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    I wish that my ucas would hurry up and update, it's so frustrating having offers but not knowing what they are.
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    (Original post by Kaaat)
    Wow you've done alot though, im sure you will have no problem getting offered a place! Im ringing up today and writing some letters to see if i can get anything, even a tour around the hospital section to see the equipment would be useful! I ordered the book 'A Career in Speech and Language Therapy' so hopefully that will give me more confidence in the interview.

    Has anyone heard back from UEA?
    Oooh that book, where did you order it from?! I've searched everywhere and I couldn't find anywhere that had copies in stock. Eventually I ordered it from the WH Smith website only to recieve an email the next day to say that it was now out of print so they were doing a refund for me
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    (Original post by 09Rachel)
    Does anyone know when SLT admissions tutors have to respond to applicants by? Or is it just the same as other courses?
    It's the same as other courses, so it could be as late as May.
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    (Original post by Beatrix Potter)
    Plymouth also said I had one of the best question response sheets they have ever read and phoned to tell me!
    Do you mean Marjon? I got an offer from them last month and they didn't even send me a questionnaire!
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    (Original post by Kaaat)
    I ordered the book 'A Career in Speech and Language Therapy' so hopefully that will give me more confidence in the interview.
    I got that book last year and it's brilliant! It's really interesting and has chapters about all different routes you can take within the career. It's worth its weight in gold!
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    (Original post by Beatrix Potter)
    Hey I applied to Reading, Plymouth, UCL and Birmingham City last year and Cardiff, got into them all except Cardiff, Plymouth also said I had one of the best question response sheets they have ever read and phoned to tell me! Am at Reading at the moment enjoying it though it's a very tough course guys, I think at every uni you can pretty much guarentee you will be in alot more than all your housemates and have a reallly heavy workload. My only advice would be 100% it is exactly what you want to do.
    If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.
    hiya i got an offer from Reading (300 UCAS points) and it will most probably be my firm! what accomodation are you in? and is it alright cause i've heard that it wasn't that great? (i did look round the uni, but i looked at 2 uni's in one day so didn't view the accomodation!) so hours many hours do you have of lectures a week?
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    I got that book last year and it's brilliant! It's really interesting and has chapters about all different routes you can take within the career. It's worth its weight in gold!
    I have read that, best bit is the case studies of speech and language therapistssss
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    (Original post by zanzapan)
    what sort of work do you have that keeps you in so much?
    You have the most lectures in the first term than any other first year degree, and several 830 starts a week, you are assigned a child you must visit twice for your child development study, you have a presentation to give in a group and 3 psychology reports with one week to write up each practical. Though mainly it was that early starts that were a bit killer though you do get Fridays off in the first term , spring term we get Wednesdays and Fridays off so it has eased up a bit!! As im sure you already know you have lectures in three different types of medicine in your first term at Reading, introduction to med, paeadiatrics and ENT as well as seminars in phonetics, lectures in language and use, sounds grammer and meaning, clinical studies and Perception and Learning psychology lectures!! You also have psychology research lectures or basically statistics in Psychology as well, with an exam at the end of the first term. It's heavy going but really excellent quality of teaching. Our med lectures are all taught by local consultants from the Royal Berks hospital and we also got to look around the neonatal unit. We were also given a one day experiental placement in first term as well. All in all very busy!!!
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    (Original post by bumblebee111191)
    hiya i got an offer from Reading (300 UCAS points) and it will most probably be my firm! what accomodation are you in? and is it alright cause i've heard that it wasn't that great? (i did look round the uni, but i looked at 2 uni's in one day so didn't view the accomodation!) so hours many hours do you have of lectures a week?
    As with all Uni's i think it varies with the budget you have but I have not heard of a single person disliking the halls that they are in. Reading offers amazing support/JCR reps and banter between halls. People are very patriotic of where they live!! Older halls such as Wantage and St Pats are gorgeous but if you want something modern student village is nice as is Whiteknights which has an ensuite and is on campus. Next year I believe they are opening up these brand new halls they are currently building next to whiteknights so if you think you want to go to Reading get your application for one of those in quick and you could be one of the first lot of people living in them!!
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    (Original post by Beatrix Potter)
    You have the most lectures in the first term than any other first year degree, and several 830 starts a week, you are assigned a child you must visit twice for your child development study, you have a presentation to give in a group and 3 psychology reports with one week to write up each practical. Though mainly it was that early starts that were a bit killer though you do get Fridays off in the first term , spring term we get Wednesdays and Fridays off so it has eased up a bit!! As im sure you already know you have lectures in three different types of medicine in your first term at Reading, introduction to med, paeadiatrics and ENT as well as seminars in phonetics, lectures in language and use, sounds grammer and meaning, clinical studies and Perception and Learning psychology lectures!! You also have psychology research lectures or basically statistics in Psychology as well, with an exam at the end of the first term. It's heavy going but really excellent quality of teaching. Our med lectures are all taught by local consultants from the Royal Berks hospital and we also got to look around the neonatal unit. We were also given a one day experiental placement in first term as well. All in all very busy!!!
    It does sound very busy but all very interesting! Speech and language can be affected by so many different areas that I guess you need to be an expert on all of them in order to be able to do your job well! That really appeals to me though, the fact that it involves learning about psychology, medicine, language and all the other areas!

