Clearing gave me a second chance
"I got my place at Bradford through Clearing."
"I initially applied for Medicine, but I didn't get the grades I needed. I called Bradford when it was Clearing and got a place on the Foundation in Clinical Sciences and Medicine.
"I knew as soon as I started the course that I wanted to go on to apply for the full-time BSc in the same subject."
Better than I expected
"Clinical Sciences is similar to Medicine."
"When I first started, I was hoping to transfer to Medicine but decided not to as the Clinical Sciences course is very similar. The modules are really interesting.
"I found that the course is very anatomy and physiology focused, and I'm really interested in anatomy, so it really suited me."
The staff at Bradford really care about their students and are always very responsive.
"It was an easy transition from the Foundation course to the BSc."
"I'd already met people on the course and had great support systems in place.
"I also moved on to the degree with a really strong base knowledge of Clinical Sciences, which helped improve my confidence."
"The support we got from staff in the first year was brilliant."
"Everything was online and easy to access.
"We got weekly updates on what was going on and coming up, as well as information about extra-curricular activities we could take part in."
"The course has a great variety of modules."
"You study a really wide and interesting range of modules on the course, many of which focus on public health as well as medical ethics and health economics.
"You also develop excellent lab skills, get to write academic reports each year, and do a final year research project, which I did on Prion disease."
"You are always expanding your knowledge and skill set."
"We also got to study clinical pharmacology, common diseases, and treatments for them. We've learned about topics such as immunology and haematology as well. The course covers a lot!"
"The Advanced Topic module is fantastic."
"The Advanced Topic module is one you do in your final year, and involves different specialists in the clinical sciences who are experts in their fields coming to talk about what they've been working on.
"You then do your own research on these fields and write up reports on them. It helps you learn about specific specialisms within clinical sciences, which will be really helpful when it comes to deciding on the area I'd like to work in."
"The campus at Bradford is brilliant."
"The campus is so compact, everything is easy to get to. All the labs and facilities are really well equipped, and there is an anatomage table to practice your anatomy skills.
"The IT facilities are great too, and the PC suites are always available when you need them."
"I now have all the knowledge I need to take my next step."
"When I finish my course, I'm going on to do a Physician Associate MA at UCLAN, as I'd like to become a Physician Associate.
"I'm very people-orientated and want to work in a healthcare setting where I can interact with patients directly, so it's the perfect career for me."
My degree has given me all the knowledge and skills I need and will be instrumental in helping me to accomplish the career I want.
Bradford shaped my personality
"The Societies at Bradford are great and have helped me develop personally."
"I joined the Indian Society and the Bollywood Society, Getting involved in them has been a key part of my university journey. It's been great to spread awareness about Indian culture, as it's helped me contribute to the local community.
"I also work for the Student Union as an Activities Council representative, helping to spread the word about things going on and relaying information.
"These activities have really helped me develop and step out of my comfort zone, and I'm now much more confident."
A hidden gem
"Bradford is a fantastic city to study in."
"I have really enjoyed living in Bradford. It is a small city, so it's easy to get around. It also helps that the campus is very close to the city centre.
"There are lots of good places to hang out with friends and some fantastic local cafes that are brilliant for studying in.
"There are also lots of lovely towns to visit nearby. It's a great place to study."
"My advice to other students hoping to follow in my footsteps?"
"My advice would be to do the Foundation course to gain all the base knowledge of skills you need, and really work on your friendships. The people you meet will be the people you'll stay with throughout the whole course.
"I'd also recommend getting involved in extra-curricular activities, as it's great for your personal development and looks good on your CV."
Finally, don't let imposter syndrome ever get to you! Everyone is in the same boat as you. Always remember that.
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