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    (Original post by Atmos)
    Well I'm not applying for a foundation year in Engineering. I'm applying for a foundation year in science, thought it would be best to ask here though. I've applied this year, got an interview on wednesday.
    Oh right. If you've got an interview, you've basically got a place. Just tell them you're passionate about it and that you've done a lot of background reading etc. Talk about something that interests you in your subject maybe?
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    (Original post by pshewitt1)
    although what the other person said was true i'm pretty certain Manchester don't accept BTEC's even for foundation courses, even if your circumstances were exceptional, the lowest they accept with relevant subjects is 3 C's which is 240 UCAS or BBB with non relevant 300 UCAS, additional to a good PS and reference, worth a shot i guess, but other places may be more forgiving, queens belfast do CC offers brunel CCD city uni london do a singlular C +180 ucas, greenwich you could get a place, but without good solid qual's i'd semi rule out the red bricks...
    Aww *******s well thanks for getting me to be realistic before i apply for all these places. i checked up on the ones i'm looking to apply for; manchester, cardiff and possibly nottingham (my other two choices will be for architecture, just in case i get outright rejected for all of the engineering foundation year courses).

    manchester:
    Advanced/Progression Diploma: The University of Manchester welcomes the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas. We look forward to providing guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements when further details on equivalences are published

    cardiff:
    For instance, if you have a GCSE pass in Mathematics and good A level passes in subjects that are not recognised for direct entry to our degree schemes, (eg. no Maths A level), the Foundation Year would be an ideal route for you to enter engineering. Likewise, if you have a BTEC or a similar vocational qualification in a non-engineering subject, an overseas Baccalaureate or School Leaving Certificate that is not recognised for direct entry, then why not consider the Foundation Year?

    nottingham
    We will consider any A-level (or equivalent, eg: BTEC, IB etc) subjects but in addition you should hold a GCSE Mathematics and a relevant Science subject at grade B, plus GCSE English at grade C.

    they all CLAIM that they'll take BTEC's, but I doubt they've seen many people apply with one in Art in Design :/ do you think i should maybe ring them in september before applying?

    Edit; oh wait, i've just been silly, advanced diploma is different, i thought it said extended diploma i guess i'll keep looking.
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    deavinj, it would be best to ring up to be honest. That's the best way to get a clear answer on the subject.
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    Interview for science foundation year tomorrow, really nervous
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    (Original post by Atmos)
    Interview for science foundation year tomorrow, really nervous
    Good luck! I wouldn't be worried. You're almost guaranteed a place if you get an interview, so well done!
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    (Original post by Javilionaire)
    Good luck! I wouldn't be worried. You're almost guaranteed a place if you get an interview, so well done!
    Thanks. Here's hoping it all goes well and I do get an offer, I'd love nothing more than to go to Manchester in September
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    (Original post by Atmos)
    Interview for science foundation year tomorrow, really nervous
    Don't be too nervous.. From what I have observed in the last months, u are almost guaranteed to have a place as long as u are more intelligent than a vegetable..
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    (Original post by Bilgin143)
    Don't be too nervous.. From what I have observed in the last months, u are almost guaranteed to have a place as long as u are more intelligent than a vegetable..
    He already had the interview 5 days ago... haha
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    anyone doing this in september 2013?
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    (Original post by notnerdylikeyou)
    anyone doing this in september 2013?
    yeah, I am doing Engineering with a foundation year this September.
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    (Original post by Dimitris_aero)
    yeah, I am doing Engineering with a foundation year this September.
    september 2012 or next september 2013?
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    (Original post by notnerdylikeyou)
    september 2012 or next september 2013?
    september 2012.
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    (Original post by Dimitris_aero)
    september 2012.
    have they accepted you? and what grades did you get in with?
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    Hello there,

    I got conditional offer from the University of Manchester. They accepted me onto Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year course. I have no idea about how is like to study foundation Year in Manchester University. I haven't decided to go to Manchester University too but I would like to listen people who completed this course in manchester and can give me some information about the foundation year course structure also such as how many students gonna be there? How much of them can achive to progress onto first year of their degree? If someone can help me about that I will be pleased to hear.

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by lebibkaya)
    Hello there,

    I got conditional offer from the University of Manchester. They accepted me onto Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year course. I have no idea about how is like to study foundation Year in Manchester University. I haven't decided to go to Manchester University too but I would like to listen people who completed this course in manchester and can give me some information about the foundation year course structure also such as how many students gonna be there? How much of them can achive to progress onto first year of their degree? If someone can help me about that I will be pleased to hear.

    Thanks in advance
    if you firm them they give you access to what is basically the first modules, i did maths and physics and it's really easy...
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    (Original post by pshewitt1)
    if you firm them they give you access to what is basically the first modules, i did maths and physics and it's really easy...
    Thank you very much for your reply. You gave me more hope. I would like to ask you this question too. I have been learning English since 2 years and I completed my high school for 2 years ago. I am quite worried about my background knowledge about Maths and Physics. I forgot most of the topics where I already studied before. Now, What do you think about that Attending foundation Year at the University of Manchester could improve my background in physics and maths? Do you think Is it gonna be beneficial for me? If you can also comment about that. I will be grateful to you my mate.

