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Happy new year everyone!!!
I have an offer from Aston to do Pharmacy in September 2013.
Are there any TSR users that are doing pharmacy at Aston??
How is the teaching like and is the support from staff any good??
and overall how is the campus life like???

I would really appreciate a response,
Thanks
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(Original post by Jessie.xx)
Happy new year everyone!!!
I have an offer from Aston to do Pharmacy in September 2013.
Are there any TSR users that are doing pharmacy at Aston??
How is the teaching like and is the support from staff any good??
and overall how is the campus life like???

I would really appreciate a response,
Thanks
Hi Jessie.

Sorry for the late reply I have just seen your message. I study Pharmacy at Aston uni. I am in my first year of the MPharm course.

The teaching is fantastic. They lectures really do teach the materials well and most of them (not all though!) would be happy to help if you have any questions. Most of the lectures are friendly and approachable.

Course wise: If you are good at Maths/ enjoy it. First year will be a breeze, f however, you are not so good at it you may struggle a little but if you keep up with the work all shall be fine. The first term will be quite hectic and generally exhausting, well for me it was anyways.

Campus wise: I don't really know since i live at home. However, some friends of mine that do live on campus either hate it or love it. It really depends on the type of people you live with.

Hope that this helps a bit. All the best with you A-levels.

Pharmacy in general is quite awesome, but just make sure that you don't leave everything till last minute it will really become a bit too much for you to handle. Something that I will defo learn from and not make the same mistake in June or ever again... Haha
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Thank you!! That really helped, I didn't think anyone was going to reply

I enjoy maths so I don't think I will have a problem with that, BUT I don't do biology.

I really didn't enjoy biology at AS because I didn't like the whole plants and evolution rubbish, to a switched to another course. I do enjoy human biology. Do you think I will struggle a lot?? I am planning to teach myself some of the human biology from the A level syllabus during the summer when the exams are over.

Are you doing work placement in our first year?? If so do you get to pick the location or is it arranged by the school??

This might be an awkward question but is there a good mix of people from different backgrounds on the course?? I get a bit tired of people asking me why I want to do Pharmacy as it an ''Asian course'' (I'm black by the way) Don't get me wrong!! I like hanging with different people from different cultures, but I don't want to be left out

Good luck with your exams and any assessments coming out!!
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Hey ! I'm not at Aston but I'm a first year Pharmacy student. Human Biology makes life easier as it under pins the clinical modules.Friends of mine who didn't do Human Biology struggled a bit in some aspects of one of my first semester modules which is meant to prep us for Physiology in 2nd semester. The fact that I did Human Biology makes me understand things better, not need yo learn somethings all over again and I enjoy the course more cuz' I can see where it links to the later courses.


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Hey ! I'm not at Aston but I'm a first year Pharmacy student. Human Biology makes life easier as it under pins the clinical modules.Friends of mine who didn't do Human Biology struggled a bit in some aspects of one of my first semester modules which is meant to prep us for Physiology in 2nd semester. The fact that I did Human Biology makes me understand things better, not need yo learn somethings all over again and I enjoy the course more cuz' I can see where it links to the later courses.


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No college in my area offers the human biology A level which is quite weird and I didn't enjoy the typical A level bio but I think it's worth to go over the basics and the human body systems cuz I'm scared about being behind at Uni. Which Uni are you in if you don't mind me asking??
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No college in my area offers the human biology A level which is quite weird and I didn't enjoy the typical A level bio but I think it's worth to go over the basics and the human body systems cuz I'm scared about being behind at Uni. Which Uni are you in if you don't mind me asking??
I don't like Pure Biology either-the exact bits you mentioned above bur U love Human Biology As long as you're willing to work hard you'll be fine and make sure If you don't understand anything you clarify it immediately. Do enjoy your holiday cuz' when you get into uni, Pharmacy will make you work hard. I'm at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
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No college in my area offers the human biology A level which is quite weird and I didn't enjoy the typical A level bio but I think it's worth to go over the basics and the human body systems cuz I'm scared about being behind at Uni. Which Uni are you in if you don't mind me asking??
Also make sure you start working on getting experience in Pharmacy from first year.I'm doing the same and it'll make you stand out in future.
If you've got any questions now and in the future-lol- feel free to ask me


