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No news... Good news?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by florencelouise88, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone,






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    So I had an interview at KCL back in early January, and they fully admitted
    that the numbers were squiffy and nobody really knew when they would be able to
    let people know whether they were being offered a place or not. However, the
    course director said that we would either receive a 'NO' letter, which should
    be quite straightforward, or a 'MAYBE' letter, which would basically say that
    that they would like to offer you a place, but only if funding goes to plan,
    and then eventually a firm ‘YES’ letter.


    Now, I haven’t had either a NO or a MAYBE letter… for a while I have been thinking
    that this might be a good thing - no news is good news - if they didn’t want me
    on the course, whether they have the places or not, they would have rejected me
    2 weeks after the interview as per the timescale the course director suggested,
    so maybe I’m in the group of ‘offer if we have the places.’ … but if that is
    the case then why haven’t I had a MAYBE letter…? I guess I’m wondering what you
    think – is no news good news? Did they just decide not to send out MAYBE
    letters on my course as they’re a little ambiguous and they might have
    preferred just to wait, because it seems like lots of people have had
    funding-conditional offers…? Is the fact that I haven’t had a NO indicative
    that I maybe will get a YES?... any representatives of training providers who
    feel like chipping in here would be most appreciated.
    I should add that my course has only
    lost funding for one place (so now offering 11 places) and I think they
    interviewed c.18 people.





    Thoughts?
     
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    So I had an interview at KCL back in early January, and they fully admitted
    that the numbers were squiffy and nobody really knew when they would be able to
    let people know whether they were being offered a place or not. However, the
    course director said that we would either receive a 'NO' letter, which should
    be quite straightforward, or a 'MAYBE' letter, which would basically say that
    that they would like to offer you a place, but only if funding goes to plan,
    and then eventually a firm ‘YES’ letter.


    Now, I haven’t had either a NO or a MAYBE letter… for a while I have been thinking
    that this might be a good thing - no news is good news - if they didn’t want me
    on the course, whether they have the places or not, they would have rejected me
    2 weeks after the interview as per the timescale the course director suggested,
    so maybe I’m in the group of ‘offer if we have the places.’ … but if that is
    the case then why haven’t I had a MAYBE letter…? I guess I’m wondering what you
    think – is no news good news? Did they just decide not to send out MAYBE
    letters on my course as they’re a little ambiguous and they might have
    preferred just to wait, because it seems like lots of people have had
    funding-conditional offers…? Is the fact that I haven’t had a NO indicative
    that I maybe will get a YES?... any representatives of training providers who
    feel like chipping in here would be most appreciated.
    I should add that my course has only
    lost funding for one place (so now offering 11 places) and I think they
    interviewed c.18 people.





    Thoughts?
     

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