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    Welcome distinguished future Dietitians!

    This is the thread where you can discuss the progress of the application process, and ask any questions regarding application to Dietetics programmes, or the programme content.

    Below is some potentially useful information that may help you

    Universities offering programmes with dietetic registration eligibility are displayed in yellow, ones not yellow offer food science/nutrition courses but do not offer a course leading to eligibility for registration as a dietitian.

    Below is the latest table for food science departments across the country. The University of Surrey is currently seen as the best in the UK by many observers, though this is personal to some extent, as the top 3 are roughly equivalent, with typical entry requirements displayed as ABB, but be aware that offers at AAB can, and have been made.. Similar to the requirements of the runner ups: KCL, Nottingham and Coventry.

    More mediocre Universities that offer the course include Hertfordshire, Plymouth, and Chester.

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    For a full list of accredited courses search dietetics on WhatUni . c o m

    What is a Dietitian?

    A dietitian is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are the only healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems. For example, safely regulating the diet of a patient with Crohn's disease is out of physician's scope of expertise, thus a dietitian must be called to permit any changes based upon their knowledge of nutritional biochemistry. Dietitians work in a variety of settings from clinical to community.

    Any questions, or are you also in year 12 and are an aspiring Dietitian? POST BELOW!

    - Where are you thinking of applying?
    - Share your open day experiences
    - share your predicted grades

    I'm continuously online and editing, so do not worry, this is not a dead thread.
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    Heya

    I'm in year 12 and I am an aspiring dietitian too! Wanted to be for ages, cheers for making this thread, it's going to be really helpful, especially seeing as I don't know anyone who want's to be a dietitian! 😂

    I know I definitely going to apply to Surrey as my top, Nottingham, Coventry, maybe Chester, and not sure about the other.

    As far as work experience goes I went to a dietetic workshop a few weeks ago which was really good but apart from that it is so difficult to get!
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    Year 12 student here wanting to become a dietitian, or at least a food science or nutrition related occupation. I definitely want to apply for Surrey, Kings College London. However, I've had no work experience/shadowing yet and don't know how to gain any.
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    (Original post by alevelchemistry)
    Heya

    I'm in year 12 and I am an aspiring dietitian too! Wanted to be for ages, cheers for making this thread, it's going to be really helpful, especially seeing as I don't know anyone who want's to be a dietitian! 😂

    I know I definitely going to apply to Surrey as my top, Nottingham, Coventry, maybe Chester, and not sure about the other.

    As far as work experience goes I went to a dietetic workshop a few weeks ago which was really good but apart from that it is so difficult to get!
    Hello!

    I don't know any other prospective dietitians either so snap 😂

    And yes I can certainly vouch for you as far as work experience goes. I am really struggling to find something useful, though I have attended taster days and the like so that should be enough 😊

    How are your studies going?
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    (Original post by GCSE 2k16)
    Year 12 student here wanting to become a dietitian, or at least a food science or nutrition related occupation. I definitely want to apply for Surrey, Kings College London. However, I've had no work experience/shadowing yet and don't know how to gain any.
    Surrey and KCL are two excellent but VERY different Universities so I would be careful in making your choice. What matters to you personally?

    If you know you want to work within food, then consider which aspect you prefer. Nutrition degrees focus more on the human biology and biochemistry, whereas food science degrees study the food itself. Dietetics on the other hand is a specialist nutrition degree, focusing on the clinical application of nutritional biochemistry.

    Don't worry too much about work experience. If you decide to apply for dietetics then try and get some work in a care home or pharmacy, if you opt for food science then try and get some food industry experience.

    I hope this helps 😊 good luck
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    Hi all!

    I also aspire to be a dietitian someday. I would like to apply to Surrey, Plymouth, Coventry, Chester and maybe Nottingham but these choices may change after I go to some open days hopefully next year. I'm currently studying biology, chemistry and geography A levels which I think will be okay as long as I have at least one science. I'm currently predicted AAA which I hope won't change for year 13 and will be okay.

    Does anyone know when open days for 2018 entries start? I'm super nervous about the requirements for work experience or taster days for the course as I have not been able to do anything because no one offers that type of thing near where I live.

    Hope you're all having a good day!
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    (Original post by KPrice)
    Hi all!

    I also aspire to be a dietitian someday. I would like to apply to Surrey, Plymouth, Coventry, Chester and maybe Nottingham but these choices may change after I go to some open days hopefully next year. I'm currently studying biology, chemistry and geography A levels which I think will be okay as long as I have at least one science. I'm currently predicted AAA which I hope won't change for year 13 and will be okay.

    Does anyone know when open days for 2018 entries start? I'm super nervous about the requirements for work experience or taster days for the course as I have not been able to do anything because no one offers that type of thing near where I live.

    Hope you're all having a good day!
    Hello! Snap with the A level subjects!

