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Just wondering if anyone has an interview at Plymouth University coming up? I have mine on Wednesday and would love to hear from anyone else who is applying! X
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Although I'm not applying (I'm in my second year on the BEd course at Plymouth), how did it go? Have you got any questions about the course?
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Hi! Thank you so much for replying, I felt like it went well and I really liked the Univeristy. Do you enjoy the course? And what is your specialism? 😊
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Hi! Thank you so much for replying, I felt like it went well and I really liked the Univeristy. Do you enjoy the course? And what is your specialism? 😊
Tagging clarkey500 is a good way of making sure they see it so they can reply.
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Tagging clarkey500 is a good way of making sure they see it so they can reply.
Okay thankyou! 😊
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Hi! Thank you so much for replying, I felt like it went well and I really liked the Univeristy. Do you enjoy the course? And what is your specialism? 😊
You're welcome!

That's good, the university is really welcoming, especially on interview days! I do enjoy the course, the tutors are really approachable and they try to get to know you - especially you're personal tutor. Also, the placement schools (well the ones I've been in) are really supportive. I'm a maths specialist - if you went to the open day on the 14th October (don't worry if you didn't) you probably saw me! What specialism are you looking into?

Also, the building work around the Rolle building should hopefully be completed by the time you start - if you choose Plymouth.

Just out of interest, which other universities have you applied for?
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You're welcome!

That's good, the university is really welcoming, especially on interview days! I do enjoy the course, the tutors are really approachable and they try to get to know you - especially you're personal tutor. Also, the placement schools (well the ones I've been in) are really supportive. I'm a maths specialist - if you went to the open day on the 14th October (don't worry if you didn't) you probably saw me! What specialism are you looking into?

Also, the building work around the Rolle building should hopefully be completed by the time you start - if you choose Plymouth.

Just out of interest, which other universities have you applied for?
That's really good to know, yes they were all so friendly and welcoming. They definitely calmed my nerves - which was good! Yes I did actually, I went to the talk so I probably saw you in there!

I like a variety of subjects and enjoy teaching younger years so I applied for early childhood studies.

I have also applied for two other courses at Marjons as I'm interested in being based in Plymouth but I don't have my interview with them until the 10th of January.

May I ask why did you choose Plymouth?
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That's really good to know, yes they were all so friendly and welcoming. They definitely calmed my nerves - which was good! Yes I did actually, I went to the talk so I probably saw you in there!

I like a variety of subjects and enjoy teaching younger years so I applied for early childhood studies.

I have also applied for two other courses at Marjons as I'm interested in being based in Plymouth but I don't have my interview with them until the 10th of January.

May I ask why did you choose Plymouth?
You probably did - I was with the maths lady.

Okay, the ECS people, I know from the course, are really nice!

I applied to Plymouth, Marjon, Gloucestershire, UWE and Bath Spa. Whilst going around them, I felt really comfortable at Plymouth and Gloucestershire but I chose Plymouth as it had a better reputation and I could do placements in my hometown. It is good to train where you want to teach as some schools (or even close/partnership schools) will give you jobs if you've impressed them and they have a vacancy coming up. Plus, it gives you experience teaching in local schools.

Good luck with your interview at Marjon. When I had my interview with them, they wanted some knowledge of recent educational news/advancements (plus the task) - so come prepared!
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You probably did - I was with the maths lady.

Okay, the ECS people, I know from the course, are really nice!

I applied to Plymouth, Marjon, Gloucestershire, UWE and Bath Spa. Whilst going around them, I felt really comfortable at Plymouth and Gloucestershire but I chose Plymouth as it had a better reputation and I could do placements in my hometown. It is good to train where you want to teach as some schools (or even close/partnership schools) will give you jobs if you've impressed them and they have a vacancy coming up. Plus, it gives you experience teaching in local schools.

Good luck with your interview at Marjon. When I had my interview with them, they wanted some knowledge of recent educational news/advancements (plus the task) - so come prepared!
Yes I thought as I want to teach around Plymouth in the future, it would make sense to study in Plymouth.

Okay thank you - that's really helpful to know! I feel like the interview for Plymouth has calmed my nerves a lot as they were so friendly so I'm hoping Marjons will be the same.

Hopefully I should hear back from Plymouth soon!
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Yes I thought as I want to teach around Plymouth in the future, it would make sense to study in Plymouth.

Okay thank you - that's really helpful to know! I feel like the interview for Plymouth has calmed my nerves a lot as they were so friendly so I'm hoping Marjons will be the same.

Hopefully I should hear back from Plymouth soon!
You'll have to update me when you hear back from the uni!
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You'll have to update me when you hear back from the uni!
I heard back literally yesterday night! They offered me a place, so am very pleased and relieved! Thank you so much for all of your advice. 😊
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I heard back literally yesterday night! They offered me a place, so am very pleased and relieved! Thank you so much for all of your advice. 😊
Congratulations!:yay:
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Congratulations!:yay:
Thank you so much! 😊
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I heard back literally yesterday night! They offered me a place, so am very pleased and relieved! Thank you so much for all of your advice. 😊
Congratulations! :dancing2:

You're welcome. If you would like to know any more information about the university, you can message me on here.
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Congratulations! :dancing2:

You're welcome. If you would like to know any more information about the university, you can message me on here.
Thank you!
I've just been invited to an applicant day and it says we can bring guests. Do people usually bring guests or is it just an option? I don't want to be the only person who hasn't brought someone with them. 😊
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Thank you!
I've just been invited to an applicant day and it says we can bring guests. Do people usually bring guests or is it just an option? I don't want to be the only person who hasn't brought someone with them. 😊
I'd take someone, if possible, but if you're the only person that has brought someone along, I'm sure they'll understand that it might be best to leave you. You will probably get talking with other applicants anyway - one of my friends, that I live with, I actually first met him at our interview at Gloucestershire and got talking with him!

I don't know what the norm is though.
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Thank you!
I've just been invited to an applicant day and it says we can bring guests. Do people usually bring guests or is it just an option? I don't want to be the only person who hasn't brought someone with them. 😊
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I'd take someone, if possible, but if you're the only person that has brought someone along, I'm sure they'll understand that it might be best to leave you. You will probably get talking with other applicants anyway - one of my friends, that I live with, I actually first met him at our interview at Gloucestershire and got talking with him!

I don't know what the norm is though.
It's quite possible for parents/guests to be taken off separately.

My advice would be to allow a point at which they leave you. Otherwise you're left with a choice of rocking up on your own or clinging to them because you're the only one who's brought guests. Speak to them before you go about if you arrive and nobody has brought people that you split up and they find something else to do.
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It's quite possible for parents/guests to be taken off separately.

My advice would be to allow a point at which they leave you. Otherwise you're left with a choice of rocking up on your own or clinging to them because you're the only one who's brought guests. Speak to them before you go about if you arrive and nobody has brought people that you split up and they find something else to do.
Okay thank you! 😊
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Hi, I applied for this course too and i really hope to get in. How long do you think it will take them to reply to my application as I would love to come to Plymouth.
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Hi, I applied for this course too and i really hope to get in. How long do you think it will take them to reply to my application as I would love to come to Plymouth.
Hi! Well I sent my application and after a few days they invited me for an interview and then about a week after my interview they gave me an offer. Good luck with yours! What specialism have you applied for?
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