A while back I shared with you all the choices I made on my university application, and now I have decided that you deserve a bit of an update! Here we go:
As a reminder, I made five choices on my UCAS form:
- University of Sussex – Life Sciences with a foundation year to progress to Biomedical Science (BSc)
- University of Surrey – Biomedical Science (BSc)
- University of Southampton – Biomedical Sciences (BSc)
- University of Bristol – Gateway to Medicine to progress to Medicine (MBChB)
- St George’s, University of London – Diagnostic Radiography
I subsequently got rejected from 2/5 universities and I received offers from the remaining three:
- University of Sussex – OFFER, conditional (grade C in Biology)
- University of Surrey – REJECTED, unlikely to meet conditions
- University of Southampton – OFFER, conditional (grade A in Biology)
- University of Bristol – REJECTED, low UCAT score
- St George’s, University of London – OFFER, conditional (grade B in Biology)
In case you don’t know, once you receive all your responses from the universities, you have to go onto UCAS and make your firm (first) choice and your insurance (second) choice and then decline all other offers. Obviously, your firm choice is your favourite choice and then your insurance choice is either your second favourite OR a choice with lower grade boundaries than your firm. Your insurance is literally there as a ‘safety net’ so if you get rejected by your firm on results day, you should (theoretically) be accepted by your insurance if you meet the conditions (hence why it’s sensible to have lower grade boundaries here!). These are my firm and insurance choices:
- FIRM: University of Southampton
- INSURANCE: St George’s, University of London
Everything is all a bit up in the air now as exams have been canceled, but I really hope that Southampton still takes me because the idea of Biomedical Science now excites me more than Radiography. I still love the radiography course and St George’s University but I think, at the moment, and in my current mental state (I can do more posts on this if you like???) I’m much more suited and set to do Biomed in the whole classroom/lecture/lab setting (Radiography has a lot of placement work in hospitals and whereas I would LOVE to do that, I don’t think I’m ready for that just yet!). I think that if I, unfortunately, get rejected by Southampton I will have to look for another Biomedical Science course through clearing on results day (which is on the 13th August, my mum’s birthday!).
This leads me onto my next point, if anyone reading this does, or knows someone, who does Biomedical Science would you please be able to advise me on recommended prep work/reading etc? I know not many people read my blog anymore (which is mainly my fault) but I thought I’d put it out there! Also, if anyone has tips about uni life in general (especially as a science student living in halls), I’d love to hear them!
I hope this post made sense and it wasn’t too boring! I’ve spoken more about university stuff and shared bits that I’ve bought for university on my YouTube channel JessStudies if you’re interested!
Thanks for reading!