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Struggling to choose my insurance for biomed

I applied to pharmacy and biomed at uni and now I've gotten most of my decisions I'm thinking about which ones to insure and firm. I know I will definitely firm my pharmacy offer which has the requirements AAB however I am struggling with what to insure. I have 2 biomed offers from Birmingham and kent. Birmingham's requirements are AAB or ABB with A in EPQ whereas Kent's requirements are BBB. Eventhough Kent would be the safer option I much prefer Birmingham's campus. HELPPP
Reply 1
I also forgot to add that kents course is accredited whereas Birminghams isn't. On top of that I got an email from UOB about grade flexibility. I can get BBB and still get accepted onto the course. However this only applies if I firm them
Birmingham's offer gives you more flexibility - will you know what you EPQ result is before you have to choose F&I?

The accreditation isnt in itself important - it doesnt mean that one course is 'better' than the other. What is does tell you is that Kent's course is more focused towards those who want 'to work in a lab' and Brim will be more research focussed.
I’d suggest Kent, the insurance offer is for if all fails’ implying that it’s the backup, the lowest grade option is ideal. As you can always go through clearing if the time comes and you don’t like the idea of attending your insurance on the day.

Clearing choices are released on 5th July giving you plenty of time to prepare, just incase.
Original post by as2023
I applied to pharmacy and biomed at uni and now I've gotten most of my decisions I'm thinking about which ones to insure and firm. I know I will definitely firm my pharmacy offer which has the requirements AAB however I am struggling with what to insure. I have 2 biomed offers from Birmingham and kent. Birmingham's requirements are AAB or ABB with A in EPQ whereas Kent's requirements are BBB. Eventhough Kent would be the safer option I much prefer Birmingham's campus. HELPPP

Hey @as2023,

I hope you're keeping well.

I completely get the situation you're in, I myself was in a similar position but between Essex and Kent, and also with Essex giving me a better option if I chose them as my firm. I ended up choosing Kent (for Economics mind you), and I've loved it. I found that there's really a lot to love about both the campus and city, and surprisingly quite a lot to explore as well.
I can assure you, we'd love to have you here.
That being said, if you yourself prefer Birmingham, prefer its campus, and want to study there even though it'll be more difficult, then I would say to follow that path. If you put your head down and work, I promise you that you can make it!
Though if you do return to your senses, we'd still love to have you join us! Please feel free to send an email or call the our Admissions director to ask any questions you may have. I'll post their page here as I'm not sure I can paste contact details on TSR.
The whole point of Insurance is to put down an alternative, safer option - which it does sound like Kent is for you in your situation. Plus, as others have said, clearing is always an option as well (though definitely not one to rely on)!

Anyways, that's just my 2 cents.

Don't tell my boss I recommended this though :wink:

Warm regards,

David :smile:
University of Kent Student Rep
Reply 5
Original post by McGinger
Birmingham's offer gives you more flexibility - will you know what you EPQ result is before you have to choose F&I?
The accreditation isnt in itself important - it doesnt mean that one course is 'better' than the other. What is does tell you is that Kent's course is more focused towards those who want 'to work in a lab' and Brim will be more research focussed.



Original post by greentiger
I’d suggest Kent, the insurance offer is for if all fails’ implying that it’s the backup, the lowest grade option is ideal. As you can always go through clearing if the time comes and you don’t like the idea of attending your insurance on the day.
Clearing choices are released on 5th July giving you plenty of time to prepare, just incase.



Original post by University of Kent
Hey @as2023,
I hope you're keeping well.
I completely get the situation you're in, I myself was in a similar position but between Essex and Kent, and also with Essex giving me a better option if I chose them as my firm. I ended up choosing Kent (for Economics mind you), and I've loved it. I found that there's really a lot to love about both the campus and city, and surprisingly quite a lot to explore as well.
I can assure you, we'd love to have you here.
That being said, if you yourself prefer Birmingham, prefer its campus, and want to study there even though it'll be more difficult, then I would say to follow that path. If you put your head down and work, I promise you that you can make it!
Though if you do return to your senses, we'd still love to have you join us! Please feel free to send an email or call the our Admissions director to ask any questions you may have. I'll post their page here as I'm not sure I can paste contact details on TSR.
The whole point of Insurance is to put down an alternative, safer option - which it does sound like Kent is for you in your situation. Plus, as others have said, clearing is always an option as well (though definitely not one to rely on)!
Anyways, that's just my 2 cents.
Don't tell my boss I recommended this though :wink:
Warm regards,
David :smile:
University of Kent Student Rep
I think I might as well put Kent down over Birmingham.
Thank you everyone so much :smile:

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