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Zoom to Zoology? Uni open days, applications & more 2021-Present - a parents take

Its that time again lol.
This time with the youngest daughter.
The eldest daughter is settled now at uni studying particle physics .... https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6562744
and we are done with that blog. So if you want to check out Lancaster, York, Oxford, Leicester and Leeds open day visits, its on those links.

This time its different with the youngest. Wants to go to uni to study Zoology or Animal behaviour, and she's just got her GCSES today, which I'm super proud of.
Zoom and Teams were one of the mainstays during 2020 and 2021 and it was tough. Tough for all students, especially in some subjects where you had to self teach yourself at times. But they got there.


Soooooo (subject to change) Her current uni interests are Bangor, Lancaster, Aberystwyth, Chester and Reading. We will be doing the same as what we did last time and that was visit some places in year 12, and some in year 13, so it doesn't feel all rushed come next September. So there will be lots of photos, opinions coming up in the next few months, so watch this space lol.

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Original post by 𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂
Its that time again lol.
This time with the youngest daughter.
The eldest daughter is settled now at uni studying particle physics .... https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6562744
and we are done with that blog. So if you want to check out Lancaster, York, Oxford, Leicester and Leeds open day visits, its on those links.

This time its different with the youngest. Wants to go to uni to study Zoology or Animal behaviour, and she's just got her GCSES today, which I'm super proud of.
Zoom and Teams were one of the mainstays during 2020 and 2021 and it was tough. Tough for all students, especially in some subjects where you had to self teach yourself at times. But they got there.


Soooooo (subject to change) Her current uni interests are Bangor, Lancaster, Aberystwyth, Chester and Reading. We will be doing the same as what we did last time and that was visit some places in year 12, and some in year 13, so it doesn't feel all rushed come next September. So there will be lots of photos, opinions coming up in the next few months, so watch this space lol.

Hey @𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂,

Congratulations on her results! It's great to hear she is wanting to come to Reading Uni!

Whilst personally I don't study zoology, you might find it useful to speak to Jessica on what it is like to study zoology at Reading.

However, what I can tell you though is what it is like being a student at the University of Reading. We have a lovely green campus which is located a short 25 min walk away from the town centre. Reading town centre has lots of different restaurants and shops so there is always somewhere to go and visit. Reading has great careers advice with a dedicated team to support the students. Some of the services they offer include 1 to 1 consultations, thrive mentoring and the RED award. I have taken part in these and have found them very useful to best prepare me for applications for jobs etc. Reading Uni also has a large variety of societies for students to take part in and meet a wide variety of people.

I hope this helps and if you or your daughter have any questions feel free to let us know!
From,

Amina 😊
3rd year pharmacy student
Reply 2
Original post by UniofReading
Hey @𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂,

Congratulations on her results! It's great to hear she is wanting to come to Reading Uni!

Whilst personally I don't study zoology, you might find it useful to speak to Jessica on what it is like to study zoology at Reading.

However, what I can tell you though is what it is like being a student at the University of Reading. We have a lovely green campus which is located a short 25 min walk away from the town centre. Reading town centre has lots of different restaurants and shops so there is always somewhere to go and visit. Reading has great careers advice with a dedicated team to support the students. Some of the services they offer include 1 to 1 consultations, thrive mentoring and the RED award. I have taken part in these and have found them very useful to best prepare me for applications for jobs etc. Reading Uni also has a large variety of societies for students to take part in and meet a wide variety of people.

I hope this helps and if you or your daughter have any questions feel free to let us know!
From,

Amina 😊
3rd year pharmacy student

Thank you :smile: she does like the idea of a campus uni and from the virtual 360 images on the website, it looks very nice :smile:
Original post by 𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂
Its that time again lol.
This time with the youngest daughter.
The eldest daughter is settled now at uni studying particle physics .... https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6562744
and we are done with that blog. So if you want to check out Lancaster, York, Oxford, Leicester and Leeds open day visits, its on those links.

