Not to be a downer here, but I just received an email a few minutes ago with my interview score. My heart sank. I knew I was very nervous and could have answered the questions a bit better but I did not feel I did *THAT* bad. I sent off for the feedback and am awaiting to recieve that but what on earth do you have to say in those interviews?
I felt doomed from the very start. First, I got a rejection letter in March that said I was unsuccessful for Midwifery. I had to call and ask because I didn't even apply to Midwifery! 2 days after my call, I got a letter saying I had an interview. I was slotted in at the end of the interviews, 2nd to last of all. I had two ladies interview me, a younger one and an older one. The younger one smiled a lot, wrote a lot down while the other seemed beyond ready to be finished with this whole process (which I can understand with the number of people who have applied/that they had to interview.)
This doesn't even go into the fiasco I endured last year.. hah to sum it up (I came with US transcripts) I called in 2009, was told I more than meet the academic entry criteria, was told to apply for 2010. I explained that I would only have ILR by then, not be resident a full 3 years, was told "we'll take you on the bursary with the ILR" (even I doubted this)
I applied as instructed, was denied with a letter saying I did not meet the entry criteria the following March. Of course, I called up and asked for an explanation because this totally conflicts with what I was told previous. After a runaround on the phone, I was told to send a letter asking to have my qualifications re-evaluated- I did. I got a phone call in April that was "our mistake, you do in fact meet the entry criteria, however you do not qualify for the bursary. You have two choices, you can come in under international student fees £13k/year or wait, reapply next year being eligible for the bursary" ...I don't defecate money, so of course, I had to wait and try again, which takes us to the above.
I'm getting very discouraged here- to the point of going back to the US just to go back to school there!