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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    Hi everyone! I only managed to send off my UCAS app the day before deadline due to some issues but my choices are Zoology at Anglia Ruskin, Lincoln, Exeter, Bangor and Leicester, but I've already got a conditional offer from Lincoln so I'm stoked! Maybe it's a good sign that I got an offer only 12 or so hours after they received my application? :'D
    Also, I've received confirmation emails from all my choices aside from Anglia Ruskin, do ARU usually send confirmation emails?
    In 12 hours?? Congratulations! I hope you get your offers from the rest sooner or later! I've applied to Exeter too! Do you mind if I ask you what predictions you have?
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    (Original post by CourtlyCanter)
    In 12 hours?? Congratulations! I hope you get your offers from the rest sooner or later! I've applied to Exeter too! Do you mind if I ask you what predictions you have?
    Thank you! I applied for the Exeter year abroad course, so it's definitely one of my favourite choices
    I'm doing a one year access to pharmacy and biomedical science course so I don't have predicted grades as in such, but I'm currently receiving majority merits which is what the condition for Lincoln is
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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    Thank you! I applied for the Exeter year abroad course, so it's definitely one of my favourite choices
    I'm doing a one year access to pharmacy and biomedical science course so I don't have predicted grades as in such, but I'm currently receiving majority merits which is what the condition for Lincoln is
    Oh right! I'm not gonna pretend I know much about access courses What are they like?? And it sounds like you'll just have to continue with what you are already doing to read zoology at Uni I've applied for the 3-year Zoology Bsc course but I am thinking about perhaps getting transferred to the one with a year abroad if things go well
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    (Original post by CourtlyCanter)
    Oh right! I'm not gonna pretend I know much about access courses What are they like?? And it sounds like you'll just have to continue with what you are already doing to read zoology at Uni I've applied for the 3-year Zoology Bsc course but I am thinking about perhaps getting transferred to the one with a year abroad if things go well
    The access course is like a full A level condensed into one year, usually aimed at mature students, my one covers biochemistry, biology, chemistry and further chemistry, it's graded like pass, merit and distinction, pass being like a C, merit B and distinction A, it's pretty full on so I do worry that I might slip a little in the coming months

    The study abroad thing seems like a great opportunity so I'm hyped for that haha, hopefully I get it
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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    The access course is like a full A level condensed into one year, usually aimed at mature students, my one covers biochemistry, biology, chemistry and further chemistry, it's graded like pass, merit and distinction, pass being like a C, merit B and distinction A, it's pretty full on so I do worry that I might slip a little in the coming months

    The study abroad thing seems like a great opportunity so I'm hyped for that haha, hopefully I get it
    I guess the prospect of actually being able to do what you want at the end of all of it will give you enough motivation to keep you going for, what, 5-6 months? Then it's all done! Have you had any relevant work experience? (I'm assuming you are a mature student so you may have had some time off after your a-levels?)
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    (Original post by CourtlyCanter)
    I guess the prospect of actually being able to do what you want at the end of all of it will give you enough motivation to keep you going for, what, 5-6 months? Then it's all done! Have you had any relevant work experience? (I'm assuming you are a mature student so you may have had some time off after your a-levels)
    Yeah I am trying to stay motivated, I definitely want this baaadd haha. I have been volunteering at my local animal shelter since late 2014 but that's about it :'D
    I'm 21 so perhaps not as mature as some of my class mates haha, but a lot of my time has been more so devoted to full time jobs for money, sadly unrelated to my chosen career, what about you?
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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    Yeah I am trying to stay motivated, I definitely want this baaadd haha. I have been volunteering at my local animal shelter since late 2014 but that's about it :'D
    I'm 21 so perhaps not as mature as some of my class mates haha, but a lot of my time has been more so devoted to full time jobs for money, sadly unrelated to my chosen career, what about you?
    haha same. Who doesn't here? Oh fair enough! I have only ever had 1 paid job haha but I've done a wee bit of volunteering here and there. I have done volunteering at a birds of prey centre, a vet clinic, a dog shelter and so on. Oh I've also been shadowing SPCA inspectors on rescues for a few years. Love it! As weird as it may sound, getting work experience has become a bit of a hobby for me haha.
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    (Original post by CourtlyCanter)
    haha same. Who doesn't here? Oh fair enough! I have only ever had 1 paid job haha but I've done a wee bit of volunteering here and there. I have done volunteering at a birds of prey centre, a vet clinic, a dog shelter and so on. Oh I've also been shadowing SPCA inspectors on rescues for a few years. Love it! As weird as it may sound, getting work experience has become a bit of a hobby for me haha.
    Oh wow, you've had quite a bit of experience! Quite a few years back I volunteered for the pdsa but that was even before I decided on a career path haha. And no it's not weird at all! I would count my weekend volunteering at the animal shelter as a hobby too, it's super fun and extremely rewarding
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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    Oh wow, you've had quite a bit of experience! Quite a few years back I volunteered for the pdsa but that was even before I decided on a career path haha. And no it's not weird at all! I would count my weekend volunteering at the animal shelter as a hobby too, it's super fun and extremely rewarding
    Haha just a bit Yes true! Although they can take up a lot of your time. I had to take three buses to get to a centre I used to volunteer at!
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    (Original post by CourtlyCanter)
    Haha just a bit Yes true! Although they can take up a lot of your time. I had to take three buses to get to a centre I used to volunteer at!
    At least that shows dedication
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    Anyone heard back from Sussex yet? I've been waiting a while and just wanna find out if I've been accepted or rejected the suspense is killing me
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    At least that shows dedication
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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    Hi,

    Hopefully Reading will get back to you soon..

