(Original post by thebrigadier)
This thread is for all those people who have received unconditional or conditional offers for UWE's OT course and have decided that UWE is their first choice.
Moderators, if there is already a similar thread, my apologies, I did search, honest
I thought we could use this thread as a means of meeting our new classmates and to discuss issues directly associated with the course at UWE and UWE issues in general, such as accomodation, location, etc, and general hopes, fears etc etc.
I'll start the ball rolling:
I found out two days ago that I had an unconditional offer there, and actually phoned admissions to verify what they meant, I was in such a state of shock! I'm 33 years old, so making the decisionto go back to uni and have a complete career overhaul is a nail-biting decision, so I'm just so glad that UWE have been quick in their decision process, as I was seriously starting to lose sleep over it all (even though its only been a few weeks since the UCAS deadline...)
I'm not going to worry too much about waiting for my other options to make their minds up. I have a place on an OT course, so in three years time, hopefully, I'll be a qualified OT. That's all that ultimately matters to me. UWE is nice in that its by Bristol, which is a very nice small city, but I hopefully won't be out partying too much (been there, done that, bought the tshirt and was promptly sick all over it...), so all I want is somewhere to study, with good resources, friendly, professional lecturers, and in a location that has a park nearby for me to run around (and there's such a place near UWE! Oldbury Court estate looks like a nice place to go for a jog). Also there's two CAMRA pubs within spitting distance of Glenside. Happy Days
So, having made my decision, I now need to decide on accomodation. Thinking of Glenside, obviously, as its close to the OT lectures, the Hollies, and also St Matthias, though I have no idea if those rooms are only available for students studying at St Matthias. I'm assuming not. It would be nice to have an en suite room (never in my life have I had en suite. what luxury!) and its actually cheaper than Glenside, which isn't en suite. Not sure what thats about. The Hollies looks like it might be the cheap seats (owing to the prices and the internal pictures), but I've lived in some truly crummy digs, so I'm not going to let that bother me overly!
Hopefully will get a chance to go down to see them all in a week or two, so will be able to get a better insight.
So, anyone else care to join in? See you all in September!