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    (Original post by AmeliaLost)
    Ahh. Yeah I think they used to be sort of useful, not anymore though. Maths is alright - I'm taking further maths as part of my Access :3 Give me a shout if you need a hand at all
    Thank you. I think if I pass it would be the achievement of a lifetime! Just bit worried about it stopping me from going on to uni.
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    I did an access course in 2015-16 and it's the best thing I ever did! Did access to health professions and am now about to start my second year studying speech and language therapy at Sheffield university.

    If anyone has any questions about access feel free to ask! I'm sure you won't regret it.
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    [QUOTE=AmeliaLost;72492194]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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    Hi! 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.
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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




    Humanities Students
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    BritishBookworm (Humanities)
    Ellisha2101(Education)
    EveeyBean (Social Studies)
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    Hi! 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.
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    Hello
    I have just completed an access course in science, it was predominantly biology and chemistry, but physics, maths and a study skill module were thrown in too! I did this along side a maths GCSE.

    It was a great experience, some times very challenging and overwhelming though. At one point we had 2 assignments, 1 exam and 1 presentation all in for the same week!! Plus some poor people had assignment re-submissions on top of that lol.

    Around half the original class dropped out in total, the main reason being that they did not feel they could keep up or no confidence in themselves. For some people who have been out of education a long time or have never been particularly academic, maybe an introduction to access or making sure you have maths, English, science GCSE to begin with is a good idea. The "survivors" however, mostly came out with distinction grade work.

    The most important thing is to work as a team with people in the class, start a group chat and support each other. I don't think i would have made it without the support of the group.
    I have already been to university before (left in the 3rd year), but i actually feel like this course was more intense and has prepared me much better second time around!

    Good luck everyone, you can do it!!
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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?
    I've got an open day booked at Sheffield and Manchester.
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    Hello
    I have just completed an access course in science, it was predominantly biology and chemistry, but physics, maths and a study skill module were thrown in too! I did this along side a maths GCSE
    Awesome! It's always good reading other peoples experience. Where are you off to now?
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    Hey y'all

    Name: Jazz
    Access Pathway: Humanities (History, English Lit., Law)
    Hoping to study: Politics along with either Thai or Japanese

    My enrolment day is next week, I'm excited but also really nervous that I'm going to be there youngest there at 19 :ashamed2:
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    Name: Laura
    Pathway: social work
    Hoping to study: social work then specialise in children or maybe something else...not to sure.

    Great thread by the way will be good to see how other people get on. I'm really nervous about starting at my enrolment they gave me a couple of tasks to do for the first day! Eeek has anyone else had this???
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    (Original post by Heather303)
    I have just started Access to HE Social Work through Learn direct. Just completed Unit 1!😊Hoping to work in Child Protection
    Hi, how are you finding it so far??? I start the access in social work in September. I'm really nervous but also excited. Like you I'm also thinking of child protection or adoption and fostering. It would be great to find out how you are getting on?
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    (Original post by jjigsaw)
    ... I'm excited but also really nervous that I'm going to be there youngest there at 19 :ashamed2:
    You probably won't be the only 19 year old. Most Access students are in their twenties, so even if you are the youngest, you won't stand out. People don't pay much attention to age on Access courses anyway.
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    (Original post by LNA14)
    Hi, how are you finding it so far??? I start the access in social work in September. I'm really nervous but also excited. Like you I'm also thinking of child protection or adoption and fostering. It would be great to find out how you are getting on?
    Laura
    I'm doing access to social sciences, I want be a social worker too. I'm keeping an open mind on what area/team I want to specialise in.
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    oh cool, do you start in september? I just want to start now
    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    I'm doing access to social sciences, I want be a social worker too. I'm keeping an open mind on what area/team I want to specialise in.
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    I had my induction this week and just want to get started now. It's a relief to finallly have the timetable and know what subjects we will be studying, in the first half of the year anyway. I am really pleased as we will be doing History and Philosophy; which is what I want to study at uni.

    The waiting is killing me though
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    (Original post by LNA14)
    oh cool, do you start in september? I just want to start now
    Yes I have my first day on the 6th, really excited. Have you started your personal statement? I've been brainstorming a few points I want to include
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    I had my induction this week and just want to get started now. It's a relief to finallly have the timetable and know what subjects we will be studying, in the first half of the year anyway. I am really pleased as we will be doing History and Philosophy; which is what I want to study at uni.

    The waiting is killing me though
    Oh how exciting! Is there many people on your course?

    Also, I love your username!
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    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    Oh how exciting! Is there many people on your course?

    Also, I love your username!
    Thanks, it's a Stephen King book I hate trying to think of user names lol.

    There were about 23 people at the induction (I think only 1 missing when he went through the names).

    I haven't started my personal statament yet. Our tutor said if we wanted to start preparing for the course we should aim to read 1 broadsheet newspaper opinion article a day, the way they are written is a good style to emulate for writing essays, he also gave each of us the 'Palgrave Study Skills The Student's Guide to Writing' to help us.

    Is there many people on your course?
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    Thanks, it's a Stephen King book I hate trying to think of user names lol.

    There were about 23 people at the induction (I think only 1 missing when he went through the names).

    I haven't started my personal statament yet. Our tutor said if we wanted to start preparing for the course we should aim to read 1 broadsheet newspaper opinion article a day, the way they are written is a good style to emulate for writing essays, he also gave each of us the 'Palgrave Study Skills The Student's Guide to Writing' to help us.

    Is there many people on your course?
    Yes, I quite like Stephen King but I haven't read Rose Madder yet..will have to at some point.

    I haven't started my course yet so I'm not sure on exact numbers but when I interviewed I was with 2 other people who were going onto the social science pathway.

    Without trying to sound extremely thick what do you mean by "broadsheet newspaper opinion article"? X
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    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    Yes, I quite like Stephen King but I haven't read Rose Madder yet..will have to at some point.

    It's a good book, has been years since I read it though, currently making my way through The Dark Tower novels.

    I haven't started my course yet so I'm not sure on exact numbers but when I interviewed I was with 2 other people who were going onto the social science pathway.

    Without trying to sound extremely thick what do you mean by "broadsheet newspaper opinion article"? X
    LOL, I didn't realise what 'broadsheet' newspaper was either, tutor suggested The Hearald or The Guardian. Normal news articles are where a story is reported with the facts and an unbiased view, opinion articles are where someone is writing about their opinion of the news story (or of anything currently trending).

    If you google 'guardian opinion article' you can see the most recent and read them free.
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    (Original post by rosemadder)
    LOL, I didn't realise what 'broadsheet' newspaper was either, tutor suggested The Hearald or The Guardian. Normal news articles are where a story is reported with the facts and an unbiased view, opinion articles are where someone is writing about their opinion of the news story (or of anything currently trending).

    If you google 'guardian opinion article' you can see the most recent and read them free.
    Oh right, that's one way to overcomplicate something simple. I will have a look! Thanks for explaining it too me
 
 
 
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