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    Did anyone firm bristol for neuroscience? (not insurance just firm) If so where are you planning to stay for accommodation and what are you most excited for?
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    Can't even remember where I applied now. Manor Hall, The Rackhay and Favell House (not sure on the last two).

    Most excited to meet lots of lovely new people.

    Least looking forward to being ostracised for being a mature student.
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    Awesome! Have you already done your a levels and have an unconditional offer? Being a mature student could fun as everyone is so intrigued by you and you've got a better understand of life than the rest of us, I reckon you'll fit in fine! What made you decide on neuroscience at Bristol?
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    (Original post by calooee)
    Awesome! Have you already done your a levels and have an unconditional offer? Being a mature student could fun as everyone is so intrigued by you and you've got a better understand of life than the rest of us, I reckon you'll fit in fine! What made you decide on neuroscience at Bristol?
    No, I'm coming to the end of an access course at the moment.
    Everyone being intrigued still seems like being a separate entity to the group. I suppose that's to be expected, I don't imagine I'll be going on (m)any nights out with my cohort or anything but it would be nice to be able to make some real friends. I will be on my own, after all.

    I picked Bristol because I liked the course the most out of the places I picked; there's a lot of interesting modules to pick from that'll keep me interested and allow me to develop my understanding of the subject.
    I chose neuroscience for its ability to begin to answer both philosophical and scientific answers; why we think the way we do, how our reality is determined and what changes when our brain is damaged etc. I also want to be able to help with dementia etc.

    What about you?
    What are you looking forward to? What A Levels are you doing? Why neuroscience? Why Bristol? Where have you applied to stay?
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    Just tagging some people who I think, maybe are coming to Bristol.
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    hey, i'm emma so i'm on my gap year and have an unconditional for bristol but haven't decided whether to accept (have 2 days left ). I haven't looked at accommodation yet but want to stay in self catered halls/flats. Not excited yet, just worried about decisions, but once that's over I'll be looking forward to moving out, making close friends, going on some decent nights out and studying interesting modules in a pretty city.
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    (Original post by TheThiefOfBagdad)
    No, I'm coming to the end of an access course at the moment.
    Everyone being intrigued still seems like being a separate entity to the group. I suppose that's to be expected, I don't imagine I'll be going on (m)any nights out with my cohort or anything but it would be nice to be able to make some real friends. I will be on my own, after all.
    You won't be alone, I'm gonna be in the same boat as you. Coming from an access course as a mature student too!
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    (Original post by Slokir)
    You won't be alone, I'm gonna be in the same boat as you. Coming from an access course as a mature student too!
    Wow, I feel so much better about things now!
    How old are you though, if you don't mind me asking?
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    25, so probably on the younger end of the scale as far as mature students go.
    Still, don't think i'll have a huge amount in common with the fresh faced school leavers.
    I met a fair few of the mature applicants at an open day a few months back and there were a pretty varied age range from early 20ties to late 30/early 40ies so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Bristol seems to be more accepting of access courses that a lot of Unis i've visited.
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    (Original post by Slokir)
    25, so probably on the younger end of the scale as far as mature students go.
    Still, don't think i'll have a huge amount in common with the fresh faced school leavers.
    I met a fair few of the mature applicants at an open day a few months back and there were a pretty varied age range from early 20ties to late 30/early 40ies so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Bristol seems to be more accepting of access courses that a lot of Unis i've visited.
    I'm not so worried generally, more specifically on our course. But even if you and I don't get on it's comforting to know there will be another older student in lectures etc.
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    I have firmed my unconditional neuroscience offer. Applied for Manor Hall, Unite, Waverley accomm. So exciting!
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    (Original post by petraaa)
    I have firmed my unconditional neuroscience offer. Applied for Manor Hall, Unite, Waverley accomm. So exciting!
    OMG how did you get an unconditional? Have you already got a levels?
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    (Original post by calooee)
    OMG how did you get an unconditional? Have you already got a levels?

    No, doing A levels now. I applied quite late via UCAS Extra because I didn't get into Medicine at Bristol. They gave me conditional for Neuroscience, I firmed and then they suddenly changed it to unconditional without saying anything.
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    I kind of want to do neuroscience but not to sure as to what Carter I can have after


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    (Original post by petraaa)
    No, doing A levels now. I applied quite late via UCAS Extra because I didn't get into Medicine at Bristol. They gave me conditional for Neuroscience, I firmed and then they suddenly changed it to unconditional without saying anything.
    What AS grades did you get?! I'm so jealous ahaha I firmed briz the minute I got an offer why don't they love me like that 🙄
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    (Original post by calooee)
    What AS grades did you get?! I'm so jealous ahaha I firmed briz the minute I got an offer why don't they love me like that 🙄
    I didn't tell them my AS grades. I was predicted A*AA for my A2s though.
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    (Original post by petraaa)
    I didn't tell them my AS grades. I was predicted A*AA for my A2s though.
    You have to put your AS grades on UCAS? How did you get away with that?
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    (Original post by petraaa)
    I didn't tell them my AS grades. I was predicted A*AA for my A2s though.
    What subjects did you do may I ask?
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    (Original post by Rajive)
    What subjects did you do may I ask?
    Maths, Biology, Chemistry, dropped Physics after AS
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    (Original post by calooee)
    You have to put your AS grades on UCAS? How did you get away with that?
    No, you don't. If you're going to retake some AS exams in upper sixth you don't put your AS grades. Well at least you don't have to.
 
 
 
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