This time its different with the youngest. Wants to go to uni to study Zoology or Animal behaviour, and she's just got her GCSES today, which I'm super proud of.
Zoom and Teams were one of the mainstays during 2020 and 2021 and it was tough. Tough for all students, especially in some subjects where you had to self teach yourself at times. But they got there.


Soooooo (subject to change) Her current uni interests are Bangor, Lancaster, Aberystwyth, Chester and Reading. We will be doing the same as what we did last time and that was visit some places in year 12, and some in year 13, so it doesn't feel all rushed come next September. So there will be lots of photos, opinions coming up in the next few months, so watch this space lol.

I have nothing helpful to say but will be following with interest. We are a year behind you - youngest is in year 11 and thinking about A levels / possible future uni courses, and is leaning towards either zoology or psychology. She definitely wants to do biology and psychology for A level, probably with either chemistry or French (or possibly photography?) for her third. What A levels is your daughter doing?

As for unis, she thinks probably a city, but that may just be because itt is what she is familiar with - her sister graduated last year from Leeds with a degree in Italian and Linguistics. I think when it comes to it she will be open to the idea of a campus uni too.
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Original post by Darkarchivist
I have nothing helpful to say but will be following with interest. We are a year behind you - youngest is in year 11 and thinking about A levels / possible future uni courses, and is leaning towards either zoology or psychology. She definitely wants to do biology and psychology for A level, probably with either chemistry or French (or possibly photography?) for her third. What A levels is your daughter doing?

As for unis, she thinks probably a city, but that may just be because itt is what she is familiar with - her sister graduated last year from Leeds with a degree in Italian and Linguistics. I think when it comes to it she will be open to the idea of a campus uni too.

Hi Darkarchivist,
Daughter is doing biology, psychology and geography Alevel :smile:
With zoology, some unis like Manchester require the chemistry alevel. My daughter did not get on well with that subject, so swapped the chem for psychology, since a lot of unis class that, and also geography as a 'second' science subject with biology.
Eldest did chemistry alevel with physics maths and futher maths and shes studying particle physics and just finished her first year. She looked at leeds, but realised a city uni was not her thing so went for a campus option at Lancaster with the city which is reached by a 15 min bus journey. Youngest does want an element of both. She does not want anywhere thats too remote, but a city close at hand thats accessible when she needs it. Will be posting photos up of the unis we are going to over the coming 2 years.

Well done to her sister graduating, You must be very proud :biggrin:
Original post by 𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂
Hi Darkarchivist,
Daughter is doing biology, psychology and geography Alevel :smile:
With zoology, some unis like Manchester require the chemistry alevel. My daughter did not get on well with that subject, so swapped the chem for psychology, since a lot of unis class that, and also geography as a 'second' science subject with biology.
Eldest did chemistry alevel with physics maths and futher maths and shes studying particle physics and just finished her first year. She looked at leeds, but realised a city uni was not her thing so went for a campus option at Lancaster with the city which is reached by a 15 min bus journey. Youngest does want an element of both. She does not want anywhere thats too remote, but a city close at hand thats accessible when she needs it. Will be posting photos up of the unis we are going to over the coming 2 years.

Well done to her sister graduating, You must be very proud :biggrin:

That sounds a good combination if she is not keen on chemistry. My daughter is doing geography GCSE but not enjoying it so that one is out! Her school encourage them to start four A levels and then drop one after a month, so she will probably test out chemistry and see how it goes, assuming she doesn't completely change her mind over the next year!

Yes, we are very proud of her sister - she got a first and is now on a grad scheme with one of the big four accountancy firms. Not an obvious choice from a languages degree, but she is doing well with the exams and it seems to suit her. She likes spreadsheets 🀣. Sadly she missed her graduation because of covid, but at least she got through most of her last year before lockdown happened. She was the opposite to your daughter as she was set on the idea of a city and really enjoyed Leeds. We are also proud of our eldest who was very certain that she didn't want to go to uni and went into a marketing apprenticeship instead - definitely the best option for her and hasn't held her back at all.

