huge range of clubs and societies available at Newcastle and other universities). Most of all I love studying medicine, particularly the close friends and fulfilment it has brought me. Although some aspects have been tough, placements at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Great North Children’s Hospital (world renowned in some aspects of children’s medicine) and other hospitals keep me on track and renew my passion for the course. My year in research has also been a great experience, giving me insight into the other amazing things that go on at the university.

When I was applying in Year 13, I found the process to be confusing and hard work, all on top of revising for exams. Applying to university can be a stressful time for everyone, but particularly for those working for the earlier deadline. I received appropriate advice and encouragement and found the right university for me so, I’d like to pass on my positive experience to you, to help you find the right university for you. I will help you by guiding you through the applications process, giving advice on your personal statement, and just generally chatting through any issues or worries that you might have in relation to the earlier applications.

I'm here to help, so drop me an email -  

I look forward to hearing from you :-)