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Which uni is better for optometry; aston or huddersfield?
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Aston. The course has been run for a long time there. It’s quite new at Huddersfield and I’m not even sure if it’s fully accredited yet. I don’t think there is any difference is grade requirements though.
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Aston. The course has been run for a long time there. It’s quite new at Huddersfield and I’m not even sure if it’s fully accredited yet. I don’t think there is any difference is grade requirements though.
How is teaching at Huddersfield in general?
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How is teaching at Huddersfield in general?
Hi gossipboy23

How are you?

Our Optometry course at Huddersfield is a newly accredited course that offers a 3 year BSc (Hons) like many of the existing optometry departments. As a new provider of Optometry, Huddersfield has provisional approval from the GOC. Provision approval is the standard process for all new optometry courses that allows the GOC to ensure that the required standards are met as the first cohort of students progress through the course.

As for teaching, we do have the TEF Gold award, but to give you a better picture of what our students think we have lots of blogs on university life, Huddersfield, and campus. You can read about this here: http://blogs.hud.ac.uk/students/

If you have more questions about our Optometry course, please feel free to email the admissions team on: [email protected]
They will be able to answer any questions you have.
You can always give me a shout on here too.

I hope this helps.

Speak soon,
Harriette
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Hi gossipboy23

How are you?

Our Optometry course at Huddersfield is a newly accredited course that offers a 3 year BSc (Hons) like many of the existing optometry departments. As a new provider of Optometry, Huddersfield has provisional approval from the GOC. Provision approval is the standard process for all new optometry courses that allows the GOC to ensure that the required standards are met as the first cohort of students progress through the course.

As for teaching, we do have the TEF Gold award, but to give you a better picture of what our students think we have lots of blogs on university life, Huddersfield, and campus. You can read about this here: http://blogs.hud.ac.uk/students/

If you have more questions about our Optometry course, please feel free to email the admissions team on: [email protected]
They will be able to answer any questions you have.
You can always give me a shout on here too.

I hope this helps.

Speak soon,
Harriette
I heard you guys only accept 30 uk applicants for optometry is this true?
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Hi gossipboy23

How are you?

Our Optometry course at Huddersfield is a newly accredited course that offers a 3 year BSc (Hons) like many of the existing optometry departments. As a new provider of Optometry, Huddersfield has provisional approval from the GOC. Provision approval is the standard process for all new optometry courses that allows the GOC to ensure that the required standards are met as the first cohort of students progress through the course.

As for teaching, we do have the TEF Gold award, but to give you a better picture of what our students think we have lots of blogs on university life, Huddersfield, and campus. You can read about this here: http://blogs.hud.ac.uk/students/

If you have more questions about our Optometry course, please feel free to email the admissions team on: [email protected]
They will be able to answer any questions you have.
You can always give me a shout on here too.

I hope this helps.

Speak soon,
Harriette
What would happen if the course didn’t get full GOC approval? Would the degree essentially be useless? Is there a plan where the students can take extra exams somewhere else or something to get full GOC membership?
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I heard you guys only accept 30 uk applicants for optometry is this true?
Hello Gurdeepthelegend

How are you?

We are currently have 30 places available, subject to change.
For more information about the course itself, check out our course page here: https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2020-21/fu...metry-bsc-hons

I hope this helps.

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Harriette
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What would happen if the course didn’t get full GOC approval? Would the degree essentially be useless? Is there a plan where the students can take extra exams somewhere else or something to get full GOC membership?
Hi Dancer2001

I hope you're well.

I've had a quick chat with the course leader, John Siderov, and he has said:

'Thank you for your questions. The GOC wishes to ensure that current standards for registration as an optometrist are upheld for all courses including new courses such as ours at Huddersfield that have provisional approval. As such the GOC makes periodic visits to ensure that standards are met. Any deficits if present, will be highlighted and expected to be resolved promptly. In this way, the GOC maintains close surveillance of new programmes to ensure that students are not disadvantaged should problems arise. It is important to note that the University of Huddersfield has invested considerably (both in terms of new buildings, new equipment and new staff) to ensure that optometry is successful.'

I hope this answers your questions?
Let me know if there's anything else we can help with.

Thanks,
Harriette
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Hi Dancer2001

I hope you're well.

I've had a quick chat with the course leader, John Siderov, and he has said:

'Thank you for your questions. The GOC wishes to ensure that current standards for registration as an optometrist are upheld for all courses including new courses such as ours at Huddersfield that have provisional approval. As such the GOC makes periodic visits to ensure that standards are met. Any deficits if present, will be highlighted and expected to be resolved promptly. In this way, the GOC maintains close surveillance of new programmes to ensure that students are not disadvantaged should problems arise. It is important to note that the University of Huddersfield has invested considerably (both in terms of new buildings, new equipment and new staff) to ensure that optometry is successful.'

I hope this answers your questions?
Let me know if there's anything else we can help with.

Thanks,
Harriette
By which year will the course become accredited?
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