In early October, I (once again!) sent my university application off to UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) in the hope that I’d get a place! Last year, I applied with only two A-Levels and therefore didn’t receive any offers, but I’m much more hopeful this year now I’m going to have three A-Levels! So, what did I apply for…
UCAS 2020 Application
1. Life Sciences Foundation Year to progress onto Biomedical Science – University of Sussex
You may recognise this one from last year! I’ve applied to this course again because I don’t meet the entry requirements for actual Biomedical Sciences but I do meet the entry for the foundation year! I have already received an offer from Sussex which is amazing, but I’ll do a whole post once I’ve had all the responses back. This course has the lowest entry requirements and so it’s where I’m most likely to end up, but that’s really great because I love Sussex!
2. Biomedical Science – University of Surrey
The entry for this course was lower than the entry at Sussex for the full degree course, so I thought I’d risk applying for it! Surrey does have a foundation year as well, but I didn’t apply for that. I’ve already had a rejection from Surrey which I was slightly surprised about, but it’s fine because I can always apply for the foundation course through clearing if I need/want to!
3. Biomedical Sciences – University of Southampton
This was extremely risky as I was overqualified for their foundation year and the entry requirements for the degree were high – ABB I think. I didn’t think I would get an offer from here, but somehow I have! I have to get an A in Biology though which is quite a stretch as I only need a C for Sussex.
4. Diagnostic Radiography – St George’s, University of London
In case you hadn’t already worked it out, all the courses I’m applying for have a basis for Graduate Entry Medicine – and this course is no different! I did work experience in radiography at East Surrey and it was fascinating. St George’s is based in a hospital and area I know quite well and they have just had a brand new radiography suite put in so I had to apply! It’s quite a hard course to get on to and I have to do an MMI interview if I get offered one, so if I get an offer it’ll be amazing!
5. Gateway To Medicine – University of Bristol
Finally, I’ve applied for this course – it is basically Medicine with a foundation year. I don’t think I’ll get on this as it is extremally competitive but it’s worth a shot. Again, I’d have to go to an MMI interview if I got offered one. Bristol is a little bit further than I’d like to go from home really but I couldn’t resist this course!
I hope this post was informative for you! I will do an update once I have gotten all the replies back and I will also do a post on the Sussex and Bristol open days that I went to recently!
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