    I am currently doing geography at Reading but one of my friends does Zoology. She really enjoys it, and has got to do a range of practicals, which I have also found quite interesting. For example she got to go bird-watching for one of her modules. We also have the Cole Museum of Zoology on campus which has over 3500 specimens which they display around 400 at a time, its really interesting and is a great resource to have access to as part of your course. Here is the link to the Zoology at Reading and it also has a link to the museum page https://www.reading.ac.uk/biological...sczoology.aspx

    Also Reading is a great campus, so offers you a lot as well as just a really good course. Our campus has a green flag and lots of different places to explore, such as our Harris gardens and the Wilderness. There is lots of wildlife, so yesterday I saw a fox just wondering near the lake and we saw a deer in the Harris Gardens.

    Also if you are interested in different clubs and societies, there are over a 150 in fact. Here is the link if you want to have a look at what we have to offer. https://www.rusu.co.uk/activities/ .

    I hope I've kind of told you a bit more about Reading, and feel free to ask me any questions about student life, the campus or zoology at Reading.

    Emma
    2nd Year Human and Physical Geography

    a bit off topic but...hey im thinking about doing geography at uni maybe at reading what is it like? and what do you hope to do with geography in the future?
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    Hey!
    I've applied for Zoology at Salford, Anglia Ruskin, Liverpool John Moores, Bangor and Cornwall.
    Anyone else applied to these? Got offers from all but Anglia Ruskin, still awaiting a reply.
    Thinking Salford as firm and Anglia Ruskin as insurance
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    Hey!
    I've applied for Zoology at Salford, Anglia Ruskin, Liverpool John Moores, Bangor and Cornwall.
    Anyone else applied to these? Got offers from all but Anglia Ruskin, still awaiting a reply.
    Thinking Salford as firm and Anglia Ruskin as insurance
    Congrats on your offers! I've applied to Anglia Ruskin and Bangor, not received anything from either of them yet, when did you apply??
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    a bit off topic but...hey im thinking about doing geography at uni maybe at reading what is it like? and what do you hope to do with geography in the future?
    Hi,

    I really love it, both the geography and Reading. I do both human and physical so I get to do both sides of the discipline so that suites me really well. In first year we had lots of lectures where they taught us lots of the key concepts and theories and the scientific basis, with examples of there research or field-trips to evidence it. We also did a it of fieldwork on the campus, like measuring water input on out campus lake. We got to choose some modules and modules included; geomorphology, introduction to human geography, hydrology, environmental issues.
    Second year we got to choose all of our modules, apart from having to do a skills module. Which is really good, so this year I am doing modules such as: Geographies of Development, Energy resources, Excel Management, GIS (computed maps) Webpage Development and Biogeography and Conservation. We also go on a field trip this year so I am going to Crete just after the Easter holidays for a field-class, which I am really looking forward to, and am hoping to go on another field-class to Iceland in third year.

    The uni itself is really lovely, its quite open and has lots of green spaces. There is lots to do, loads of clubs and societies and there is always lots to do. The town centre is quite big so there are lots of shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Our union is really good and has club nights, quiz and karaoke and comedy nights as well as mojos our student bar.

    Concerning the future I'm not 100% sure yet, but at the moment I am hoping to apply for graduate schemes possibly in the area of transport planning or something digital mapping based. But equally I have always thought of teaching because I like working with young people, so I might travel and then become a teacher. Basically at university I have done lots of practical and skills based modules such as GIS, excel, and webpage development so I have a skills set to take into the workplace once I graduate.

    Hope this helps, and feel free to ask me any other question.

    Emma
    2nd year Human and Physical Geographer
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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    Congrats on your offers! I've applied to Anglia Ruskin and Bangor, not received anything from either of them yet, when did you apply??
    Thank you! I applied way back in December. Bangor took maybe 2 weeks to reply but offered me a wrong offer first (320 UCAS and put me on a specialised course thing) then changed my offer to 300 UCAS without the specialised course thing.
    I'm worried about Anglia Ruskin because I know a lot of people have had offers back for Zoology from them
    Who else have you applied too! Good luck!


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    (Original post by simonem123)
    Thank you! I applied way back in December. Bangor took maybe 2 weeks to reply but offered me a wrong offer first (320 UCAS and put me on a specialised course thing) then changed my offer to 300 UCAS without the specialised course thing.
    I'm worried about Anglia Ruskin because I know a lot of people have had offers back for Zoology from them
    Who else have you applied too! Good luck!


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    I applied pretty late, it officially got sent off the night before deadline so I'm a little worried that I might not get offers from Anglia and Bangor :/

    I've applied to Leciester, Exeter, Anglia Ruskin and Bangor and am still waiting to hear back from them but I also applied to Lincoln which I got an offer from less than a day after they received my application, so that was a confidence boost
    Thank you!

    Here's hoping Anglia Ruskin will get in touch soon!
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    Hope this helps, and feel free to ask me any other question.

    Emma
    2nd year Human and Physical Geographer


    thanks so much for your answer, the course and the uni sound pretty cool, i hope to take geography for a level so depending on how that goes i will decide if i want to take it even further
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    Just discovered this thread! So hey guys!

    I've applied for zoology at Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and Swansea. Sent it off a few days before deadline and already received two offers within a week! One was Southampton with AAB and the other Swansea however haven't received the offer grades through on UCAS yet.

    Its a long story but basically I'm currently doing a gap year but resitting pretty much all my A2 exams. Current grades are:
    Biology - C (A at AS)
    Chemistry - D (resat units 1 and 2 last year alongside A2s and ended up neglecting my a2 exams to do better in as resits)
    Maths - B (resat M1 and C2 alongside A2s as got a D at AS)
    AS Geography - A

    anyways fingers crossed for us all getting the grades and offers we want!
 
 
 
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