Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Interview tomorrow at 9am! I think I'll feel so much better once this first one is out of the way because I know what to expect for the rest then. I've been reading stuff all night but I'm starting to think I'll never feel prepared no matter how much I do, so I've stopped. It makes me feel better knowing that no-one has come back on here saying their interview was a horrible experience!
    Try not to worry too much, they're just trying to see whether you really do want to be a teacher, and have a realistic view of the profession, plus whether you are ok at explaining things. It all sounds very scary and intimidating, and I was expecting a horrrible experience, but actually each interview I've had has been really nice. The formal interview has been like a chat (I even ended up laughing and joking with one of my interviewers), the other candidates very friendly, and the whole day a much more enjoyable experience than anticipated.

    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    FOR ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN OFFERED A PLACE

    did you receive an email from UCAS saying you had an offer or did you just have to keep checking ucas track
    I got an e-mail, but track seems very temperamental (I have had e-mails for interview sometimes and not others, for example) so I wouldn't rely on it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    Thank god interviews are over with. Just had PGCE business secondary interview. Said she's going to decide tonight, so fingers crossed

    I got an email from UTT stating there is a change from one of the providers. Then I logged in to find out I have been offered a place. All the best.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by georgiaclaire_)
    I have an interview on the 8th of jan with BCU, heard on tuesday! But not a squeak from UoB
    oh really?! did they e-mail or send a letter to you? what does the day involved?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by KerryE5)
    I haven't heard anything!! I haven't even had an acknowledgement they are my last one to hear from x
    That makes me feel slightly less worried about not hearing from them! I suppose no news is good news!! Fingers crossed we hear from them soon!!!
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bellylaugh)
    Just wondering how your interview went today? I had mine today for SDS but am not feeling particularly confident even though I made it through the first round and stayed for the afternoon session. Apparently I'll hear back (either way) in the next 2-3 days. Ekk!

    Hi . I heard last night that I hadn't got a place. Feel surprisingly ok about it and it means that I haven't got a place anywhere for 2014. Thy recommended applying to Plymouth uni for their pgce course ( sd is in conjunction with them) as the interview panellist from there was impressed and said I would get a place. It's too far away from me though as I have a large family. So I don't think I will go through apply 2 and will apply next year. Hope you have better news!!
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by amul1992)
    You're welcome, I know how I felt last night! I'd just say make sure you extend your answers as much as you can, it's always better to give them all the goods and feel as though you talked too much than say too little and have to have them prompt you. The more they have to go off the better, just be as smiley and relaxed as poss (even if you're actually panicking!). Best of luck!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks for the tip! I will try and be detailed.
    (Original post by tory88)
    Try not to worry too much, they're just trying to see whether you really do want to be a teacher, and have a realistic view of the profession, plus whether you are ok at explaining things. It all sounds very scary and intimidating, and I was expecting a horrrible experience, but actually each interview I've had has been really nice. The formal interview has been like a chat (I even ended up laughing and joking with one of my interviewers), the other candidates very friendly, and the whole day a much more enjoyable experience than anticipated.



    I got an e-mail, but track seems very temperamental (I have had e-mails for interview sometimes and not others, for example) so I wouldn't rely on it.

    Thanks that makes me feel better too. Sat outside now so just trying to chill because I have nervous tummy ache right now. I think I'll be better once I've gone in!

    How long did the one to one interview last?
    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Interview at Leicester tomorrow for Upper Primary. I have no idea what to expect, so nervous about it!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tmanz212)
    oh really?! did they e-mail or send a letter to you? what does the day involved?
    They sent me an email, no change on track! They have loads of places, so they must have loads of applicants, so i'm sure you'll hear from them
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    All my choices on track suddenly changed the "last updated" column to say that they were updated yesterday, yet none of them have changed (Oxford still says 'interview' which I've done and not heard back from, Bristol says nothing even though they offered me an interview ages ago via email, and Oxford Brookes still says nothing).

    So what's going on?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Squoosh25)
    All my choices on track suddenly changed the "last updated" column to say that they were updated yesterday, yet none of them have changed (Oxford still says 'interview' which I've done and not heard back from, Bristol says nothing even though they offered me an interview ages ago via email, and Oxford Brookes still says nothing).

