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Hi, I've been struggling to decide what I want to do in the future but I've finally decided on studying paramedic science at uni. I'm in Year 12 and do Biology, Chemistry and Sociology predicted AAA but I think I'll get BBB-BBC. I volunteer at a hospital for 2 hours every week. I'm just wondering if this is actually enough to get on paramedic courses because of how competitive it is, and if anyone has any tips or advice. Thank you
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I have just been accepted to study Paramedic Science at Sunderland in April, it totally depends on how you write your personal statement and how you interview, I have done an access course as I’m 24 and did rubbish in my a levels, I have come away with 141 ucas points, most unis want 112-128 ucas points, I originally applied to start in September 2019, but didn’t interview well/no relevant experience/poor personal statement

Don’t be put off If you get rejected on your first attempt, I did and so did many others due to the highly competitive nature of the course, by reapplying it shows resilience and determination which are essential traits you will need
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(Original post by RebeccaIvin)
I have just been accepted to study Paramedic Science at Sunderland in April, it totally depends on how you write your personal statement and how you interview, I have done an access course as I’m 24 and did rubbish in my a levels, I have come away with 141 ucas points, most unis want 112-128 ucas points, I originally applied to start in September 2019, but didn’t interview well/no relevant experience/poor personal statement

Don’t be put off If you get rejected on your first attempt, I did and so did many others due to the highly competitive nature of the course, by reapplying it shows resilience and determination which are essential traits you will need
Hey hun, I hope you don't mind me jumping on your reply. I'm currently doing my personal statement at the moment for Sunderland and I was wondering if you have any tips of what to include in it or what to focus on when writing it? Well done for getting in, that's amazing!
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Hey hun, I hope you don't mind me jumping on your reply. I'm currently doing my personal statement at the moment for Sunderland and I was wondering if you have any tips of what to include in it or what to focus on when writing it? Well done for getting in, that's amazing!
I don't mind at all, its nice to see people asking, so its all about how you sell yourself, and your experiences. For example, I worked in a supermarket for 6 years, so I wrote about how that gave me skills in communication, team player, leadership and how those are key qualities for a paramedic to have.

mention any experience you have, I worked in home care for 2 years so I talked about that and also related that back to how its useful in becoming a paramedic.

I also really recommend joining So You Want To Be A Paramedic? on Facebook, it is a very useful group with loads of people either being a qualified paramedic, student paramedics or people wanting to be students who are in the same situation as you are
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Thank you so much for your reply! That’s great, I’ve just joined that page which is already so helpful 😱 if you don’t mind sharing your personal statement, that would be great. It’s so stressful not really knowing necessarily what they want to know!
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(Original post by meganhunt97)
Hey hun, I hope you don't mind me jumping on your reply. I'm currently doing my personal statement at the moment for Sunderland and I was wondering if you have any tips of what to include in it or what to focus on when writing it? Well done for getting in, that's amazing!
Hi Megan,

We see that Rebecca has already provided some excellent information above, we also have a link here to an article that covers what to include in a Personal Statement and our Digital Ambassador Erin is a current Paramedic student should you wish to ask her any questions via her online profile.
Good luck with your application
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Just applied for Paramedic Science for 2021! I’m 23 and debated university for a few years, so glad I’ve bitten the bullet😁 Hopefully I’ll have an offer soon to celebrate!!
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Hi, I've been struggling to decide what I want to do in the future but I've finally decided on studying paramedic science at uni. I'm in Year 12 and do Biology, Chemistry and Sociology predicted AAA but I think I'll get BBB-BBC. I volunteer at a hospital for 2 hours every week. I'm just wondering if this is actually enough to get on paramedic courses because of how competitive it is, and if anyone has any tips or advice. Thank you
I'm an RN and applying for Paramedic Science. I'd say you'd increase your chances by doing some care work. Get a job in a nursing home or even better as a HCA/NA/HCSW in a hospital. Unless you have care experience you don't really know if it's for you, or if you're capable of doing the job. Knowing what goes on behind the curtains is very different to chatting and providing tea and coffee (although that is a very valuable and welcomed). that being said, I had basically no work/life experience before doing my nursing degree and I've turned out ok (was a steep learning curve though).
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I have an interview at Greenwich tomorrow and I am bricking it 😥
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I have an interview at Greenwich tomorrow and I am bricking it 😥
How did your interview go? My daughter had an interview with Greenwich 3 weeks ago yesterday but hasn’t heard back with an offer or rejection.
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I have an interview at Greenwich tomorrow and I am bricking it 😥
How did it go. My daughter had an interview 3 weeks ago with Greenwich but has morning heard back 🙁
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I have an interview at Greenwich tomorrow and I am bricking it 😥
How did it go?
I have two interviews for the same course coming up. Is there any tips/example questions you could give me to help prepare.
Thank you, i appreciate it!
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Hiya, I applied this year and have 2 offers and 2 further interviews. I study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and am also predicted AAA. Your grades and experience sound good, but its all about the way you right about them in your personal statement, and what you've learnt from your subjects and experience. For example, I had no healthcare experience but had done some mental health volunteering, mentoring and had a part time job. As long as you show relevant skills and an understanding of the role of a paramedic, I think you'll be fine.
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Hiya, I applied this year and have 2 offers and 2 further interviews. I study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and am also predicted AAA. Your grades and experience sound good, but its all about the way you right about them in your personal statement, and what you've learnt from your subjects and experience. For example, I had no healthcare experience but had done some mental health volunteering, mentoring and had a part time job. As long as you show relevant skills and an understanding of the role of a paramedic, I think you'll be fine.
hey, where have you applied? ive just firmed a place at Bradford
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Has anyone heard back from portsmouth, swansea or Wolverhampton yet?
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Has anyone heard back from portsmouth, swansea or Wolverhampton yet?
I had an interview from Wolverhampton in Jan and got accepted a week later
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hey, where have you applied? ive just firmed a place at Bradford
I applied Nottingham Trent, Lincoln, Swansea, Hertfordshire and UWE Bristol.
I've had offers from Hertfordshire and Bristol and waiting to hear after my interview with Lincoln.
My top choice is Lincoln, but if I don't get in imma go Herts, I'm so exited
Also congrats <3
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Everyone preparing for online interviews may find this online article of ours useful! It covers how best to prepare and what you can expect during the process.
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I applied Nottingham Trent, Lincoln, Swansea, Hertfordshire and UWE Bristol.
I've had offers from Hertfordshire and Bristol and waiting to hear after my interview with Lincoln.
My top choice is Lincoln, but if I don't get in imma go Herts, I'm so exited
Also congrats <3
Thanks😁 congratulations to you too! I'm excited and nervous at the same time
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I applied Nottingham Trent, Lincoln, Swansea, Hertfordshire and UWE Bristol.
I've had offers from Hertfordshire and Bristol and waiting to hear after my interview with Lincoln.
My top choice is Lincoln, but if I don't get in imma go Herts, I'm so exited
Also congrats <3
Hey, how long after your interview did you get an offer from Bristol, still waiting and wondering how long it takes, Thanks
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