Biochemistry, Biomedical and Biological Science Applicants 2017 Entry

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    Hello,

    I've noticed that there is not a thread for this years entry, so I've decided to make one. This is a thread where current applicants can share their experiences and future plans plans? :thumbsup:

    Ice-breakers::party:
    To which courses are you applying?
    Which universities?
    Do you have any relevant extracurricular activities?
    Your grades?
    Enter your details and update as you get offers!

    As for me:
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    Universities applying to:
    Oxford(biological sciences)
    UCL (biochemistry)
    Have to decide for the other three

    Grades:
    GCSEs: 12 A*
    IB predicted 39/42

    Super curricular:
    Biology, Physics, geography school and national competitions
    International summer schools, Bioinformatics, Administrator of a site, UNEP best delegate

    I am an international applicant :mmm:

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    Finally I found a Biosci thread!!!

    GCSE: 1A* 8A's 2B's (at a failing school so works in my favour)
    AS: ABBB
    A2:A*AA

    Applying to:
    Oxford (Biological)-Rejection
    Queen Mary (Biomedical)-Offer AAB
    Uni of Manchester (Biomedical)-Offer AAA
    Warwick (Biomedical)-Offer ABB
    Queen's Belfast (Biomedical)-Offer AAB

    My main extra is my EPQ on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system and the effects it going have on the human genome too
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    Life sciences are the best :five: I'm going into my third year of Biological Sciences at Liverpool and I've loved every minute. Good luck guys

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    Hey guys! I'm a recent graduate of biological sciences at UEA if you have any questions
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    what kind of careers are available after studying biological science and what is the salary like?
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    (Original post by cxcoaj)
    what kind of careers are available after studying biological science and what is the salary like?
    Salary is dope. Honestly I have still not thought about greenz. I just want to study what I like and before I go to postgrad I'll think bout it,.
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    :banana2:I'M RACHEL!:banana2:


    To which courses are you applying?
    Genetics!
    Which universities?
    Swansea
    UEA
    Aberystwyth
    Chester
    Liverpool/Leicester/Nottingham (not sure which one)
    Do you have any relevant extracurricular activities?
    World Challenge expedition to Ecuador (trekked through Andes saw some sick ass genetic diversity)
    2 weeks shadowing consultants/clinical scientists in King's virology dept.
    Your grades?
    GCSE: 4A* 3A 3B
    AS: B(geog) C(German) D(biology)
    Projected A2 probably ABC/ABB idk
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    :banana2:I'M RACHEL!:banana2:


    To which courses are you applying?
    Genetics!
    Which universities?
    Swansea
    UEA
    Aberystwyth
    Chester
    Liverpool/Leicester/Nottingham (not sure which one)
    Do you have any relevant extracurricular activities?
    World Challenge expedition to Ecuador (trekked through Andes saw some sick ass genetic diversity)
    2 weeks shadowing consultants/clinical scientists in King's virology dept.
    Your grades?
    GCSE: 4A* 3A 3B
    AS: B(geog) C(German) D(biology)
    Projected A2 probably ABC/ABB idk
    I just graduated from UEA in biological sciences if you have any questions
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    To which courses are you applying?
    Biological sciences, perhaps bioengineering or biotechnology. Hopefully with a year abroad.
    Which universities?
    Edinburgh, Sheffield, York, Liverpool, Glasgow
    Your grades?
    GCSEs: 10A* 3A
    AS: AAABBC
    A2: AAB
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Hey guys! I'm a recent graduate of biological sciences at UEA if you have any questions
    What was the course like? Are you getting a job now or moving onto something further? Is the salary for biological sciences good from what you've heard?
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    (Original post by conroid10)
    What was the course like? Are you getting a job now or moving onto something further? Is the salary for biological sciences good from what you've heard?
    I'm taking a year out to save to do a masters and build on my previous lab experience I've had. I would eventually like to pursue a PhD

    The course itself had core elements in first year inclusive of ecology, evolutionary biology, biochemistry, cell biology so it covers a whole range of areas. In the second and third year you have free choice of modules to choose from, in third year 2 modules are replaced by research skills or the research project module. Labs are a huge emphasis in first and second year- it is then module dependent in third year.*

    Direct from a BSc its hard to gauge as a lot of people don't stay within science, otherwise from postgraduate onwards salaries will increase with experience *
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    To which courses are you applying?
    Biological Sciences Msci! No specialised area, just generic.
    Which universities?
    Still working on this! I know I definitely want to apply to Birmingham as my main choice and then Aston. Trying to check which other universities would be good for this course at the moment.
    Do you have any relevant extracurricular activities?
    I take a lot of online courses (MOOCs) to broaden my knowledge, I can't get enough of them!
    Your grades?
    My GCSE results are 4 A*s, 5 A's and a B

