Just wanted to share my thoughts for anyone who has an interview at Portsmouth uni. I was very impressed by the university, they did a great presentation at the start which explained about fees, the distances you might have to travel on a teaching placement etc. They even provided teas/coffees and sandwiches at lunch - small things, I admit, but they all feed in to an impression of a very professional organisation. Everyone was very friendly too, which makes a huge difference. I really enjoyed the whole day. I was very nervous, having been rejected from my first choice, but in the event it was very relaxed and great fun. There were about 6 other students (of various disciplines) and we pretty much arranged between ourselves when each of us did our microteaching task, and everyone was very supportive. There was then a writing task, which was fairly challenging as there wasn't much time, a group discussion, and then the interviews. I enjoyed the interview as they asked about my classroom experiences, what I would do in certain situations etc. I have no idea if I've got in yet, but wanted to post now before I get rejected and become jaded!