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Hi there, this is a thread for those who will be hoping to apply for Primary Education in 2021. I had previously applied last year however have withdrawn my application as I decided to take a year out. I am hoping to apply to Dundee university, QMU, Edinburgh university, Strathclyde and Glasgow Uni next year. I hope to hear back from those of you who are applying for Primary Education next year!
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Hi there, this is a thread for those who will be hoping to apply for Primary Education in 2021. I had previously applied last year however have withdrawn my application as I decided to take a year out. I am hoping to apply to Dundee university, QMU, Edinburgh university, Strathclyde and Glasgow Uni next year. I hope to hear back from those of you who are applying for Primary Education next year!
Could I just confirm that this is the BA course?
Just making sure this thread's in the most appropriate forum. :yy:
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Could I just confirm that this is the BA course?
Just making sure this thread's in the most appropriate forum. :yy:
Hi, yes for either MA or BA
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Hi, yes for either MA or BA
Awesome, I've popped the thread in the education and childhood studies forum for you now.
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6522386 This is a teacher training thread for 2021
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6522386 This is a teacher training thread for 2021
Assuming that link is for the PGCE rather than this thread, which is BA Primary Education.
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Just wanted to say I’m in my first year of primary education at Dundee! I’d be happy to answer any questions. Good luck with your application, although I’m sure you won’t need it!
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Just wanted to say I’m in my first year of primary education at Dundee! I’d be happy to answer any questions. Good luck with your application, although I’m sure you won’t need it!
Hi that’s perfect! How are you enjoying it so far? If I have any more questions I’ll be sure to ask. Thanks
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Hi, I’m also applying for primary education in Scotland and at all the same universities apart from stirling instead of QMU. How have you found the application process so far? Have you written your personal statement yet? And what are your top unis, I’m struggling to draw comparisons because they are all so different! Also how do you feel about doing Gaelic at Edinburgh...?
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Hi there, this is a thread for those who will be hoping to apply for Primary Education in 2021. I had previously applied last year however have withdrawn my application as I decided to take a year out. I am hoping to apply to Dundee university, QMU, Edinburgh university, Strathclyde and Glasgow Uni next year. I hope to hear back from those of you who are applying for Primary Education next year!
So glad I found this! I’m been looking for a similar threat for months, if you know any others please send the link too!
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Just wanted to say I’m in my first year of primary education at Dundee! I’d be happy to answer any questions. Good luck with your application, although I’m sure you won’t need it!
Hi sorry just a quick question about Dundee,
I was just wondering what the work experience e is like and how many weeks you get in a year?? It doesn’t specify on the Dundee uni page. Also do you get to pick optional modules in year one such a psychology or history ect, someone said this but couldn’t find info on the page?? If so what’s the options like??
Sorry for the questions
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Hi, I’m also applying for primary education in Scotland and at all the same universities apart from stirling instead of QMU. How have you found the application process so far? Have you written your personal statement yet? And what are your top unis, I’m struggling to draw comparisons because they are all so different! Also how do you feel about doing Gaelic at Edinburgh...?
Thanks, Elsie
Hi Elsie, I’ve only written a couple of drafts of my personal statement so far but I’m close to completing it. The application process has been ok, I haven’t had any issues yet. How are you finding it? I have decided to apply to Stirling instead of Edinburgh now due to the gaelic as I think it might be a lot more challenging. Also in regards to my top universities, I am struggling to draw comparisons too. Haven’t quite decided my first choice yet. Do you know which is your first choice?
Thanks, Ella
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Hi Elsie,

I’ve only written a couple of drafts of my personal statement so far but I’m close to completing it. The application process has been ok, I haven’t had any issues yet. How are you finding it? I have decided to apply to Stirling instead of Edinburgh now due to the gaelic as I think it might be a lot more challenging. Also in regards to my top universities, I am struggling to draw comparisons too. Haven’t quite decided my first choice yet. Do you know which is your first choice?

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Yeh I’m in the same place with my statement not qui finished but v close. I am applying to Edinburgh partially because I’m from Edinburgh and I like the uni but also because I think Gaelic ,although it’s going to be hard, will give me greater prospects for the future especially as I’d love to live and work in the highlands where Gaelic learning is being peruses by many primary schools. I don’t know which order I would place the unis because I like them all for different reasons but Dundee is defo last- for me I’m not keen on the city or uni and the teaching course doesn’t stand out massively. What I will say is I love the course as Strathclyde I feel like it’s really innovative and there lots of choice like in first year how you take 3 subjects, education and 2 others. There’s also good work experience! If you want to message on insta it might be easier, up to you though but just could be useful as none of my friends are applying to education and there are not many chats on here for education undergrad in Scotland. My insta is elsiemay16 if you want to.
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Yeh I’m in the same place with my statement not qui finished but v close. I am applying to Edinburgh partially because I’m from Edinburgh and I like the uni but also because I think Gaelic ,although it’s going to be hard, will give me greater prospects for the future especially as I’d love to live and work in the highlands where Gaelic learning is being peruses by many primary schools. I don’t know which order I would place the unis because I like them all for different reasons but Dundee is defo last- for me I’m not keen on the city or uni and the teaching course doesn’t stand out massively. What I will say is I love the course as Strathclyde I feel like it’s really innovative and there lots of choice like in first year how you take 3 subjects, education and 2 others. There’s also good work experience! If you want to message on insta it might be easier, up to you though but just could be useful as none of my friends are applying to education and there are not many chats on here for education undergrad in Scotland. My insta is elsiemay16 if you want to.
