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Alhamdulillah, I got married to a lovely lady by the name of Sarah and we're enjoying our new phase in life since that momentous day.

And yeah, I graduated from the University of Nottingham and thus, escaping from the evil clutches of my medical school. woot2! probably needs a post on this as well but yeah, maybe later.

at the bottom of this blog, there is an article on visa guidelines for medical students graduated from UK medical schools under MARA scholarship who are planning to work as an FY1 doctor in the UK.

After all, it was my visa guidelines which i made 5 years ago that helped me to get to know a lot of people and for some, have now become my close friends. And it helped a lot of other people as well. So I hope that this guideline would ease your efforts a bit. Visa application is always confusing.

Scroll down to the bottom for the guideline

Saturday, December 19, 2009

don't let the sun go down on me

This took place from 12th - 15th of December 2009.




Once upon a time, there was a boy who told himself that he shall always look at the bright side of life. However, he knew that it would not always be easy...it's not always black and white. He became cognizant as he glided through the clouds in the sky. Truly, when one wonders upon the creations of Allah, it can be wondrous! 

Then, he remembered a quote from a friend named aozora (which means "blue sky"), "this path may be difficult but the final destination is certain".

Yeah adlan, what's the worst that could happen? There's a sunrise after every night...;)

Suka ek baca personal thoughts orang kat atas tu??? Anyway, here's what I did in Belfast:


I just have to do this at every university that I've been to

Actually, Belfast was the 1st place that we planned to go to (even before Manchester) and it's also the 1st time for us to board a plane from the UK since arriving on the 14th of September. Who's "us"? Takkan tak tau...haish~


The J's at Belfast :)

Hazwan, Fana and Fifah at the kitchen (tu pon nak posing :P)


We went out for a drink (hot chocolate ye) afterwards. Surprisingly, hot chocolate is now one of my favourite drinks since the Belfast trip. Of course, we went to Junction One the next day to shop but there are no photos since it was too cold for me to hold my camera.


We even joined the lecture on Monday morning and I didn't fell asleep, hehe


And we had sandwich for lunch which is said to be better than Subway, it's good really (I had seafood la). As you can see, Charles and Hazwan looked excited.


Me, Fana and Fifah took a picture outside the sandwich shop


That evening, we went for a tour around the university


I guess Naim was just too excited to take us for a tour around his university


That night, we went out to the city


Taking pictures of food has become a hobby of mine, I love tarts by the way

 
I had a Macaroon which originates from Belgium and it was delish!


I have to say, the city's huge and pretty too


Tempat ni memang cantik

So, that is it. We didn't go to Giant's Causeway since it was winter (it might be too cold) and it's quite far. After all, we decided to come again some other time, insyaAllah :D

After going for all the visits around many parts of the UK, I have to say that most of the time, it's just about meeting our friends. Yeah, I love doing that...which reminds me of something which was said by Nurul Iman Azwan from Scotland, "Orang pergi Notts Games selalunya nak jumpa kawan".

On another bright side, 17th Dec was an incredible day. It began with the sun shining its golden rays into my room and suddenly, snow began to fall on the lonely street in front of my house...and I smiled sooooo bright as I stared through my window :)

And by the way, although it may be a bit late, salam maal hijrah...

8 reviews:

  1. d first to comment! yay :)

    nice post, nice pics wit nice people.

    salam maal hijrah indeed~

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  2. "..although I search myself, it's always someone else I see.."
    love your choice of title. :)

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  3. hana comey!!!! \(^_^)/

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  4. to itana,

    very nice indeed :)

    to orangeforchange,

    thanks!

    to anonymous,

    no comment, huhu

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  5. adlan, hana, fifah, miss u all..

    -from orang malaysia

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  6. to anonymous,

    i have a strong feeling i know who u r...a member of the J Club 7

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  7. i likeeeeeee!! yep3.. the final destination is certain. insyaAllah

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  8. to farhana,

    mcm x sedar je ade commenters ckp psl die kt atas tuu :P

    ReplyDelete

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Visa Guidelines

Disclaimer: Everything that I have written in this article would not confirm your success in applying for a visa. It is intended to be an explanation of the things that I have done in order for me to get a Tier 4 Visa to begin my work as an FY1 doctor.

29th July - I got my visa today from DX! Alhamdulillah :)

The document which I used as a basis of my decision can be found on this link - click me

TIMELINE

14th July - My supporting docs arrived at Visa
16th July - Date of letter to invite me for the Biometric enrolment
19th July - I went to the Post Office for Visa Biometric enrolment
25th July - Received a DX delivery card for my visa because no one was around at home huhu

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (in my opinion)

1. The ones listed on the cover sheet. For me:
Current passport and previous passport (which contained Tier 4 Visa for medschool) and 2 passport photos

2. A letter of unconditional consent from MARA.

This is based on this section on the Visa Guidance

"54. If you are currently financially sponsored by a government or an international scholarship
agency, or your financial sponsorship ended within 12 months of your application being
made, you will need your sponsor’s permission to stay in or re-enter the UK. You must
provide us with your financial sponsor’s unconditional consent in writing. This must confirm
that your sponsor has no objection to you continuing your studies in the UK. If your financial
sponsor does not give consent, we will refuse the application."

page 8 of 78

Method: Call MARA and explain to them that you would like this letter. Email MARA with your full name, passport no, name of hospital for FY1 and your Foundation School. E.g. Royal Preston Hospital, North Western Foundation School

3. Bank statements

The amount for outside of London is £1640. So I sent them a bank statement which is dated within 31 days of my application and the money has been held in the account for 28 days consecutively

4. CAS letter

I just printed it out from the email

5. BMedSci and BMBS degree

Yeah, I actually posted both degrees lol. This is because in the CAS letter, it states that the evidence required to obtain the letter is my degree. Hence, the reason why I did that. In addition, I chose "I have an academic qualification, at least
equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree, taught in
English" as an evidence to demonstrate my English language ability. So, I think these degrees would be sufficient.

6. Cover sheet

Which you can print off after submitting your application

All the best!!