Okay, so that title sounds rather dramatic, but I’m not as down about it as I thought I might be – or perhaps should be. I’ve applied for one scholarship at my old uni and got rejected, and have applied for two teacher training positions and got rejected (mostly because of a lack of classroom experience). I have one final shot this year at the teaching thing, an interview next week for an FE training course. I’ll still have QTS I think but won’t be able to get the English bursary. That sucks a little since the bursaries were only withdrawn from the FE sector by the government this coming academic year, but such is my luck in 2019 it seems!
Today I visit the bariatric surgeon for a consultation, so will see whether or not I need further health investigations and if I am truly a viable candidate for this surgery. I really need it, so I hope I qualify, but remember – this is the Year of Rejection for me, so I don’t really have my hopes up.
Also, I’ve applied for a couple of jobs in my sector and have applied for a PhD at the Uni of Manchester. If I get the teaching gig I’ll be more employable and also able to apply for the Educational Psychlogy PhD at Manchester as of the end of next Spring, so that might be why I’m not so glum about the rejections. I am still volunteering and still intending on getting classroom experience either way. I decided to apply for places where I can teach English since I want to have more experience teaching more than one subject. Psychology I am an expert in, but English, even without a university degree, I am still awesome at. English Literature is a passion of mine, with writing still being one of my dream careers.