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    (Original post by emily131)
    Hello everyone else who's starting in September I've been working my way through the summer assignments they gave us and buying a bit of stationery and that, but apart from that just been chilling and enjoying a stress free summer! I am so nervous/excited too!!
    Buying stationery is far more enjoyable than i thought it would be, i went a bit mad buying stuff so have decided i am not allowed to buy anything else until i start uni in 3 weeks time
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    Pro tip: try to make up your tuition fee by 'borrowing' stationery from school :ninja: .
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    (Original post by TunaTunnel)
    Could anyone have a look over my linkedin profile that I'll be using for teaching and see what they think. I have to provide one for HMC Teacher Training https://uk.linkedin.com/in/joshuadavidwood

    Any feedback is appreciated, thanks
    I like it. Really shows your passion for the subject.

    Two things:

    1. Does the HMC include a PGCE? As you say in the first bit you are pursuing a PGCE and don't mention the HMC until the second bit.

    2. Maybe add a little more about teaching itself. What you're passionate about. Or a little more detail in the experience bits (any particular things you did at each job).

    Xxx

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    My colleagues gave me a bag of highlighters, pens and post-its etc. on my last day which was really nice. 'Coincidentally' they were of the same brand as the stationery supplier though.

    We have subject knowledge tests, specific tasks during the pre-course observation week, the pre-course essay and some reading to do. But I am more relaxed about them now, after all I have only just stopped working, also submitting my dissertation in two weeks. The reading can wait a bit, I reckon.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I like it. Really shows your passion for the subject.

    Two things:

    1. Does the HMC include a PGCE? As you say in the first bit you are pursuing a PGCE and don't mention the HMC until the second bit.

    2. Maybe add a little more about teaching itself. What you're passionate about. Or a little more detail in the experience bits (any particular things you did at each job).

    Xxx

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    Yeah, you get a PGCE degree from uni of bucks after the 2 years, I've kept it fairly general.

    Ah I'll try, im pretty limited for space so I'll see if I can move anything around.
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    (Original post by TunaTunnel)
    Yeah, you get a PGCE degree from uni of bucks after the 2 years, I've kept it fairly general.

    Ah I'll try, im pretty limited for space so I'll see if I can move anything around.
    It's not too bad, if its meant to be just a general record. But if it acts like a personal statement type thing, my concern is they might worry you are passionate about the subject in general only, rather than the teaching element of that.

    Xxx

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I like it. Really shows your passion for the subject.

    Two things:

    1. Does the HMC include a PGCE? As you say in the first bit you are pursuing a PGCE and don't mention the HMC until the second bit.

    2. Maybe add a little more about teaching itself. What you're passionate about. Or a little more detail in the experience bits (any particular things you did at each job).

    Xxx

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    I reworded it a bit
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    (Original post by sans-peur)
    Buying stationery is far more enjoyable than i thought it would be, i went a bit mad buying stuff so have decided i am not allowed to buy anything else until i start uni in 3 weeks time
    Haha I still need a printer so I'm trying to limit myself on other stuff!
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    (Original post by emily131)
    Haha I still need a printer so I'm trying to limit myself on other stuff!
    I got a brilliant one from Currys on offer its a Hp wireless.

    Hp envy 4507 £49.99

    Xxx


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    (Original post by emily131)
    Haha I still need a printer so I'm trying to limit myself on other stuff!
    I recently bought an epson xp-225, i have a feeling another fiver has been knocked off it so it is now £35. Its an all in one printer with scanner and photo copy system and is wifi.

    I didn't think i had to buy a new printer but i broke it with compatible cartridges 2 weeks ago. the cartridges had bits that stuck out where the chip attached ( that shouldn't be there! )to the cartridge and it broke the internal connection to the chip.I didn't even think to check them but now i am being extra careful with what i use with my printer as i cant afford real epson ink.
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    (Original post by Lmshephard)
    I got a brilliant one from Currys on offer its a Hp wireless.

    Hp envy 4507 £49.99

    Xxx


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    I've just bought the same today. Signing up for Instant Ink so I don't run out at a really annoying moment!


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    (Original post by redmel1621)
    I have received an email from uni asking me to fill in a profile form, which I have done, and suggesting I familiarise myself with the professional journey file. They have asked that I fill in the initial self review section. I'm not really sure what they expect me to write tbh.

    There appears to be a grading system consisting of: No Experience; Beginning; or Developing. As far as I can see I will be grading every section as No Experience.

    Has anyone else had one of these to complete?
    The point of this sort of thing is so you can track your progress throughout the year - you'll be given the same thing several more times at various pivotal moments in the course. So at this stage it's perfectly fine - maybe even advantageous - to put "no experience" for most things. By the end of the course, you'll be sick of that sort of progress tracker XD
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    (Original post by Lmshephard)
    I got a brilliant one from Currys on offer its a Hp wireless.

    Hp envy 4507 £49.99

    Xxx


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    Ooooh thanks for the tip I will have a look xx
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    (Original post by sans-peur)
    I recently bought an epson xp-225, i have a feeling another fiver has been knocked off it so it is now £35. Its an all in one printer with scanner and photo copy system and is wifi.

    I didn't think i had to buy a new printer but i broke it with compatible cartridges 2 weeks ago. the cartridges had bits that stuck out where the chip attached ( that shouldn't be there! )to the cartridge and it broke the internal connection to the chip.I didn't even think to check them but now i am being extra careful with what i use with my printer as i cant afford real epson ink.
    thanks for the tip! I just need one that will work with an iPad, no idea if normal printers will do that or if I need a special tablet one. time for a super exciting shopping trip to Staples
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    (Original post by emily131)
    Ooooh thanks for the tip I will have a look xx
    This is AirPrint enabled too so you can print from your iPad


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    I'd avoid using your own printer just for the ink costs! Your university will usually give you some printing credits (I had £10 and it lasted me most of the year!) and your schools should also give you access to printing facilities which will be hugely cheaper than printing at home!
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    (Original post by Samus2)
    I'd avoid using your own printer just for the ink costs! Your university will usually give you some printing credits (I had £10 and it lasted me most of the year!) and your schools should also give you access to printing facilities which will be hugely cheaper than printing at home!
    Yeah I will do that as and when I can, but I have a daughter starting Year 9 so we use our printer a lot!


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    I have a printer at home but I literally didn't use it for my whole PGCE.
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    I found it really useful having a printer during my PGCE (and still use it a fair bit) even though obviously you should be able to print at school. But make sure you don't fall into the habit of printing multiple copies at home and spending a lot of your own money.

    It's nice to be able to print a master copy of a worksheet at home, then just nip to the photocopier when you arrive at school. Otherwise, it can mean going to one end of the school where your department is, logging onto a computer, sending a file to the printer, then going to collect and photocopy it. I just find that too much hassle and the fairly small cost of printing one copy at home ready to photocopy is worth it.

    I think I'm going to start taking a bit of plain A4 paper from work though, just because I only really use my printer for work purposes so it doesn't seem right to pay for paper myself.
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    (Original post by laura.a.c265)
    I've just bought the same today. Signing up for Instant Ink so I don't run out at a really annoying moment!


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    I didn't get instant ink

    It's on offer at the minute £16 for the bundle and its 3 for 2 😊 I've stocked up xxx


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