    I don't think Reading will be one of my top choices as I've lived in the Berkshire/Surrey area all my life and fancy experiencing somewhere different for a change, but the degree content does sound very good!

    I'm hoping to send my application off today finally. I still haven't had my tutor reference but I've contacted the universities and so far I've heard back from Manchester and UEA where the admissions tutors have said that they will be happy to accept my employer reference. I'm just waiting to see if I hear back from the rest today and I'm going to send it off with my employer reference. They've said that if they want an academic reference then they'll contact the OU themselves.
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    Ok I know I was the last person to post here and I'm turning into some sort of thread spammer but I just have to say that I've finally sent my application!!! :woo: Now I just have to spend the next few weeks/months worrying that I'm going to get declined from everywhere after I spent so much time and effort on it!
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    (Original post by LooCee)
    Ok I know I was the last person to post here and I'm turning into some sort of thread spammer but I just have to say that I've finally sent my application!!! :woo: Now I just have to spend the next few weeks/months worrying that I'm going to get declined from everywhere after I spent so much time and effort on it!
    Whey! Good luck! I'm sure you'll get loads of offers, applicants who are 21 or more usually are more likely to be accepted, especially on a course like this. :yep:
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    (Original post by LooCee)
    Oooh that book, where did you order it from?! I've searched everywhere and I couldn't find anywhere that had copies in stock. Eventually I ordered it from the WH Smith website only to recieve an email the next day to say that it was now out of print so they were doing a refund for me
    I only found the book on amazon and it was out of stock, but it said you can order it and it will send it off as soon as its back. It didn't say how long it would take though, hopefully no longer than a week.
    & yeah i've heard good things about it! I want to send off my application but my old teacher emailed me yesterday saying she hasnt done me a reference yet =/ i told her i needed it a month ago!
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    (Original post by Beatrix Potter)
    As with all Uni's i think it varies with the budget you have but I have not heard of a single person disliking the halls that they are in. Reading offers amazing support/JCR reps and banter between halls. People are very patriotic of where they live!! Older halls such as Wantage and St Pats are gorgeous but if you want something modern student village is nice as is Whiteknights which has an ensuite and is on campus. Next year I believe they are opening up these brand new halls they are currently building next to whiteknights so if you think you want to go to Reading get your application for one of those in quick and you could be one of the first lot of people living in them!!
    I'm going on a Visit Day at the end of January to look at Reading accomodation so have been having a look at the different halls on their website.. Am I right in thinking you can't get on-suite if you are in catered? I've been weighing up the pro's and con's of being in catered accomodation and think that not having an en-suite would change my mind towards self-catered!
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    Whey! Good luck! I'm sure you'll get loads of offers, applicants who are 21 or more usually are more likely to be accepted, especially on a course like this. :yep:
    Thank you! I've posted on your little Marjon thread in the Plymouth forum to try and add some support and bulk it up a bit, I felt sorry for the poor little unloved thread!
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    (Original post by rosie.batty)
    I'm going on a Visit Day at the end of January to look at Reading accomodation so have been having a look at the different halls on their website.. Am I right in thinking you can't get on-suite if you are in catered? I've been weighing up the pro's and con's of being in catered accomodation and think that not having an en-suite would change my mind towards self-catered!
    Whiteknights halls is catered and ensuite! Really nice halls as well.
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    has anyone's UCAS updated yet from over christmas?!
    i really want to see my offers haha! i think i've checked it at least 15 times today :/
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    (Original post by Beatrix Potter)
    Whiteknights halls is catered and ensuite! Really nice halls as well.
    oooh yes, but you have to take absolutely everything home for Christmas and Easter don't you... I don't know if that would be annoying or not.. Would you recommend catered?
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    Hey

    I've got an unconditional offer to study at Marjon in September, I'm really excited! Especially as they've added that extra semester to specialise. Do you get to do that too?

    Are you a student ambassador? If you are, I think you showed me around the campus a few months ago. :p:

    Well done on the unconditional offer! The extra semester thing sounds like a great idea, it means they won't have to cram in the deadlines as much and no current students are doing 3 year courses

    And yes I'm a student ambassador *looks entirely innocent* :p:
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    (Original post by 09Rachel)
    I actually got an offer from UEA - I was positive that I messed up my interview as well!!!
    i had to rearrange mine to the 8th feb
    what did they ask you and was it laid back or scary- i get really nervous and tongue tied in those situations
    congratulations though what was the condition?

    whats your first and insurance gonna be?
 
 
 
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