Gah, got my rejection at 1pm on Xmas Eve!
More gutted because of how horrible they were at interview, the decision to contact me on the 24th and the wording of the letter than the actual gesture itself. Still, none of my posse at interviews got in either, so we're all in the same boat.
Plenty more fish in the sea, c'est la vie, here's hoping Durham will want me! :) xxxx