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    I am finding it hard to concentrate on my university work because I am waiting for my references!

    I need to chill!
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    got mine all paid and sent off for on Friday, but just waiting till i can login to track now!
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    (Original post by xxstace123xx)
    I am finding it hard to concentrate on my university work because I am waiting for my references!

    I need to chill!
    I feel exactly the same ! Slightly frustrating!
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    (Original post by miss_disney)
    I feel exactly the same ! Slightly frustrating!
    It really is.

    My main referee said that he had wrote the reference but has not got the email! So I am going to have to ring UCAS tomorrow about that.

    My second reference has accepted but not written, I don't want to be pushy though as she is the head teacher and has just returned from sick leave. She said she was happy to write it, but I feel mean pushing for it when she has a lot to do on her return.
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    Does anyone know roughly how long until you receive the Welcome Letter? I sent mine off on Saturday so assuming towards the end of this week?
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    Neither of my references have accepted the email let alone submitted them! So annoying...


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    (Original post by tory88)
    Experience, experience, experience. See as many different schools and teachers as you can, do some volunteering around your uni, shadow some teachers at home, just get yourself into as many schools as possible. Other than that, work to get the highest degree grade you can.
    Thanks! Atm in january I will be spending a week in my history department at my secondary school and another week in June. I was also thinking maybe on my day off next term seeing if I could go into a local school once a week but then that might impact on my study time? I don't know if this will help but in Sep 2015 I'm going to Mexico to teach kids english for 2 weeks. I just realised I'll be applying for 2017 not 2016 lol
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    On the education bit of the application form, it says that the percentages that your modules took up must be in whole numbers, but also equal 100. What if, as rounded to the nearest whole number, they don't equal 100?? Is this going to be a big issue?
    Nah - I do a joint honours degree (Sociology with Criminology) and I put how many credits of Sociology I do and how many credits worth of Criminology I do.

    ...which adds up to 360 credits in all of my entire degree The form didn't complain about it adding up to more than 100!
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    Oh good grief...there are times when I wish I was still a student and had easy access to this sort of information! Am filling in the Education section for my degree and am completely stumped for the subjects / credits part of it. The course has changed significantly since I graduated ten years ago (it was a new course at the time), so what's on the university website doesn't really reflect what I studied. Do I guess? Enter subjects / modules but no credits (have no clue what the breakdown was!)?

    How are other mature students managing this stuff?
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    Hi everyone. I'm a bit confused with my application as when I click on 'check form' it says everything is completed apart from choices, under which it says 'see below' and explains 'The availability of your choices may change between now and when you pay and send your application to UCAS. You can finalise them up until just before you pay and send your application to UCAS'. I've saved and clicked complete on everyhting but how do I know if it has been sent to my references?!
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    It's sent. Now to bug my referees to death ..
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    (Original post by KatieB1991)
    Hi everyone. I'm a bit confused with my application as when I click on 'check form' it says everything is completed apart from choices, under which it says 'see below' and explains 'The availability of your choices may change between now and when you pay and send your application to UCAS. You can finalise them up until just before you pay and send your application to UCAS'. I've saved and clicked complete on everyhting but how do I know if it has been sent to my references?!
    Hey there

    I had this problem. I just put the credits of the module down. For each year, I got 120 credits for modules passed. Total credits added up to 360.
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    (Original post by steph_cook92)
    Neither of my references have accepted the email let alone submitted them! So annoying...


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    I'm in the exact same boat as you. I sent mine off on Friday lunchtime. I emailed both referees to tell them to look out for an email and let me know if they get it. The headteacher confirmed he had received it but then I have not had anything to say he has accepted the invite, let alone written it! My other referee has not done anything, even in terms of replying to my own email to let them know I had sent it!! It's so annoying, and now that it's Monday, I am in two minds whether to already be calling/going to their office to chase them........
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    HELP has anyone chose to apply to marjons? I can't find them on search!!!!
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    (Original post by steph_cook92)
    Neither of my references have accepted the email let alone submitted them! So annoying...


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    Exactly the same as me! It is sending me slightly crazy as I politely stressed how important it was they did it promptly and gave them loads of notice. I hope they do them on Monday. I've got my skills tests on Friday and was a bit nervous that I wouldn't be able to do them unless my references had been written. But someone has put my mind at rest about that, although I might phone the helpline in the morning to double check. Best of luck!
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    Does it send it when everything is done?? Not sure if it is gone or not! As in gone to ask for the references to be added!
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    Not applying this year- but just want to wish everyone luck. I'm doing my PGCE at KCL at the moment and absolutely loving it. Hard work and can get a little tedious- but worth it over all.

    Good luck everyone.
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    (Original post by polka_dott)
    Does it send it when everything is done?? Not sure if it is gone or not! As in gone to ask for the references to be added!
    I'm in the same boat! No idea if it has been sent or not as I haven't had a message saying it has been submitted or anything
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    (Original post by KatieB1991)
    Hi everyone. I'm a bit confused with my application as when I click on 'check form' it says everything is completed apart from choices, under which it says 'see below' and explains 'The availability of your choices may change between now and when you pay and send your application to UCAS. You can finalise them up until just before you pay and send your application to UCAS'. I've saved and clicked complete on everyhting but how do I know if it has been sent to my references?!
    Once you've ticked all the sections as complete you have to go back to the references section and there's a link/button to send the reference request e-mails. Once you click this you can no longer edit your application and it becomes frozen (except the choices section).
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    (Original post by Deja Vu)
    Once you've ticked all the sections as complete you have to go back to the references section and there's a link/button to send the reference request e-mails. Once you click this you can no longer edit your application and it becomes frozen (except the choices section).
    Silly me! Done it now, all is fine! Thanks for the reply
 
 
 
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