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    (Original post by Superhellie)
    I felt exactly the same - general science and leadership I felt went ok, values and behaviours I'm 50:50 on , but it was the specialism specific station that I found hardest - I'd prepared loads too and nothing I ever thought would come up did!
    What specialism did you apply for? My interview was for histo
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    (Original post by ab0014)
    What specialism did you apply for? My interview was for histo

    Biochem so my interview was on Monday. its not going to be an easy few weeks waiting!
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    (Original post by ab0014)
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    I think leadership and nhs values I actually found pretty easy! I wouldn't worry too much! They're also the stations I feel you have the opportunity to discuss your experience and show more personality.
    The most frustrating thing for me with the specialist specific one was that I knew I had heard of some of the things they were asking me about as I covered them during my degree, but I just couldn't remember them! And they weren't at all the sort of thing I expected I come up
    I didn't know they average your score? I heard that you have to get a minimum score on each station to be considered? (If that's the case, I'm screwed!)
    I think the score is averaged, and if BOTH assessors give you the lowest mark for one station then yeah I think you might be right they won't progress you, but fingers crossed you'll be alright !!
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    If you score a 2 on any station you won't be considered I think. Don't worry, I thought a couple of stations went terribly last year but still got an OK score and was on the reserve list after interview!
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    Hey guys,
    What are you focusing on for the values and behaviours interview? I'm worried they're gonna ask for examples of when I have done/shown this that and the other and I wont be able to think of anything on the spot. It's impossible to prepare an example story for anything they could ask!
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    (Original post by Superhellie)
    Biochem so my interview was on Monday. its not going to be an easy few weeks waiting!
    Definitely not! It's almost a month as they told us 9th-11th may. Although I've pretty much accepted that I'm not going to get a place.
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    So just heading to Birmingham and the train ride has got me thinking/worrying! I kind of though that as genomics was just the new name for genetics that it would still be pretty much the same. But am now worried that it will actually be all about new genetic techniques like sequencing and the vast majority of prep I've done is essentially pointless. Just wondered what others thoughts were - do you think genetics = genomics, or is genomics a new completely separate entity??? Maybe I'm just overthinking!!
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    (Original post by MagicTurtle)
    Hey guys,
    What are you focusing on for the values and behaviours interview? I'm worried they're gonna ask for examples of when I have done/shown this that and the other and I wont be able to think of anything on the spot. It's impossible to prepare an example story for anything they could ask!
    For stuff like this I think it is usually not worth trying to come up with answers as such. As you say you can't come up with examples for everything and there is no way to know exactly what they'll ask. I think it is better to think of situations which you could mould to different examples so if you've ever organised something it shows good organisation, communication, maybe teamwork etc. That way you are kind of making the answers up in the spot but you have a bit of a "backbone" to tell it from!
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    Well at least it's done, could have gone a lot better, but I guess it could have been worse too!!!
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    Congratulations to everyone who got through this week of interviews And good luck with the revision for those left to go!
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    To anyone who's already been -- am I correct in assuming we can use the stadium's car park?

    Gaaaah I'm dreading this.
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    Oh my goodness, is everyone else really stressed out? Still got over a week to stew over it all for vascular!

    I know it is really jumping the gun, but does anyone know how the upgrades on location work?

    In good conscience I can't make my children move schools and go through the nightmare of selling our home so have only one trust I can realistically work for. So when faced with the odds of getting a place only being 1/4, without considering the location restriction, I am wondering if I should save myself the stress and bail out now so that someone else can have a shot at the interviews. So difficult to know what to do for the best!

    Good luck everyone having interviews this week :-)
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    Also, does anyone know the prospects of employment after the three years training post, especially in the smaller specialties?

    Was thinking that maybe for vascular, as a back up plan the registration with the HCPC might allow entry into a general ultrasound training post if there aren't any vascular jobs at the time? Does anyone know if that would be a viable option or if that would only be open to radiography HCPC registrants? Thank you
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    (Original post by Ila10)
    Oh my goodness, is everyone else really stressed out? Still got over a week to stew over it all for vascular!

    I know it is really jumping the gun, but does anyone know how the upgrades on location work?

    In good conscience I can't make my children move schools and go through the nightmare of selling our home so have only one trust I can realistically work for. So when faced with the odds of getting a place only being 1/4, without considering the location restriction, I am wondering if I should save myself the stress and bail out now so that someone else can have a shot at the interviews. So difficult to know what to do for the best!

    Good luck everyone having interviews this week :-)
    You're scored during the interview and then they work down the list from the highest scorer and allocate locations like that. Basically a higher score at interview = higher chance you'll get the place you want. Obviously also the number of spaces in each location will factor in because they won't run out as quickly.
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    (Original post by k3ro)
    You're scored during the interview and then they work down the list from the highest scorer and allocate locations like that. Basically a higher score at interview = higher chance you'll get the place you want. Obviously also the number of spaces in each location will factor in because they won't run out as quickly.
    Thank you for your reply. Sorry I wasn't very clear, I just remember reading on last years thread something about offer locations changing if you opt into upgrades, and wondered how that process works. Is it if someone ranked higher than you declines a place you have the potential to accept their location offer instead?
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    (Original post by Ila10)
    Thank you for your reply. Sorry I wasn't very clear, I just remember reading on last years thread something about offer locations changing if you opt into upgrades, and wondered how that process works. Is it if someone ranked higher than you declines a place you have the potential to accept their location offer instead?
    That's how it works I initially got my 2nd choice last year, but got upgraded to my first choice at the last minute. I know that last year you were able to hold an offer without accepting it for a certain amount of time and opt in for upgrades.
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    (Original post by Ila10)
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    There is a link out that explains the whole upgrading process here:
    http://www.nshcs.org.uk/images/recru...elease_2.0.pdf

    You should still go to interview, you've come this far! Who knows, maybe your location choice will not be the same as what others want. Also, the odds at interview are 1/3 not 1/4, so a bit better than you thought Good luck!
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    (Original post by k3ro)
    To anyone who's already been -- am I correct in assuming we can use the stadium's car park?

    Gaaaah I'm dreading this.
    Yes, there are plenty of spaces and the parking is free. Good luck!
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    (Original post by BlueSheep32)
    That's how it works I initially got my 2nd choice last year, but got upgraded to my first choice at the last minute. I know that last year you were able to hold an offer without accepting it for a certain amount of time and opt in for upgrades.
    (Original post by stp2015)
    There is a link out that explains the whole upgrading process here:
    http://www.nshcs.org.uk/images/recru...elease_2.0.pdf

    You should still go to interview, you've come this far! Who knows, maybe your location choice will not be the same as what others want. Also, the odds at interview are 1/3 not 1/4, so a bit better than you thought Good luck!
    Ahh, brilliant, thank you :-)
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    Hey guys, i have my interview on Tuesday. Wanted to know from those who have already had their interview, did you shake the interviewers hands? Because a current student told me that you weren't required to do so. So can someone reply please? Thank you
 
 
 
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