πŸ”¬ The Benefits of Studying Chemistry at Plymouth πŸ”¬

πŸ”¬ The Benefits of Studying Chemistry at Plymouth πŸ”¬

Why Plymouth?

I personally love the setup of the Chemistry course at Plymouth because the amount of contact hours and the focus on practicals is a god send. My timetable is usually quite busy and was in foundation year too - we have a minimum of 5 hours a week in the lab for each subject/module, and around 10-15 hours of lecture work. But again, this is dependent as the number of hours change based on the modules.

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🏊 Activities To Do As a Student At The University of Plymouth 🏊

🏊 Activities To Do As a Student At The University of Plymouth 🏊

Now that Freshers Week is over and actual university has begun, everyone has well and truly moved into their halls or flats. Now what can you do?

Well, with the large number of Sports Clubs and Societies on campus, there are plenty of non-drinking ways to have fun, or partial drinking ways, whichever you choose. These clubs normally meet weekly and are a must for the start of term, even if you just join your subject’s society. i.e CHEMsoc. This gives you an avenue to meet people from different years of your course and get to know what you should expect next year.

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🏹 Competing for University – This Year's Archery Round-Up 🏹

🏹 Competing for University – This Year's Archery Round-Up 🏹

During my spare time, I compete as a member of the University of Plymouth Archery Club. Unlike most sports clubs at Plymouth University, we don’t compete in varsity, (as Marjon don’t have an archery club) and we don’t have an off season.

The first archery season starts in September and finishes at the end of March, and the second archery season starts in April and ends in September. This means we compete in 2 BUCS (British University and Colleges Sport)Championship events and 4 SWWU (South Wales and West University) competitions, double the amount other clubs.

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βš—οΈ Chemistry at Plymouth University πŸ”¬

βš—οΈ Chemistry at Plymouth University πŸ”¬

If you have an inclination to enrol in a Chemistry degree at university, I would recommend the course at Plymouth wholeheartedly. Going through A-levels, I was never brilliant at exams. I didn't like being under pressure and having all of my progress decided on by the final exam, rather than how I did throughout the year.

So, when looking for a university I decided that I wanted the course to be very engaging. I wanted to focus on practical skills for the later workplace, as well as course work which I could do at my own pace. I looked at several courses at several different universities, but Plymouth's Chemistry course really stood out. This was due to the very high focus on practical skills, along with the preparation it gives you for the working world.

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πŸŽ“ My Experience of UCAS Clearing βš—οΈ

πŸŽ“ My Experience of UCAS Clearing βš—οΈ

The UCAS deadline was earlier this month, along with the terror of deciding which university course you’d like to do and where you`d like to do it. This is the point where I can say it is not the only option.

For example, I didn’t get onto the course I wanted because I messed up my final chemistry exam, which happened to be worth the most marks. However, Plymouth offered a foundation course which was brilliant, as I didn’t really want to stay in college and university could not come soon enough, so this was perfect for me.

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