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    Heyy, I've just accepted my offer for Biochemistry at Portsmouth anyone else applied for this next year?? Or biology/marine biology as we share most lectures in the first year


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    I went to the open day for Biochemistry and really loved it. They have loads of good equipment and the staff were all really nice. The people were friendly, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it

    It's been set as my insurance, so I'd be very happy to go there :P
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    (Original post by SophieAlayna)
    Heyy, I've just accepted my offer for Biochemistry at Portsmouth anyone else applied for this next year?? Or biology/marine biology as we share most lectures in the first year


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    I'm currently first year doing Biochem in Portsmouth, and I'm loving it right now! Expect to be with a lot of people in lecture rooms as there are tonnes of us especially with the fact we share majority of lectures with other courses :P
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    I went to the open day for Biochemistry and really loved it. They have loads of good equipment and the staff were all really nice. The people were friendly, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it

    It's been set as my insurance, so I'd be very happy to go there :P
    Yeahh I went to the open day and the lecturers seemed laid back and friendly and the students seemed really nice which is good
    I'm on a gap year so I have an unconditional offer so I'm definitely going there now can't wait to start


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    (Original post by nicsxox)
    I'm currently first year doing Biochem in Portsmouth, and I'm loving it right now! Expect to be with a lot of people in lecture rooms as there are tonnes of us especially with the fact we share majority of lectures with other courses :P
    Ah glad you're loving it can't wait to start! Yeah That should be ok its a chance to meet people from the other courses i guess! How many hours roughly do you have of lectures/labs a week?


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    (Original post by SophieAlayna)
    Yeahh I went to the open day and the lecturers seemed laid back and friendly and the students seemed really nice which is good
    I'm on a gap year so I have an unconditional offer so I'm definitely going there now can't wait to start


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    Yeah I'm very happy having it as my insurance, it's nice to have my heart at rest about my insurance at least Really excited for university Exciting that you know exactly where you're going which is awesome Hope you've enjoyed your gap year
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    (Original post by Mollymod)
    Yeah I'm very happy having it as my insurance, it's nice to have my heart at rest about my insurance at least Really excited for university Exciting that you know exactly where you're going which is awesome Hope you've enjoyed your gap year
    Yeah it's good means I can just relax now till September where's your first choice? Yeahh I have thanks good luck with rest of your exams!


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    (Original post by SophieAlayna)
    Yeah it's good means I can just relax now till September where's your first choice? Yeahh I have thanks good luck with rest of your exams!


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    Essex because they focus on their year abroad, and because they have a module in organic chemistry which I love, but otherwise Portsmouth was a really close second!
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    Ahright yeah that sounds good well it's good that you like both choices


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    (Original post by SophieAlayna)
    Ah glad you're loving it can't wait to start! Yeah That should be ok its a chance to meet people from the other courses i guess! How many hours roughly do you have of lectures/labs a week?


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    Yeah it is, but in second and third year you specialise so the groups aren't as big. The first term there's quite a lot of lectures and labs, the timetable isn't the same for every week which I think is good because we do more work at the beginning and then the hours decrease significantly unlike other courses who have a set timetable for the whole year. Looking at my timetable for the first term around 15 hours, more if you attend the graduate skills unit lectures which I never turned up to since I didn't need to. You have a unit which is all lab(10 practicals). We did 2 practicals one day a week every 2 weeks. Second term definitely has less hours than first term! 3rd term, well I'll be starting that soon but I think it's just revision. hope that answered your questions
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    (Original post by nicsxox)
    Yeah it is, but in second and third year you specialise so the groups aren't as big. The first term there's quite a lot of lectures and labs, the timetable isn't the same for every week which I think is good because we do more work at the beginning and then the hours decrease significantly unlike other courses who have a set timetable for the whole year. Looking at my timetable for the first term around 15 hours, more if you attend the graduate skills unit lectures which I never turned up to since I didn't need to. You have a unit which is all lab(10 practicals). We did 2 practicals one day a week every 2 weeks. Second term definitely has less hours than first term! 3rd term, well I'll be starting that soon but I think it's just revision. hope that answered your questions
    Ah that sounds like a good balance! Thanks alot for the info really excited to start now!


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    I'm doing marine biology at Portsmouth this September
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    Biochemistry at Portsmouth is my insurance option; my firm is Biomed at Portsmouth. XDD Regardless I'll be at this uni, providing all my exams go well! It's nice to meet people from similar courses.
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    (Original post by jessica1995)
    I'm doing marine biology at Portsmouth this September
    Hey! Awesome we'll be in some of the same lectures then! have you applied for halls?
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    (Original post by Makaveli Arcaydea)
    Biochemistry at Portsmouth is my insurance option; my firm is Biomed at Portsmouth. XDD Regardless I'll be at this uni, providing all my exams go well! It's nice to meet people from similar courses.
    Awesome I have an unconditional offer so I'm definitely going to Portsmouth too! good luck with your exams!
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    (Original post by SophieAlayna)
    Hey! Awesome we'll be in some of the same lectures then! have you applied for halls?

    I haven't applied for halls yet because there was some problems with my uni choices, I had to change Portsmouth to my firm and plymouth to my insurance. But I will get an accommodation pack soon, which halls have you applied to?
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    (Original post by nicsxox)
    Yeah it is, but in second and third year you specialise so the groups aren't as big. The first term there's quite a lot of lectures and labs, the timetable isn't the same for every week which I think is good because we do more work at the beginning and then the hours decrease significantly unlike other courses who have a set timetable for the whole year. Looking at my timetable for the first term around 15 hours, more if you attend the graduate skills unit lectures which I never turned up to since I didn't need to. You have a unit which is all lab(10 practicals). We did 2 practicals one day a week every 2 weeks. Second term definitely has less hours than first term! 3rd term, well I'll be starting that soon but I think it's just revision. hope that answered your questions
    Good thing about Experimental Biology was that we were all in a group so all the Biochemists got to know one another along with the Perspectives unit.

    I really enjoyed my first year with the workload decreasing throughout the year.
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    (Original post by NorwichtoBristol)
    Good thing about Experimental Biology was that we were all in a group so all the Biochemists got to know one another along with the Perspectives unit.

    I really enjoyed my first year with the workload decreasing throughout the year.
    That's true, though I found Experimental Biology quite boring in terms of practicals. Wonder if I've seen you around in lectures/labs before :P
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    (Original post by jessica1995)
    I haven't applied for halls yet because there was some problems with my uni choices, I had to change Portsmouth to my firm and plymouth to my insurance. But I will get an accommodation pack soon, which halls have you applied to?
    Ahhright where you thinking of applying? Yeahh I applied for guildhall campus ensuite room as my first choice, but they don't let you choose which specific building you want to be in only the campus which is annoying!! But I'm hoping to get into James Watson
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    I haven't really looked at the places available but I will tell you when I get my accommodation pack through. I'd kind of like an en suite room though

    (Original post by SophieAlayna)
    Ahhright where you thinking of applying? Yeahh I applied for guildhall campus ensuite room as my first choice, but they don't let you choose which specific building you want to be in only the campus which is annoying!! But I'm hoping to get into James Watson
 
 
 
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