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Carmel college biological sciences fd yr (uni of liverpool)

I was wondering if there was anyone who had done the foundation year before and could answer some questions I have about the college/course and people who have offers for 2020 admissions.
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I’ve just accepted an unconditional for the Biological Science foundation year, which course are you doing?
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Original post by Sophie4301
I’ve just accepted an unconditional for the Biological Science foundation year, which course are you doing?

Ahh, great! I've applied for the same one too =)

What do you want to progress onto?
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Original post by Anonymous
Ahh, great! I've applied for the same one too =)

What do you want to progress onto?

That wasn't meant to be anonymous lol
Original post by z.13_ZH
That wasn't meant to be anonymous lol


Original post by Anonymous
Ahh, great! I've applied for the same one too =)

What do you want to progress onto?

I’m looking at doing Microbiology, you? And have you picked accommodation yet? : )
Original post by Sophie4301
I’m looking at doing Microbiology, you? And have you picked accommodation yet? : )

I was hoping to do Human Physiology, I haven't received an unconditional offer yet, but my first choice is Crown Place.
How are you looking at getting to the college, train or bus?
Original post by Anonymous
I was hoping to do Human Physiology, I haven't received an unconditional offer yet, but my first choice is Crown Place.
How are you looking at getting to the college, train or bus?

I chose Crown Place too! At Open Day they mentioned the bus stop was quite close to Crown Place. From what I've read the bus takes about an hour and the train is about half an hour. The college does a bus pass (I think) and in the long run I imagine it's cheaper to go on the bus. Thought about taking my car but decided against it. I was hoping to find out more at the applicant day but it was cancelled. Are you thinking bus too? It feels like there's not a lot of information about the Foundation Year, Transport etc.
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Original post by Sophie4301
I chose Crown Place too! At Open Day they mentioned the bus stop was quite close to Crown Place. From what I've read the bus takes about an hour and the train is about half an hour. The college does a bus pass (I think) and in the long run I imagine it's cheaper to go on the bus. Thought about taking my car but decided against it. I was hoping to find out more at the applicant day but it was cancelled. Are you thinking bus too? It feels like there's not a lot of information about the Foundation Year, Transport etc.

From what I've heard, it's possibly better to get the train, but I think it depends on preference.
The train is a 10 minute walk to the station then 20 minute train ride and then 10 minute walk to the college. It's £2.70 with the train pass.
The bus is an hour to an hour and a half long and it's something like £2.30 with the bus pass. I think it's the Number 10 bus that takes you to and from the college and accommodation and it comes pretty regularly.
Personally, I would take the train, it just feels like less hassle, but might take the bus if going with a few friends.
I completely agree, there's hardly any info on the foundation year at all, I asked a few people who had done the fd year last year and this is what they told me.
Original post by z.13_ZH
From what I've heard, it's possibly better to get the train, but I think it depends on preference.
The train is a 10 minute walk to the station then 20 minute train ride and then 10 minute walk to the college. It's £2.70 with the train pass.
The bus is an hour to an hour and a half long and it's something like £2.30 with the bus pass. I think it's the Number 10 bus that takes you to and from the college and accommodation and it comes pretty regularly.
Personally, I would take the train, it just feels like less hassle, but might take the bus if going with a few friends.
I completely agree, there's hardly any info on the foundation year at all, I asked a few people who had done the fd year last year and this is what they told me.

Oh wow, you've definitely found more information than I could. Sounds like the train is worth it for the time you save then, especially if we have to be there early. I'm so glad I've found someone else on the same course, there don't seem to be that many of us.
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Original post by Sophie4301
Oh wow, you've definitely found more information than I could. Sounds like the train is worth it for the time you save then, especially if we have to be there early. I'm so glad I've found someone else on the same course, there don't seem to be that many of us.

Yeah, I think we have to be there the normal college hours, something like 9am to 4.20pm. I'm not 100% but I feel like I read it somewhere.
The train would defo be my choice, plus walking 10 minutes is good to wake you up ready for the day as well.
I'm super glad I've found someone else too. I think it's because people want to start as a 'proper' fresher next year when they're in Year 1.
Maybe it would be easier to talk over insta or stn? we could start a group if anyone else comes along lol
Original post by z.13_ZH
Yeah, I think we have to be there the normal college hours, something like 9am to 4.20pm. I'm not 100% but I feel like I read it somewhere.
The train would defo be my choice, plus walking 10 minutes is good to wake you up ready for the day as well.
I'm super glad I've found someone else too. I think it's because people want to start as a 'proper' fresher next year when they're in Year 1.
Maybe it would be easier to talk over insta or stn? we could start a group if anyone else comes along lol

Definitely not looking forward to the 9am starts. I have been worried about doing everything a year later and not being a 'proper' fresher, like you say. I'll message you!
Original post by z.13_ZH
From what I've heard, it's possibly better to get the train, but I think it depends on preference.
The train is a 10 minute walk to the station then 20 minute train ride and then 10 minute walk to the college. It's £2.70 with the train pass.
The bus is an hour to an hour and a half long and it's something like £2.30 with the bus pass. I think it's the Number 10 bus that takes you to and from the college and accommodation and it comes pretty regularly.
Personally, I would take the train, it just feels like less hassle, but might take the bus if going with a few friends.
I completely agree, there's hardly any info on the foundation year at all, I asked a few people who had done the fd year last year and this is what they told me.

Hello! Both train and bus are good options. A lot of students who live away from campus buy a bus pass, as you can also use them to go into town and makes travelling around the city really easy. Cycling is also an option, a lot of student cycle especially in their second and third years once they know the city a bit better, but if you're a cyclist, it might be another alternative? I cycle and prefer it to buses. The train is also really useful, especially when travelling further.
Basically there are lots of options. Liverpool's is pretty good public transport wise, so maybe try a few options out before committing a pass?
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Original post by Student2020-
Hello! Both train and bus are good options. A lot of students who live away from campus buy a bus pass, as you can also use them to go into town and makes travelling around the city really easy. Cycling is also an option, a lot of student cycle especially in their second and third years once they know the city a bit better, but if you're a cyclist, it might be another alternative? I cycle and prefer it to buses. The train is also really useful, especially when travelling further.
Basically there are lots of options. Liverpool's is pretty good public transport wise, so maybe try a few options out before committing a pass?

The only two viable options at the moment are bus and train because cycling is too long and there's more likelihood of getting lost, whereas we can check exactly which stop we need to get off at while using bus or trains. I would probably just get a train pass though as it's the easiest and most convenient transport method.
Original post by z.13_ZH
The only two viable options at the moment are bus and train because cycling is too long and there's more likelihood of getting lost, whereas we can check exactly which stop we need to get off at while using bus or trains. I would probably just get a train pass though as it's the easiest and most convenient transport method.


Hi I’m going to do the Biological sciences course with a foundation year this year, I was wondering whether you talk a bit about your experience with the foundation year. Did you find there was a broader demographic in terms of age? How difficult was it in comparison to alevels? Did you feel like you still got the same University experience?
Original post by Anonymous
Hi I’m going to do the Biological sciences course with a foundation year this year, I was wondering whether you talk a bit about your experience with the foundation year. Did you find there was a broader demographic in terms of age? How difficult was it in comparison to alevels? Did you feel like you still got the same University experience?


Hi there,

I don't have personal experience of the foundation years but if you have some questions about Liverpool more generally, or aspects the University of Liverpool then feel free to ask away :smile:

Malachy - University of Liverpool Student Rep

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