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    (Original post by CassiaPeach)
    Would Sheffield be your first choice?
    It would be my second choice after Manchester as it takes me almost 2 hours to commute, but love the uni, people and the city so we'll see.
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    (Original post by RowanB)
    It is a lovely place! I'm not a school leaver no, I'm 21, will be 22 when I start!! So I'm really trying to avoid halls etc haha. Are you?
    You are still very young, much younger than me! I have a family so have to commute everyday.
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    (Original post by RowanB)
    It is a lovely place! I'm not a school leaver no, I'm 21, will be 22 when I start!! So I'm really trying to avoid halls etc haha. Are you?
    I'm a school leaver. So do you have to wait for results from an access course or something or have you finished all qualifications needed?
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    (Original post by CassiaPeach)
    I'm a school leaver. So do you have to wait for results from an access course or something or have you finished all qualifications needed?
    I still need to finish my access course. We get our grades from the units as we go but then they need to be externally marked and confirmed so I'll still get some waiting for results nerves!
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    (Original post by Becky.May)
    Thank you! I had my interview on the 19th January so they were quick to let me know! The wait is so horrible, I am still waiting to see if I get in anywhere else and I am struggling! I got rejected from Reading in December so I felt loads of pressure from then on as I didn't think I would get in anywhere. Where have you applied to?
    I'm trying not to think too much, but manage to forget for about 5 minutes and then panic for the whole day haha! Where else have you applied to apart from Reading and Sheffield? I was rejected from Man Met without being given an interview so I queried about the reason, turned out they made a mistake and sent me the invitation within 24 hours, so I know how it feels to be rejected. But, you already got an offer from Sheffield, which is amazing! Wish I were you haha!

    I am still waiting from Leeds Beckett, seem like a lot of people already got an interview and I am getting more anxious.
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    (Original post by saraw26)
    Best of luck for those applying this year - I can't believe this was me 2 years ago! I'm in my 2nd year at BCU, if anyone wants to ask any questions. I also applied to Newcastle and MMU which I received offers from, and Sheffield and DMU which I got offers for alternative courses (Human Communication and Audiology).

    Best of luck, all!
    Any tips for BCU interview?
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    (Original post by Becky.May)
    Thank you! I had my interview on the 19th January so they were quick to let me know! The wait is so horrible, I am still waiting to see if I get in anywhere else and I am struggling! I got rejected from Reading in December so I felt loads of pressure from then on as I didn't think I would get in anywhere. Where have you applied to?
    Did you have an interview at Reading?
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    Hi everyone

    Good to see lots of activity on this thread - it was my life line when I applied back in 2014 (where has the time gone - can't believe I'm almost half way through my second year - yikes).

    During my application I was able to meet several times with a speech therapist based in the North West. We discussed the various unis and her perception of them as she is involved in recruitment and training too. She told me that Sheffield is more focused on the science side of things - hence the difference in its degree classification. Obviously all the courses have to cover the same basic areas of SLT but they do all seem to approach it slightly differently.

    I felt very lucky to have been able to speak with a speech therapist during my application as it helped to make up my mind on where to go.

    Good luck everyone and well done to those holding offers
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    (Original post by SophieNW)
    You are still very young, much younger than me! I have a family so have to commute everyday.
    Oh yes, I know i'm not exactly gonna the oldest applying haha! I think the good thing about vocational courses is they attract students of all ages - and appreciate them more too! I never would have applied (or got into) SLT when leaving school.
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    I'm beginning to panic a little, only got my application in just before the deadline but I haven't heard anything.... Any other late applicants still waiting for responses?
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    I have applied close to the deadline too for Bsc SLT and still waiting, I'm trying not to panic Anyone has heard back from Easy Anglia University?
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    I'm glad there's some mature access students on here applying for SLT! I thought I was the only one!!