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing your thoughts on the different unis.
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Lancaster Uni Open Day September 2021

2 reasons why we came to Lancaster. First reason was to drop the eldest off at Lancaster to her new home in the city, ready for second year.
The 2nd reason was my youngest daughter liked the look of Lancaster for Zoology and wanted to check it out.
Since we saw standard accommodation and townhouse accommodation (eldest was in a townhouse) we had no need to visit accommodation this time. They did have a Fylde Ensuite, but she was not too bothered about not sharing. She went to the LEC (Lancaster Environment Centre) where they have teaching areas, labs, lecture theatres
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The talk was over Biology, biochemistry, ecology and conservation, and zoology. Year one is predominantly all the same for everyone in first year. Zoology you do 10 main modules and 5 other science modules for year 1. You also get to go to Eden project or Donana in Spain. Other years you can go to Mull in Scotland, or Keyna. Zoology do offer a study abroad, but as of 2023, it has become extended so you do three years like other unis, but have 1 year abroad making 4 years in total. It is like this at most unis where the study abroad is the 4 years in zoology, which did not seem to please our daughter so much.
She wants to learn 3 years max, but would have hoped year 2 would have been the abroad option, returning to the UK for final year 3. She is open to have a 4 year course including 1 year earning by professional experience in zoology, or the 3 years straight up BSC course in zoology but having a dissertation project by researching abroad. She learned of this latter ''dissertation abroad research'' option by chatting to a 3rd year student who was showing a demonstration in the labs on how acidic water can affect coral and break it down.

We ended up going to sultans, and of course, sultans was amazing. Its a restaurant on campus which is also a take away. Their chips are very nice
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Physics garden above
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Grizedale avenue with Pendle College in the distance.

Overall I love Lancaster, so kind of a little biased since the eldest is there anyway lol. The campus feels so safe, and I know from my eldest who used to study in the Library till 1am and then come back to her halls and felt very secure at night and well lit with plenty of security staff around. There's so many eateries on campus to choose from as well, and the library is enormous, and the new extension has made it even bigger. Plus the covered walkway called the Spine. Great for when its raining. The labs looked very new as well. The city itself is lovely of course and its not a big city, but still has what you need. We dropped off the eldest daughter at the end of the open day, said our goodbyes and headed home back to Nottinghamshire.
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Above is Penny Street.

On the first post of this thread, you can click on the link that's there to the open day of Lancaster with the eldest two years ago( with more pics).
Anyone thinking of going to an open day and wants to stay over night, the Travelodge in the city centre is pretty good, or if you are coming from the south then the services before junction 33 of the M6 also has a cheaper Travelodge if you are on a budget.
There is also a Premier inn at the north of the city off junction 34.
Thank you for all this information. It's incredibly helpful for someone a year behind and with no experience of sciences at uni. I have just looked at your thoughts on Lancaster from your elder daughter's application blog and I think it could be a good fit for my youngest, who now seems to be leaning away from the idea of a big city uni. It's a bit further away from us than she would like ideally, but not unmanageably so. She is still thinking zoology / biology or possibly psychology. She is also wondering about trying for Oxford - will have to see how the GCSEs go, in whatever shape or form they take this year.
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Original post by Darkarchivist
Thank you for all this information. It's incredibly helpful for someone a year behind and with no experience of sciences at uni. I have just looked at your thoughts on Lancaster from your elder daughter's application blog and I think it could be a good fit for my youngest, who now seems to be leaning away from the idea of a big city uni. It's a bit further away from us than she would like ideally, but not unmanageably so. She is still thinking zoology / biology or possibly psychology. She is also wondering about trying for Oxford - will have to see how the GCSEs go, in whatever shape or form they take this year.

