i'm hoping to apply for a chemical engineering at a top university next year and also as a mature student (24)
my problem is, i do not have the requisite A levels but hoping to start access to higher education this year taking maths and science.
looking at the ucas website, some of the top unis dont even mention acess as part of the qualifications so i'm slightly worried.
anyone here currently at a top uni or graduated from one with an access qualification?
no worries. i just checked UCL and they do accept Access courses.
imperial just emailed to let me know they do not accept it. oh well, their loss.
Its a shame some Uni's dont, its very unfair as you're doing A level equivalents just the same as some young kid just out of college, not to mention packed in AS and A2 in only 1 year not 2!. Plus being older your more mature and have more life experience on top, - doing access shows them you've really made a postive effort to get somewhere and motivated too... And they say everyone should have equal rights nowadays? The word Biased springs to mind
Some don't mention it but do accept it, so it's always worth checking. I got in to UCL with an access course with no trouble at all, where as Manchester decided they weren't accepting it for my course that year... their loss!
City university do accept access as I was offered a place there for 2010.
Even Cambridge accept access, sure there are some universities that don't, but far more do accept it than do not.
People on my course got standard entry for Kings and UEA for pharmacy so I can't how that's the case.
Maybe there wasn't enough chemistry in your particular one?
UCAS is the best place to check whether they accept Access to HE, I've just checked and Nottingham accept it for their MEng Mechanical Engineering..
"Appropriate Mathematics and Physics content required"..
I'm about to start a Access to HE course in Business. Ultimately I want to apply for BA Management Studies at Notts. Anyone know if they accept it?