(Original post by ashabumbleb)
I've been reading this thread with interest, and thought I'd ask a few questions and give you a bit of background to me. Firstly, for those of you who have done a first degree and are doing SLT as your second, what grade did you get, and have you had any difficulty with the application process or being accepted anywhere?
I really want to do SLT, my first degree was in TEFL and Education Studies, so very loosely related I suppose, there was a sall bit of lnguistics, and psycoloogy around people's will to communicate but that's it. I got a 2:2 (mostly because there was a boy at home I was mre interested in than my degree, which I had decided wasn't for me after three months, but a great achievement in just completing it). I was just wondering if anyone with a 2:2 has had any difficulty? I will be applying for 2013 entry, and finished my degree in 2009, so I will still be withing the 5 year window. I was a mature student first time round, I never did any A'Levels, I just left school with GCSE's, and did an Access course the last time around. I will be 28 when I start again, and almost 32 when I finish (eeek).
I guess, to get to the point, has anyone done anything additional? I'm considering perhaps doing an open uni module or two in somethng healthcare related, or perhaps an A Level in biology (in one year) or an Access to Health & Social Sciences Course. I suppose the easiest thing to do is to speak to people in admissions. What experience, if any, did any of you gain in the SLT field prior to applying?
I am no fan of education...but I do want a career. I'm an administrator at the moment, exactly what I went to uni to get away from, and although I love my job, I just want a challenge. I'm clearly drawn towards helping people to communicate, and I think, while the year ahead and application could be a bit tough, I am ready for the next step.
Any help/advice much appreciated, and aplogies for intruding on your thread if this isn't the best place to post. Oh, my first choice at the moment is Newcastle (I have no idea why, I just like the thought of living in Newcastle). But I will get to as many open days over the coming months as possible.
Thanks in advance folks