If her GCSE's goes well most definitely worth trying for Oxford. The eldest had Oxford as one of her choices. If she does go for Oxford, make sure the other 4 choices are great too. So should things do not come to pass, then she had other options that she loves also. The eldest now lives in Lancaster city centre, in the Castle district with 7 others, and she loves it. Lancaster is a great intermediate for anyone who does not want to feel overwhelmed by a huge city. Also second years onwards either live in the city, or a place called 'Bulk' or 'Bowerham'. There's also the south west of the city as well near the train station. All of these are popular student areas.
Reply 9
Chester Uni Open Day November 2021

Another open day this time. Chester University. Due to covid there was a time slot which we booked and chose what course we wanted to check out. We chose Zoology, but come open day, the Animal Behaviour course lecture came first so went there as there was plenty of spaces in the theatre. And she was very glad she did as she loves the course. I could just tell from the look in her eyes (she had a mask on) she was smiling. I put some photos on here below, and you cant see her face so its all good :smile:
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We then went on a demonstration at the Thomas building which is the natural sciences building and saw a turtle who was being very busy walking around:
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After the demonstration, we went on the campus tour by one of the students. They showed us some bookable study spaces which there was 3 buildings worth, so that's very good as it caters for a lot of students. We also saw the student union, the bar which has a pizzeria, a cost cutters, a sustainable food shop, the library, burger bar, and lots of places which could help your studies and mental health. We also saw a pool (which is free to use) and a gym (Β£50 per term)
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We then went to a private Chester city accommodation which was the Towpath. Its a lovely place, but I think on first year would do her good on campus. Only problem with campus is that there is a couple of full board (which she didn't want) a nice bunch of studios (which she didn't want for lack of social space) or church college close a bunch of houses which were single sex which she didn't want either. The only other option she liked was Hollybank court, which was not open for viewings. She liked Abbeygate on line but again its not on campus and she's not sure whether she would get put with a bunch of second or third years which she's concerned about. If they had self catering, on campus and halls type of building (not houses) then that would have sealed the deal. Stick Chesters course on Lancasters campus and that's sold it. Animal behaviour is more her bag than Zoology, but would still be happy with Zoology if the campus is right.
And finally we went to Chester city centre:
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Chester city is amazing. She did love the city and the character.
So all in all, a big tick for the city, a big tick for the course, a big tick for the uni. Its just accommodation. Its still going in the top 5 as course is paramount and she's fallen in love with it at Chester.
Original post by 𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂
Chester Uni Open Day November 2021

Another open day this time. Chester University. Due to covid there was a time slot which we booked and chose what course we wanted to check out. We chose Zoology, but come open day, the Animal Behaviour course lecture came first so went there as there was plenty of spaces in the theatre. And she was very glad she did as she loves the course. I could just tell from the look in her eyes (she had a mask on) she was smiling. I put some photos on here below, and you cant see her face so its all good :smile:
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We then went on a demonstration at the Thomas building which is the natural sciences building and saw a turtle who was being very busy walking around:
IMG_0615.JPG
After the demonstration, we went on the campus tour by one of the students. They showed us some bookable study spaces which there was 3 buildings worth, so that's very good as it caters for a lot of students. We also saw the student union, the bar which has a pizzeria, a cost cutters, a sustainable food shop, the library, burger bar, and lots of places which could help your studies and mental health. We also saw a pool (which is free to use) and a gym (Β£50 per term)
IMG_0626.JPG
We then went to a private Chester city accommodation which was the Towpath. Its a lovely place, but I think on first year would do her good on campus. Only problem with campus is that there is a couple of full board (which she didn't want) a nice bunch of studios (which she didn't want for lack of social space) or church college close a bunch of houses which were single sex which she didn't want either. The only other option she liked was Hollybank court, which was not open for viewings. She liked Abbeygate on line but again its not on campus and she's not sure whether she would get put with a bunch of second or third years which she's concerned about. If they had self catering, on campus and halls type of building (not houses) then that would have sealed the deal. Stick Chesters course on Lancasters campus and that's sold it. Animal behaviour is more her bag than Zoology, but would still be happy with Zoology if the campus is right.
And finally we went to Chester city centre:
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Chester city is amazing. She did love the city and the character.
So all in all, a big tick for the city, a big tick for the course, a big tick for the uni. Its just accommodation. Its still going in the top 5 as course is paramount and she's fallen in love with it at Chester.

