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Hey guys,
I'm applying for optometry at uni next yr and I don't have the best grades so I am looking for work experience to boost my personal statement (of course after all the COVID stuff ) I have tried places like specsavers and vision express and even independent stores but I cannot find any.
Also who else is applying for optometry for 2021 entry and which unis ??
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Hey guys,
I'm applying for optometry at uni next yr and I don't have the best grades so I am looking for work experience to boost my personal statement (of course after all the COVID stuff ) I have tried places like specsavers and vision express and even independent stores but I cannot find any.
Also who else is applying for optometry for 2021 entry and which unis ??
heyyyy meeeeee
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what unis are u applying to ??
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hopefully manchester and bradford
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I applied for optometry as a fifth choice with no relevant work experience and I got an offer 🤷
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I applied for optometry as a fifth choice with no relevant work experience and I got an offer 🤷
That’s really good, do you think your personal statement got you the offer?
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That’s really good, do you think your personal statement got you the offer?
Well my application was a little different. I was actually applying for dentistry, so optometry was my back up option.

I sent them a separate PS for optometry - I had done some work experience in a hospital where I got to shadow an ophthalmologist for one afternoon, but other than a sentence or two on that, the rest was just about my interests in the subject etc etc.

If you have no work experience, I’d recommend reading around the subject and talking about this in your PS.
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
Well my application was a little different. I was actually applying for dentistry, so optometry was my back up option.

I sent them a separate PS for optometry - I had done some work experience in a hospital where I got to shadow an ophthalmologist for one afternoon, but other than a sentence or two on that, the rest was just about my interests in the subject etc etc.

If you have no work experience, I’d recommend reading around the subject and talking about this in your PS.
Ahh okay, thank you so much!
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im applying to city and dont have any work exp either. if you find anywhere thats still offering pls do update. maybe try getting an actual job if possible. what kinda things/ books/ wider reading have you done?
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