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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Hi

    I have just finished my second year - not really spent a lot on books - most are available online or in the library. I did invest in a few for my own personal use but didn't spend a huge amount. You could go stupid and buy all the recommended reading but it's pretty pointless as the list is rather long for each of the units you cover and you tend to dip in and out of them rather than reading cover to cover.

    I did pay a nominal fee to attend an Introduction to Makaton course and a few other talks given at the Speech Society (on things like stammering etc).

    The only other expenses are really travel costs for placements - but you get this back later when you submit your claim to the NHS bursary people but this can take a few weeks or so.
    Thank you this is so so useful!
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    (Original post by jenn12345)
    Thank you this is so so useful!
    No worries - happy to help!

    Hope your exams are going well/have gone well - let the dreaded countdown to results day begin. Think I am still traumatised by the stress of all that even though its two years ago lol
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    Had a letter through for an occupational health assessment cos of my disability. Kind of terrified.
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    Try not to worry, after all they will not be allowed to show any discrimination. They may just need to understand what your needs are to ensure they accomadate them appropriately. Xxxx
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    (Original post by Jo-sie)
    Try not to worry, after all they will not be allowed to show any discrimination. They may just need to understand what your needs are to ensure they accomadate them appropriately. Xxxx
    Thanks! I'm trying not too. Its next Friday, I rang them today to see if I could move my appointment to later in the day as I had a morning appointment and I need to travel in, and they said they would get the nurse to ring me back and they'd likely be able to do it over the phone. Thought I was gonna get it out of the way quickly but she never rang. Just want it out the way!
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    (Original post by RowanB)
    Thanks! I'm trying not too. Its next Friday, I rang them today to see if I could move my appointment to later in the day as I had a morning appointment and I need to travel in, and they said they would get the nurse to ring me back and they'd likely be able to do it over the phone. Thought I was gonna get it out of the way quickly but she never rang. Just want it out the way!
    When I applied last year, I had to have what they referred to as a 'screening' over the phone by a nurse (because I have a condition that affects my spine etc.) and I was terrified because I didn't know what to expect.
    But, honestly, it was fine. More than fine, in fact! The nurse I spoke to was lovely and she put me at ease straight away. She basically just asked me to clarify a few things, and asked whether my condition had any major effect on my day-to-day life, and that was pretty much it.

    The main purpose of the appointment is normally just to check/clarify any additional arrangements that the university need to be aware of (i.e. any adaptions that need to be made/resources that should be invested in) in order to ensure that everyone is able to have the same opportunity to complete the course. It's not a 'test' of whether or not you're able to study the course - so please try not to worry!
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    I'm a bit confused about the occupational health assessment. For the jabs that I haven't got, like hepatitis B, will I get them for when I start the course (i.e. organised by the university) or do I have to get them done myself before the course starts. I tried to contact my firm about this several times and I've always received uncertain answers. I also tried to email the nurse who deals with all the NHS care etc. for the university and I haven't got a reply. I thought maybe I'd get an answer here
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    (Original post by scarlettwitch)
    I'm a bit confused about the occupational health assessment. For the jabs that I haven't got, like hepatitis B, will I get them for when I start the course (i.e. organised by the university) or do I have to get them done myself before the course starts. I tried to contact my firm about this several times and I've always received uncertain answers. I also tried to email the nurse who deals with all the NHS care etc. for the university and I haven't got a reply. I thought maybe I'd get an answer here
    It might not help but I have just finished my second year at MMU and they arranged all the jabs you needed during the first year of the course - the hepB one comes in multiple doses so you couldn't get it done in time for the start date now anyway. I also had to have the TB jab.
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    (Original post by scarlettwitch)
    I'm a bit confused about the occupational health assessment. For the jabs that I haven't got, like hepatitis B, will I get them for when I start the course (i.e. organised by the university) or do I have to get them done myself before the course starts. I tried to contact my firm about this several times and I've always received uncertain answers. I also tried to email the nurse who deals with all the NHS care etc. for the university and I haven't got a reply. I thought maybe I'd get an answer here
    I an a part time student at BCU who has just finished year 1. We all had OH appointments in December (i think). They asked for evidence of previous jabs. Any you haven't had they will arrange for you and as Amy says the Hep B has 3 different jabs over several months.
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    It might not help but I have just finished my second year at MMU and they arranged all the jabs you needed during the first year of the course - the hepB one comes in multiple doses so you couldn't get it done in time for the start date now anyway. I also had to have the TB jab.
    How's it going Amy? Hope year 2 went well. I really enjoyed my year 1 once I switched to part time. Feeling a bit daunted about next year as its mostly anatomy and physiology and conditions affecting people. Sure it'll be ok once I throw myself into it!
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    (Original post by shropshirelass51)
    How's it going Amy? Hope year 2 went well. I really enjoyed my year 1 once I switched to part time. Feeling a bit daunted about next year as its mostly anatomy and physiology and conditions affecting people. Sure it'll be ok once I throw myself into it!
    Hi - just had my exam results today and I passed (thank goodness - no resits lol). Don't worry too much about the units you have coming up - they are not as daunting as you think and they are interesting - just make good notes and look at them often! Have to say slighted scared about third year - it will be a very busy one and I have to try and remember all the stuff I did in first year so far as the speech therapy side of things are concerned as this year has been mostly focused on the psychology elements of the joint degree!
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    (Original post by AmyPilot)
    Hi - just had my exam results today and I passed (thank goodness - no resits lol). Don't worry too much about the units you have coming up - they are not as daunting as you think and they are interesting - just make good notes and look at them often! Have to say slighted scared about third year - it will be a very busy one and I have to try and remember all the stuff I did in first year so far as the speech therapy side of things are concerned as this year has been mostly focused on the psychology elements of the joint degree!
    Well done on your results!
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    Is there a Facebook group for Sheffield Speech Science students? I know there is the general freshers page but I'm wondering if there's a more specific one for us...
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    (Original post by CassiaPeach)
    Is there a Facebook group for Sheffield Speech Science students? I know there is the general freshers page but I'm wondering if there's a more specific one for us...
    Yes! Here you go: https://www.facebook.com/groups/991322194294998/