Great review !!
Original post by 𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂
Chester Uni Open Day November 2021

Another open day this time. Chester University. Due to covid there was a time slot which we booked and chose what course we wanted to check out. We chose Zoology, but come open day, the Animal Behaviour course lecture came first so went there as there was plenty of spaces in the theatre. And she was very glad she did as she loves the course. I could just tell from the look in her eyes (she had a mask on) she was smiling. I put some photos on here below, and you cant see her face so its all good :smile:
IMG_0622.JPG
We then went on a demonstration at the Thomas building which is the natural sciences building and saw a turtle who was being very busy walking around:
IMG_0615.JPG
After the demonstration, we went on the campus tour by one of the students. They showed us some bookable study spaces which there was 3 buildings worth, so that's very good as it caters for a lot of students. We also saw the student union, the bar which has a pizzeria, a cost cutters, a sustainable food shop, the library, burger bar, and lots of places which could help your studies and mental health. We also saw a pool (which is free to use) and a gym (Β£50 per term)
IMG_0626.JPG
We then went to a private Chester city accommodation which was the Towpath. Its a lovely place, but I think on first year would do her good on campus. Only problem with campus is that there is a couple of full board (which she didn't want) a nice bunch of studios (which she didn't want for lack of social space) or church college close a bunch of houses which were single sex which she didn't want either. The only other option she liked was Hollybank court, which was not open for viewings. She liked Abbeygate on line but again its not on campus and she's not sure whether she would get put with a bunch of second or third years which she's concerned about. If they had self catering, on campus and halls type of building (not houses) then that would have sealed the deal. Stick Chesters course on Lancasters campus and that's sold it. Animal behaviour is more her bag than Zoology, but would still be happy with Zoology if the campus is right.
And finally we went to Chester city centre:
IMG_0636.JPG
Chester city is amazing. She did love the city and the character.
So all in all, a big tick for the city, a big tick for the course, a big tick for the uni. Its just accommodation. Its still going in the top 5 as course is paramount and she's fallen in love with it at Chester.

Thank you so much for attending the Open Day and taking the time to review it. We're glad you had a great time. Please let us know if there's anything we can help with or if you have any questions.

Sarah
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Original post by University of Chester
Thank you so much for attending the Open Day and taking the time to review it. We're glad you had a great time. Please let us know if there's anything we can help with or if you have any questions.

Sarah

Thanks Sarah :smile: the course there is superb. Animal behaviour has such a variety. some contains biochemistry, where others do not, and some have cell biology where some do not. So to find a course as spot on as this one, its ideal. Its going to be very hard to find a course that tops Chesters, that's for sure :smile:
Original post by 𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓡π“ͺ𝓭𝔂
Chester Uni Open Day November 2021

