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As it stands the course is not GOC accredited. Does this mean I could potentially do 1-3 years of the course only to be told it does not meet GOC requirements and so i'd have to do it all over again at another uni?
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From what I've researched recently, as optometry is a degree I'm considering too, an unaccredited optometry degree will essentially be a waste as most won't even consider you without the accreditation.
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From what I've researched recently, as optometry is a degree I'm considering too, an unaccredited optometry degree will essentially be a waste as most won't even consider you without the accreditation.
I actually checked on Bristols website and they have been granted provisional accreditation, which is the same as Portsmouth AND Hertfordshire surprisingly. So all 3 unis are essentially a bit of a gamble, GOC just hasnt added Bristol to their site yet, but on the Bristol uni site they say they have it, see:

https://www.optical.org/en/Education...udy_and_where/

I quite like how Bristol are only taking on 30 optom students this year, will be like one big family, and they've spent 3 million on a new optom suite. Where were you considering studying it?
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Where were you considering studying it?
I was considering Cardiff, mainly as its in my city and I don't want to have to go broke on living fees, but also because of the amazing facilities available.
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The Optometry degree is at *UWE*, not Uni of Bristol :https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/B510/optometry
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A provisional GOC accreditation is held by a few unis but are recognised by professional bodies and the GOC. A uni doesn't obtain full accreditation until it's first cohort completes the course. All in all its a safe option to apply to UWE, i'm currently studying Optometry here and I find this course a whole lot better than what was explained to me from other student studying Optometry elsewhere.

Best of luck!!!
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Hi Guys!!

have any of you been offered a place with UWE for Optometry yet? if so, has anyone accepted their place yet?
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