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    (Original post by GreenMeerkat)
    Had my interview for University of Manchester (my first choice) this morning and received an offer this afternoon. Absolutely over the moon!! Two interviews and two offers.. I can't believe it.

    Also pretty thankful I don't need to attend the third interview next week. Two was quite enough!!

    Yay!! So happy!!

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    How was your interview for Manchester University? What are you applying for?
    I have mind on Wednesday so nervous
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    I have an interview at Chester University next Friday for PGCE secondary in History. I was wondering if anybody had any tips for me, in particular on the presentation that needs to be done?
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    Has anyone had an interview at Exeter for the Primary PGCE? I'm applying for the English specialism. Completely stressed over this interview, particularly the part where we have to "choose a teaching resource from your subject area and give a short (2 minute) presentation to the group explaining how it might be used in teaching."Anyone got any ideas? I was worried a book was a little too "inside-the-box".
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    I have an offer from Newcastle Uni Primary PGCE (YAY).
    I have an interview for Sunderland on Monday....

    Just wondering if someone could help me decide which uni is better for teaching? (Providing I get into Sunderland ha)

    Thanks
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    (Original post by niamhy777)
    How was your interview for Manchester University? What are you applying for?
    I have mind on Wednesday so nervous
    I applied for primary.

    It wasn't too bad, had a 5 min presentation (just make sure to practice and time yourself, I had to change mine the day before as it was too long), then the interview.

    My tip for if you are doing primary is make sure you know about safeguarding and provisions for special needs.

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    If we're given a conditional offer subject to passing our degree and skills test, do the tests have to be completed in a particular amount of time?


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    Hi, rather late to the game compared to some of you but I'm planning on submitting my application on Monday- depending on my referees! Initially just applying to UCL for a primary PGCE. How have you all found the process? Anyone else applying to UCL?
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    I'm looking to start the pgce in sep 2016 also, either the primary pgce or the secondary pgce to teach English. I have an A level in English but my degree was in Law as well as a masters related to Law. Does anyone know whether teaching secondary English will be a possibility?

    Also early applications are encouraged so is one able to make a promise of gaining more class room experience once the application is submitted?

    So many questions!
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    Yes you can do that - I know someone who is on the secondary PGCE for English at UCL at the moment who had no classroom experience and was still offered a place- she only did 10 days in a school a few weeks before starting the PGCE. I'm not sure about being able to get on the English PGCE without an English degree or some credits in English .. it might be worth dropping them an email or calling them to be sure. Primary PGCE would be fine though as far as I know
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    (Original post by laura.a.c265)
    I don't think so. I flew in from the Middle East for mine and a friend flew back from Moscow.


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    I can't fly back to the UK for an interview without losing my job. I am working in Korea. Would it be too late to apply and interview in June of 2016? That is when I am going to be back in the UK.
    I am also a mature student (34) looking to become a "real" teacher of 5 years of working the ESL circuit abroad.
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    (Original post by Simplysweet01)
    If we're given a conditional offer subject to passing our degree and skills test, do the tests have to be completed in a particular amount of time?


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    Oh god so many people have applied already....I'm hoping to get a place on the primary pgce course at the ioe/ ucl. I'm going to finalise my personal statement today.

    I've been volunteering every week because I can't take weeks off work at the moment. So far I've been loving year three and year two - the ioe pgce students are in so I've been with the year two nqt for a few days. I did want to spend a day with year six but I lasted an hour lol...the teacher referred to me as "the help", was sarcastically rude throughout and the ta wasn't much better tbh. In fact, she was worse, I heard the two of them speaking about me and I think that was the final straw. I could've stuck it out but why should I... The kids were lovely though and rather than confront the *******s I just removed myself from the class. Has anyone else experienced something like this when volunteering?

