So I've had five unsuccessful responses from the university's I've applied to. I'm soo frustrated and upset!
Would you guys suggest that that's it for me and my 2013 entry or would u suggest clearing. I know it's a demanding course but I really would like some advise.
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- Thread Starter
- 27-03-2013 20:25
- 27-03-2013 20:31
i suggest work hard to get good grades and see what's available in clearing, and if there's nothing you want, consider getting a job/ doing work experience to do with midwifery/nursing and reapply next year or try and make your grades better next year by retaking necessary exams whilst doing work experience that will help get on your course.
I don't know anything about midwifery by the way, it's just this is my plan too with my uni course, thought it could help.
- 27-03-2013 20:59
Go through UCAS clearing as a last resort.
- 28-03-2013 09:09
Nursing and Midwifery places are never put into Clearing.
Have you asked the Universities that rejected you *why* they didnt offer you a place? The most common reason with Nursing/Midwifery is that they dont think you are mature enough to cope with the demands of the course. To put it bluntly, you have to be able to show you are capable of clearing up other people's vomit, can deal with upset/unreasonable people even when you are knackered - and tell a mother her newborn baby has just died. This means you have to get some real practical experience - like working in a Care Home, a Special School or a Mental Health Day Centre etc etc - to be able to prove you have got what it takes to do a course that is as emotionally demanding as Midwifery.
Take a year out and get this experience, and reapply. Or think about doing something other than Midwifery like an Allied Health profession - dietitian, speech therapy, physio, community health etc.