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    Heard this morning I have an interview at Chichester! Wow
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    (Original post by Fen2k)
    Have both of your referees completed the references?
    Oh yeah I just checked and it says that I can only pay/send after my referees have completed writing my reference.

    I have just emailed them to let them know I have applied and that I am now waiting for them to complete their part- hopefully by this week!

    Thank you for your fast response!!!!
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    (Original post by smiler000)
    Heard this morning I have an interview at Chichester! Wow
    Well done !Exciting,my reference finally finished this morning so I've now sent everything, hopefully i'll hear something soon, fingers crossed !
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    (Original post by cinderella25)
    Oh yeah I just checked and it says that I can only pay/send after my referees have completed writing my reference.

    I have just emailed them to let them know I have applied and that I am now waiting for them to complete their part- hopefully by this week!

    Thank you for your fast response!!!!
    No worries and good luck.
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    Has anyone heard from Newman or Birmingham for primary PGCE?


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    (Original post by smiler000)
    Heard this morning I have an interview at Chichester! Wow
    Congrats ! When's it for ?
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    No reply from my email asking my referee when she plans to complete it. She normally emails me back the morning after receiving an email, or in her lunch break, or straight after school. I've heard nothing and I'm starting to get frustrated with the whole process. It's not fair on us, or the referee. We're all being rushed when this could be done before the courses open.
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    (Original post by alabelle)
    No reply from my email asking my referee when she plans to complete it. She normally emails me back the morning after receiving an email, or in her lunch break, or straight after school. I've heard nothing and I'm starting to get frustrated with the whole process. It's not fair on us, or the referee. We're all being rushed when this could be done before the courses open.
    Mate, I feel your pain. Our referees are doing us a favour by writing this reference and therefore, I found it really hard to be pushy. I did say something on the lines of I know you are all really busy, but do you know when you will be able to complete the reference? Fortunately for me, my referee has just completed now. I think there is a very fine line between being nice but slightly pushy, to being annoying and demanding. Sure, at work when you need something done (not as a favour) you can afford to fall more towards the latter. But when you are asking someone to do you a favour.... I really can't. Alabelle, I really cross fingers for you. I said earlier in this topic that waiting for references puts too much pressure on the applicant and the referee.
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    (Original post by alabelle)
    No reply from my email asking my referee when she plans to complete it. She normally emails me back the morning after receiving an email, or in her lunch break, or straight after school. I've heard nothing and I'm starting to get frustrated with the whole process. It's not fair on us, or the referee. We're all being rushed when this could be done before the courses open.
    I really feel for you and totally agree that it's unfair. I don't see how it would affect the process if they opened it two weeks before and then gave everyone time to get references sorted. The fact UCAS only sends a reminder two weeks in (when some courses may have closed!) is awful.
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    (Original post by miss_disney)
    Congrats ! When's it for ?
    Madly enough I don't know! Apparently emails went out today but you have to log in to a booking system but it's not set up to accept the credentials they sent yet! It should be available tonight !! I will let you know when I've seen the options and what the interviews will include!! How are you doing? Any news? I got a rejection from Sussex uni.
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    (Original post by smiler000)
    Madly enough I don't know! Apparently emails went out today but you have to log in to a booking system but it's not set up to accept the credentials they sent yet! It should be available tonight !! I will let you know when I've seen the options and what the interviews will include!! How are you doing? Any news? I got a rejection from Sussex uni.
    Soryr to hear about sussex,they only have 15 places this year so I don't feel very confident about them, I haven't heard anything yet, but my lecturer only finished my ref this morning so I paid and sent then, so will hopefully hear something next week! That's exciting about chi though! Let me know if you have anymore updates
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    (Original post by miss_disney)
    Soryr to hear about sussex,they only have 15 places this year so I don't feel very confident about them, I haven't heard anything yet, but my lecturer only finished my ref this morning so I paid and sent then, so will hopefully hear something next week! That's exciting about chi though! Let me know if you have anymore updates
    I will do! I knew it was a slim chance with Sussex having such a small number of places but thought Id have a go! Oh brilliant you will be hearing soon I'm sure they seem to be so quick!! X
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    (Original post by miss_disney)
    Soryr to hear about sussex,they only have 15 places this year so I don't feel very confident about them, I haven't heard anything yet, but my lecturer only finished my ref this morning so I paid and sent then, so will hopefully hear something next week! That's exciting about chi though! Let me know if you have anymore updates
    where does it say how many places each Uni has?
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    (Original post by Zogs)
    where does it say how many places each Uni has?
    saw it in a thread a few pages back

    (Original post by smiler000)
    I will do! I knew it was a slim chance with Sussex having such a small number of places but thought Id have a go! Oh brilliant you will be hearing soon I'm sure they seem to be so quick!! X
    And oooh absolutely, you don't know unless you try! I'm sure you'll do great at sussex and Brighton, and fingers crossed, I hope I hear something soon things are all getting real now !
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    Wooo just passed my literacy skills test Has anyone done the Numeracy one?
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    [QUOTE=Airfairy;45352455]Thanks for letting me know...now I want my interview! If I get one! Like I said above though, I would think different subjects would be different with how they roll out the interviews. Good luck with the interview anyway!

    How did you find out?[/QUOTE

    I received an email today from Edge Hill
    Feeling nervous now!
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    (Original post by Descartes93)
    Wooo just passed my literacy skills test Has anyone done the Numeracy one?
    Congrats! Mine aren't until February. I am so scared by the numeracy one but people on here have said it isn't that bad.
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    Congrats! Mine aren't until February. I am so scared by the numeracy one but people on here have said it isn't that bad.
    I have the numeracy one on Wednesday!
    already done the literacy one!
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    Congrats! Mine aren't until February. I am so scared by the numeracy one but people on here have said it isn't that bad.
    Thank you! Well the online tests really really helped and were the same competency as the real one so I'm guessing/hoping the same will apply to the Numeracy tests! Good luck for yours
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    (Original post by Fen2k)
    Mate, I feel your pain. Our referees are doing us a favour by writing this reference and therefore, I found it really hard to be pushy. I did say something on the lines of I know you are all really busy, but do you know when you will be able to complete the reference? Fortunately for me, my referee has just completed now. I think there is a very fine line between being nice but slightly pushy, to being annoying and demanding. Sure, at work when you need something done (not as a favour) you can afford to fall more towards the latter. But when you are asking someone to do you a favour.... I really can't. Alabelle, I really cross fingers for you. I said earlier in this topic that waiting for references puts too much pressure on the applicant and the referee.
    Yeah, same. Up until a couple of days ago I was determined not to be pushy, but my boyfriend and my mum persuaded me that it would be in my best interests to make sure things are moving along smoothly. I sent one email to check that she'd received the reference request, left it 24 hours from when she replied, and then sent another. I said pretty much the same thing as you, just that I know she's busy but would it be possible to let me know when she plans to complete it for me... I really hope I didn't come across as pushy. It's just such a stressful process. She hasn't even 'accepted' the reference request yet. For all I know she doesn't plan to do it for a few weeks.

    (Original post by Airfairy)
    I really feel for you and totally agree that it's unfair. I don't see how it would affect the process if they opened it two weeks before and then gave everyone time to get references sorted. The fact UCAS only sends a reminder two weeks in (when some courses may have closed!) is awful.
    It really is! I think UCAS should make the time limit clear too, since if we tell our referees we're only guaranteed two weeks it sounds like we're putting pressure on them... I'll be so relieved when I can just send this thing off for good.
 
 
 
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