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    Thanks. Request is pending!
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    Are there any current Manchester students around who can give me an idea of what the timetable looked like in Year 1? I know it may have changed for this year's intake but I just want to get a rough idea of how to arrange the rest of my life! Thanks.
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    (Original post by rhimair)
    When I applied last year, I had to have what they referred to as a 'screening' over the phone by a nurse (because I have a condition that affects my spine etc.) and I was terrified because I didn't know what to expect.
    But, honestly, it was fine. More than fine, in fact! The nurse I spoke to was lovely and she put me at ease straight away. She basically just asked me to clarify a few things, and asked whether my condition had any major effect on my day-to-day life, and that was pretty much it.

    The main purpose of the appointment is normally just to check/clarify any additional arrangements that the university need to be aware of (i.e. any adaptions that need to be made/resources that should be invested in) in order to ensure that everyone is able to have the same opportunity to complete the course. It's not a 'test' of whether or not you're able to study the course - so please try not to worry!
    Thank you, that's reassuring to hear! I tried to change mine to a telephone screening but they've said I have to be seen. Unfortunately, the nurse I was seeing is now off sick so I have to wait til next week. I just want it over. I know I can do this career but I'm scared this will stop me! I have the grades needed so this is the final hurdle now and it's worrying me sick haha. I did go for an OH check before I started a job as a healthcare assistant and I got the job still, so in theory I should be fine! But my anxious brain won't believe that haha.
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    (Original post by RowanB)
    Thank you, that's reassuring to hear! I tried to change mine to a telephone screening but they've said I have to be seen. Unfortunately, the nurse I was seeing is now off sick so I have to wait til next week. I just want it over. I know I can do this career but I'm scared this will stop me! I have the grades needed so this is the final hurdle now and it's worrying me sick haha. I did go for an OH check before I started a job as a healthcare assistant and I got the job still, so in theory I should be fine! But my anxious brain won't believe that haha.
    I'm also having some occy health stress. The university has asked for my permission to "contact my specialist" and sent me a form to fill in with their address. I don't have any specialist, and I haven't had one for six years - who am I supposed to be writing down?! They already have a GP report!
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    (Original post by opalescent)
    I'm also having some occy health stress. The university has asked for my permission to "contact my specialist" and sent me a form to fill in with their address. I don't have any specialist, and I haven't had one for six years - who am I supposed to be writing down?! They already have a GP report!
    Oh what a nightmare! Make it clear you've given them all the info there is! My appointment is tomorrow, and if they're wanting a specialist they're out of luck in my case too - I was discharged from them in my early teens! What uni are you going too?
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    Hi i have been accepted to BCU for sept 2016. Should i be doing any reading before i get there and are there any books that you would recommend?

    Lisa
 
 
 
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