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Hi,

Just wondering if there are any current DMU students studying Paramedicine who can tell us about their experiences of the course? How is the teaching, facilities, exams, staff etc and just overall feel of the course.

Also where did you stay for first year as I know there’s a specific NHS students accommodation but I really don’t like the look of it

Thanks!
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Hi,I’m studying paramedicine at DMU and am about to go into my second year. I’ve really enjoyed it, the lecturers are great, the facilities are decent (they have a cool virtual learning environment called the ‘cube’ which was good) and exams so far have been really easy, but the best thing about the course is placement. If you feel that you aren’t enjoying it to begin with, wait until placement, it’s really good! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is wanting to become a paramedic. In regards to student accommodation. I stayed in Waterway Gardens, which was alright, but I guess it does depend on your roommates. I was fortunate and ended up living with some people I really got along with, but I have heard of some people who weren’t very fond of who they were living with. However, it is only for the first year, which goes so quick! I hope this information helped and maybe I’ll see you around campus 😊
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(Original post by Patrick Coates)
Hi,I’m studying paramedicine at DMU and am about to go into my second year. I’ve really enjoyed it, the lecturers are great, the facilities are decent (they have a cool virtual learning environment called the ‘cube’ which was good) and exams so far have been really easy, but the best thing about the course is placement. If you feel that you aren’t enjoying it to begin with, wait until placement, it’s really good! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is wanting to become a paramedic. In regards to student accommodation. I stayed in Waterway Gardens, which was alright, but I guess it does depend on your roommates. I was fortunate and ended up living with some people I really got along with, but I have heard of some people who weren’t very fond of who they were living with. However, it is only for the first year, which goes so quick! I hope this information helped and maybe I’ll see you around campus 😊
Hey thanks for the really good reply! Yeah I’ve seen the cube in action and it looks really cool so definitely looking forward to using it.
Placement sounds so fun! Just wondering if you had the opportunity to go on other placements other than ambulances?
How would you say your social life was seeing as you were on such a heavy course? I’m really worried I won’t be able to join any clubs or societies as our course is so full on
I really don’t like the look of waterway gardens so I think I’m going to go with The Glassworks instead how would you rate Leicester like the city as a whole? Is there a lot to do?
Sorry for the bombardment of questions I’m just curious haha, thanks so much for the reply again! Defo hope you meet you around campus too
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It’s no problem, I’m happy to help wherever I can!

When out on placement you could either be working on an ambulance as part of a three person crew (paramedic, crew mate and student) or on an FRV (Fast Response Vehicle) as part of a two person crew (paramedic and student). Personally, I’ve only been on an ambulance, however, I prefer the idea of an ambulance as they respond to the majority of calls, whereas an FRV only respond to category one calls (the most serious jobs), which sounds really exciting, but you don’t do much until a call comes through, apart from waiting on station.

The course is pretty full on, but you do have plenty of time to socialise and join societies. I made loads of friends on the course, everyone is really chilled out and friendly. It’s definitely one of the best courses that DMU offers.

I really like Leicester! It’s not the most student orientated city, but there are still plenty of things to do. The Highcross shopping centre is pretty good, and there are plenty of opportunities for part time jobs if you need one.

Don’t worry about it, as I said, I’m happy to help out a prospective DMU student! 😊
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(Original post by Patrick Coates)
Hi,I’m studying paramedicine at DMU and am about to go into my second year. I’ve really enjoyed it, the lecturers are great, the facilities are decent (they have a cool virtual learning environment called the ‘cube’ which was good) and exams so far have been really easy, but the best thing about the course is placement. If you feel that you aren’t enjoying it to begin with, wait until placement, it’s really good! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is wanting to become a paramedic. In regards to student accommodation. I stayed in Waterway Gardens, which was alright, but I guess it does depend on your roommates. I was fortunate and ended up living with some people I really got along with, but I have heard of some people who weren’t very fond of who they were living with. However, it is only for the first year, which goes so quick! I hope this information helped and maybe I’ll see you around campus 😊
Hey thanks for the really good reply! Yeah I’ve seen the cube in action and it looks really cool so definitely looking forward to using it.
Placement sounds so fun! Just wondering if you had the opportunity to go on other placements other than ambulances?
How would you say your social life was seeing as you were on such a heavy course? I’m really worried I won’t be able to join any clubs or societies as our course is so full on
I really don’t like the look of waterway gardens so I think I’m going to go with The Glassworks instead how would you rate Leicester like the city as a whole? Is there a lot to do?
Sorry for the bombardment of questions I’m just curious haha, thanks so much for the reply again! Defo hope you meet you around campus too

(Original post by Patrick Coates)
It’s no problem, I’m happy to help wherever I can!

When out on placement you could either be working on an ambulance as part of a three person crew (paramedic, crew mate and student) or on an FRV (Fast Response Vehicle) as part of a two person crew (paramedic and student). Personally, I’ve only been on an ambulance, however, I prefer the idea of an ambulance as they respond to the majority of calls, whereas an FRV only respond to category one calls (the most serious jobs), which sounds really exciting, but you don’t do much until a call comes through, apart from waiting on station.

The course is pretty full on, but you do have plenty of time to socialise and join societies. I made loads of friends on the course, everyone is really chilled out and friendly. It’s definitely one of the best courses that DMU offers.

I really like Leicester! It’s not the most student orientated city, but there are still plenty of things to do. The Highcross shopping centre is pretty good, and there are plenty of opportunities for part time jobs if you need one.

Don’t worry about it, as I said, I’m happy to help out a prospective DMU student! 😊
Ah that’s cool! Do you have any other placements like in a GP surgery or wards? Are there a lot of green spaces around the uni and how’s the night life? Sorry again for the questions haha.
Thanks for the insight, really appreciate it!
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Hi. I am starting paramedicine at DMU in October. I’m having to move my holiday to Mexico from this summer to next. How much time do you get off Over summer and when do you finish for the summer? I’m stressing because I need to rebook it but dint want to clash with a placement or anything. Thankyou 😊
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