Pulse Magazine - Vol 02 Pandemic Edition



DR PAULA ROW Disability Co-ordinator

DID YOU KNOW... If you have applied for

Foundation Year If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter on to the first year of a degree, you can apply for a place on a degree course with an Integrated Foundation Year. one of our undergraduate degrees and don’t meet your offer, we can consider you for a Foundation Year

“As a Disability Coordinator, I help students with disabilities such as learning difficulties, mental health conditions or physical disabilities, to access student support teams across campus and to obtain the help and support that they need. This will take the form of a tailored support plan, which could include provision of reasonable adjustments such as extra time in exams, deadline extensions, a caseworker, and a mentor or notetaker.”

Degrees with an integrated foundation year are ideal for students whose A Level choices or performance would not normally gain them a place on a BSc programme. They’re also a great choice for mature students who wish to re-enter education.

Many of our students who have studied a foundation year outperform students who start on year 1 of the main degree. Many go on to get first class honours, are brilliant ambassadors for the University and are highly valued by our departments. Depending on your subject, you can also brush up on other skills that you might need. For instance, if one of your A Levels let you down, the Foundation Year gives you a great opportunity to get up to scratch. You will also become more confident in your own abilities.

We consider applicants on their own merits, so offers can vary. If you don’t think you meet our standard BSc entry requirements please contact us to discuss entry on to the Foundation Year. • Psychology • Social Policy • Social Sciences • Sociology • Sociology & Psychology • Sociology & Social Sciences Your options • Applied Medical Sciences • Biochemistry • Biochemistry & Genetics • Genetics • Medical Biochemistry • Medical Genetics • Medical Pharmacology • Pharmacy • Population Health & Medical Sciences



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GESTJANA VENGJELI Foundation Year Graduate

“Thanks to my foundation year, I undoubtedly gained valuable laboratory skills that are supporting me now in year 1. I feel more confident whenever I attend my laboratory practicals, but also whenever I am about to study new course modules. I have a more proper understanding of my strengths and potential weaknesses, I learned more about myself and my academic field and the student experience was excellent.”

During your foundation year, you will improve your skills and increase your knowledge of the subject. After successful completion (typically 60% average), you will then go straight on to the main degree course. When you graduate, it will be as though you’ve graduated from the three-year degree course (four-year for Pharmacy) and your qualification will be a Bachelors degree, e.g. BSc (Hons) or MPharm (Hons).

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Interested in a Foundation Year? Turn to page 34 to find out more about all of our courses


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