    Also am I right in assuming schools are *****ier working environments than any other workplace? Some of the stuff I've observed among staff :/ bare in mind this is an outstanding school too :/ perhaps it's just this school...
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    Have an interview at UCL on Tuesday but have lost my voice. Brilliant...
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    (Original post by ChancedTravels)
    Have an interview at UCL on Tuesday but have lost my voice. Brilliant...
    Assuming you're not allergic to any of the ingredients, go to a Boots etc with an over the counter section and either ask for Tyrozets or Vocal Zone.

    Tyrozets numb your throat and I think they have some sort of bug fighting ingredient. They were recommended to me by an opera singer who uses them when her throat gets a bit messed up and she has to perform.

    Vocal Zone are herbal pastilles and again are used by lots of singers.

    I used to get tonsillitis a lot and would partially lose my voice because of it and I've used both of these with fairly decent results. Obviously talk to the pharmacist to check that these are suitable for you.

    If you fully can't speak, maybe take someone with you or pen and paper!

    Other than, rest your voice as much as possible and drink plenty of fluids.

    Hope your voice returns soon!
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    (Original post by Aemiliana)
    Assuming you're not allergic to any of the ingredients, go to a Boots etc with an over the counter section and either ask for Tyrozets or Vocal Zone.

    Tyrozets numb your throat and I think they have some sort of bug fighting ingredient. They were recommended to me by an opera singer who uses them when her throat gets a bit messed up and she has to perform.

    Vocal Zone are herbal pastilles and again are used by lots of singers.

    I used to get tonsillitis a lot and partially would lose my voice because of it and I've used both of these with fairly decent results. Obviously talk to the pharmacist to check that these are suitable for you.

    If you fully can't speak, maybe take someone with your or pen and paper!

    Other than, rest your voice as much as possible and drink plenty of fluids.

    Hope your voice returns soon!
    Thank you!! I have sinusitis (I get it every year) and it's making me feel so bad I don't even want to go to the bloody interview haha
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    (Original post by ChancedTravels)
    Thank you!! I have sinusitis (I get it every year) and it's making me feel so bad I don't even want to go to the bloody interview haha
    Oh no... Interviewers are human though and will understand if your unwell.. I would still go and try your best though!!
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    (Original post by Lambert87)
    3 months
    Is this for everywhere? How do you know?


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    (Original post by Simplysweet01)
    Is this for everywhere? How do you know?


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    Everywhere... It's just a random fact I know ;-)
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    (Original post by blueberry muffin)
    Oh god so many people have applied already....I'm hoping to get a place on the primary pgce course at the ioe/ ucl. I'm going to finalise my personal statement today.

    I've been volunteering every week because I can't take weeks off work at the moment. So far I've been loving year three and year two - the ioe pgce students are in so I've been with the year two nqt for a few days. I did want to spend a day with year six but I lasted an hour lol...the teacher referred to me as "the help", was sarcastically rude throughout and the ta wasn't much better tbh. In fact, she was worse, I heard the two of them speaking about me and I think that was the final straw. I could've stuck it out but why should I... The kids were lovely though and rather than confront the *******s I just removed myself from the class. Has anyone else experienced something like this when volunteering?

    Also am I right in assuming schools are *****ier working environments than any other workplace? Some of the stuff I've observed among staff :/ bare in mind this is an outstanding school too :/ perhaps it's just this school...
    Just want to let you know you're not alone in your experience. I've found my school to be a little similar to this but not as bad. I volunteer with Year 6 - the class teacher and TA are both lovely, but I've found the staffroom to be *****y sometimes. I think they're getting used to me now though; just keep trying with them and bear with it. I think you just have to rise above it and remember you're there to help the kids and also get as much experience of being around them as possible. I'm not sure if schools are generally *****ier than other workplaces but I definitely know what you mean. Some friends of a friend have said most schools have a 'clique' and to just ignore it.I'm also quite behind compared to most people here - I've only just sent my application due to one reference taking some time to come back.Basically - don't worry, you're not alone, and it will all be worth it in the end!
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    3 months for everywhere?! My uni said as long as they're completed before you start your course, there's no time limit!
 
 
 
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