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    My careers advisor at college today told me that the likelihood of getting into midwifery was slim so I shouldn't have applied. I feel distressed!

    Also how many applicants per place at Birmingham City university and Coventry as they are my main two.
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    do it anyway

    i know someone who applied for a uni wanting AAB with predicted grades of BBC with less than Cs at AS and they got an offer

    teachers told them to apply for foundation courses

    just go for it- got nothing to lose
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    do it anyway

    i know someone who applied for a uni wanting AAB with predicted grades of BBC with less than Cs at AS and they got an offer

    teachers told them to apply for foundation courses

    just go for it- got nothing to lose
    Was this for midwifery? That's amazing!
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    Was this for midwifery? That's amazing!
    no no no haha it was for motorsports engineering at Brunel
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    (Original post by TheHopefulMedic)
    My careers advisor at college today told me that the likelihood of getting into midwifery was slim so I shouldn't have applied. I feel distressed!

    Also how many applicants per place at Birmingham City university and Coventry as they are my main two.
    Career 'advisors' are ridiculous.Mine told me something ridiculous, I can't remember what she said.But it was something along the lines of, why are you doing A-levels?

    Oddly enough I met her again at my new school whist doing my A-levels and she started telling me how her son was apparently failing his A-levels and had no direction as to where he was going.

    Lol the irony...

    I suggest you don't listen to what she says. You have applied now, there is nothing you can do but sit back, relax and watch the offers roll in
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    (Original post by TheHopefulMedic)
    My careers advisor at college today told me that the likelihood of getting into midwifery was slim so I shouldn't have applied. I feel distressed!

    Also how many applicants per place at Birmingham City university and Coventry as they are my main two.
    Yes midwifery is incredibly competitive but ifs its your calling in life per say then whats the harm in going for it

    The way courses are funded means that the amount of places can vary a little year on year but on average most nursing or midwifery courses have at least 10 applicants per place so i ve read.
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    (Original post by TheHopefulMedic)
    My careers advisor at college today told me that the likelihood of getting into midwifery was slim so I shouldn't have applied. I feel distressed!

    Also how many applicants per place at Birmingham City university and Coventry as they are my main two.
    Midwifery is exceptionally competitive, BCU for 2012 entry had 1500 applicants for 68 places, they interviewed 300. If I remember correctly Coventry had about 600 applications for roughly 30 places. I know that since 2012 it has only got more competitive at BCU, I assume the same can be said for other universities. Go to open days to get up to date statistics.

    You need the minimum academic requirements plus work experience and an excellent personal statement as I believe most unis put a lot of weight on personal statements and with how competitive it is you need to stand out.

    Good luck with you application
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    (Original post by TheHopefulMedic)
    My careers advisor at college today told me that the likelihood of getting into midwifery was slim so I shouldn't have applied. I feel distressed!

    Also how many applicants per place at Birmingham City university and Coventry as they are my main two.
    why listen to some old hag, do what you want to do, don't give a damn what others say. I remember my music teacher laughing at me when I said I wanted to do Grade 8 Guitar. I worked hard and passed it in year 7.
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    Don't give up! Just keep working and focussing on what your personal goal are - rather than what someone (who I assume has the dull job of destroying peoples aspirations tell you). I believe in you. Prove it to yourself! Good luck!
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    (Original post by TheHopefulMedic)
    My careers advisor at college today told me that the likelihood of getting into midwifery was slim so I shouldn't have applied. I feel distressed!

    Also how many applicants per place at Birmingham City university and Coventry as they are my main two.
    Literally happened during my access course to MH & Midwifery. Obvs I am male, and solely the male in the class, I was aiming to do MH. But most of my class wanted to do Midwifery and first day, first lesson, they already begin talking frankly about why Midwifery is a very competitive course, that university only takes about 25-30, basically, killing their dreams before it even begins, just like the stars we see, for all we know they be dead already. But some came out and got offers to do Midwifery, you just got to keep going. You have chosen a hard road, it will be worth it when you come out of the top.
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    It is competitive but that shouldn't be a reason just not to do it.
    My friend applied for midwifery and kings ended up offering her adult, which she loves. So there's always chances.

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    Just go for it anyway, I find career advisors useless anyway.
 
 
 
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