Another open day this time. Chester University. Due to covid there was a time slot which we booked and chose what course we wanted to check out. We chose Zoology, but come open day, the Animal Behaviour course lecture came first so went there as there was plenty of spaces in the theatre. And she was very glad she did as she loves the course. I could just tell from the look in her eyes (she had a mask on) she was smiling. I put some photos on here below, and you cant see her face so its all good :smile:
IMG_0622.JPG
We then went on a demonstration at the Thomas building which is the natural sciences building and saw a turtle who was being very busy walking around:
IMG_0615.JPG
After the demonstration, we went on the campus tour by one of the students. They showed us some bookable study spaces which there was 3 buildings worth, so that's very good as it caters for a lot of students. We also saw the student union, the bar which has a pizzeria, a cost cutters, a sustainable food shop, the library, burger bar, and lots of places which could help your studies and mental health. We also saw a pool (which is free to use) and a gym (Β£50 per term)
IMG_0626.JPG
We then went to a private Chester city accommodation which was the Towpath. Its a lovely place, but I think on first year would do her good on campus. Only problem with campus is that there is a couple of full board (which she didn't want) a nice bunch of studios (which she didn't want for lack of social space) or church college close a bunch of houses which were single sex which she didn't want either. The only other option she liked was Hollybank court, which was not open for viewings. She liked Abbeygate on line but again its not on campus and she's not sure whether she would get put with a bunch of second or third years which she's concerned about. If they had self catering, on campus and halls type of building (not houses) then that would have sealed the deal. Stick Chesters course on Lancasters campus and that's sold it. Animal behaviour is more her bag than Zoology, but would still be happy with Zoology if the campus is right.
And finally we went to Chester city centre:
IMG_0636.JPG
Chester city is amazing. She did love the city and the character.
So all in all, a big tick for the city, a big tick for the course, a big tick for the uni. Its just accommodation. Its still going in the top 5 as course is paramount and she's fallen in love with it at Chester.

A friend of mine went to Chester Uni (admittedly many years ago!) and absolutely loved it.
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Update 09/2/2022 Mocks

Its been such a long time since I last posted. Its a while before we get to the next open day which we think could be Reading uni in June.
So the youngest is currently in the middle of mock week. shes getting B's and C' currently. Target grades an A for all three subjects, but were not quite there yet and shes still only a year 12 so havent covered all the topics. Biology, I thought, I know Ill help her revise most nights. I did it for tests for GCSE, and it seem pretty simple enough, I had done Alevel biology myself, even though I flunked alevel ( but got a C at GCSE (she came out with an 8 so thought we could smash it)). LOL how wrong was I? Biochemistry? never had this 'back in my day' and it was super hard. It took a few videos on you tube and reading her text book a few times to understand glycosidic, ester, peptide, and phosphodiester bonds. Then the 4 structures of protein oh my.
Enzymes, thoroughly enjoyed that, and also enjoyed the plasma membrane. I think if I continued I might next year I take it myself and actually get a grade this time lol.
Today was the day, she had biology morning and psychology this afternoon (did psychology paper 1 monday). She thinks she did ok. Geography for the next two days.

Back to unis again, We have Chester in the front running, and Lancaster, with some more to go and see. Lincoln, Reading and Bangor we think are the ones she wants for now, but is subject to change :smile:
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Original post by Ghostlady
Update 09/2/2022 Mocks

Its been such a long time since I last posted. Its a while before we get to the next open day which we think could be Reading uni in June.
So the youngest is currently in the middle of mock week. shes getting B's and C' currently. Target grades an A for all three subjects, but were not quite there yet and shes still only a year 12 so havent covered all the topics. Biology, I thought, I know Ill help her revise most nights. I did it for tests for GCSE, and it seem pretty simple enough, I had done Alevel biology myself, even though I flunked alevel ( but got a C at GCSE (she came out with an 8 so thought we could smash it)). LOL how wrong was I? Biochemistry? never had this 'back in my day' and it was super hard. It took a few videos on you tube and reading her text book a few times to understand glycosidic, ester, peptide, and phosphodiester bonds. Then the 4 structures of protein oh my.
Enzymes, thoroughly enjoyed that, and also enjoyed the plasma membrane. I think if I continued I might next year I take it myself and actually get a grade this time lol.
Today was the day, she had biology morning and psychology this afternoon (did psychology paper 1 monday). She thinks she did ok. Geography for the next two days.

