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To all uni offer holders (and past students) what are u doing at the moment to prepare before September for your course to start?
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I haven't really started preparing yet as I want to focus on my A-Levels for now, but once they're out the way I'll be digging out my old biology textbooks to do some revision on anatomy and physiology, as I'm told it's good to refresh your memory if you haven't studied biology for a while. Beyond basic stationery items and other stuff that I know I'll need, I'm not planning on buying anything until I hear more from my firm choice/start the course, as I don't want to buy anything unnecessary or any course-specific items that might be provided for you. (I am going to buy one of these planners though as they look very cute and were designed by a qualified midwife to have everything you need - https://www.thehappyplannercompany.c...sing-packages/). I might try and do some bank work with my local NHS trust over the summer so that I don't feel totally out of my depth on the first placement, as I don't have any clinical experience at the moment. I won't be buying any textbooks until I start as I want to see what the uni recommends, and so many people say that you don't need to bother buying them as you can get them as online pdfs or from the library anyway. Beyond that I'm not sure there's a lot more you can do tbh, it's good to prepare but they won't be expecting you to turn up knowing everything already so we'll just have to wait and hope for the best! Good luck with your course x
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To all uni offer holders (and past students) what are u doing at the moment to prepare before September for your course to start?
Contacting the university asking if there's any reading worth doing is a good idea
Universities tend to give you useful core textbooks and everything else is available in both hard and eBook copy via the library, however A&P is always useful... I bought this before starting https://www.uk.elsevierhealth.com/ro...E&gclsrc=aw.ds and the university gave me a copy of this https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/t...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I haven't really started preparing yet as I want to focus on my A-Levels for now, but once they're out the way I'll be digging out my old biology textbooks to do some revision on anatomy and physiology, as I'm told it's good to refresh your memory if you haven't studied biology for a while. Beyond basic stationery items and other stuff that I know I'll need, I'm not planning on buying anything until I hear more from my firm choice/start the course, as I don't want to buy anything unnecessary or any course-specific items that might be provided for you. (I am going to buy one of these planners though as they look very cute and were designed by a qualified midwife to have everything you need - https://www.thehappyplannercompany.c...sing-packages/). I might try and do some bank work with my local NHS trust over the summer so that I don't feel totally out of my depth on the first placement, as I don't have any clinical experience at the moment. I won't be buying any textbooks until I start as I want to see what the uni recommends, and so many people say that you don't need to bother buying them as you can get them as online pdfs or from the library anyway. Beyond that I'm not sure there's a lot more you can do tbh, it's good to prepare but they won't be expecting you to turn up knowing everything already so we'll just have to wait and hope for the best! Good luck with your course x
Yeah it makes sense not to buy stuff before you start haha, I’m so excited! Good luck on your studies!
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Contacting the university asking if there's any reading worth doing is a good idea
Universities tend to give you useful core textbooks and everything else is available in both hard and eBook copy via the library, however A&P is always useful... I bought this before starting https://www.uk.elsevierhealth.com/ro...E&gclsrc=aw.ds and the university gave me a copy of this https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/t...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
Oh that does makes sense thanks. I was also eyeballing that Ross and Wilson book haha
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