Whether you’re a career changer, thinking about starting a BEd or you’re planning on taking the PGCE route you’ll find lots of advice here. Charlie Taylor will answer new topics containing "Dear Charlie" in the subject.
I was offered a place for secondary drama about 4 weeks ago but I cannot seem to find anyone else so far! You are the first person I have come across from creative arts who has been offered a place!
I've been offered an unconditional place on the Primary PGCE, but can't really find anyone else who has! xo
I've had an unconditional offer for primary too :)
When was your interview? Mine was Wednesday 1st February.
kim4larryI've had an unconditional offer for primary too :)When was your interview? Mine was Wednesday 1st February.
My interview was the first they did on the 9th November, and I heard back on the 10th January. A long wait, but very worth it xo
I bet it was a long wait! I applied a day before the cut off as my mom had been ill and I was all over the place but all is ok (touch wood) now. I heard back on Friday 3rd Feb so wasn't too bad a wait as I was expecting 1-2 weeks. Had an offer to do a SCITT too but I've accepted BCU.
Look forward to seeing you in Sept :)
kim4larryI bet it was a long wait! I applied a day before the cut off as my mom had been ill and I was all over the place but all is ok (touch wood) now. I heard back on Friday 3rd Feb so wasn't too bad a wait as I was expecting 1-2 weeks. Had an offer to do a SCITT too but I've accepted BCU.Look forward to seeing you in Sept :)
Same - I'm sooo excited! Will you be living in halls or commuting? I really love the style of teaching on the BCU PGCE, I think it will be such a great year for us all :) xo
I live in Birmingham anyway so will drive in, what about you?
I really enjoyed my interview day, seemed quite relaxed so hoping that will be the teaching style too although I know we'll all soon be headless chickens with the workload lol
I live about 30miles away from Birmingham, so I shall be commuting. I was going to drive in, but I think I'd rather get the train as I've heard there are very little opportunities for parking in the morning! Not a fan of driving through Birmingham, especially in the rush hours.
I went on the open day, and the course is taught in groups in classrooms - I love that. It seems so much better to the lecture style many other institutions offer. I am already getting anxious about the workload! I have started preparing for QTS skills tests and reading about planning, theories etc.! Have you done any prep? xo
As I said above, I will be commuting! Not a fan of driving though Birmingham though (would rather drive through London!), so will be getting the train :) Congratulations on getting a place, have you done any preparation for your course yet? xo
Hello all - I've been offered a place for the Primary PGCE at BCU too. Mine's conditional though as I'm in my final year of my degree. (Fingers crossed all goes to plan!!)
Really looking forward to seeing you in September! Congratulations to all who have also been accepted.
I live relatively close to the uni so will be commuting also. xx
I have an interview next week for art and design at BCU...what can i expect? Freaking out a little bit. Congratulations for getting on!
Yay :) Have you had any material from BCU yet regarding the CRB & medical forms?
Reenie2010, I wouldn't have a clue because my interview was for Primary PGCE, but just be calm and prepare. Good luck xo
alexamaeYay :) Have you had any material from BCU yet regarding the CRB & medical forms?
I haven't had any information from the uni yet, have you? All I've had is my confirmation letter from GTTR asking me to email the uni to confirm my place, whixh I have :)
I suppose they will send us all the necessary forms nearer the time. I cannot wait to hand my notice in at work at the end of July, so excited :) xo
I feel the same now, I used to love my job but have got severe itchy feet now!
I've sorted out my student loans, just waiting to hear if I can get the childcare grant. Do you know what happens about the bursaries? I might have to give BCU a call as I just want everything organised :)
Just for information if anyone else was wondering about the bursaries like me.
Spoke to BCU and they said the bursary is paid in 9 installments from October-June.
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