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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    Sorry to hear this and I hope that you are successful next year (or get a later offer this year).
    If it's any consolation, I was also applying for this specialism and I received an outright unsuccessful at interview message (at 5pm on the dot on Friday as well when I thought I'd survived the unsuccessfuls going out on that day). I didn't think the interview had gone extremely badly, which is kind of a shame because I am not sure where I could improve if I applied again, although I also found myself spaced out by the end (can't actually remember any of the questions from the last station. Perhaps I just sat there and stared into space!).
    Atleast next year we'll both have a good idea for the types of questions to be prepared for. Im sure they mix them round and everything but I could not picture for the life of me what to expect, I was revising for different genetic screening tests and the cost to the NHS haha! Obviously wasn't needed!

    Are you thinking of paying for the feedback? I think I will.

    What time did you go for the interview if you don't mind me asking? I was at 2:30.
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    (Original post by anone567)
    Atleast next year we'll both have a good idea for the types of questions to be prepared for. Im sure they mix them round and everything but I could not picture for the life of me what to expect, I was revising for different genetic screening tests and the cost to the NHS haha! Obviously wasn't needed!

    Are you thinking of paying for the feedback? I think I will.

    What time did you go for the interview if you don't mind me asking? I was at 2:30.
    I over prepared for competency-based questions for sure and think when I was asked why I was applying didn't actually mention any useful skills or experience I had. Serious oops.

    I think I might have been at 2:30 as well (have managed to forget!). Not sure I'm ready to log back into Oriel to check (is it still there?). The 'unsuccessful' message makes me feel bad.

    I don't know if I'll apply again. I'll probably ask for the feedback though as I would like to know the areas that I could improve on in general. I am considering that as I was considered pretty bad outright (not even making it to reserve) that I might not be well-suited to counselling in this field. Maybe I can contribute better somewhere else :-).
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    I was (very luckily!!) offered my first choice for Genomic Counselling at North West London Healthcare trust. I'd be more than happy to chat to anyone who is reapplying next year to give any advice that I can! It's taken me a few years to get this after first applying to the Genetic Counselling Masters in 2013 so don't be too disheartened...sometimes it takes a while!

    On a separate note - does anyone know if there is any scope for training part time within the STP? I currently work part time as I have a 1 year old. In the offer acceptance email it says you can contact your local training board to request less than full time work. Anyone know anything?
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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)

    I don't know if I'll apply again. I'll probably ask for the feedback though as I would like to know the areas that I could improve on in general. I am considering that as I was considered pretty bad outright (not even making it to reserve) that I might not be well-suited to counselling in this field. Maybe I can contribute better somewhere else :-).
    You shouldn't think like that! The way I see it is that anyone who actually made it to interview is a suitable candidate - the whole interview is down to how you actually perform on the day regardless of what experience you have... and even the best candidate can have a bad day/interview and therefore not get an offer!
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    (Original post by Ilyw)
    I was (very luckily!!) offered my first choice for Genomic Counselling at North West London Healthcare trust. I'd be more than happy to chat to anyone who is reapplying next year to give any advice that I can! It's taken me a few years to get this after first applying to the Genetic Counselling Masters in 2013 so don't be too disheartened...sometimes it takes a while!

    On a separate note - does anyone know if there is any scope for training part time within the STP? I currently work part time as I have a 1 year old. In the offer acceptance email it says you can contact your local training board to request less than full time work. Anyone know anything?
    Fantastic news!
    I'm afraid I've been told that part time work is not generally allowed on the STP, although having said that it is definitely worth seeing if your trust can accommodate your needs. They might be able to be flexible. You also may be able to take some of your study days at home (again depending on trust), but I appreciate how you might not get that much work done with a young one at home as well.
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    (Original post by <Ryan>)
    Do they confirm your references before they're contacted? I need to change the details for one of mine (if I get an offer).


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    I also need to change my references, I've been made on offer so I got in touch with the NSHCS for them to change it on the system, but they say they can't and that I need to speak to the trust directly... such a pain! (My line manager has changed since I applied in Jan).

    It's a shame they take so long to do the reference checks etc - 1 because I'd feel happy having it in writing as definitely OK, and 2 because it would be good to officially hand in my notice sooner rather than later so that my employer could work on replacing me asap. I will speak to my bosses this week but it's a shame I can't give them official confirmation until months away...
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    Hi,
    Does anyone know how to opt out of upgrades? Trying desperately to do it before the deadline tomorrow. I went under application summary but couldn't find anything! Please help!
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    (Original post by LunaPup)
    Does anyone know how to opt out of upgrading (received a better place than I expected that I am happy with) or to edit our preferences after accepting with upgrades?
    Did you figure this out???Desperately trying to do this
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    (Original post by cazzzzo)
    Hi,
    Does anyone know how to opt out of upgrades? Trying desperately to do it before the deadline tomorrow. I went under application summary but couldn't find anything! Please help!
    I had this problem, can do it after you have either pressed accept or hold, it is on the next screen.
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    Cazzzzo: You have to accept the offer, then on the next page it comes up as a tick-box option, so you just need to untick that. Everyone is opted in as a default until that point.
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    (Original post by and-94)
    Under the my applications tab, click on view application summary and then upgrade preferences; deselecting everything should stop upgrades
    I can't find the upgrade preferences tab!! Whereabouts is it on the page?
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    Click to either accept or hold first, then it's on the next page from there
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    Thanks team!!! All sorted and I've calmed down haha
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    Good luck to the last few people whose specialisms are finding out tomorrow!
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    Just accepted Clinical Bioinformatics (Physical Sciences) in Sheffield , over a long night of thinking XD .So happy <3
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    Hi SDmedphys. I am a current trainee there. Happy to answer any questions.
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    (Original post by Hukk2011)
    Hi SDmedphys. I am a current trainee there. Happy to answer any questions.
    OL . Hello nice to meet you.I don't have any information whatsoever (I'm not from England and have been here for around 8 months only) , so it was a blind pick for me. If I may ask how is the bioinformatics node in Sheffield ? Do you have any ideas. Is the university good ? What type of town is Sheffield (student, industrial etc.) What is the price of living on average/monthly basis there , aka. accommodation, food, Internet XD ?
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    Hi Who got Gastro at Salford? Or any of the other gastros?
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    Have any in-service people heard anything today?
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    Hi all, I'm fully aware that this is really unlikely, but I just wondered if any genomics people were planning on not accepting or had accepted a different specialism? I know it's a really long shot, just trying to work out if there is any need whatsoever to keep hopes up until I find out the reserve rankings!!!

    Out of interest anyone (on genomics) holding as opposed to outright accepting??

    Good luck to anyone hoping to hear today!!
 
 
 
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