Hi Emily! Yes I'm definitely on board for future meet-ups. I've done pretty much all of my UCL application except the dreaded personal statement - which I suppose is the main part of the application - haha. Going to make a start on it over the weekend.
Hope you're enjoying the Bodleian! I'd quite like to visit it, but not sure if the London Library would allow us to travel that far afield for one of our library visits. Perhaps I'd have to do it in my own time. I'm in a similar boat to you in the sense that if no funding appears from UCL I'm going to see about getting another full-time job after my traineeship and then looking into distance learning or part-time study. Since I've only just moved to London for my traineeship, I want to stay here for at least 2 to 3 years, so I'd be happy with a full-time library assistant job to gain even more experience and continue on my quest to be a librarian!!