School is starting soon (if it hasn’t already!) which means it’s time to try and get organised for once, even though you know you’ll probably give up in a week or so. I thought I’d make a post about some of my favourite supplies for bullet journaling for those of you that were interested in starting your own bullet journal or were looking for a bit of inspiration!
Like most other people hoping to apply to medicine this year, I’ve been preparing for the UKCAT so I thought that this would be a good time to make a list of some resources I’ve found useful when doing my own preparation.
I love stationery a lot. So I end up spending way too much money on stationery that is used by a lot of studygrams, just because I think it looks pretty or some stupid reason like that. The problem is that there is usually a bunch of cheaper alternatives if you just take the time to look. Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most useful dupes that I’ve found for popular studygram stationery so that you don’t have to!
When you’re applying to medicine school in the UK you can only apply to four medical schools, which leaves you with one free option. Choosing your backup course is sometimes difficult as the chances are that your passion is medicine not some other course. Many students choose to take a course that is similar to medicine in the hopes that they can swap onto the medical course either after a year of their course or take medicine as a graduate degree afterwards. If you’re like me then you might just want to choose something else that genuinely interests you even if it isn’t particularly related to medicine! For those of you who are unsure, hopefully this list of possible courses will give you a helping hand in deciding which course is best for you!
I’m currently doing biology and chemistry at A Level so I’ve had to write up quite a few core practicals over the last year. Hopefully this printable will be helpful to a few of you in the same position as me because I find it such a pain to write them up!
If you have a study blog of any kind you’ve probably heard about Tombow double-ended brush pens. They’re pretty popular for things like bullet journalling, making notes and just regular art. The pens are available in 96 colours (and they’re all so beautiful that I want every single one) but, like the majority of popular stationery, they’re not exactly cheap so you probably want to know if they’re good value for money.
For Christmas I was given the set of 0.5 Pilot Juice pens by my brother so I though that I should do a quick review since they’re quite pricey (£17 on Amazon, mine were only £9!!) so you want to make sure that you’re getting something good.
If you’re a student in the UK and you’re planning to apply for medical/dental school then you’re probably familiar with the UKCAT and the BMAT tests. These are tests that every medical student takes before they apply to medical school. The majority of UK medical/dental schools require you to take the UKCAT test and a few like Oxbridge require the BMAT test. This post will go through the ins and outs of taking the UKCAT test.
A few days ago I made a post about how I make my summaries for psychology and I mentioned making a printable that is pretty similar to how I design them. I’ve made this in a few different colours so you have plenty of choice as to which one you pick!
If you’re doing A Level psychology (or any psychology subject really), you’ll know there’s a lot of content to remember so having pages and pages of notes is not the best way to revise. Here’s how I split the studies up into simple sections which can (usually) be condensed into about 2 sides of A4.