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    (Original post by piemuncher3)
    forgot to check! I'm out on centrals. Ah well ... enjoy yourselves those who got through!
    Commiserations!

    I was in the same position as you (no DS, no HoP, waiting for CD) and I STILL haven't heard. Did you find out today? I'm sure you'll be successful if you (and overwhelmingly likely to be 'we'!) go for it again next year.
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    going to visit my department tomorrow (Analytical stream is good finishing so early!)
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    (Original post by ellejaytee)
    going to visit my department tomorrow (Analytical stream is good finishing so early!)
    Very exciting! How long did it take you from finding out you were successful to actually getting a placement?
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    (Original post by F6053721)
    Just had my FSAC.

    Awful!!!


    you never know - I came out of mine thinking I'd failed based on a very awkward interview and terrible timing of the policy recommendation, but 3 weeks later, ta da. so don't stress it at least you'll find out quite soon, the waiting seems as tortuous as, if not more tortuous than, the testing itself.
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    I actually forgot to check after I got ruled out of DS and HOP on monday, seems the message came through on tuesday - so I guess that was another band narrowing.
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    (Original post by F6053721)
    Just had my FSAC.

    Awful!!!
    Same here, felt it all went horribly wrong. Not expecting much but u never know, hoping for the best. In all it was a good experience
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    (Original post by lm222)
    2 things - 1) you'll find out shortly its 2 role-playing exercises for DS
    Yes, the FCO has made their FSB easier in the last few years - in that they no long include an economics test, a language aptitude test and a panel interview as part of the process - just the role-playing exercises..
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    (Original post by bodman)
    Same here, felt it all went horribly wrong. Not expecting much but u never know, hoping for the best. In all it was a good experience
    What group were you in?!

    I thought we were supposed to "quite enjoy it"! Perhaps I'll feel that way upon reflection in a couple of days maybe!?!
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    (Original post by shellybean01)
    Very exciting! How long did it take you from finding out you were successful to actually getting a placement?
    I found out quite fast, but that was because I didn't pass until the final mark had been set for the first round of applications at least. And also I was going for the economist role so I guess that there may be fewer potential places to be assigned to.

    Just had a mad panic hunting round my room for my passport! finally found it and I'm about to head off now
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    (Original post by gt94sss2)
    Yes, the FCO has made their FSB easier in the last few years - in that they no long include an economics test, a language aptitude test and a panel interview as part of the process - just the role-playing exercises..
    Honestly, I think I'd prefer the old style interview, econ, and language tests to the roleplays....
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    I've just decided to withdraw from HoP. It's taken me a little while - and a fair bit of research - to make the decision, but I think it's just going to be a little too formal/research/academic, which isn't as attractive to me as formulating policy and delivering public services
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    Have you been to the open day alreafy?
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    Argh! After 8 long weeks (to the day!) since sitting my FSAC I finally contacted them today to ask if they'd be able to give me any info at all as the only message I'd had in all that time was the one update on the home page, and was told "the pass marks will be narrowed at the end of March".
    I've been pretty enthusiastic about the FS application process to date but having to wait a total of 11 weeks for a decision from any company is an absolute joke
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    (Original post by Evidza)
    Have you been to the open day alreafy?
    Nope, I wasn't invited as DS was my first choice rather than HoP.
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    I've just decided to withdraw from HoP. It's taken me a little while - and a fair bit of research - to make the decision, but I think it's just going to be a little too formal/research/academic, which isn't as attractive to me as formulating policy and delivering public services
    me too. Just about to do the same.
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    (Original post by rach2012)
    Argh! After 8 long weeks (to the day!) since sitting my FSAC I finally contacted them today to ask if they'd be able to give me any info at all as the only message I'd had in all that time was the one update on the home page, and was told "the pass marks will be narrowed at the end of March".
    I've been pretty enthusiastic about the FS application process to date but having to wait a total of 11 weeks for a decision from any company is an absolute joke
    It's so ridiculous, me too. Also I keep feeling like basically if you're kept waiting right til the end you must be so borderline, which just makes it more excruciating as they trim each side bit by bit.
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    Just sent an email to fast stream asking for a deferral. ARGH I'm so nervous!
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    (Original post by ellie_flower)
    Just sent an email to fast stream asking for a deferral. ARGH I'm so nervous!
    are you teachFirst-ing? good luck!
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    (Original post by lm222)
    are you teachFirst-ing? good luck!
    No, I'm not. I've got a masters offer in Vancouver. I'm trying to sell the whole 'will gain international perspective etc'. Really don't know if they will let me. It would really work so well if they said yes.
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    (Original post by ellie_flower)
    No, I'm not. I've got a masters offer in Vancouver. I'm trying to sell the whole 'will gain international perspective etc'. Really don't know if they will let me. It would really work so well if they said yes.
    I was told at a fast stream graduate recruitment talk that you couldn't defer under any circumstances except teach first, entrepreneur first or extreme personal circumstances (eg parental death/terminal illness) so I didn't apply this year as I would definitely need to defer. Are there new rules now? I wish I'd applied!

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