I have been offered places for ODP at UEA and Oxford Brookes but need help to decide which one to pick.
I originally decided on UEA as I read great things about the Uni and the area. The only downfall is that it is 6 hours away from my home. Also, since I got an offer from Brookes the other day, I have been questioning this and cant make up my mind.
Could anyone give me any thoughts on which University is better for this course or whether there really is much difference in them. I have been reading about both Unis and about the course but it really isnt helping much so i thought id ask on here.
I currently live 6 hours away from UEA and only 2 hours from Brookes so obviously UEA would have to be a little better than Brookes for ODP for me to go there.
Any help at all would be very welcome.
Thank you very much.
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- Thread Starter
- 31-03-2011 13:14
- 31-03-2011 15:46
Distance from home is not something that is necessarily a top factor, course design , accessibility to placements etc are probably far more important to how you will enjoy and get good results from the course
- Thread Starter
- 31-03-2011 21:36
Yes i completely agree in that course structure etc is extremely important to base my decision on.
The problem is, im having difficulty in picking one over the other. I've read through both UEA and Brookes' course modules and am happy with both, researched the hospitals I would be placed at and again, happy with both. I've read through both website several times and they both seem to say the same things which bascially say, "we are good come to us". So im struggling to really make a decision.
I suppose what Im really asking is, which of the two Unis, Oxford Brookes and UEA, is regarded as being better for the ODP course?
If anyone with experience of either Unis is able to share any help id be very happy.
Im really grateful for getting these two offers but at the moment I just feel like, "Arrgghh which one to choose??!!!"
ThanksLast edited by green_eyes_2011; 31-03-2011 at 21:39. Reason: Typos
- 01-04-2011 12:51
I would suggest going to the one with the parent hospital of your choice, since they will be your future/potential employer. I've even heard some trusts even make you sign a contract with them if they are supporting you as parent hospital, in that you must work for them for two years once you qualify. Even if they don't you'll be making your contacts during your training/placements and is still worthwhile. Especially considering nhs must save 15 billion in the next couple of years. Can't predict the future but I don't think it will be as easy as turning up for interview and walking into a job anymore. That's just my view on it