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No news... Good news?

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

  1. Hi everyone,

    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?
     
  2. Hi everyone,

    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?
     
  3. As each provider has its own procedure, it's impossible to tell, and with this year's dislocation due to late annoucement of funding, it's doubly so. You just have to sit tight and wait for notification, but if you hear nothing by the end of the week, you should phone them up and ask about the status of your application.
     
  4. Hey Florence,

    I too had my interview early January at KCL and haven't heard anything. I was given the same information as you but called them after 2 weeks and they said that they can't tell us anything until they have the funding. Now the TDA knows the amount of money they can dish out to the universities we'll hopefully hear something soon. I certainly think no news is good news, if it was a firm no simply because we weren't good enough we would've known by now!

    Georgie x
     
  5. Well, ironically, I just got an email to confirm that no news was in fact bad news. Standard -too many good applicants, not enough places, etc.
    I had Cambridge and KCL (the only two offering my course) and declined by both, so the next 6 months is going to be volunteer-tastic.
    Good luck to everyone else, maybe meet some of you back here in October xx
     
  6. I had my interview on 19th Jan and haven't heard anything at all since then. I was told if I wait longer than two weeks then it is better news. It is three weeks on Wed! I am guessing now they know how many places they have they are going through the shortlist and it just depends if I am high enough on it/good enough based on the places they have. We should know soon though I guess, maybe the end of the week. So no news I think is good news, I haven't been rejected! They would want to get rid of people as soon as possible! Thats the way I look at it!
     
  7. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that :( Now I know King's have started emailing people I'm even more nervous! I just want an email, one way or the other...preferably an offer though!
     
  8. Best of luck to you, I hope you get a YES! I'm turning my attention firmly to the GTP and to the jobs section... hello private schools interested in UQTs! xx
     

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