Course guides

Will this be the doctor that saves your life?

Catherine always wanted to be a doctor from a very young age, but she didn’t quite make the grades at first. Now in her third year of medicine at the University of Birmingham, we ask her how she did it.

Is this the next Q in James Bond?

Niall didn’t think he was particularly good at ICT, and he wasn’t keen on going to university. Now in his second year at the University of the West of England, we ask him how he ended up studying Computer Systems Integration

Want ideas on which university course to study, or apprenticeship scheme to go on? University students, apprentices and industry trainees tell you about the course / scheme they are on, and the career they hope to go on to when they leave. Whatever your interests or strengths, there’s something here for you. For example, Niall Rogers failed maths; he’s now studying computer systems integration. Catherine Odendaal didn’t get the grades she needed to study medicine; she’s now on her way to becoming a junior doctor.

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