BMAT Crash Course – FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about the 6med BMAT Crash Course.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you book a course with us, our system should automatically send an order confirmation email to the billing email address (not the student email address). If you can’t find your order confirmation email, please first wait a few minutes and then check your junk inbox because sometimes our emails can end up in there.
If you still can’t find the order confirmation, then either something weird happened on our email server, or you might have made a typo when entering the email address (over the past 5 years, we’ve found that both these scenarios are equally common). If that’s the case, just drop us an email at [email protected], telling us which course you registered for and what the billing/student name was. We’ll find your order on our system and let you know that everything’s all good.
If you’ve booked a course last-minute and are having issues finding the confirmation email, then please don’t worry. The order confirmation doesn’t really say anything interesting, but it does give you a link to the course joining instructions. Here’s the link – https://6med.co.uk/course-joining-instructions. We have everyone’s registered names on the system, so you don’t need the confirmation email to gain entry into the course, provided you remember what your name is!
Not to worry. Our course joining instructions (i.e.: where to go, what to bring, lunch arrangements) are always available at https://6med.co.uk/course-joining-instructions
Our instructors usually send an email a week before the course saying hello, but please don’t worry if you don’t get that email, because it doesn’t really say anything interesting other than ‘hello’.
Also, because we try and save money and use a cheap email service, sometimes the emails we send can end up in junk inboxes, so please do check your junk email if you’re looking for an email from us 🙂
Our refund policy (stated on all the registration pages) is that we can give you a full refund if you let us know at least 14 days before the course you’re registered to attend. If you’d like a refund, just drop us an email at [email protected] and tell us your name + which course you booked so that we can refund the money to your card. We usually process refunds in a batch once or twice a week, so please don’t be concerned if you don’t hear back from us instantly 🙂 As long as you requested the refund 14 days before the course, we guarantee that the refund will be processed and the money will be back in your account within a few working days.
If you’d like to cancel your place on a course but the course is less than 14 days away, then I’m afraid we won’t be able to offer a refund, but we’re happy to transfer your registration to another student, if you know anyone who’d like to take your place.
We’ve run our BMAT, UKCAT and Interview courses at a few schools over the years. The prices for schools are basically the same as they are for normal students, although of course, schools can get VAT refunds, so would effectively save 20%. Please drop us an email if you’d like to talk about us coming in to your school to deliver a course or two.
The short answer – no.
The long answer – you have very little to lose, and a lot to gain by attending. Our courses have been incredibly helpful for a large number of students in the past few years, and that’s because we know exactly where people fall down and make mistakes in the UKCAT. Importantly, we’ve done all the hard work of comparing and creating the best strategies using a wide array of resources so that you don’t have to. Just so you know, all our content is continuously peer-reviewed and updated every year. You won’t go away with a guaranteed high score in the bag, but you will absolutely go home much better prepared, equipped with a new set of effective strategies, and more confident. You can trust that we know what we’re doing – all of us have received high scores on the UKCAT (725+), been extensively trained to teach UKCAT, and have a passion for teaching.
Glad you asked. We certainly think it is, though our opinion is probably slightly biased. If you want a more impartial opinion, we can tell you that we give a feedback form to students at the end of each course, and in 3 years of teaching BMAT, every single student has answered ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Would you be inclined to recommend the course to a friend?’ We’ve also got a tonne of reviews that you can read on our reviews page.
It’s true, we’re not BMAT examiners or anything. We’re just a group of medical students who have successfully been through the process. As such, you won’t get any insider knowledge from us, but what you will get, is arguably the most important perspective – the student’s perspective. Because we know what kinds of things you’ve covered in school, we’re able to tailor our teaching to suit you, in a way that no one else really can. We know how hard the BMAT is, having taken it ourselves very recently, so we can share with you the tips and tricks that we learnt which we found helpful. And at the end of the day, it just really helps to be taught by people you can easily relate to – it makes things far more enjoyable. Besides, we’ve been teaching this stuff for the last 3 years, with glowing reviews (check out our reviews page), so we can’t be that bad 🙂
By all means, if money’s no object then do please attend whatever courses you feel will help you. However, if you’re looking for the best value-for-money option, then there’s really nothing that beats us. We’ll give you a whole day of teaching, provide everything you need to prepare for the BMAT, and in the end, hopefully help you get into a great university. No other company provides all that for the price that we’re offering.
If we may be so bold, we feel that £109 is a very reasonable price for a course as good as ours. In fact, the price is probably far too low, at least compared to the rest of the courses on the market. We’ve got to pay for the premises, the printing, the transport to and from the various locations, VAT, Corporation Tax, accounting fees, software costs, and ideally would like a little left over for ourselves (as this is effectively our Summer job). If you think of this as an investment in your life, £109 really isn’t too much to ask. Having said that, if money is an issue, please check out our bursaries page.
In a market dominated by companies that charge over £300 for their courses, we’re always a bit wary of charging significantly less – most of us have studied Psychology as part of our Medical degrees at University, and we know that people tend to associate a lower price with a poorer quality product. In the end however, we decided that the pros far outweigh the cons. We don’t want money to be a barrier for entry for people who want to study at top universities, and forking out £330 for a course just isn’t feasible for most (including us). And because we’re a team of students, rather than a corporate giant, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a fantastic course for a fraction of the price you’d pay elsewhere.