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    Hey everyone,

    I thought it might be nice to have a specific thread for people who are studying for Access to HE courses. The A-level students have one, so why can't we?

    I can update this post to include who's studying what, so we can connect to people on similar courses more easily too! Apparently the course can be quite tough, so let's support each other this coming academic year :grouphugs:

    Check out the Mature Students 2018 University Applicants thread to discuss university and the applications process.

    So, who's starting an Access course this September?

    Let me start...
    Name: Amelia
    Access Pathway: Science (bio, chem and maths)
    Hoping to study: Neuroscience




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    (Original post by BritishBookworm)
    Name: Ally Access Pathway: Humanities Degree Goal: Creative Writing with either English Lit or Religion
    (Original post by Phoenix85)
    Name: Viki Pathway: Humanities and Arts Goal: creative writing and English literature degree
    (Original post by Marmite10)
    I'm starting Access to HE in a couple of weeks, my college only offers the H&S pathway, but I'm cool with that. Aiming to study English Lit at degree level - progressing to teach it eventually. I've been out the game such a long time, thought I'd do an access course to get back in the game.
    (Original post by natalie1789)
    Name: Natalie Access Pathway: Humanities Hoping to study: History
    (Original post by jjigsaw)
    Name: Jazz Access Pathway: Humanities (History, English Lit., Law) Hoping to study: Politics along with either Thai or Japanese
    (Original post by wonderuss)
    I'm going to be doing a Humanities based Access course this September (hopefully if the interview goes well). I'm 18 years old... am I the youngest here?



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    (Original post by Ellisha2101)
    Name : Ellisha Pathway : Education Goal: Is to become a Primary school teacher
    (Original post by skhan99)
    I've applied for a teaching course in September,I'm only 18 😬
    (Original post by life before 40)
    HI all I'm 38 and about to start my access course in teaching in September! I'm a qualified TA but have decided to take the next step into primary teaching eeek!!
    (Original post by meli-b)
    Name: Melissa Access pathway: Education (Had to choose education rather than humanities so I could study four modules: higher maths, sociology, literary studies, ICT) Hoping to study: Liberal Arts



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    (Original post by EveeyBean)
    Name: Eve. Pathway: Access to Social Studies. Goal: Child Protection Social Work.
    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    Name: Siobhan Access pathway: Social Sciences Hoping to study: Social Work
    (Original post by Meltedmoments)
    Hi all. I've just registered for an access course in social care and social studies.
    (Original post by caercia)
    Name: Sarah Access Pathway: Social Science with LearnDirect Hoping to study: Psychology
    (Original post by rosemadder)
    Name: Rachel Access pathway: Social Sciences Hoping to study: Either History & Philosophy or History & Latin American Studies at Stirling or if I decide commuting is not too stressful and time consuming then History & Archaeology or Archaeology & Celtic Studies at Glasgow Uni.
    (Original post by LNA14)
    Name: Laura Pathway: social work Hoping to study: social work then specialise in children or maybe something else...not to sure.



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    (Original post by 321mark)
    Name: Mark Access pathway: Science - chem, biology and environmental sci Hoping to study: Enviro sci or conservation (narrowing down to a specific degree is my current job)
    (Original post by aggiem)
    I'm Emma and I'm studying science (mostly biology bit also physics and psychology). I am applying to study physiotherapy. I'm on a work placement just now and really enjoying it, just hope i actually get in to my choosen university!
    (Original post by SOA7)
    Name: Fatima Access pathway: Science (bio, chem&physics) And want to study Pharmacy.
    (Original post by JiggzUK)
    Name: Jiggz Access: Science (Bio, Chem, Physics) Study: BSc Optometry
    (Original post by LaurenLews)
    Name: Lauren Pathway: Medical Health Professions Goal: Study Diagnostic Radiography
    (Original post by misfitevan)
    I'm waiting to start an Access to nursing course, at the manchester college.
    (Original post by ameliacaitlin)
    Name: Amelia Access Pathway: Nursing and Health Hoping to study: Midwifery
    (Original post by misfitevan)
    Name: Evan Access Pathway: Nursing and Health Hoping to study: LD Nursing and Social Work
    (Original post by emmanoodle)
    Name: Emma Access Pathway: Health Hoping to study: Childrens Nursing
    (Original post by Miranda09)
    I'm starting the access to nursing and healthcare in September.
    (Original post by Abz7)
    Name. Abbey Pathway: access to animal management Goal: conservation and zoology work.