    So what's going on?
    It has happened to everyone, I think! and the date choices must reply by has been put back by a week so it seems ucas has refreshed everyone's track to update this....

    Still not heard anything from my choices but I think the extra week may be to compensate closure over Christmas and New year

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Thanks for the tip! I will try and be detailed.



    Thanks that makes me feel better too. Sat outside now so just trying to chill because I have nervous tummy ache right now. I think I'll be better once I've gone in!

    How long did the one to one interview last?
    Posted from TSR Mobile
    In my experience, anything from 10 minutes to half an hour is standard.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pebbles19)
    Haha no problem! My interview was this morning, it wasn't really what I had expected, all group stuff and no formal interview at all! Couple of group tasks and a presentation that you prepared at the interview. The staff were really nice though and the informal attitude did make it less stressful. But then it depends how much you like group interviews - I'm not a massive fan!!
    They emailed me to let me know they had my application a couple of days after I sent it off and then emailed me to invite me to interview but it did get updated on track too.
    Yeah I'm sure they've just had a lot to go through


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks for your reply. Fingers crossed you get an offer from them! I'm not a big fan of group interviews either but it's not my first choice so I'm not too worried.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Well, after two weeks of waiting for the decision from my interview - where they said I would hear back within the week - I have just called them and the woman I spoke to is going to find out if there is any news and get back to me! I'm feeling very nervous all of a sudden, and a little bit sick if I'm honest. I just want an answer, but at the same time, I just want the RIGHT answer - ie SUCCESSFUL!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Still haven't heard from any of mine, which is driving me mad. I'm hoping that I'm not wasting my time preparing for interviews while I wait. Has anyone got any advice on group interviews? I am old (37) and so have had a lifetime of interviews for jobs and feel on top of that, but some how I have got away with never having a group interview. I'm quite quiet, and so I'm a bit worried about people talking over each other to show off and me being shoved out of the way.:afraid:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jeffercake)
    Well, after two weeks of waiting for the decision from my interview - where they said I would hear back within the week - I have just called them and the woman I spoke to is going to find out if there is any news and get back to me! I'm feeling very nervous all of a sudden, and a little bit sick if I'm honest. I just want an answer, but at the same time, I just want the RIGHT answer - ie SUCCESSFUL!
    are you waiting on sunderland?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zogs)
    Still haven't heard from any of mine, which is driving me mad. I'm hoping that I'm not wasting my time preparing for interviews while I wait. Has anyone got any advice on group interviews? I am old (37) and so have had a lifetime of interviews for jobs and feel on top of that, but some how I have got away with never having a group interview. I'm quite quiet, and so I'm a bit worried about people talking over each other to show off and me being shoved out of the way.:afraid:
    I've had one group interview before and found it difficult as I'm generally quite quiet. For mine, we had to discuss certain scenarios. For the first one, I couldn't get a word in, but was listening to others. But I managed to make a suggestion for the other one... This was for a job at my uni not a PGCE. But when we had our individual interviews we were asked about team work in regards to that group exercise. I think if you mention listening to other people in the group and taking on board what they have to say, as well as communicating your own ideas or just agreeing to others etc. but if you only say a little bit, make sure you mention about listening to others cos that's just as important as talking to other members in the group. Hope this helps!!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've got an interview for MFL Secondary in York on the 9th! Anyone else there that day?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Had first interview at YSJ yesterday for Lower Primary. Seemed to go well but I guess you can never tell! At least I feel I gave a good representation of myself, so if they say no it's not because I failed to get across my ideas and personality :-)

    Campus and students were all lovely, really hoping it's a yes from them...can't wait until January!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    are you waiting on sunderland?
    No, sorry!

    ***************

    Just had the phone call back, and the answer is............















    I will hear by tomorrow. :rolleyes:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mrs R)
    Hey, how did it go? Everything as expected?
    And if I'm allowed to ask - were people allowed notes for either/both presentations?
    Hope it all went well!
    I think - hope! - it went well! Notes were fine for both presentation bits. The 1-2-1 interview was really short, just 20 minutes including 5 for the presentation, although mine was 25 minutes as I had complex questions to ask! ;-) Fingers crossed for you...stay relaxed and confident and you'll be great.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.