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    I need volunteering and/or work experience for my ucas application since I want to apply for medicine, I have been successful in my application for volunteering at Kings and I’m really happy, but the process is quite long, it will take a couple of months and it requires me to miss around 8 whole days of school due to some training I need to do in order to start.
    My attendance isn’t too bad, around 90%, but I also don’t want to miss too many days of school because I know I’ll get behind on work and miss important things like core practicals, but obviously I worked very hard to be accepted for the volunteering, I had to complete a long application form and attend a recruitment event which was quite scary, and I had to complete a DBS check so I don’t want to throw away the opportunity, also because I NEED it!
    This is too stressful 🤦🏻*♀️
    I also have the fear of my school not authorising the absences, and in the past I also had some issues with my chemistry teacher because I missed some lessons (I was ill) and I’m worried if I miss more lessons, she will tell me off AGAIN, even though all my absences are authorised.
    This is so long 😂
    But, clearly the OBVIOUS thing to do is to carry on and do the volunteering, because at the end of the day, I require this experience.
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    (Original post by annavitoria)
    I need volunteering and/or work experience for my ucas application since I want to apply for medicine, I have been successful in my application for volunteering at Kings and I’m really happy, but the process is quite long, it will take a couple of months and it requires me to miss around 8 whole days of school due to some training I need to do in order to start.
    My attendance isn’t too bad, around 90%, but I also don’t want to miss too many days of school because I know I’ll get behind on work and miss important things like core practicals, but obviously I worked very hard to be accepted for the volunteering, I had to complete a long application form and attend a recruitment event which was quite scary, and I had to complete a DBS check so I don’t want to throw away the opportunity, also because I NEED it!
    This is too stressful 🤦🏻*♀️
    I also have the fear of my school not authorising the absences, and in the past I also had some issues with my chemistry teacher because I missed some lessons (I was ill) and I’m worried if I miss more lessons, she will tell me off AGAIN, even though all my absences are authorised.
    This is so long 😂
    But, clearly the OBVIOUS thing to do is to carry on and do the volunteering, because at the end of the day, I require this experience.
    Lol you just answered your own fudging question lol
    But you should sort this out with your school and inform them about this. And 90% is actually low lol. Your only allowed 95% or above. Again volunteering is called volunteering for a reason. Its were you give your "FREE TIME" not school time, to go an carry out extra work which will benefit a community. So you giving up school time to do your "volunteering" isnt called volunteering. its you being lazy and not bothering to show up to school - which is more important. If you dont get the grades the med school wont give a crap about the amount of experiences you have under your belt and also low attendance will be used against you when they shortlist applicants. As attendance is used in university applications. Hope you understand the consequences of this.
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    Have you thought about doing it at the weekends, during the school holiday so or after school?
 
 
 

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