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What programs can I join or volunteer at to put on my uni applications? I've heard of clubs like DofE, Brilliant Club, but I never got invited to them.
Original post by lpjzof
What programs can I join or volunteer at to put on my uni applications? I've heard of clubs like DofE, Brilliant Club, but I never got invited to them.


DofE was my first thought, and remember you could try and find organisations that provide DofE for you in your local area (eg. other schools, St John, Scouts etc.). Getting involved in any programme like youth leadership (eg. helping out with Brownies or Guides), or joining a local library is going to show unis that you are independent and can go out of your way to find opportunities.
Original post by francescazksxmc
DofE was my first thought, and remember you could try and find organisations that provide DofE for you in your local area (eg. other schools, St John, Scouts etc.). Getting involved in any programme like youth leadership (eg. helping out with Brownies or Guides), or joining a local library is going to show unis that you are independent and can go out of your way to find opportunities.


What subject are you interested in studying?
DoE adds nothing to anyone's UCAS application - dont bother with it.

If you can do any academic programs like Brilliant Club, Seren etc these are very helpful for boosting your A level etc studies, and giving you motivation and confidence

Moocs - free online short courses - are also worth doing as they provide evidence of you studying 'beyond the A level syllabus' - Future Learn https://www.futurelearn.com/courses, Uni of York https://www.york.ac.uk/study/moocs/ etc.
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Original post by normaw
What subject are you interested in studying?


Medicine. I found a volunteer opening at my local hospice, maybe I could try doing that.
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Original post by McGinger
DoE adds nothing to anyone's UCAS application - dont bother with it.

If you can do any academic programs like Brilliant Club, Seren etc these are very helpful for boosting your A level etc studies, and giving you motivation and confidence

Moocs - free online short courses - are also worth doing as they provide evidence of you studying 'beyond the A level syllabus' - Future Learn https://www.futurelearn.com/courses, Uni of York https://www.york.ac.uk/study/moocs/ etc.


I didn't get invited to Brilliant Club at my school, unfortunately.
Lots of info and advice about work-experience for Medicine here - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/jobs/work-experience/medicine-work-experience

Applying for Medical School from Uni of Glasgow - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-medicine
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Original post by McGinger
Lots of info and advice about work-experience for Medicine here - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/jobs/work-experience/medicine-work-experience

Applying for Medical School from Uni of Glasgow - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-medicine


Thank you McGinger

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