    A level predicted grades: AAA (biology, psychology, English Lit/Lang) plus a Chemistry AS level at around grade B. (Was a big mess up with my Chemistry A Level)
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    And thought I'd say what my future hopes/aspirations are too! Well, my endgame for my career has always been in the biological sciences field but I keep alternating what exactly that is. First I wanted to do stem cell research, then pathology, then epidemiology, now oncology- so we will see!
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    Applying to:
    Leeds - Pharmacology (MBiol)
    Nottingham Trent - Pharmacology (MBiol)
    Liverpool - Biological Sciences (MBiolSci)
    Edinburgh - Pharmacology (BSc)
    UCLan - Physiology & Pharmacology (BSc)

    Grades
    GCSE - 3×A*, 6×A, 1×B
    AS - AAAB
    A2 (predictions) - A*AA

    Extra curricular
    Volunteering at a hospital for a week
    Duke of Edinburgh
    NCS: The Challenge
    Fit 4 Figures mentoring
    Fairtrade stall admin and running
    and a little bit of further reading

    But yeah if anyone has done a Pharmacology degree I would love to hear from you! Also are there any other Pharmacology applicants out there? I know there aren't many of us so let's get to know each other haha. I know that Leeds only accepted 24 people last year for their Pharmacology course so we're in the minority
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    (Original post by brocks)
    Courses applying to:
    Biomedical Sciences mainly but a few odd ones

    Unis:
    Surrey (Biomedicine Data Science)
    Birmingham (Biomedical Science)
    Reading (Biomedical Science)
    Warwick (Biomedical Science)
    Leeds (Medical Science)

    Grades?
    GCSE: 7A* 5A
    AS: AABB
    Predicted: AAA-AAB

    I have a question though: Reading isn't that high up in the league tables but I really like the course. Does anyone know if it is good or has any information on it? I don't really want to take a risk in accepting it as a firm if it isn't actually that good.

    And another one: the course at Surrey isn't accredited because this is the first year the course will begin and they don't get accredited until the first group have graduated. Is that an issue for me? And if the course gets accredited later on (after I graduated), can I still have the option to work in the NHS or not?

    Thanks
    Think if your degree is accredited whilst you're completing it then you will be fine but if you graduate and the course gets accredited after you have your degree then you won't have an accredited degree as you were too soon, but I'm not completely sure to be honest

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    Dear god! You guys are making me worry. Grades are so good.

    However want to apply to Surrey, Exeter, Chester, Kent and Durham all Biomedical science/medical sciences. Hopefully with year abroad or placement year.

    My GCSEs were 10 A's and My AS grades are BBBB (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English lit). I need at least ABB by next year.

    I've done lots of voluntary work, DoFE, 6months in NHS, one week in emergency surgery, care homes and in Chemistry labs. And lots of irrelevant hobbies. Will have to play this to advantage looking at the grades.

    Really interested in genetics and Neuroscience. And am curious as to future jobs after this degree if anyone knows??
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    (Original post by Natasha.Cole)
    Dear god! You guys are making me worry. Grades are so good.

    However want to apply to Surrey, Exeter, Chester, Kent and Durham all Biomedical science/medical sciences. Hopefully with year abroad or placement year.

    My GCSEs were 10 A's and My AS grades are BBBB (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English lit). I need at least ABB by next year.

    I've done lots of voluntary work, DoFE, 6months in NHS, one week in emergency surgery, care homes and in Chemistry labs. And lots of irrelevant hobbies. Will have to play this to advantage looking at the grades.

    Really interested in genetics and Neuroscience. And am curious as to future jobs after this degree if anyone knows??
    How did you get all of that lab experience in chemistry and emergency surgery? It's impossible to come by where I live! With experience like that you really have no need to worry about your grades! :shock:
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    (Original post by EmmaL.AM)
    How did you get all of that lab experience in chemistry and emergency surgery? It's impossible to come by where I live! With experience like that you really have no need to worry about your grades! :shock:
    Check the NHS website (of your local hospital), there are thousands of voluntary roles available that they don't really advertise. There are print off forms that you send in and they should give you a placement at your local hospital. I had ENT and Surgery. But cardiology and Respiratory are popular too. I'm probably lucky in the area I live too, although I can see we both live in the West Midlands.
    The Chemistry lab was easy, I just called up some companies after doing research online. My Sixth form helped with all this too. Good luck.
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Life sciences are the best :five: I'm going into my third year of Biological Sciences at Liverpool and I've loved every minute. Good luck guys

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    hiiiii

    i'm in year 13 and planning to apply to liverpool for biochem etc, just wondering did you have to do an interview to be offered a place?
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    (Original post by Natasha.Cole)
    Check the NHS website (of your local hospital), there are thousands of voluntary roles available that they don't really advertise. There are print off forms that you send in and they should give you a placement at your local hospital. I had ENT and Surgery. But cardiology and Respiratory are popular too. I'm probably lucky in the area I live too, although I can see we both live in the West Midlands.
    The Chemistry lab was easy, I just called up some companies after doing research online. My Sixth form helped with all this too. Good luck.
    No way? That's crazy! I tried to volunteer at my local hospital but the only voluntary work/work experience they had was out of the lab, because it said they don't do lab-based work experience. I'll definitely try to look a bit further afield then, now I know some hospitals do offer it! Thank you
 
 
 
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