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    (Original post by housefan12)
    Serious question: as a trainee, would you get the NHS staff discount at Nandos?
    lol, this is the best question!! YES, we do!
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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    I'm really sorry that you were so close to a position and didn't get an offer. That is the ultimate in sucking and I can appreciate why understanding why this has happened is important.
    I can only really suggest asking them directly and seeing if they are willing to answer?
    I wish you the absolute best of luck and really hope that you get a position if you choose to apply again. There are several success stories on the thread after a couple of years of not quite making it, and next year you could get a much better location for you than you might have ended up with this year. A year is not so long after all. :-)
    I have called them they placed me on hold for ages and came back to me saying we take imto account many factors and cant disclose the recruitment process but they did clarify that they do not differentiaite with the shortlisting score. They cant give more information than that apparently. thank you and not long at all but this year may just drag now. How did it go for you?
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    (Original post by .dard.)
    Ah so close! this has definitely given me more drive to stop feeling sorry for myself and apply next year. Did you manage to get a location you wanted?
    Good luck next year, then! I got my second choice, so I'm glad I got that, but at the same time a bit disappointed that I was so close to getting my first choice and didn't get it
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    (Original post by Cardiology30)
    SOOOOOOO relieved to get an in service cardiac science offer today!!!!! Thank God as i thought i'd completely screwed up the general science station #thankful
    Congrats! Where is your offer for?
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    lol, this is the best question!! YES, we do!
    Really need to get an offer next year just to get nandos discount haha x
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    (Original post by mc_nuklear)
    For those who have been through the application process more than once: Did you encounter the same interviewers when you went back? Do they hold anything against you if you have performed very poorly at interview one year and then applied again?

    Yes I got one of the same interviewers, however it will not be held against you, they have marking criteria that they base your score on. (Also I doubt they would remember you anyway - only was 10mins and they saw loads of people!)
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    (Original post by mc_nuklear)
    For those who have been through the application process more than once: Did you encounter the same interviewers when you went back? Do they hold anything against you if you have performed very poorly at interview one year and then applied again?
    I honestly couldn't tell you. If I met one of my interviewers during training or bumped into one tomorrow I probably wouldn't recognize them which would be a bit awkward! But yeah, they just mark you against the criteria and your answers on the day. They interview so many people they probably won't remember you the next year! And as there are multiple stations running in parallel there is a good chance you might not get the same interviewers. They might not even have the same people interviewing each year due to peoples commitments, I don't know!
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    Hello all,,

    Congrats and condolences to all. This is my third year applying and I finally have a place - with lower scores than last year! I know it's disheartening - I have been miserable for the last 3 years of applications, but the best is advice is probably never to lose hope...

    I'm currently working in the Sheffield Genetics labs and will be going to Genomic Counselling in Sheffield instead.

    Which of you are the genomics and bioinformatics trainees in Sheffield? Would be good to chat - the three of you will be together but I'll be on my own!

    (Original post by housefan12)
    Serious question: as a trainee, would you get the NHS staff discount at Nandos?
    AND student discount.
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    Has anyone's offer got upgraded yet?
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    Hello all,
    Firstly congratulations & condolences. But well done to all who tried; it's a very hard scheme to get on to - so to even get an interview is an amazing thing!

    I am a Med Phys trainee at Newcastle/Northern training consortium.
    If any of you have received offers for here, please let me know; more specifically the physical science trainees.
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    (Original post by DeeeDoubleYou)
    Hello all,,

    Congrats and condolences to all. This is my third year applying and I finally have a place - with lower scores than last year! I know it's disheartening - I have been miserable for the last 3 years of applications, but the best is advice is probably never to lose hope...

    I'm currently working in the Sheffield Genetics labs and will be going to Genomic Counselling in Sheffield instead.

    Which of you are the genomics and bioinformatics trainees in Sheffield? Would be good to chat - the three of you will be together but I'll be on my own!


