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    Hi everyone,
    I'd like to ask what it's like for those students who are studying Pharmacy at Keele.
    Of course, it'll be a different experience for everyone but largely speaking, how do you find the professors/courses/social life? Also, in your opinion would you say it is multicultural?
    I.e. good number of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds?
    I am debating between a few options and would really appreciate your feedback.
    Thank you in advance!
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    (Original post by dmta22)
    Hi everyone,
    I'd like to ask what it's like for those students who are studying Pharmacy at Keele.
    Of course, it'll be a different experience for everyone but largely speaking, how do you find the professors/courses/social life? Also, in your opinion would you say it is multicultural?
    I.e. good number of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds?
    I am debating between a few options and would really appreciate your feedback.
    Thank you in advance!
    Hi

    Pharmacy at Keele is very good the lecturers are friendly and always willing to help If there's anything you don't understand from the lecture or about a certain assignment, in my experience, they will try their best to make it clearer for you over emails or in one to one meetings.

    The course overall is interesting and has covers a lot of different areas of pharmacy in the first year such as pharmacy practice, law and ethics, basic chemistry, cells, genetics, pharmacy calculations, the cardiovascular system, metabolism, hormones, kinetics, nervous system, lungs and more. You'll have dispensing classes, labs, discussion sessions, lectures, etc. throughout the year. The assignments and exams are tough but if you work hard and manage your time well you'll be fine

    At Keele we have a Pharmacy society that you can join they organise various social events throughout the year or you can socialise with your course mates after lectures or on the weekends. I've personally made many really good friends from my course and we have lunch together most days, have movie nights, pizza parties, etc.

    Yes, our course is definitely multicultural! We've got students from as far as Kenya, Canada, Brunei and as local as Stoke There's a good mix of international and home students and different ethnic backgrounds.

    Hope this helped If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask and I'll try my best to answer them.

    Samera
    Second year pharmacy student at Keele
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    Hi Samera,
    Thank you so much for your reply!
    I just wanted to ask if you knew anything of Kingston University's MPharm programme?
    I.e. maybe you have heard other students talking about it, general info?
    I received an acceptance to both and since I am no where from (or even near) the UK, I relied strictly on whatever I could find on the Internet.
    Thanks a ton for your help!
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    (Original post by dmta22)
    Hi Samera,
    Thank you so much for your reply!
    I just wanted to ask if you knew anything of Kingston University's MPharm programme?
    I.e. maybe you have heard other students talking about it, general info?
    I received an acceptance to both and since I am no where from (or even near) the UK, I relied strictly on whatever I could find on the Internet.
    Thanks a ton for your help!
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    No problem that's what I'm here for

    No unfortunately I don't know much about Kingston uni and I don't know anyone who goes there. Their website should have the info you're looking for though and perhaps if you look at league tables for pharmacy that might help you to decide

    There's a lot of support available for international students at Keele and my friends who are international students all love Keele

    Where are you from if you don't mind me asking?

    Samera
    Second year pharmacy student at Keele
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    I'm from Toronto, Canada.
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    (Original post by dmta22)
    I'm from Toronto, Canada.
    Cool I've always wanted to visit Canada it seems like an awesome place. Good luck with your decision I'm biased but I'd say come to Keele haha

    If you have any more questions about pharmacy at Keele or the uni in general I'd be happy to answer them.

    Samera
    Second year pharmacy student at Keele
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    It's a great place - but of course I'm biased
    I will definitely ask you if I have any more questions.
    Thanks a ton Samera for all your help - it's truly much appreciated!
    All the best to you, too in your programme!
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    (Original post by dmta22)
    It's a great place - but of course I'm biased
    I will definitely ask you if I have any more questions.
    Thanks a ton Samera for all your help - it's truly much appreciated!
    All the best to you, too in your programme!
    No problem Thank you
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    Hi

    Pharmacy at Keele is very good the lecturers are friendly and always willing to help If there's anything you don't understand from the lecture or about a certain assignment, in my experience, they will try their best to make it clearer for you over emails or in one to one meetings.

    The course overall is interesting and has covers a lot of different areas of pharmacy in the first year such as pharmacy practice, law and ethics, basic chemistry, cells, genetics, pharmacy calculations, the cardiovascular system, metabolism, hormones, kinetics, nervous system, lungs and more. You'll have dispensing classes, labs, discussion sessions, lectures, etc. throughout the year. The assignments and exams are tough but if you work hard and manage your time well you'll be fine

    At Keele we have a Pharmacy society that you can join they organise various social events throughout the year or you can socialise with your course mates after lectures or on the weekends. I've personally made many really good friends from my course and we have lunch together most days, have movie nights, pizza parties, etc.

    Yes, our course is definitely multicultural! We've got students from as far as Kenya, Canada, Brunei and as local as Stoke There's a good mix of international and home students and different ethnic backgrounds.

    Hope this helped If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask and I'll try my best to answer them.

    Samera
    Second year pharmacy student at Keele
    Samera i have applied to keele for pharmacy, could you please tell me more about the interview process and the tests involved. Thank you.
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    Samera i have applied to keele for pharmacy, could you please tell me more about the interview process and the tests involved. Thank you.
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    Sorry about the late reply I didn't receive a notification from the student room for some reason.

    That's great! You'll definitely love Keele and hopefully the course too

    There's honestly nothing to worry about when it comes to the interview day. As long as you can show your enthusiasm for pharmacy and the university that's really all you need to get through. They've probably changed it but from what I can remember from mine there was a mini test on basic maths. Nothing more difficult than GCSE level really. EDIT: There are no longer any tests on the interview day just a tour and an interview

    There was a small talk by one of the lecturers and a tour of the main pharmcy buidlings. I'd definitely recommend you answer any questions they ask your tour group and ask your own questions.

    The interview itself will be with one lecturer and one current student and is just a standard interview really. They'll ask you general questions like why you want to study pharmacy and why at Keele, etc. Just learn your personal statement and perhaps read up on how pharmacy at Keele is unique to show off your knowledge.

    Wear smart clothes and be polite. Most importantly be the best version of YOURSELF. Everyone who got offers will have the academic requirements that Keele is looking for. In this interview they're looking at how you are as a person and if you're likable and enthusiastic. Talk about what you've learnt from any experience you've done for example and just show them that you will be an asset to Keele and their reputation of having happy, helpful and friendly students.

    If you're nervous don't worry its completely normal I was so nervous about mine that I ended up talking about my cats in the interview 😂 you can't get worse than that haha.

    I hope this helped a little if you have any more questions about pharmacy or the uni in general don't hesitate to ask

    Samera
    Third year pharmacy student at Keele


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    I have an offer an Keele and I wanna go to it but I’m a bit scared it will be boring and not really multicultural
 
 
 
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