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Hello from a potential student!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MatBlai, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. MatBlai

    MatBlai Welcome New Poster

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    I'm a student at Hereford 6th Form,
    I've always wanted to be a podiatrist, but it wasn't until this summer (2015) that I had work experience with Mr, J. Potts that I realized I had a real passion for the subject.

    I'm here to learn (hopefully!) & hopefully get a good grasp of the discipline.


    Hoping to apply for the 2016 academic year to:
    - Birmingham Metropolitan (Matthew Boulton)
    - Huddersfield University
    - Cardiff University
    - Salford University
    - Durham University

    If anyone has any good books that's be good for a absolute idiot / beginner, I'd really appreciate it!

    & If anyone has any information on the NHS funding scheme in England? It's quite confusing and people I've asked don't know much about it...

  2. Ella Hurrell

    Ella Hurrell Active Member

    Hi MatBlai. Welcome to the Arena.

    You can find student bursary info here http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/...udent_Bursaries_2015_-16_(V1)_Web_09.2014.pdf

    The above refers to the 2015/16 academic year, but I expect it will be the same for 2016/17. It's been a long time since I trained but as far as I understand it, the tuition fees are completely covered by the NHS. I don't think there is such a thing as a maintenance bursary these days though, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

    Re books - I don't know which a-levels you are doing so here goes.....
    I'm sure the others will chip in too but I would just start to think about basic anatomy of the lower limb, and understand general biology concepts (cells, physiology etc, particularly diabetes), basic physics (forces in particular) which will be really helpful in your first year. The course will lead you through the more specific things, and provide you with a reading list before you start.

    Good luck with your studies

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