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    Eugh they just told me that they are expecting the penultimate sift to take place 'this week or, if not, early next week'. Knowing them I'm guessing that means it'll be next week then!
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    Semi-Irrational I know, but the longer I wait the less chance I feel I have...
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    (Original post by Lauws)
    Semi-Irrational I know, but the longer I wait the less chance I feel I have...
    My worry is that I'm right at the bottom of the amber band so I just want to survive this sift, although I will still continue to worry that I will be at the bottom of the new smaller amber band! I just want this to be over, I am honestly refreshing the page every 10 minutes.
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    (Original post by rm436)
    Eugh they just told me that they are expecting the penultimate sift to take place 'this week or, if not, early next week'. Knowing them I'm guessing that means it'll be next week then!
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    Wait in the sifts do they just tell you that you haven't got it? I thought that the answer could be either yay or nay
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    (Original post by cro222)
    Wait in the sifts do they just tell you that you haven't got it?
    Well you'll either be successful if your mark is above the new amber band, unsuccessful if you're below it, or still 'awaiting results' if you're still in it. Hope that makes sense?
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    (Original post by rm436)
    Well you'll either be successful if your mark is above the new amber band, unsuccessful if you're below it, or still 'awaiting results' if you're still in it. Hope that makes sense?
    Cheers.

    Yeah, it does - for some reason I got it into my head that they were simply whittling away at the numbers once a week, elimination style, in a test of mental fortitude
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    Anyone in Amber band heard yet today then? Specifically for DaT if anyone can give me a clue. I can't wait any longer!!!
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    (Original post by F6053721)
    Anyone in Amber band heard yet today then? Specifically for DaT if anyone can give me a clue. I can't wait any longer!!!
    Been refreshing constantly since I woke up at 6:30 haha! But no, nothing yet. I'm praying it'll be today and not early next week.
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    (Original post by rm436)
    Been refreshing constantly since I woke up at 6:30 haha! But no, nothing yet. I'm praying it'll be today and not early next week.
    Wondering if I should message and ask if it will actually be today...
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    (Original post by V2015)
    Wondering if I should message and ask if it will actually be today...
    They said...yesterday..that it would be today or early next week. I think we should stop p*****g them off by asking all the time (they're not in charge of sifts after all) and just wait....very nervously.
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    (Original post by V2015)
    Wondering if I should message and ask if it will actually be today...
    Already have, they said probably but that it might be early next week. I did an internship with them last year and they were exactly the same. Always so vague and constantly changing their plans. They would tell me outright 'you will hear by Wednesday' and then it would get to Wednesday, and I'd get nothing. Eugh, anyway, fingers crossed and good luck! Let us know if you hear
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    (Original post by rm436)
    Already have, they said probably but that it might be early next week. I did an internship with them last year and they were exactly the same. Always so vague and constantly changing their plans. They would tell me outright 'you will hear by Wednesday' and then it would get to Wednesday, and I'd get nothing. Eugh, anyway, fingers crossed and good luck! Let us know if you hear
    Thanks you too! It's just annoying they don't say when it will be if I knew it was next week I wouldn't be worrying about it...
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    (Original post by Lauws)
    They said...yesterday..that it would be today or early next week. I think we should stop p*****g them off by asking all the time (they're not in charge of sifts after all) and just wait....very nervously.
    I didn't realise they weren't in charge of the sifts. So is it literally just the adminy stuff that's outsourced to Parity? I thought it was all recruitment.
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    (Original post by rm436)
    I didn't realise they weren't in charge of the sifts. So is it literally just the adminy stuff that's outsourced to Parity? I thought it was all recruitment.
    I am assuming that all information regarding banding and marks is available as and when it is released by the fast stream and as and when it is set by the fast stream. Then Parity apply these to the system and we receive the automated emails.

    I doubt they just sit on grades until they get round to it.
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    (Original post by Lauws)
    I am assuming that all information regarding banding and marks is available as and when it is released by the fast stream and as and when it is set by the fast stream. Then Parity apply these to the system and we receive the automated emails.

    I doubt they just sit on grades until they get round to it.
    Agreed, I just would prefer better communication. The FSAC results have been fine so far, but my e-Tray and internship results were filled with promises of 'it'll be tomorrow/next week/Friday' etc which constantly changed. That's probably the Fast Stream team's fault for not giving Parity enough info, but I've just found it a bit ridiculous.
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    (Original post by V2015)
    Wondering if I should message and ask if it will actually be today...
    Do you not get alerts when your status has changed? I've had texts before to let me know.
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    (Original post by HR05)
    Do you not get alerts when your status has changed? I've had texts before to let me know.
    I haven't even got an email let alone a text when my status has changed. Not sure if this is normal but when I passed my e-Tray I didn't even get a message on the website until 5 days after the status had changed to 'successful'. Same situation when I did my internship with them last year, so I don't really trust the notification system anymore - now I just constantly refresh haha!
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    (Original post by rm436)
    I haven't even got an email let alone a text when my status has changed. Not sure if this is normal but when I passed my e-Tray I didn't even get a message on the website until 5 days after the status had changed to 'successful'. Same situation when I did my internship with them last year, so I don't really trust the notification system anymore - now I just constantly refresh haha!
    If you log into the fast stream application, go onto your personal details. Then go through them all until you get to the SMS and email Alerts and you can change the settings.
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    (Original post by HR05)
    If you log into the fast stream application, go onto your personal details. Then go through them all until you get to the SMS and email Alerts and you can change the settings.
    They're already ticked, I don't know why I don't get the emails/texts. Like I said, I didn't for my internship application either. It makes no difference though, even if I did get them I'd just be impatiently refreshing my emails instead!
 
 
 
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