So it’s been a while since I last blogged and I haven’t even got a good excuse for it! Things are moving on slowly but steadily with my conditional offer at uni for Adult Nursing. After my last update where I was struggling to send off my GCSE certs, I finally sent them this week. I also sent off my application for an NHS bursary and grant, oh my god that was a tricky bit of paperwork. It honestly took hours to complete and I’m convinced I’ve still done cocked it up somehow. I had to send the NHS bursary people so much evidence, such as my little sisters birth certificates, my passport, my birth certificate and my parents P60’s or something like that. But then, I received a parcel through the door from my uni with lots of forms for occupational health and DBS. It turns out I was supposed to wait until I had received this parcel before I applied for an NHS bursary as the Uni want all the evidence urgently but I can’t send it as the NHS people have it! I can’t wait until all this paperwork is out of the way,a lot of it is so confusing!
But, on a lighter note I have finished off my Student Finance application and have been informed about how much I will receive. It turns out that because I am on an NHS funded course, I will receive a reduced maintenance loan which is non-means tested. It means that in general all us Nursing students will receive the same amount.
My family are just as excited about this whole thing as I am, but at times I wonder if that’s just because they will have a spare room to do as they wish with. They have bought me lots of lovely books and I’ve kept the wonderful ‘good luck’ cards they have given me. My uncle has even bought me two fob watched for my placements and has promised me an engraved one when I graduate. I’ve attached photos of the things they have given me.
Today my family and I were treated to a wonderful lunch out by my grandparents to celebrate my offer at uni. They took us to a fantastic pub/restaurant where we discussed everything about this coming September and beyond! It really gets me emotional when I hear the delight in their voices when they talk about it. Sometimes I think my family are more excited about it than I am! My Uncle has bought me two fob watches, one in pink and one in blue, which I absolutely love. The day I got my offer my mum was straight on the internet ordering me survival guides for both general uni students and specifically for student nurses which I think will arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed! I’ve been given flowers, champagne, cards, meals out and I have been well and truly spoilt! I couldn’t be prouder of the family I come from. L x
Student box? Yes please!
Whilst the thought of trudging round Ikea excites me to the utmost extent, I cannot resist this brilliant student starter kit that I’ve come across through The Student Room. It includes over 60 essential uni items from shot glasses and towels to scissors and coat hangers. Although it sounds pricey at £150, when you give it a thought it’s probably less than you’d spend if you bought each piece individually. I’ll definitely be buying one of these badboys, well my parents will anyway. L x
So this week I received a wonderful update on UCAS Track stating that I have been accepted for Sept ’13 entry for Adult Nursing! I couldn’t be happier as I honestly didn’t think I’d get an offer after the interviewer put his head in his hands whilst I was speaking! Can you believe that? Anyway, I’ve got in and if I get the right A levels, I’ll be starting Uni in … ( quick calculation)…. 6 months! Very exciting. I thought that I’d start a blog after reading so many of them since deciding to apply for Nursing that I could recite them in my sleep. So wish me luck on my journey on not just my degree, but trying ( and most probably failing) to create a successful blog! L x