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Library school applications [Oct. 5th, 2007|12:32 pm]
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Okay, stereotypical library school community question - when did people start applying for the courses they're on?

Everywhere seems rather vague with its guidelines, and I'm thinking of applying at the start of November (holding off until I know what the outcome of my previous course is, as it will be easier to fill in forms that way!).

However, are there any benefits with getting in super-early? Did people get acknowledgements / responses to their applications if they sent them in early, or did they feel like they all sat on a table somewhere until a certain date? I'd be interested to know.

[User Picture]From: mab_led
2007-10-05 01:41 pm (UTC)
vague' is right...I couldn't get the course I applied to to give me even an approximate time to apply by! I THOUGHT I applied late (May) and when I went for interview they had already given a lot of places out.

Yet this was actually early compared to some people! I think it depends how quickly they fill up places, but I spoke to a couple of people who applied June or later and got in.

So, er, apply early if you can but if you on't it isn't the end of the world.

Sorry that isn't a lot of help, hopefully someone else will have better advice
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[User Picture]From: down_home_kitty
2007-12-19 12:07 pm (UTC)
Just for the record, I ended up applying in November to both Loughborough and Sheffield. Loughborough gave me an interview in December, and Sheffield are interviewing me in January, so there is someone looking at the applications quite early, and it's worth starting early if you think schools might put you forward for AHRC funding. Otherwise, it's not terribly urgent, but it might still be good to know if you've got a place.
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