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    Name: Ally
    Access Pathway: Humanities
    Degree Goal: Creative Writing with either English Lit or Religion


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    Name - Sahil
    Pathway - English literature. Science
    Starting in September - Msc in Psychology (conversion)
    Goal - msc degree, than Philosophy
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    (Original post by BritishBookworm)
    Name: Ally
    Access Pathway: Humanities
    Degree Goal: Creative Writing with either English Lit or Religion
    Creative writing? That's awesome! Are you writing already, or do you want to go into publishing/editing or something?

    (Original post by Sahil Bhambri)
    Name - Sahil
    Pathway - English literature. Science
    Starting in September - Msc in Psychology (conversion)
    Goal - msc degree, than Philosophy
    I'm confused, are you on an access course at the moment then?
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    Name : Ellisha
    Pathway : Education
    Goal: Is to become a Primary school teacher

    I started my access course in April through Learndirect, finding it fine so far but the support from tutors in almost non exsistant.
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    (Original post by AmeliaLost)
    I'm confused, are you on an access course at the moment then?
    I have done my bachelors in English literature, now i'll pursue for Msc in psych (conversion) in September😅
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    (Original post by Sahil Bhambri)
    I have done my bachelors in English literature, now i'll pursue for Msc in psych (conversion) in September😅
    Ahh okay. I started this thread for people who are studying for Access to HE courses, which are pre-bachelors! Postgraduate Support and Postgraduate Applications might have similar threads for your level of study though
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    (Original post by AmeliaLost)
    Creative writing? That's awesome! Are you writing already, or do you want to go into publishing/editing or something?



    I'm confused, are you on an access course at the moment then?
    I am writing at the moment, one of my biggest dreams to be published but I'm taking two subjects so to help keep my options open.


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    (Original post by BritishBookworm)
    I am writing at the moment, one of my biggest dreams to be published but I'm taking two subjects so to help keep my options open.


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    That's smart, it's a good idea to keep your options open! Speaking of creative writing... I'm trying to debate whether I should take an OU history or creative writing module atm. :teehee: Decisions, decisions!
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    Name: Eve.
    Pathway: Access to Social Studies.
    Goal: Child Protection Social Work.

    I'm super excited!
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    That's smart, it's a good idea to keep your options open! Speaking of creative writing... I'm trying to debate whether I should take an OU history or creative writing module atm. :teehee: Decisions, decisions!
    Thank you! My aim was always to do a joint degree. That's a tricky decision, I love both subjects.


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    (Original post by AmeliaLost)
    Hey everyone,

    I thought it might be nice to have a specific thread for people who are studying for Access to HE courses. The A-level students have one, so why can't we?

    I can update this post to include who's studying what, so we can connect to people on similar courses more easily too! Apparently the course can be quite tough, so let's support each other this coming academic year :grouphugs:

    Check out the Mature Students 2018 University Applicants thread to discuss university and the applications process.

    So, who's starting an Access course this September?

