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Anyone going to university for optometry 2024?

Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:
Reply 1
Original post by joannekath05
Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:

When did you get offer from cardiff
Reply 2
Original post by byvvgvhjo8
When did you get offer from cardiff

15th Dec
Original post by joannekath05
Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:

im going for city :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by aneer3wq3wt
im going for city :smile:

Oh thats nice! Any advice on how to prepare, i.e articles to read etc?
Reply 5
Original post by aneer3wq3wt
Original post by joannekath05
Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:

im going for city :smile:


Sameee, I got an offer recently, took a while tho
Reply 6
Original post by joannekath05
Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:


When’s your Aston interview? Mines 17th Jan
Reply 7
Original post by M8-Idek
When’s your Aston interview? Mines 17th Jan

I rescheduled it from that date so now its on the 31st ( I have a Plymouth interview on 17th)
Reply 8
Any replies from Cardiff lately ?
Original post by joannekath05
Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:
I’m going to Plymouth (gap year student!)
Original post by joannekath05
Hi guys!
Applied for optometry this year at the following unis:
- Manchester (Not heard back yet loll)
- Cardiff (Offer received)
- Aston (Interview booked)
- Plymouth (interview booked)
- Anglia Ruskin(offer received)
I was wondering if any of you guys have any advice regarding the course, interviews, unis, student finance, and uni life. Anything would be a great help :smile:
Hi there, congratulations on your offer to study here at ARU! Here’s some advice regarding studying optometry and university life:

Optometry course:

Understand the curriculum- get acquainted with the organisation of the curriculum, topics, clinical placements.

Stay up to date with the most recent research and advancements in optometry.

Anticipate a large amount of lab work and practical skills.


Interviews:

Practice common questions- Like why you want to study optometry, your understanding of the profession, and your approach to patient care situations.

Demonstrate enthusiasm- express your passion for the field, highlighting any experiences that stood out to you or extracurricular involvements.

Maintain professionalism- Dress suitably and uphold a professional demeanour through the interview.


Uni life:

Disregarding which aru campus you have applied to, the uni life across all campuses are enriched with activity and there are always things to do. The wide range of societies ensures something for you. As well as a range of bars and clubs, there is almost a student night everyday.

I am at the Cambridge Campus and love the wide range of things to do, from punting to clubbing!


I hope this helps and good luck!

Simran
Biomedical Science undergraduate
ARU Cambridge
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