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    Anyone intending to apply to do Diagnostic Radiography at BCU for 2014 entry?

    I started at BCU Oct '12 studying nursing, however, I realised nursing wasn't for me and withdrew. During my time in nursing I became increasingly fascinated by radiography and had several opportunities to visit the radiology department whilst on placement and loved it. I've also seen the kinds of things radiography students do at BCU so I know for definite that I want to go back to BCU.

    I can't wait til we can start applying. I've already done my personal statement, and I'm not worried about the interview as I've been through it before. I know some questions will differ from nursing but having already done a uni interview I know I won't feel as nervous.

    If anyone has any questions about BCU feel free to ask.
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    Hi Jay! That's a shame that nursing didn't work out for you but at least it helped you realise where your true passion lies! Plus radiography is a much better career in my opinion hehe

    Have you looked into radiotherapy at all? You might find you prefer it since you originally wanted to do nursing, I did


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    Hiys I was just wondering if they will accccept sociology statistics and ict for yhe coruse. I also need help with the personal statement as I dont know what to write.

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    Anyone intending to apply to do Diagnostic Radiography at BCU for 2014 entry?

    I started at BCU Oct '12 studying nursing, however, I realised nursing wasn't for me and withdrew. During my time in nursing I became increasingly fascinated by radiography and had several opportunities to visit the radiology department whilst on placement and loved it. I've also seen the kinds of things radiography students do at BCU so I know for definite that I want to go back to BCU.

    I can't wait til we can start applying. I've already done my personal statement, and I'm not worried about the interview as I've been through it before. I know some questions will differ from nursing but having already done a uni interview I know I won't feel as nervous.

    If anyone has any questions about BCU feel free to ask.
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    (Original post by Bubble87)
    Hi Jay! That's a shame that nursing didn't work out for you but at least it helped you realise where your true passion lies! Plus radiography is a much better career in my opinion hehe

    Have you looked into radiotherapy at all? You might find you prefer it since you originally wanted to do nursing, I did
    Thanks Bubble. Definitely, I don't regret starting nursing at all as I learnt so much from it, and it really helped me discover a fascinating career (radiography) that I had very little knowledge of.

    I had looked into radiotherapy to see how it compared and to be honest I'm leaning towards radiography as there seems to be more opportunities to branch off into different specialisms and work with a range of imaging technology. I also have a passion for human anatomy so the thought of being able to go on and do stuff like image interpretation and reporting is a really exciting prospect.
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    Hiys I was just wondering if they will accccept sociology statistics and ict for yhe coruse. I also need help with the personal statement as I dont know what to write.
    I'm assuming you're referring to A-Levels? If so, I'm pretty sure an A-Level in at least one health related subject is required. I'm pretty sure sociology is accepted, however, I am not sure about sociology statistics. It would be best to contact your preferred university's admissions office and check with them.

    With regards to what to write on your personal statement; I created a guide on my blog for people who need help. Take a look, I hope it helps; Writing A Personal Statement
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    (Original post by MrJay)
    Anyone intending to apply to do Diagnostic Radiography at BCU for 2014 entry?

    I started at BCU Oct '12 studying nursing, however, I realised nursing wasn't for me and withdrew. During my time in nursing I became increasingly fascinated by radiography and had several opportunities to visit the radiology department whilst on placement and loved it. I've also seen the kinds of things radiography students do at BCU so I know for definite that I want to go back to BCU.

    I can't wait til we can start applying. I've already done my personal statement, and I'm not worried about the interview as I've been through it before. I know some questions will differ from nursing but having already done a uni interview I know I won't feel as nervous.

    If anyone has any questions about BCU feel free to ask.

    hey, hope your ok?
    I am currently doing nursing at bcu as aswell, and feel as if im in the wrong career as I am fascinated my radiography?
    I was wondering whether you gt into bcu for radiography
    and did you tell the uni when applying that you had originally did nursing?

    I would be grateful if you could help me? as I am really undeceive on what to do next

    thanks
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    hey, hope your ok?
    I am currently doing nursing at bcu as aswell, and feel as if im in the wrong career as I am fascinated my radiography?
    I was wondering whether you gt into bcu for radiography
    and did you tell the uni when applying that you had originally did nursing?

    I would be grateful if you could help me? as I am really undeceive on what to do next

    thanks
    I actually haven't reapplied yet, just when I was about to send my UCAS application I got told that the Access to Health Studies qualification I have is no longer accepted by BCU, and that they now look for qualifications that contain a physics module. So I am now about to start a distance learning access course which contains the module I need to apply for 2015 intake.

    When I do reapply, I do fully intend to tell them I did nursing before. They will most likely find out anyway so it's best to be honest, besides, you can really use your experinces as a student nurse to make yourself stand out in your PS. Plus, all those skills you learnt are transferable into a career in radiography.