    Let me start...
    Name: Amelia
    Access Pathway: Science (bio, chem and maths)
    Hoping to study: Neuroscience




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    Ooo neuroscience! Literally my favourite subject. Doing a Psychology degree at the moment, but hope to do a Masters in Translational Neuroscience after that! BioPsychology by Pinel is a really good book you might want to read in the summer before you start Neuroscience at University (If all goes well!). Core reading for my degree but i really loved it!
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    Name. Abbey
    Pathway: access to animal management
    Goal: conservation and zoology work.
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    I just completed an access course in Business. Honestly, it's been great fun. I loved the aspect of meeting a broad range of different people, getting to know them on a personal level and becoming good friends in the end. I would 100% recommend this course over A-levels and Btecs as it is only a one year course. And if your personal statement is top notch there is no reason why any uni (except oxford and Cambridge) would not offer you a place. I applied for Westminister, Royal Holloway, City University, Reading and Hearts. I firmed Reading (requirement: 30 Distinctions 15 merits) as my main choice and Westminister (requirement: 45 merits) as my insurance. Now that the course has finished, I know for a fact I could have done a littler better than I did. By the end of the course I achieved 15 distinctions and 30 merits which is short of the offer from Reading, but I'm hoping to contact the Uni and finding out if anything can be done. I probably won't be using this website a lot since I'm going abroad for the summer (up until the start of September) - however, if anyone has any questions feel free to pm me and I would be happy to spare a small period to help answer any questions. I remember looking on this forum last year and I feel that this course is becoming more and more common and there will s now a lot more information that is accessible. If you are doing the course, all the best. Remember to not waste your time and use your time effectively (unlike me lol).Ciao 👋
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    (Original post by Ellisha2101)
    Name : Ellisha
    Pathway : Education
    Goal: Is to become a Primary school teacher

    I started my access course in April through Learndirect, finding it fine so far but the support from tutors in almost non exsistant.
    I found that a few years ago and had little support. Decided to go to uni this time. X
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    Hey guys
    Nice idea on the post, it's interesting seeing a few people taking similar courses.

    Name: Mark
    Access pathway: Science - chem, biology and environmental sci
    Hoping to study: Enviro sci or conservation (narrowing down to a specific degree is my current job)

    The idea of returning to full time education and the rep for the workload involved seemed daunting at first... now I'm just really looking forward to getting stuck into the course!
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    Name: Siobhan
    Access pathway: Social Sciences
    Hoping to study: Social Work

    Super excited but also nervous, I really want to do well in my assignments. Has anyone booked any open days yet and will anyone be moving away from home as a mature student?
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    (Original post by siobhancait)
    Name: Siobhan
    Access pathway: Social Sciences
    Hoping to study: Social Work

    Super excited but also nervous, I really want to do well in my assignments. Has anyone booked any open days yet and will anyone be moving away from home as a mature student?
    Yess I feel the same. I've already been to all my open days! Bristol, KCL and Cardiff. If I don't get into one of those I guess I'll go to offer holder days for other unis . I'm moving out, but both Bristol and Cardiff are about an hour away by train so won't be far from my bf who I live with atm; London is more problematic! Where are you looking to study, and have you sorted out your open days? There's a mature student uni applications thread too ^^
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    (Original post by AmeliaLost)
    Yess I feel the same. I've already been to all my open days! Bristol, KCL and Cardiff. If I don't get into one of those I guess I'll go to offer holder days for other unis . I'm moving out, but both Bristol and Cardiff are about an hour away by train so won't be far from my bf who I live with atm; London is more problematic! Where are you looking to study, and have you sorted out your open days? There's a mature student uni applications thread too ^^
    Yes, I live in the southwest so have applied to open days at Plymouth, UWE Bristol and Southampton Solent so far, really like the idea of Solent as I could have the opportunity to study abroad for a year! Are you working along side your course?
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    (Original post by siobhancait)
    Yes, I live in the southwest so have applied to open days at Plymouth, UWE Bristol and Southampton Solent so far, really like the idea of Solent as I could have the opportunity to study abroad for a year! Are you working along side your course?
    Awesome!

    Not seriously, I'll probably get a little cafe job or something similar just to keep my toe in the "employed" bracket though! I'm in a bit of a luxurious position where I've saved up for the past couple of years whilst deciding whether it was really something I wanted to do, so I have a bit of a nest egg and no dependents :lol: How about you? Studying abroad would be very cool! I thought most unis offered that now; maybe it's different for your course though?
 
 
 
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