    Many thanks
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    (Original post by lebibkaya)
    Thank you very much for your reply. You gave me more hope. I would like to ask you this question too. I have been learning English since 2 years and I completed my high school for 2 years ago. I am quite worried about my background knowledge about Maths and Physics. I forgot most of the topics where I already studied before. Now, What do you think about that Attending foundation Year at the University of Manchester could improve my background in physics and maths? Do you think Is it gonna be beneficial for me? If you can also comment about that. I will be grateful to you my mate.

    Many thanks
    Well I know it helps a lot because those are basically the only 2 topics you will study and you can always get help if needed, but you really shouldn't struggle with the first few topics which should be fairly basic maths etc if I aced them, I'm sure if they've accepted you, you shouldn't struggle, but yes depending on what course you want to do, this will be extremely beneficial to you, it means you can study any engineering course at the uni and you will be ahead of the rest of the class, what are your other options though?

    just read you want to do aerospace, yes it's great also Manchester although low(er) in the u.k rankings that is only due to stupid student satisfaction ratings else it'd be top 10 for sure, also Manchester is one of the ones which anywhere in the world you can go easily as it's higher in the world rankings than the u.k ranking
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    (Original post by pshewitt1)
    Well I know it helps a lot because those are basically the only 2 topics you will study and you can always get help if needed, but you really shouldn't struggle with the first few topics which should be fairly basic maths etc if I aced them, I'm sure if they've accepted you, you shouldn't struggle, but yes depending on what course you want to do, this will be extremely beneficial to you, it means you can study any engineering course at the uni and you will be ahead of the rest of the class, what are your other options though?

    just read you want to do aerospace, yes it's great also Manchester although low(er) in the u.k rankings that is only due to stupid student satisfaction ratings else it'd be top 10 for sure, also Manchester is one of the ones which anywhere in the world you can go easily as it's higher in the world rankings than the u.k ranking
    Actually, I have a offers from the Southampton and Sheffield too but If I looked at the rankings seperately in the UK and in the world. Between this 3 universities, I can see manchester ranks far higher than other two. but in the UK, the ranking is doesn't seem very close to world rankings. It is very hard to decide which universities are better. In the world rankings, manchester comes 18th in aerospace engineering but in the UK , it is very low and I don't know why? But on the other hand, sheffield and southampton ranks very high, almost top in the UK for aerospace engineering but in the world rankings these both two universities ranks lower than manchester in the same subject. So I don't know which one I should choose to go? And If I choose foundation year, it means I also will continue at the same University to my undergraudate degree so it is very important for me to start from the right university. If you don't mind, Are you a student in the University of Manchester?
    thanks again
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    I will be soon I used to visit very regularly as my ex went there, but to me it's the most amazing university ever! thank god my ex left haha :L but yes the UK rankings are messed up, if you don't take student satisfaction, which seems to be a tad flawed as most people going to Manchester seem to love it then it would easily be top 10 in the UK, they're 3rd in the country for research etc... Sheffield I have heard is brilliant for it and I have friends there who love it, but I didn't like it as much as manc, southampton ranks highly...personally i dislike it...doesn't have the same roots as manchester etc, but if you are going to be working abroad or might plan to, take manchester if not perhaps Sheffield would be the better option, are they all foundation course offers, and what are your offers? also 18th isn't low... there are 116 uni's Brunel is specialist engineering and ranks 40th or something ... but tell me what you want from a university that way i can help a bit more, like social life, type of people you want to meet, what sort of accommodation and architecture you like, Manchester's buildings look fantastic! urmm just some background, as your offer is conditional you have got your insurance too... have you visited either of them?
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    (Original post by pshewitt1)
    I will be soon I used to visit very regularly as my ex went there, but to me it's the most amazing university ever! thank god my ex left haha :L but yes the UK rankings are messed up, if you don't take student satisfaction, which seems to be a tad flawed as most people going to Manchester seem to love it then it would easily be top 10 in the UK, they're 3rd in the country for research etc... Sheffield I have heard is brilliant for it and I have friends there who love it, but I didn't like it as much as manc, southampton ranks highly...personally i dislike it...doesn't have the same roots as manchester etc, but if you are going to be working abroad or might plan to, take manchester if not perhaps Sheffield would be the better option, are they all foundation course offers, and what are your offers? also 18th isn't low... there are 116 uni's Brunel is specialist engineering and ranks 40th or something ... but tell me what you want from a university that way i can help a bit more, like social life, type of people you want to meet, what sort of accommodation and architecture you like, Manchester's buildings look fantastic! urmm just some background, as your offer is conditional you have got your insurance too... have you visited either of them?
    I haven't visited to Manchester and others as well but I will be visiting respectively them soon. My heart goes more Manchester because Manchester University is well-known in the world and has a very high reputation. If I consider manchester's world rankings, they are brilliant for me but the most important thing for me right now, I want to find out first about foundation year. Do you know how many students are there approximately in engineering with an foundation year course?Are they mostly from international countries or there are also students from the UK as well? Do you also comment about Can most of them achieve to pass overall grade for automatically entering first year of their chosen degree?What is the average grade to be able to progress onto first year? And Could you also make it clear, Am I gonna see only physics and maths during the foundation year? If you can tell me more about those questions than I will ask you other questions about the manchester's sociallife, type of people I want to meet and what's like to live in Manchester etc...First, I would like to give my priority to university's foundation year programme. Secondly, when I will decide to go to manchester than I will focus on accommodation and other things. I asked you a lot of questions , I hope, it doesn't make you bored. Thanks in advance

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