Third degree

28th January 2000 at 00:00
With 400 eager young things chasing just 140 places on next year's primary BEd degree course at Glasgow University, the interviews can be searching. Candidates have to answer questions like: "How would you cope with an irate parent?"

One would-be student herself became irate when the heidie drafted on to te inquisition panel showed she had a lot to learn about UCAS application forms.

"Why have you given this course as your third choice on your form? You can't be very interested," she asked.

"Because that isn't an order of preference," replied the interviewee. "It's the course order number."

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