    I'm a late applicant also, so not heard from any SLT courses as yet, but have got a conditional offer for Language Sciences and Psychology at Reading (kinda back up choice). I really want to go to City, as it's an easier commute and I liked the feel of it on the open day. Has anyone heard back from them or Reading?
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    You won't be the only mature student I'm sure - I have a feeling I'll be at the upper end of the age spectrum (if I get through, of course!!)
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    (Original post by Jo-sie)
    You won't be the only mature student I'm sure - I have a feeling I'll be at the upper end of the age spectrum (if I get through, of course!!)
    I am in the 1st year at BCU and am the oldest on my course and I am guessing I am the oldest SLT student out there! I only applied for BCU last year and got an unconditional offer so I don't think age is a barrier. There are several people in their 40's on my course.
    Good luck and well done to those with offers.
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    (Original post by wistfulmuse)
    hey congrats!! mine was on monday,
    my gosh the wait is so nervewrecking
    how did you think you did in the interview?
    Thank you! Yeah I thought it went really well, where else have you applied for? You will hear back soon I am sure and I'm sure it went well for you!
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    (Original post by Galaxies)
    lol, you must have something they look for because I think it's the best that get selected first. The way they conducted the interview at Sheffield I thought was a bit intimidating, I think the tactic was for them to sit there, and give no feedback to maybe purposely make people feel uncomfortable. That's what some others thought too.
    Plus I also noticed people in the reception area when you walked in were purposely discouraging and miserable, I just think it's pretty funny how they seem to not think that people might not be able to realise they're intentionally trying to put people off. Since they have to give out more offers than there are places -- they hope that enough people will reject their offer... so it ends up with only the 20 NHS funded places. If more people than that end up selecting them rather than somewhere else they legally have to find to the funds to take them on.

    I went on the open day and the people in reception were perfectly fine and normal so they're pretty stupid thinking applicants won't be able to figure out why they're being like that on an interview day....I think it's also the reason why a lot of people on the SLT threads said they disliked Sheffield.
    Quite a theory you have made up there!

    The reality is universities give out more offers than they have places because people have multiple offers, people do not meet their offers, and people withdraw their offers for various reasons (e.g. financial, logistical). Even the best SLT universities will still be giving out three times as many offers as they have places. Universities which have lower entry requirements will give out even more offers because there are more variables at play (e.g. people pick an insurance choice with lower offers just in case).

    I do not think Sheffield actively discourage anyone. It is more likely that the academic staff doing admissions are inexperienced or simply dislike doing this sort of work.
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    Hi, I've applied for SaLT Sept 2016 at MMU, University of Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds Beckett. I've had interviews for all of them except UOM which is on Friday. So far I've had a conditional offer for MMU. I'm just really confused as to the funding we will receive in terms of NHS bursary etc. As far as I'm aware for 2016/17 entry course fees are paid and we are entitled to the £1000 grant and income assessed bursary and half a maintenance loan of £2324 from Student Finance. I'd appreciate some help because I'm panicking now as my funds will barely cover my accommodation. If anyone from previous years is reading this can you rpvide some insight? Also does anyone know how many weeks the course runs for as I know the NHS offer an additional weeks allowance too?
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    Had a sudden paranoia I won't pass the occupational health check. I have cerebral palsy (mildly) myself but it only affects my ability to walk long distances and my dexterity a little. Don't know why it's just occured to me! I've worked as healthcare assistant and I was cleared by occupational health for that. But are they stricter on professional courses?!
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    I'm sure this has been previously asked but can't find it so bear with me. Are there certain SLT courses which are more popular than others? Or is the spread of applicants pretty even? Also does anyone have any ideas on what areas they'd be interested in specialising in e.g. paediatrics, acute, autism, stuttering etc.? Thanks.
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    (Original post by Meggg)
    Hi, I've applied for SaLT Sept 2016 at MMU, University of Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds Beckett. I've had interviews for all of them except UOM which is on Friday. So far I've had a conditional offer for MMU. I'm just really confused as to the funding we will receive in terms of NHS bursary etc. As far as I'm aware for 2016/17 entry course fees are paid and we are entitled to the £1000 grant and income assessed bursary and half a maintenance loan of £2324 from Student Finance. I'd appreciate some help because I'm panicking now as my funds will barely cover my accommodation. If anyone from previous years is reading this can you rpvide some insight? Also does anyone know how many weeks the course runs for as I know the NHS offer an additional weeks allowance too?
    £1000 - NHS non-means tested bursary
    £2634 - NHS means-tested bursary (maximum)
    £2324 - student loan company

    The means-tested bursary is based on your parent's residual income which is income minus allowed expenses (see pp. 29-30). They deduct money off the funding award based on the difference, but your parents would have to be earning quite a bit before you received nothing at all. The expectation then is that they would financially support you.

    You can also get extra funding if you have adult dependents and children. Extra weeks allowance was only for one week at Newcastle in first year and that was only £60 or something like that. That is really for the nurses to be honest.
 
 
 
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