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So I'm finishing university in two months (scary!) and I have been considering going into a degree in medicine. Now at the moment this is all just a vague idea about what I want to do with myself in the future.

The problem is I sufferer from a long term mental illness which has meant I have had to take lots of time out of university and ruined my second year marks. My attendance has also been about 20-30% so I'm really worried about getting a reference from the Uni to give to my next course provider.

As it's medicine I was going to do an access course at a college for a year before I appy from a Degree course.

If I did do that, could I just put whoever taught me at the college down as a referee instead of the university? Or any other ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Hey all

So I'm finishing university in two months (scary!) and I have been considering going into a degree in medicine. Now at the moment this is all just a vague idea about what I want to do with myself in the future.

The problem is I sufferer from a long term mental illness which has meant I have had to take lots of time out of university and ruined my second year marks. My attendance has also been about 20-30% so I'm really worried about getting a reference from the Uni to give to my next course provider.

As it's medicine I was going to do an access course at a college for a year before I appy from a Degree course.

If I did do that, could I just put whoever taught me at the college down as a referee instead of the university? Or any other ideas?

Thanks in advance
You nominate your own referee, don't worry!
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Hey all

So I'm finishing university in two months (scary!) and I have been considering going into a degree in medicine. Now at the moment this is all just a vague idea about what I want to do with myself in the future.

The problem is I sufferer from a long term mental illness which has meant I have had to take lots of time out of university and ruined my second year marks. My attendance has also been about 20-30% so I'm really worried about getting a reference from the Uni to give to my next course provider.

As it's medicine I was going to do an access course at a college for a year before I appy from a Degree course.

If I did do that, could I just put whoever taught me at the college down as a referee instead of the university? Or any other ideas?

Thanks in advance
Why are you doing an access course if you will have a degree?
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Why are you doing an access course if you will have a degree?
I havea degree in English Lit and Philosophy so it's not really applicable to sciences. I know I would need to get some A-level knowledge in Chemistry before I could consider doing the course anyway, so I think it'll be good prep.

And I don't think there is anyone at the uni I would nominate as my referee as I don't trust anyone to give me a good reference.
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I havea degree in English Lit and Philosophy so it's not really applicable to sciences. I know I would need to get some A-level knowledge in Chemistry before I could consider doing the course anyway, so I think it'll be good prep.

And I don't think there is anyone at the uni I would nominate as my referee as I don't trust anyone to give me a good reference.
Just fyi, I'm a classics graduate and I had 3 offers this year...you don't need to do an access course just because of your lack of sciences! Check out my post history and you'll see how I went about it this year.


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Just fyi, I'm a classics graduate and I had 3 offers this year...you don't need to do an access course just because of your lack of sciences! Check out my post history and you'll see how I went about it this year.


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I havea degree in English Lit and Philosophy so it's not really applicable to sciences. I know I would need to get some A-level knowledge in Chemistry before I could consider doing the course anyway, so I think it'll be good prep.

And I don't think there is anyone at the uni I would nominate as my referee as I don't trust anyone to give me a good reference.
Listen to Jenni. You don't need a science background for GEM. Plus I highly doubt you would qualify for an access course (they're designed for mature students who have been out of education) and universities would look at your degree anyway.
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