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Hi Elsie, The Edinburgh course sounds good for you especially if you are looking to work in the highlands in the future!! I agree with you about Dundee however a lot people are the complete opposite and have that as their first choice. The course at Strathclyde does appear to be very good, I still can’t decide which would be my first choice. If you don’t mind me asking, have you met the entry requirements or are you waiting to sit some exams this year to help you meet them. I can also message you on instagram if that is easier too.
Thanks, Ella
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Hi that’s perfect! How are you enjoying it so far? If I have any more questions I’ll be sure to ask. Thanks
I am absolutely loving it! It’s quite fast paced after being in lockdown and out of school for a few months but even then it’s still so much fun! I would say in terms of Dundee when I was looking at unis the course itself it stood out quite a bit and I was surprised they are all quite different! It was the most hands on with the most placement time I believe. Also in this semester up till Xmas primary ed, social work and community Ed are in the same lectures for a values module and a working together module and it’s really interesting looking at scenarios where we’d work together and how we’d handle things etc. That’s two of the modules and then the 3rd you get the pick from quite a good range across the uni I’ve chosen politics because I loved higher mods at school! After Xmas we do 3 primary ed specific modules but it’s been fun to get a good range to start off with definitely working with social work and com Ed till Xmas has given an opportunity to make even more friends within groupchats etc outside my own course! I applied to Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, QMU and Glasgow. I got interviews for Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Stirling and QMU don’t interview so it was quite a while waiting on their decisions! I got my interviews in jan my offers for Dundee and Aberdeen in feb! I then withdrew from Glasgow because they were my top 2 then QMU gave me an offer I declined! I was disheartened when I was rejected by Stirling but I had applied for the Literacy specialism, they only give out 15 places per specialism and I said nothing about literacy in my statement so that’s probably where I went wrong! Yep don’t hesitate to ask anything!
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Just wanted to say I’m in my first year of primary education at Dundee! I’d be happy to answer any questions. Good luck with your application, although I’m sure you won’t need it!
Hi I was just wondering about interviews, I’ve applied and Dundee has told me they’ve got my application, do you know if they’ll give interview invitations before the 15th of Jan which is the ucas deadline or whether they’ll wait till all the applications are in before they give invitations to interviews? I know the interviews aren’t until January and February that was in the email from then but I want to know if they’ll give the invitations to interviews before then? What was it like last year when you had interviews ? Thank u x
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I am absolutely loving it! It’s quite fast paced after being in lockdown and out of school for a few months but even then it’s still so much fun! I would say in terms of Dundee when I was looking at unis the course itself it stood out quite a bit and I was surprised they are all quite different! It was the most hands on with the most placement time I believe. Also in this semester up till Xmas primary ed, social work and community Ed are in the same lectures for a values module and a working together module and it’s really interesting looking at scenarios where we’d work together and how we’d handle things etc. That’s two of the modules and then the 3rd you get the pick from quite a good range across the uni I’ve chosen politics because I loved higher mods at school! After Xmas we do 3 primary ed specific modules but it’s been fun to get a good range to start off with definitely working with social work and com Ed till Xmas has given an opportunity to make even more friends within groupchats etc outside my own course! I applied to Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, QMU and Glasgow. I got interviews for Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Stirling and QMU don’t interview so it was quite a while waiting on their decisions! I got my interviews in jan my offers for Dundee and Aberdeen in feb! I then withdrew from Glasgow because they were my top 2 then QMU gave me an offer I declined! I was disheartened when I was rejected by Stirling but I had applied for the Literacy specialism, they only give out 15 places per specialism and I said nothing about literacy in my statement so that’s probably where I went wrong! Yep don’t hesitate to ask anything!
Hi, I’m just wondering about when you got invited for an interview? You say your interview was in January, so did they wait till the ucas deadline to give u an invitation to an interview or did u get invited in like December or something? Thank u sm
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I applied on the 18th of December (I remember because I was glad to get that statement out of my life haha) I got my first invitation from Glasgow and this was the 21st of jan so as far as I’m aware I think they do wait until after 15th for fair consideration but I’m not sure! What I would say is I got my Dundee invite on the 22nd of jan and the interview was 29th I was quite worried as 7 days seemed short notice to plan a 2 minute talk but in the end it turned out perfectly and it actually went better than my Aberdeen interview which was in feb both were quite scary for me as I hate doing talks in front of people (kids are different for some reason haha) but just remember everyone will be feeling the same! For practice of doing my talk I used voice notes to make sure I had enough to make it to 2 minutes and not too far over as they will stop you and let you know to finish. Thankfully voice notes was so useful I finished bang on the timer and they were quite impressed but that’s not too important just come across as really passionate and that’s what they seemed to want my interviewers were lovely one was a uni lecturer from the uni who is now my adviser of studies! (Guidance teacher) and a head teacher from a local primary school!
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I applied on the 18th of December (I remember because I was glad to get that statement out of my life haha) I got my first invitation from Glasgow and this was the 21st of jan so as far as I’m aware I think they do wait until after 15th for fair consideration but I’m not sure! What I would say is I got my Dundee invite on the 22nd of jan and the interview was 29th I was quite worried as 7 days seemed short notice to plan a 2 minute talk but in the end it turned out perfectly and it actually went better than my Aberdeen interview which was in feb both were quite scary for me as I hate doing talks in front of people (kids are different for some reason haha) but just remember everyone will be feeling the same! For practice of doing my talk I used voice notes to make sure I had enough to make it to 2 minutes and not too far over as they will stop you and let you know to finish. Thankfully voice notes was so useful I finished bang on the timer and they were quite impressed but that’s not too important just come across as really passionate and that’s what they seemed to want my interviewers were lovely one was a uni lecturer from the uni who is now my adviser of studies! (Guidance teacher) and a head teacher from a local primary school!
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