    Open days geared towards our year of entry usually begin around March next year but most universities have not released official dates yet.

    Don't worry too much about work experience. You still have alot of time and the Universities appreciate the difficulty of accessing such experience. As long as you clearly convey that you know what dietetics really is then you will be fine 😊.
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    (Original post by AlevelBiologist)
    Hello!

    I don't know any other prospective dietitians either so snap 😂

    And yes I can certainly vouch for you as far as work experience goes. I am really struggling to find something useful, though I have attended taster days and the like so that should be enough 😊

    How are your studies going?

    They're going great thank you! Love biology and chemistry, history I'm struggling with but at least I don't need to prioritise that for dietetics. I'm doing EPQ as well which I'm loving, and it's definitely going to help me with uni applications. How about you?
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    (Original post by alevelchemistry)
    They're going great thank you! Love biology and chemistry, history I'm struggling with but at least I don't need to prioritise that for dietetics. I'm doing EPQ as well which I'm loving, and it's definitely going to help me with uni applications. How about you?
    The same I guess, loving bio and chemistry, really not enjoying geography at all. Struggling with the human aspect alot. What are you doing your extended project on?
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    (Original post by AlevelBiologist)
    The same I guess, loving bio and chemistry, really not enjoying geography at all. Struggling with the human aspect alot. What are you doing your extended project on?
    We're quite similar then, i was going to take geography and then last minute switched to history, i don't think i'd enjoy geography now, even thought it was my favourite subject at GCSE.
    My epq question is "How far do the positive effects of caffeine outweigh the negative effects on human physiology". I do a lot of reaserch about the molecular science of caffeine and how it works, then i'm focusing my research oon the effects on the brain, the physical function and on the neuroendocrine immune system. At the moment i'm finding the discussion tricky so need to see how it goes.
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    (Original post by alevelchemistry)
    We're quite similar then, i was going to take geography and then last minute switched to history, i don't think i'd enjoy geography now, even thought it was my favourite subject at GCSE.
    My epq question is "How far do the positive effects of caffeine outweigh the negative effects on human physiology". I do a lot of reaserch about the molecular science of caffeine and how it works, then i'm focusing my research oon the effects on the brain, the physical function and on the neuroendocrine immune system. At the moment i'm finding the discussion tricky so need to see how it goes.
    Sounds great!

    Mine is 'To what extent do human development indices impact the socioeconomic distribution of diet related disease prevalance'
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    (Original post by AlevelBiologist)
    Sounds great!

    Mine is 'To what extent do human development indices impact the socioeconomic distribution of diet related disease prevalance'
    Wow! That sounds so impressive!! Uni's will look at that fondly! What part of the epq are you completing at the moment?
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    (Original post by alevelchemistry)
    Wow! That sounds so impressive!! Uni's will look at that fondly! What part of the epq are you completing at the moment?
    Thanks and we don't officially start ours until year 13
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    (Original post by AlevelBiologist)
    Thanks and we don't officially start ours until year 13
    Oh really? Well i hope it goes well when you do start! x
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    (Original post by alevelchemistry)
    Oh really? Well i hope it goes well when you do start! x
    Thanks 😊
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    (Original post by AlevelBiologist)
    Hello! Snap with the A level subjects!

    Open days geared towards our year of entry usually begin around March next year but most universities have not released official dates yet.

    Don't worry too much about work experience. You still have alot of time and the Universities appreciate the difficulty of accessing such experience. As long as you clearly convey that you know what dietetics really is then you will be fine 😊.
    Okay, thanks for replying 😊. I was wondering the other day. Does anyone know how truly competitive dietetics is? I've tried looking into it but I haven't found anything.

    Any ideas?
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    (Original post by KPrice)
    Okay, thanks for replying 😊. I was wondering the other day. Does anyone know how truly competitive dietetics is? I've tried looking into it but I haven't found anything.

    Any ideas?
    Hello again.

    It depends on the university - some have 9 applicants for every available place, whereas others are less in demand. However, due to the lack of funding students of dietetics will receive, it is very likely that all of the courses will be less competitive than this year. I hope that helps,
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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the information at the top it's really helpful!

    I'm a y13 student and have recently applied through UCAS for these 5 univesrsities: Surrey, Coventry, Chester, Leeds Beckett and Nottingham.

    I have an interview for Surrey and am currently trying to prepare for it.

    I joined this forum so I could discuss things like the role of a dietitian, why it's important and just general knowledge about the field.

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    I've been thinking about this, but I do a levels: biology, chemistry and design technology. Do you think DT A level will put me as a disadvantage or possibly not even being given an offer?
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    Hello... I'm currently preparing for an application to dietetics courses in 2018, but I'm not a year 12 student. I actually trained as a teacher originally. I don't have a science a level so will need to complete an access course in 2017 first
 
 
 
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