    AND student discount.
    Congratulations on a place. Particularly after persevering for so many years. I hope you enjoy the training and find the other Sheffield trainees soon.
    Would you mind sharing your scores so I can compare mine please?
    Obviously don't feel obliged if you don't want to.
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    (Original post by Hurriya23)
    I have called them they placed me on hold for ages and came back to me saying we take imto account many factors and cant disclose the recruitment process but they did clarify that they do not differentiaite with the shortlisting score. They cant give more information than that apparently. thank you and not long at all but this year may just drag now. How did it go for you?
    Placing you on hold for ages only to come back with that answer seems a bit unnecessary...
    I'm a bit confused as to why they're not willing to say how they differentiate in the event of a tie. Especially as it is reasonable for people to be curious when interview scores for many specialisms have been so very close. But I suppose they have their reasons.
    Still I'm disappointed for you that you didn't get an answer. Perhaps it is worth getting the interview feedback in case it's got some helpful pointers for future interviews.
    I did quite badly, but I've made my peace with it and am going to request the feedback so that I can try to improve my performance at interviews :-).
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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    Placing you on hold for ages only to come back with that answer seems a bit unnecessary...
    I'm a bit confused as to why they're not willing to say how they differentiate in the event of a tie. Especially as it is reasonable for people to be curious when interview scores for many specialisms have been so very close. But I suppose they have their reasons.
    Still I'm disappointed for you that you didn't get an answer. Perhaps it is worth getting the interview feedback in case it's got some helpful pointers for future interviews.
    I did quite badly, but I've made my peace with it and am going to request the feedback so that I can try to improve my performance at interviews :-).
    Hey, do you know how we request feedback? and if we have to pay?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by MagicTurtle)
    Hey, do you know how we request feedback? and if we have to pay?
    Thanks
    There was a post earlier in this thread (possibly about 5-10 pages back) with an email address. I wrote an email to them yesterday evening so I will let you know here if I hear anything back.
    That previous post also said that payment was not required this year.

    [email protected] sorry for delay. On my phone so it was a bit awkward. Previous poster said they were advised to put their request formalky in writing to this email address.
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    Anyone going to Shrewsbury/Telford?
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    Anyone got any idea on when we find out things like uni start date (for the 6-8 week block), how to sort out accomodation etc. I am going to be in Newcastle and so can't commute from Manchester. I need to work out how much I need to save to be able to pay for my accomodation in Newcastle for 8 weeks plus the rent on my current flat in Manchester!
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    (Original post by welly909)
    Congrats! Where is your offer for?
    Russells hall hospital in Dudley
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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    Placing you on hold for ages only to come back with that answer seems a bit unnecessary...
    I'm a bit confused as to why they're not willing to say how they differentiate in the event of a tie. Especially as it is reasonable for people to be curious when interview scores for many specialisms have been so very close. But I suppose they have their reasons.
    Still I'm disappointed for you that you didn't get an answer. Perhaps it is worth getting the interview feedback in case it's got some helpful pointers for future interviews.
    I did quite badly, but I've made my peace with it and am going to request the feedback so that I can try to improve my performance at interviews :-).

    Reasons that are making all of us go crazy in the meantime, may be the test scores dont know how they work it out, i will be requestimg feedback just to see how i can improve myself if i choose to apply again next year. Sorry to hear that you did amazing even getting to this stage and so many success stories for people who have given it a second shot maybe that could be us next year.
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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    Congratulations on a place. Particularly after persevering for so many years. I hope you enjoy the training and find the other Sheffield trainees soon.
    Would you mind sharing your scores so I can compare mine please?
    Obviously don't feel obliged if you don't want to.
    Sure thing.

    Genomic Counselling - 50/60 for shortlisting, 41/50 for interview, ranked 8th.
    Genomics - 47/60 for shortlisting, reserve list, no interview.

    Oddly, in 2015...

    Genetics/Genomics - 57(/69?) for shortlisting, reserve list.
    Genomics/Bioinformatics - 46 shortlisting, no reserve.

    So it seems I haven't done much better overall but have managed to get a place this year despite not even reaching interviews last year. My application this year blew last year's out of the water (in my view, particularly as I'd worked in the field for 2 years by this point), so not really sure how I didn't go up a point or two for genomics. Perhaps the tone of my application leaned more towards Counselling. It was what I had *really* wanted anyway, but I could never get past interviews for the Manchester or Cardiff postgrad courses, so the STP has worked out really well for me.

    DON'T HATE ME.
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    (Original post by chloep1989)
    Anyone got any idea on when we find out things like uni start date (for the 6-8 week block), how to sort out accomodation etc. I am going to be in Newcastle and so can't commute from Manchester. I need to work out how much I need to save to be able to pay for my accomodation in Newcastle for 8 weeks plus the rent on my current flat in Manchester!
    Could you sub let your flat in Manchester to an STP trainee who has their msc at Manchester / Manchester met?
 
 
 
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