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    Last year we had this table where people input their university choices, their application dates, uni replies, offers, interviews etc. Everybody edited it as we went along and it was a good way to keep people informed on dates and such like. I have created one for this year on the following link... http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...e_courses_2015

    If you would like to input your information, click edit on the top and add yourself under the last person in the table. It is quite tricky so if you need help let me know

    There are 2 other people on there so you can get an idea of how its done, hope this is helpful
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    I tried to add myself to the table but it didn't work aha
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    (Original post by djavor)
    I tried to add myself to the table but it didn't work aha
    It was because you put a - before your username... i've changed it and now you're on there x
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    (Original post by anomea)
    Hi, I also have an interview at UEA and a questionnaire for Reading though I sent the questionnaire off yesterday How did you find the questionnaire?
    Aw yay! The questionnaire was quite tough I found, but I've finished it! How did you find it?!
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    (Original post by Clivia)
    Good to hear you are happy with the decision, that's certainly encouraging. Several people I've talked to don't understand why I consider doing another undergraduate, especially if I qualify for the masters.

    I know the statement is extremely important, that's what worries me as I'm struggling with it. Hard facts are fine but this statement.. It would be very interesting to read yours if you don't mind, yes please!
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    If it makes you feel any better there are actually quite a few mature people in my year and all but two (I think) have actually got a degree so it is definitely more common than I was expecting. Subjects were: English, English/Classics, linguistics, pharmacology, theatre/performance (something like that), and modern languages. I do not know the other people's background.

    My opinion is that having a degree does not automatically make you qualified for the postgraduate route. Some of these people have less relevant degrees (you get lots of psychology students going for the PG route) and less work experience than some of the postgraduates I have spoken to (my work experience and previous achievements are quite unique so it is hard to compare directly to other people, but I might fall into that category too - that is honesty for you!) so it might be the case that it is simply easier to get in through the undergraduate route.

    I think people that are willing to sacrifice two years of their life to get from A to B as quickly as possible will naturally gravitate towards the postgraduate route. That is almost always the main reason for picking the postgraduate; second being it is easier to work abroad. Other than that there is no real difference between the courses. I was talking to one of my lecturers, who I knew personally beforehand, about this and he said they was still an element of scepticism about postgraduate routes.

    If you personal message me your email address I will send you my UCAS statement from last year.
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    (Original post by nesca89)
    It was because you put a - before your username... i've changed it and now you're on there x
    wow feel silly, thanks!
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    (Original post by evantej)
    If it makes you feel any better there are actually quite a few mature people in my year and all but two (I think) have actually got a degree so it is definitely more common than I was expecting. Subjects were: English, English/Classics, linguistics, pharmacology, theatre/performance (something like that), and modern languages. I do not know the other people's background.

    My opinion is that having a degree does not automatically make you qualified for the postgraduate route. Some of these people have less relevant degrees (you get lots of psychology students going for the PG route) and less work experience than some of the postgraduates I have spoken to (my work experience and previous achievements are quite unique so it is hard to compare directly to other people, but I might fall into that category too - that is honesty for you!) so it might be the case that it is simply easier to get in through the undergraduate route.

    I think people that are willing to sacrifice two years of their life to get from A to B as quickly as possible will naturally gravitate towards the postgraduate route. That is almost always the main reason for picking the postgraduate; second being it is easier to work abroad. Other than that there is no real difference between the courses. I was talking to one of my lecturers, who I knew personally beforehand, about this and he said they was still an element of scepticism about postgraduate routes.

    If you personal message me your email address I will send you my UCAS statement from last year.
    That's interesting what you said about the number of mature students in your course. I actually studied SLT for a year at Manchester Uni (only for a year due to various reasons, none being that I didn't enjoy it or wasn't good at it) and in my year, about 1/5 of the students were 'mature'. Those with previous degrees didn't seem to have qualifications particularly relevant to SLT though, I think it was more a case of motivation and experience.
    I am slightly worried about fitting my qualifications into the UCAS system as most of them were gained abroad. Although I achieved a First in my undergraduate degree which was also quite relevant (linguistics, focusing on speech pathology), I didn't do particularly well in my a-levels equivalents, and these seems to be quite important in the undergraduate application system.

    Anyway, I'll PM you my email address now.


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    Just got the questionnaire from Reading to complete but I'm pretty sure I don't even want to go there aha
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    (Original post by nesca89)
    Last year we had this table where people input their university choices, their application dates, uni replies, offers, interviews etc. Everybody edited it as we went along and it was a good way to keep people informed on dates and such like. I have created one for this year on the following link... http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...e_courses_2015

    If you would like to input your information, click edit on the top and add yourself under the last person in the table. It is quite tricky so if you need help let me know

    There are 2 other people on there so you can get an idea of how its done, hope this is helpful
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    Yay thanks for doing this! I've added myself to the table with my uni choices. As soon as I press send i'll add my date on too - should be within the next week
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    (Original post by madagascar)
    Yay thanks for doing this! I've added myself to the table with my uni choices. As soon as I press send i'll add my date on too - should be within the next week
    Yaay, thank you for adding yourself good luck with your application x
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    Got an interview for Man met guys!
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    (Original post by djavor)
    Got an interview for Man met guys!
    Waheeey, well done you! When is your interview?
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    (Original post by nesca89)
    Waheeey, well done you! When is your interview?
    Thank Youu 3rd December so might bump into you
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    (Original post by djavor)
    Thank Youu 3rd December so might bump into you
    Oh cool, good luck hehe
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    There is already a thread for 2015 applicants:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...y#post51445395

    and this will take you to one of the posts. Sorry don't know another way of doing it.

    I applied to BCU at the end of September but not heard anything yet.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by djavor)
    Got an interview for Man met guys!
    Congrats !!
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    Sent my ucas form to my referee... Slightly nervous
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    (Original post by Dancer32014)
    Sent my ucas form to my referee... Slightly nervous
    Good luck! Where are you applying to? x
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    Good luck! Where are you applying to? x
    Thanks a lot! Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield, Manchester and DMU
 
 
 
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