    I know exactly how you feel. If you think nursing isn't for you, then follow your heart and make a decision. I always thought nursing was the career for me, but prior do doing it I never knew anything about radiography, it was only on placement when I got some experience in a radiology department that I started to get a deeper insight into it, and it fascinated me far more than nursing.

    Best of luck with your decision, let me know what you decide.
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    I've been accepted onto BCU DR 2014 with an access with only 1 physics module. Where did you hear they won't accept your qualification? X
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    I've been accepted onto BCU DR 2014 with an access with only 1 physics module. Where did you hear they won't accept your qualification? X
    I contacted admissions and they confirmed it. I did Access to Health which doesn't contain a physics module so they said I have to have a qualification that does.

    It's ok though, I'll apply again this year for 2015. In the meantime I'm going to be doing a distance learning access course that contains a physics module. I also have an interview coming up for an imaging department assistant role so that will be good experience if I get it.

    Best of luck at BCU. It's an amazing uni.
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    (Original post by MrJay)
    I contacted admissions and they confirmed it. I did Access to Health which doesn't contain a physics module so they said I have to have a qualification that does.

    It's ok though, I'll apply again this year for 2015. In the meantime I'm going to be doing a distance learning access course that contains a physics module. I also have an interview coming up for an imaging department assistant role so that will be good experience if I get it.

    Best of luck at BCU. It's an amazing uni.
    Thank you for your reply, I wanted to ask did you complete your first year of nurising and then drop out ? Or jut did a few months, everyone is telling me to complete my first year of nursing but I do not know what to do,

    Also I wanted to know what the job prospects are in the diagnostic radiography field, are people struggling to find jobs in this field or not ?
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    (Original post by somerah)
    Thank you for your reply, I wanted to ask did you complete your first year of nurising and then drop out ? Or jut did a few months, everyone is telling me to complete my first year of nursing but I do not know what to do,

    Also I wanted to know what the job prospects are in the diagnostic radiography field, are people struggling to find jobs in this field or not ?
    No, I withdrew from my nursing studies 5 months into my training. I didn't see there was much point carrying on after I had realised my heart wasn't in nursing. If you are 100% sure that nursing is not for you and you have a stronger fascination with radiography, then think about leaving. Why delay the inevitable? If on the other hand you are not 100% sure, maybe sticking it out a little longer would be a good thing as it may help you reach a final decision.

    In terms of job prospects in radiography, I have absolutely no idea and to be honest this doesn't phase me. Radiography is 100% the career for me and it's what I want to do most, I'll deal with finding a job towards the end of my training.

    Good luck
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    Hie Jay, I've got an interview for radiography at BCU soon and am absolutely terrified lol any advice or example of what to expect at all? would really appreciate it thankyouu
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    Hie Jay, I've got an interview for radiography at BCU soon and am absolutely terrified lol any advice or example of what to expect at all? would really appreciate it thankyouu
    Hi,

    Unfortunately, I haven't had an interview at BCU for radiography as I haven't applied yet. However, when I had my nursing interview at BCU I was also extremely terrified, I was very nervous and it showed in my interview. I stumbled and hesitated a lot and missed out some key things that I should have included in my answers, but in the end I still got a place. BCU are very understanding when it comes to nerves, so relax and don't let yourself feel as though you are being interigated. They are very friendly and are great at making you feel at ease.

    There's every chance they will expect you to know about the role of a radiographer, so make sure you you know exactly what the role entails as they'll most likely ask you what types of tasks a radiographer would carry out on a day to day basis, and also what qualities you think a radiographer must have. They may ask about your previous experiences and skills you've gained so be sure you read your personal statement again before hand so you can back up what you wrote. They may also possibly ask what you expect you'd be doing on placement too; so make sure you've done your homework in terms of what a student radiographer may do on placements.

    I hope this helps in some small way. Best of luck with your interview. Let me know how you get on
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    (Original post by MrJay)
    No, I withdrew from my nursing studies 5 months into my training. I didn't see there was much point carrying on after I had realised my heart wasn't in nursing. If you are 100% sure that nursing is not for you and you have a stronger fascination with radiography, then think about leaving. Why delay the inevitable? If on the other hand you are not 100% sure, maybe sticking it out a little longer would be a good thing as it may help you reach a final decision.

    In terms of job prospects in radiography, I have absolutely no idea and to be honest this doesn't phase me. Radiography is 100% the career for me and it's what I want to do most, I'll deal with finding a job towards the end of my training.

    Good luck

    Hi,
    I've made my decision to leave nursing ad finally pursue radiography,
    Also I just wanted to ask, as Nursing is NHS funded and im recieving the bursary but if I was to leave and begin to start radiography will NHS still fund me and will i still be entitled to the bursary again, I did email the NHS bursary, they had replied that general rule funding can only be received again if you will be studying in a completely different subject, however they told me to seek advice from the university?
 
 
 
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