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I don't like Pure Biology either-the exact bits you mentioned above bur U love Human Biology As long as you're willing to work hard you'll be fine and make sure If you don't understand anything you clarify it immediately. Do enjoy your holiday cuz' when you get into uni, Pharmacy will make you work hard. I'm at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Thank you for the advice A lot of people have said the same but if it's a course you want to do then you have more drive to push yourself. Oh that's completely out of my zone, I live in Essex
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Also make sure you start working on getting experience in Pharmacy from first year.I'm doing the same and it'll make you stand out in future.
If you've got any questions now and in the future-lol- feel free to ask me


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Thank you soo much for the help!!!
loool I will
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Thank you soo much for the help!!!
loool I will
You're welcome
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Thank you for the advice A lot of people have said the same but if it's a course you want to do then you have more drive to push yourself. Oh that's completely out of my zone, I live in Essex
Yes, far far away in the corner of North-east Scotland...
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Sorry if this seems irrelevant, but I am currently in AS still and would like to study Pharmacy, especially at Aston (or Keele). Now Aston offers the mPharm course for students with A Level grades of AAB. Is it true, next year, that universities (including Aston) are lowering their entry requirements, so will allow students with grades ABB to be accepted due to lack of university spaces being filled?
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Well done on the offer btw!
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Sorry if this seems irrelevant, but I am currently in AS still and would like to study Pharmacy, especially at Aston (or Keele). Now Aston offers the mPharm course for students with A Level grades of AAB. Is it true, next year, that universities (including Aston) are lowering their entry requirements, so will allow students with grades ABB to be accepted due to lack of university spaces being filled?
Ermmm I really don't know, I know Aston's entry requirements have been AAB for a while but if you do apply to Aston they don't interview people, instead you get invited to a department open day and optional interview, I have one coming up in February From the letter I got from them about a mouth ago said If you agree to have an interview during this day and you just missed for grades, IF!!!there is space left on results day, they take your performance in the interview to consideration but I don't know if this process will be the same for next year, I thought Aston would definitely do interviews
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Ermmm I really don't know, I know Aston's entry requirements have been AAB for a while but if you do apply to Aston they don't interview people, instead you get invited to a department open day and optional interview, I have one coming up in February From the letter I got from them about a mouth ago said If you agree to have an interview during this day and you just missed for grades, IF!!!there is space left on results day, they take your performance in the interview to consideration but I don't know if this process will be the same for next year, I thought Aston would definitely do interviews
Heeyyy!! I have a conditional from Aston too and I'm going to the open day in February
Which date are you going to can I ask?


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Heeyyy!! I have a conditional from Aston too and I'm going to the open day in February
Which date are you going to can I ask?


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Hey!!! That's cool mine is on the 13th. where are you coming from??? I'm travelling from essex
Which other uni's did u apply to??
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Hey!!! That's cool mine is on the 13th. where are you coming from??? I'm travelling from essex
Which other uni's did u apply to??
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Aww, mine is on the 27th- I was shocked how quickly the places got filled up! Like within a couple of hours or something
I'm travelling from Worcester so only like an hour away
I've applied to Wolverhampton, Keele and Birmingham- what about you??


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Aww, mine is on the 27th- I was shocked how quickly the places got filled up! Like within a couple of hours or something
I'm travelling from Worcester so only like an hour away
I've applied to Wolverhampton, Keele and Birmingham- what about you??


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Aww good luck, I knowww! Its good to send your form early as possible especially for science courses, r u doing the interview?? Im not sure about the ethical questions doe. Oh ok. I don't know where that is
I applied to uni's quite close like medway, reading, portsmouth and kings


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Aww good luck, I knowww! Its good to send your form early as possible especially for science courses, r u doing the interview?? Im not sure about the ethical questions doe. Oh ok. I don't know where that is
I applied to uni's quite close like medway, reading, portsmouth and kings


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Loolz hardly anyone knows where it is so I don't blame you- it's like south of Birmingham...
Yeah I'm doing the interview because I thought it would be a good experience
Have you got any other offers


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