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    (Original post by kat.lev)
    Hi, I actually can't believe that this hasn't been asked but have searched the thread and found nothing!

    I have FSAC next week and live in Hertfordshire. I was planning to take the train in which means an alarm of about 5am (eek!) and had just assumed that they wouldn't cover my expenses as I'm actually within the M25.

    Does anyone know if there's a cut-off distance from where the will or won't pay overnight expenses..? I would REALLY like to take the stress out of the journey by staying (as my local train line is truly rubbish, especially at peak-times) but I'm sure if they'll laugh at me if I submit expenses! I can't really afford the hotel without help..

    Have any Londoners (or close enough) had their overnight expenses approved?

    Thanks
    I'm not inside the M25 but only 30 min on the train into central London and I have had my overnight expenses approved. I must admit when I read that thing about 'unavoidable' expenses I was a bit apprehensive.
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    (Original post by Pandas&Penguins)
    I'm not inside the M25 but only 30 min on the train into central London and I have had my overnight expenses approved. I must admit when I read that thing about 'unavoidable' expenses I was a bit apprehensive.
    Good to know and has made me feel a lot better about just booking my room!

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by lucy_sky)
    Hi, which analytical stream are you?
    Social research
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    (Original post by irhzk)
    Hi all. Been lurking on this page for quite a while but thought I'd come out of the shadows and introduce myself! I went to FSAC on 27th Jan and I heard yesterday, so hopefully the wait won't be too long now for you guys...
    Yeah I found out soon after posting that I had passed which was a relief.
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    (Original post by midas85)
    Social research
    Same here!
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    (Original post by lucy_sky)
    Same here!
    Ah nice to hear from another one, I think I only met one at my fsac, seemed to be surrounded by economists! Where have you been placed?
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    Heard about a week ago that my application to the European and Generalist Fast Stream has been successful (HoP is still on awaiting results). Still a bit surprised as it was a bit of a long shot, but obviously very happy.

    I received the criminal records forms last week via post and am just getting them ready. My current post still runs until June and I am wondering whether I will have to finish things early or even ask for a short extension. Does anybody know whether there is such a thing as a typical starting date (month) for either of these streams?

    Apologies if this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find an answer on the Fast Stream page itself or on the last few pages here.
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    Congratulations, I think EFS is quite competitive.

    EFS this year had a starting date of either September or October. HoP is dealt with separately. If you could get a short extension, that would probably be your best option, otherwise temp work?
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    (Original post by Tas321)
    Do you only get assistance for your first post?

    If I was not required to relocate during my first post, but was during my second or third, would the same assistance be available?
    You get assistance for any necessary move. I just got some info back from the fast stream comms people but they essentially didn't go into any more detail than I did.
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    Does anyone know if they do train season ticket loans?


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    Yes.
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    (Original post by GManTheGMan)
    Congratulations, I think EFS is quite competitive.

    EFS this year had a starting date of either September or October. HoP is dealt with separately. If you could get a short extension, that would probably be your best option, otherwise temp work?
    Thanks, this info is much appreciated. Should be able to get an extension, just have to start looking into it early enough.

    You don't happen to know whether the starting date for the GFS is also September or October? Just in case none of the departments actually pick me for the EFS...
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    Has anyone attended a FSB for DAT yet? Wondered if they'd held any yet.


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    (Original post by malte)
    Thanks, this info is much appreciated. Should be able to get an extension, just have to start looking into it early enough.

    You don't happen to know whether the starting date for the GFS is also September or October? Just in case none of the departments actually pick me for the EFS...
    I think it's September and October for most schemes.

    My Induction week had Generalists, DaTs and EFS, I'm not sure about the others as there are a lot fewer of FCOs and HoPs. I've not got my FAQ document to hand, but the best bet to get the answer is to ask on the facebook group.
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    (Original post by GManTheGMan)
    I think it's September and October for most schemes.

    My Induction week had Generalists, DaTs and EFS, I'm not sure about the others as there are a lot fewer of FCOs and HoPs. I've not got my FAQ document to hand, but the best bet to get the answer is to ask on the facebook group.
    Will do, thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by F6053721)
    Has anyone attended a FSB for DAT yet? Wondered if they'd held any yet.


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    DaT FSB guide isn't available yet, so I doubt they've held any.
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    Just got my feedback. I passed FSAC and got a score of 16-17

    How does that compare?
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    Very decent.
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    This should be of interest:

    https://faststream.blog.gov.uk
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    (Original post by GManTheGMan)
    You get assistance for any necessary move. I just got some info back from the fast stream comms people but they essentially didn't go into any more detail than I did.

    Thank you for all your Info
 
 
 
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