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    hey guys i really want to apply for paramedic science too but I don't think i have enough experience AT ALL

    my a levels are ABB in bio, chem and psychology and I'm reading Medical Genetics at Leicester right now but I have only just decided properly that this is the direction I want to take. The only experience I seem to have is:

    - 1 year at special needs school
    - 3 years of bar work
    - joined St Johns ambulance this September (so only 1 month)
    - year abroad in Texas University
    - 3 months at dental practice in Texas

    What do you think, will they look down on me for having such little amount of St Johns? What other experience are they looking for?

    Thanks, good luck to everyone! x
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    (Original post by Vorenus)
    Thanks.
    I`m still a bit unsure how to master the financial burden. As an EU student I`d get the governmental loan for the (huge) tuition fees, but since I`m no UK citizen, I won`t qualify for living grants/loans. :mad:
    Hey I'm sure you've checked anyway but have you made sure the courses you are applying for take on international students? It's just I know UCLan don't. I'm from the North so I'm probably not applying to the same ones as you anyway .

    Good luck on your application!
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    (Original post by .:Kiiim:.)
    Hey I'm sure you've checked anyway but have you made sure the courses you are applying for take on international students? It's just I know UCLan don't. I'm from the North so I'm probably not applying to the same ones as you anyway .

    Good luck on your application!
    As far as I`ve understood it, I wouldn`t be categorized as an Internation student anyway.
    If you`re a citizen of a country that is within the EU, you pretty much count the same way as an UK-student - this unfortunately doesn`t reach as far as the living grants, though.
    You`re considered an internation student, if your origin lies neither in the UK, nor in an EU-country.
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    (Original post by .:Kiiim:.)
    hey guys i really want to apply for paramedic science too but I don't think i have enough experience AT ALL

    my a levels are ABB in bio, chem and psychology and I'm reading Medical Genetics at Leicester right now but I have only just decided properly that this is the direction I want to take. The only experience I seem to have is:

    - 1 year at special needs school
    - 3 years of bar work
    - joined St Johns ambulance this September (so only 1 month)
    - year abroad in Texas University
    - 3 months at dental practice in Texas

    What do you think, will they look down on me for having such little amount of St Johns? What other experience are they looking for?

    Thanks, good luck to everyone! x
    Sounds like you have good experience to me. Its all about how you can show it has helped you develop yourself.
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    (Original post by Vorenus)
    As far as I`ve understood it, I wouldn`t be categorized as an Internation student anyway.
    If you`re a citizen of a country that is within the EU, you pretty much count the same way as an UK-student - this unfortunately doesn`t reach as far as the living grants, though.
    You`re considered an internation student, if your origin lies neither in the UK, nor in an EU-country.
    ok well that's good
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    Hi all,

    I applied last year for this course and got to interview at Greenwich and St Georges but didn't make it. So now I'm doing a Science Access course because I only had social sciences at A level and reapplying!

    So far I've decided on

    Hertfordshire
    Greenwich
    St Georges
    Northampton
    Coventry or Bournemouth

    I don't have a whole lot of experience though, I've been with the community responders for 18 months now and secamb still haven't got me on a training course... I've just joined the Red Cross too.

    Hopefully this year will work out better than last!
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    (Original post by Ruth01)
    Hi all,

    I applied last year for this course and got to interview at Greenwich and St Georges but didn't make it. So now I'm doing a Science Access course because I only had social sciences at A level and reapplying!

    So far I've decided on

    Hertfordshire
    Greenwich
    St Georges
    Northampton
    Coventry or Bournemouth

    I don't have a whole lot of experience though, I've been with the community responders for 18 months now and secamb still haven't got me on a training course... I've just joined the Red Cross too.

    Hopefully this year will work out better than last!
    Hey, that sounds good to me! I'm sure being a community responder will help your application.

    I think I've decided on applying to

    Greenwich
    Brighton
    UWE
    Northampton
    Coventry

    But also like the look of Staffs and Worcester so I am not too sure yet! :-|

    Have you sent your application?
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    (Original post by hhh123)
    Hey, that sounds good to me! I'm sure being a community responder will help your application.

    I think I've decided on applying to

    Greenwich
    Brighton
    UWE
    Northampton
    Coventry

    But also like the look of Staffs and Worcester so I am not too sure yet! :-|

    Have you sent your application?
    No I haven't applied yet, just finishing off my personal statement! I'm guessing you haven't yet either?

