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Mature Student interviews?

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  • 19-03-2012 6:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭


    Does anyone know if applying mature students are being called for interviews yet?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    Hi Captain. I'm waiting to hear about the mature student interviews for Sligo IT too. All I know is that they are suppose to take place the last week of April to first week of May. I guess the letters will go out a couple of weeks before that. Please let us know on this board if you do hear anything. Thanks and good luck :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    I will, guess I took them up wrong - thought it was end of march/start of april.


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭Gipo3


    I would guess that the interviews will be held first two weeks of april(easter holidays).


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    Spoke to Sligo IT today - the mature student interview letters will be going out in the next week or two. Fingers crossed :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 HollyRichter


    Hey Captain:)
    I received my letter for an interview yesterday for the psychoogy course...so nervous.
    Did you hear anything yet?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    Got an email this afternoon, interview at the end of the month!

    Best of luck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    Got an email this morning inviting me to an interview. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 thelongwait08


    Hi Guys,
    What course have ye all down as your first choice for your interview,


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 HollyRichter


    scoob70 wrote: »
    Got an email this morning inviting me to an interview. :D
    Well done...are you psychology in TCD aswell?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 thelongwait08


    best of luck with the interview holly,

    any idea what will be asked in the interview, i sat my LC in 2005 but am really focused about the return to education, are you employed at the moment, do you know much about what benefits are available for mature students these days


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    I've mechanical engineering down as my first choice and mechatronics down as my second.

    A good resource for mature students is http://www.maturestudents.ie/


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 thelongwait08


    Cheers mate ive sent them an email asking for information, do you know what your entitlements will be when you start, are you working at the moment


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 HollyRichter


    Cheers...do you have an interview for TCD too, what course?
    I sat my LC in 2006 and have done alot travelling since then, totally ready to go back now, just needed some time to do other stuff before starting college, best decision I ever made:)
    As far as I know they ask things like what got you interested in the subject, how will you fund yourself, how will you manage the workload etc... but that's just going on what I have heard, I'm sure it varies for each course. I am so nervous, means so much to me to get this place but I am delighted to get called even, that's an achievement in itself I think:)
    I don't work atm as I wont get BTEA if I take a full time job, ridiculous really...don't know too much about the mature student funding but I will be getting BTEA and hopefully a student loan...now I just need to get in lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 thelongwait08


    hmm how will i fund it, well to be perfectly honest i really have no idea, a part time job is hard to find and i will be moving over from london provided i get the course, but i wont have worked in ireland since august 2011 i wonder will that stand to me at all ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 HollyRichter


    hmm how will i fund it, well to be perfectly honest i really have no idea, a part time job is hard to find and i will be moving over from london provided i get the course, but i wont have worked in ireland since august 2011 i wonder will that stand to me at all ?

    Not too sure what way it works tbh, I think to qualify for BTEA you need to be on job seekers allowance for 12 months, that's why I can't get a job. You should qualify for a grant though so I'm sure you will be ok. There is a website, I think it's called studentfinance.ie that has lots of info about it. When is your interview?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    Was anyone in yesterday or today? How'd ye get on?
    Big thanks to the passerby who wished me luck :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 HollyRichter


    Hey Captain,

    I had my interview tuesday, think it went quite well:)....how about you?
    Do you know how long before they let us know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    Within a month, I was told. I think mine went well as well, I was happy coming out!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,127 ✭✭✭✭Leeg17


    Best of luck guys :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,928 ✭✭✭dingding


    Within a month, I was told. I think mine went well as well, I was happy coming out!

    I think you should hear by the end of May and the offer will come from the CAO in early July.

    Good luck everyone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    Had my interview yesterday and it went well - I think. Notification will be by letter in 3 weeks time. Fingers crossed for all on this thread :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    Has anyone heard if they've got in yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    Nothing yet, will they let us know either way?


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    I assume so Captain. I applied to a different IT as a mature student last year and didn't get on the course but they still sent me a letter to say I hadn't got on and why, which was helpful :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    But disappointing!

    I'm getting antsy now, just want to know where I stand!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    I received 2 letters today, both in reference to the 2 courses I applied for there. They're near identical and both start with "thank you for choosing xxx......" and end with "I wish you well with your career and look forward to welcoming you to the Institute"

    Is this an acceptance letter? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭scoob70


    Mmmm - that's odd. Could be just an admin error but with both letters ending in ...... welcoming you to the institute, it sounds good news to me. But I'd ring on Monday and just ask and they'll clear it up for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,928 ✭✭✭dingding


    I received 2 letters today, both in reference to the 2 courses I applied for there. They're near identical and both start with "thank you for choosing xxx......" and end with "I wish you well with your career and look forward to welcoming you to the Institute"

    Is this an acceptance letter? :confused:

    You might be successfull for both courses, the one you get depends on the order you put them in the CAO system.

    When interviewed you were probably interviewed against all your CAO choices.

    Just make sure you have the courses in the correct order in the CAO as you will only be offered your highest successful course at L7 and your highest course at L8.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,651 ✭✭✭Captain Slow IRL


    Ah, they were both in the same vein so that might explain it. I'm gonna give a ring next week just to clarify.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,319 ✭✭✭T-Bird


    I got same last year for the courses I went for. One more exam to go before summer... :cool:


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