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I have an interview next Friday for certEd... im dreading it. The letter says I need to do a presentation. a 30 mins formal interview with 3 members of staff. And a written piece.

Has anyone done this interview ? what was it like.. its the first time I will be doing something like this im a mature student and ive been out of education many years :/

Any advice appreciated
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Congratulations on getting that far!!

Just remain calm. You can do it!!

I'm a mature student also, although I've been studying and teaching the past few years so maybe not as nervous you may be. I applied to study for the MA Education and International Development course this week.

I have not heard anything as of yet, but I am really praying I do hear "you have an interview" soon. How long ago did you apply? Also how long was it before you received your notification for attendance at an interview? It does all sound quite nerve wracking, but you have to believe in yourself and your abilities.

Do you know if this is the standard format followed for UCL interviews of prospective students?
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Ah thanks for such a lovely positive reply
I am really looking forward to it but super nervous. I guess nerves are good makes us try harder. 😬

I applied about 4 weeks ago, I messaged them after 2 weeks as I hadn’t heard and they said they had my application and I would hear soon. Then a letter followed around a week later. I think it must be a pretty busy time for them seems a lot of things start in April. ?
I’m sure you will hear soon. If you’re unsure you could do as I did and send a polite have you received my application, checking everything is okay type of message.

I’m not sure about it being standard I know the little experience, a lot of them do things different.

Fingers crossed you hear back very soon. No news is always good news, keep me posted and I will you
Thanks again for the lovely opening words it means a lot. 😁
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Congratulations on getting that far!!

Just remain calm. You can do it!!

I'm a mature student also, although I've been studying and teaching the past few years so maybe not as nervous you may be. I applied to study for the MA Education and International Development course this week.

I have not heard anything as of yet, but I am really praying I do hear "you have an interview" soon. How long ago did you apply? Also how long was it before you received your notification for attendance at an interview? It does all sound quite nerve wracking, but you have to believe in yourself and your abilities.

Do you know if this is the standard format followed for UCL interviews of prospective students?
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Ah thanks for such a lovely positive reply
I am really looking forward to it but super nervous. I guess nerves are good makes us try harder. 😬

I applied about 4 weeks ago, I messaged them after 2 weeks as I hadn’t heard and they said they had my application and I would hear soon. Then a letter followed around a week later. I think it must be a pretty busy time for them seems a lot of things start in April. ?
I’m sure you will hear soon. If you’re unsure you could do as I did and send a polite have you received my application, checking everything is okay type of message.

I’m not sure about it being standard I know the little experience, a lot of them do things different.

Fingers crossed you hear back very soon. No news is always good news, keep me posted and I will you
Thanks again for the lovely opening words it means a lot.t
Encouragement goes along way
I just believe in spreading love, light and positivity. Because when we're faced with tasks we have to push back fear and all negative thoughts and just go for it. If we have people supporting and believing in us this helps us to ease our anxiety and boost our confidence. So from one teacher to another. I believe you can do it - so go kill it!😊

Thanks for the info about your application process. I hope so too that I will hear something 'positive' soon. You're right - nerves do makes us try harder. I will do as you suggest and contact them in a few weeks to see if they "have my application".

Yes for sure, let's keep each other posted on our journey. Best of blessings hun.
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I DID IT
I GOT IN super pleased !! hope you have some news by now?, I hated every second of my interview but it went really well. I think I made myself so nervous before hand it seemed much worse than it was. Everyone was so supportive and lovely ! Roll on September yeyyy
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I just believe in spreading love, light and positivity. Because when we're faced with tasks we have to push back fear and all negative thoughts and just go for it. If we have people supporting and believing in us this helps us to ease our anxiety and boost our confidence. So from one teacher to another. I believe you can do it - so go kill it!😊

Thanks for the info about your application process. I hope so too that I will hear something 'positive' soon. You're right - nerves do makes us try harder. I will do as you suggest and contact them in a few weeks to see if they "have my application".

Yes for sure, let's keep each other posted on our journey. Best of blessings hun.
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CONGRATULATIONS 🥳🥳🥳🥳

Awww I'm so proud of you. I knew you'd do it! I knew you'd kill it see!

I was wondering about you and had been praying for your successful entry. I'm super happy and wish you all the best for the future. Great job!

As for me still no news. I have looked online in my account. I only see a message that states my application is "under assessment and should be complete within 6 weeks from the submission date". It's been about 2 weeks now since I submitted. So may hear something in the next month - I hope. I'll let you know more once I know more my dear.

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I DID IT
I GOT IN super pleased !! hope you have some news by now?, I hated every second of my interview but it went really well. I think I made myself so nervous before hand it seemed much worse than it was. Everyone was so supportive and lovely ! Roll on September yeyyy
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Ah thanks so much love the positivity !
Keep it flowing to your application and I’m sure you’ll hear soon enough 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Sending good luck and I look forward to hearing you got in too ! 🤞🏼
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CONGRATULATIONS 🥳🥳🥳🥳

Awww I'm so proud of you. I knew you'd do it! I knew you'd kill it see!

I was wondering about you and had been praying for your successful entry. I'm super happy and wish you all the best for the future. Great job!

As for me still no news. I have looked online in my account. I only see a message that states my application is "under assessment and should be complete within 6 weeks from the submission date". It's been about 2 weeks now since I submitted. So may hear something in the next month - I hope. I'll let you know more once I know more my dear.
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I GOT IN!!! 💃💃💃💃
Just received my offer without having to do an interview or presentation.

I'm so relieved, happy and excited all at the same time!!

I can really enjoy my vacation time now, until the hard graft begins.

All the best and thanks for your encouraging words of support.
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Ah thanks so much love the positivity !
Keep it flowing to your application and I’m sure you’ll hear soon enough 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Sending good luck and I look forward to hearing you got in too ! 🤞🏼
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YESSSSSS !!!!
Brilliant well done 😃 such a relief for you !
Amazing news I was just wondering yesterday how things went.

Enjoy your time off, roll on September 👊🏼
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I GOT IN!!! 💃💃💃💃
Just received my offer without having to do an interview or presentation.

I'm so relieved, happy and excited all at the same time!!

I can really enjoy my vacation time now, until the hard graft begins.

All the best and thanks for your encouraging words of support.
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I GOT IN!!! 💃💃💃💃
Just received my offer without having to do an interview or presentation.

I'm so relieved, happy and excited all at the same time!!

I can really enjoy my vacation time now, until the hard graft begins.

All the best and thanks for your encouraging words of support.
hey so its been a year how did you get on ? I passed my certed get the grades next week im looking at doing a BA now !! get me haha
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Hi,

YES!...A year has passed so quickly when we were both a right mess...hahaha.👏 Congratulations on passing your CertEd.

If you feel up to the BA, then why not - go for it! I'm doing my Masters in Ed. Its been really intensive but so far I've managed to pass all 4 modules with really good grades. I even surprised myself. But God, some of my lecture peers from the USA are really intelligent and can articulate their ideas really well. At times, it kind of made me feel well out of my depth when having to engage in group discussions/activities especially as I have a learning disability. But I've got through it so far. Only one more module and my dissertation to do by October and I hopefully will get my Masters.

It was so nice to hear from you! Thanks for getting in touch as I've been 'out of touch' 😊....A Masters surely makes certain you have no life, no social life at all! But who does anyway with all the COVID-19 affecting everything.

Stay safe & All the Best with your BA! x
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Ah how lovely I bet you’re doing better on the outside than you think, and those American students are probably saying the same about you.Well done on getting this far, especially in these strange times- I look forward to hearing how amazing you did in October 😁 it’ll be here before you know it. Take care lovely to hear back
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