    Have you looked around any uni's? I'm going to see Coventry on saturday and Herts on sunday, but it's a lot of travelling about and will cost me a bomb on trains!
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    I´d really love to take a closer look at unis, too, before finally applying for them, but since I`m residing in germany and I work full time with a really tight schedule, it`ll be hard to go to an Open Day.

    Still, I`ve got about five days of my yearly holiday day`s left, so I`m trying to get to London in late November/December and might be able to travel round a bit to look up some of the places independently.
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    (Original post by Ruth01)
    No I haven't applied yet, just finishing off my personal statement! I'm guessing you haven't yet either?

    Have you looked around any uni's? I'm going to see Coventry on saturday and Herts on sunday, but it's a lot of travelling about and will cost me a bomb on trains!

    Nope, I haven't applied either. Hoping to do so by the end of next week. It's all become so real and I'm becoming more nervous by the day!

    What are you studying?

    Nope, I haven't looked at university's yet. I am going to Swansea on Saturday though for their open day so that's be good. Let me know what Coventry is like!
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    (Original post by hhh123)
    Nope, I haven't applied either. Hoping to do so by the end of next week. It's all become so real and I'm becoming more nervous by the day!

    What are you studying?

    Nope, I haven't looked at university's yet. I am going to Swansea on Saturday though for their open day so that's be good. Let me know what Coventry is like!
    I'm doing a science access course because apparently all the funding for adult A levels has been cut in my area... are you studying? or have you already completed it all?

    I hadn't even considered Wales... bit too far away though I think. Will definitely report back about Coventry though!
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    (Original post by Ruth01)
    I'm doing a science access course because apparently all the funding for adult A levels has been cut in my area... are you studying? or have you already completed it all?

    I hadn't even considered Wales... bit too far away though I think. Will definitely report back about Coventry though!
    That sounds good. What did you study before your access course?

    Yes, I am studying for my A Levels at the moment in Mathematics, Health and Social Care and Psychology.

    Look forward to hearing about Coventry :-)
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    Swansea uni open day was amazinggggggggg!!!
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    I'm looking to apply for paramedic science, but am really worried I don't have enough experience- because I was rejected last year!
    Do you apply for Birmingham and Swansea independently, and not on UCAS?
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    (Original post by MWilks1)
    I'm looking to apply for paramedic science, but am really worried I don't have enough experience- because I was rejected last year!
    Do you apply for Birmingham and Swansea independently, and not on UCAS?
    Yes that's right. What experience do you have?
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    (Original post by hhh123)
    Yes that's right. What experience do you have?
    I have a week's worth of work experience with a surgeon, visits to a warfarin clinic, and have recently started volunteering with st. john's ambulance.
    I'm starting an access to HE course too!
    What about you?
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    (Original post by MWilks1)
    I have a week's worth of work experience with a surgeon, visits to a warfarin clinic, and have recently started volunteering with st. john's ambulance.
    I'm starting an access to HE course too!
    What about you?
    That's plenty of experience! I have:

    1 weeks experience in a Minor Injuries Unit
    An ongoing placement on an elderly patient ward
    and I am a member with St John. Ambulance

    Admission tutors don't look for loads of care experience, just life experience
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    (Original post by hhh123)
    That's plenty of experience! I have:

    1 weeks experience in a Minor Injuries Unit
    An ongoing placement on an elderly patient ward
    and I am a member with St John. Ambulance

    Admission tutors don't look for loads of care experience, just life experience
    Ooh that's good experience How did you get it on the minor injuries ward? Thank god for that! haha. I started to get really worried because of the rejections last year! Hopefully I have enough life experience, did a ski season last year, and am having another year off this year!
    Have you started any exercises for the fitness test?!
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    (Original post by hhh123)
    That sounds good. What did you study before your access course?

    Yes, I am studying for my A Levels at the moment in Mathematics, Health and Social Care and Psychology.

    Look forward to hearing about Coventry :-)
    What an exhausting weekend! I went to Coventry and Herts. Coventry uni was actually really nice, big new social bit with giant beanbags to sit on. Met the course director who was very nice and a couple of students who seem really happy there, overall I got a really good vibe from the university.

    Unfortunately I don't think the location is right for me, but Herts is better (for me) in that respect. I am really worried about the accommodation though, it's really expensive, we'll be working nights and I'm going into this as a mature student, it's making me a bit nervous haha
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    (Original post by Ruth01)
    Unfortunately I don't think the location is right for me, but Herts is better (for me) in that respect. I am really worried about the accommodation though, it's really expensive, we'll be working nights and I'm going into this as a mature student, it's making me a bit nervous haha
    Same here!
    Right now, I can`t imagine how to shoulder the living costs.
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