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    Hi guys,
    I’m relatively new to this sort of thing so go easy. Basically I’ve been in the Royal Navy for over 6 years now but I intend to leave next September. I’ve started applying to colleges to do an Access course in Science as I don’t have any A-levels and only one GCSE above a C grade in English which I did with no tuition whatsoever, and if I’m honest I just took the exam and passed so I know I’m not stupid. I didn’t do well in school and I’m quite open and honest about this and was mainly due to the naivety of my 16 year old self and a personal problem. I’m very keen on becoming a Physiotherapist as It’s something I’ve always been interested in but have never been to confident with the application process for obvious reasons. On looking at different Universities I’ve noticed that some offer a foundation year leading onto a physiotherapy degree and wondering if anyone has done one of these foundation years or know somebody that has done one. On contacting Sheffield Hallam they came back and said that basically if you don’t meet the required minimum grades you stand a very slim chance of getting a place. On looking at my sent email I failed to tell them my age and my background. I was wondering if anybody knows if they’ll overlook my academic background and give me chance based on my experience.

    Thanks for any help that’s offered. Much appreciated.

    Hi, I'm applying for Physio currently and my previous university without completing my course. I called all the unis to ask about my situation and all could advise me clearly.

    It's definitely worth contacting them again and telling them about your age and experience, as mature students are often subject to different requirements than school leavers.

    This site is useful but will only be speculation as opposed to contacting the universities directly, so that is my advice.

    Hope this helps
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