Back to unis again, We have Chester in the front running, and Lancaster, with some more to go and see. Lincoln, Reading and Bangor we think are the ones she wants for now, but is subject to change :smile:

Hi Ghost Lady,

Love your posts ! I’d recommend Khan academy for videos on the biology topics and if she’s doing chemistry a level I have a fab book to help with the calculations. Has she got a long list for the unis x
Original post by Fruity Girl
Hi Ghost Lady,

Love your posts ! I’d recommend Khan academy for videos on the biology topics and if she’s doing chemistry a level I have a fab book to help with the calculations. Has she got a long list for the unis x

Lincoln - not been ourselves but a mum friend with daughter at a different school went to the offer day last Saturday and said it was fab!
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Original post by Fruity Girl
Hi Ghost Lady,

Love your posts ! I’d recommend Khan academy for videos on the biology topics and if she’s doing chemistry a level I have a fab book to help with the calculations. Has she got a long list for the unis x

Thanks :smile: Shes doing Psychology, Geography and Biology, so doing zoology does limit the unis you can look at. So for example you wouldn't be able to apply to Cambridge or Manchester. There are unis out there that do not need a second hard stem alevel like chemistry physics or maths, and require other subjects like psychology geography.
She has another limiting factor when it comes to unis and thats biochem. Some are really heavily involved in the biochemistry and she already hates that in alevel lol. Ideally, she wants to go to uni thats less in biochem, and more animal behaviour, ecology, welfare, biodiversity etc. She has Chester, Lancaster, Lincoln, Reading and Bangor, although Aberyswyth or Sheffield could be a contender, depends on how things go.
Original post by Fruity Girl
Lincoln - not been ourselves but a mum friend with daughter at a different school went to the offer day last Saturday and said it was fab!

Yeah it looks great. And they do a degree in animal behaviour and welfare too :smile:
Original post by Ghostlady
Thanks :smile: Shes doing Psychology, Geography and Biology, so doing zoology does limit the unis you can look at. So for example you wouldn't be able to apply to Cambridge or Manchester. There are unis out there that do not need a second hard stem alevel like chemistry physics or maths, and require other subjects like psychology geography.
She has another limiting factor when it comes to unis and thats biochem. Some are really heavily involved in the biochemistry and she already hates that in alevel lol. Ideally, she wants to go to uni thats less in biochem, and more animal behaviour, ecology, welfare, biodiversity etc. She has Chester, Lancaster, Lincoln, Reading and Bangor, although Aberyswyth or Sheffield could be a contender, depends on how things go.

Yeah it looks great. And they do a degree in animal behaviour and welfare too :smile:

Sheffield and Exeter Penryn are worth a look
Original post by Ghostlady
Thanks :smile: Shes doing Psychology, Geography and Biology, so doing zoology does limit the unis you can look at. So for example you wouldn't be able to apply to Cambridge or Manchester. There are unis out there that do not need a second hard stem alevel like chemistry physics or maths, and require other subjects like psychology geography.
She has another limiting factor when it comes to unis and thats biochem. Some are really heavily involved in the biochemistry and she already hates that in alevel lol. Ideally, she wants to go to uni thats less in biochem, and more animal behaviour, ecology, welfare, biodiversity etc. She has Chester, Lancaster, Lincoln, Reading and Bangor, although Aberyswyth or Sheffield could be a contender, depends on how things go.

Yeah it looks great. And they do a degree in animal behaviour and welfare too :smile:

Hi @Ghostlady

I hope your daughter's mocks are going/went well! It is great to hear that she is considering the University of Lincoln.
We have a fantastic BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare course here at Lincoln as well as a brillaint 'Guaranteed Places Programme' which is definitely something to aim for your daughter. More information can be found HERE.

If you or your daughter would like to speak to some of our current students then you can do so by clicking HERE. Our students are always happy to help and can help answer any of your questions.
Furthermore, information about our open days starting in June can be found HERE. Alternatively, if you would like to come and visit our fantastic University before then, you can book onto one of our informal visit days HERE.

I appreciate that while this is big change for your daughter, it can also be a huge change for yourself. If you have any questions that you would like to ask, then please do not hesitate to get in contact :smile:

Best of luck to your daughter!
Joe
3rd Year Medicine BMBS

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