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by lingua_franca
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9088
Views: 1598400

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) A move to Australia might be on the cards. :shock: I've got through the first stage of the application process for an academic post there. 2.) I will need to live in a hot air balloon and rappel into work every day in order to avoid the spiders with which the place seems to be infested. Either t...
by lingua_franca
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Coping with news of a former patient's suicide
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Coping with news of a former patient's suicide

Recently I discovered that a young person I supported in a CAMHS inpatient ward died by suicide. Even though it's been a while since I saw this young person, they made a big impression on me, and from time to time I've wondered how they were getting on. I was there on the day they were discharged, a...
by lingua_franca
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS application - What am I doing wrong
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: NHS application - What am I doing wrong

The best general advice I can think of is to make sure you emphasise a.) an understanding of the service and the particular needs and challenges its clients might face and b.) what you can bring to the service, based on your existing skills and knowledge. Don't talk much about what you want to gain ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?

I've quite often been mistaken for a doctor by both patients and staff, and if anything, my own style of dress is on the scruffy side. :oops: (It's not deliberate - I just can't seem to stay uncrumpled and put together for longer than five minutes at a time!) It may not be your clothes at all. Whene...
by lingua_franca
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9088
Views: 1598400

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) I didn't get the job. :( It was a bit frustrating, as I met all the essential and desirable criteria and I felt I did a pretty good interview, but part of me also feels...relieved? The interviewers were very nice, but it wasn't quite what I'd imagined based on the job description and I feel ther...
by lingua_franca
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: which MSc?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: which MSc?

I'm assuming that the research methods MSc you looked into has a large taught component and is focused on bringing people up to scratch with stats. There are other MScs that are assessed primarily through your own independent research, and the taught component is limited. I agree with Esuma that one...
by lingua_franca
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9088
Views: 1598400

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. One of my undergrads has got away with the most brazen bit of cheating I've seen. I knew they were working at the last minute because they contacted me not long before the deadline and asked some basic questions that made it clear they hadn't even begun the assignment. Next thing I know, they've ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9088
Views: 1598400

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) I had my job interview today. I think it went well. I feel cautious. I have a hunch there might have been a better candidate. I hope not. I really want this. 2.) I've got plenty to keep me distracted. Manuscript deadlines, academic misconduct cases, a cat, visa applications, and my upcoming trip...
by lingua_franca
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9088
Views: 1598400

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) It looks as if I will get my visa in time. Just about. Breathe, Lingua. Breathe. 2.) I was shaken by the news coverage of a lecturer who killed himself after being expected to mark over 400 exam scripts in under three weeks. Academic culture can be toxic. There is a common expectation that you w...
by lingua_franca
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: Let's talk about money

If it's any comfort, there are people on this forum who have got onto training without ever having been supervised by a CP. They came out of the woodwork when I was worrying that I didn't have a CP to provide me with a reference, as all my clinical supervisors had been SaLTs or RMNs. So I think it's...
by lingua_franca
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: Let's talk about money

I don't have much specific advice (I don't have children, which obviously puts me in a better position financially) and I'm not familiar with the employment landscape up in Scotland, but two things occurred to me when I read the OP. Firstly, try and be creative in the search terms you use for jobs. ...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD grants
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: PhD grants

University departments quite often advertise PhD projects for which they have already secured funding, so have a look at their websites. You can also search for funded opportunities on jobs.ac.uk, if you haven't already. If you're hoping to design your own project it is a bit trickier. In that case ...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments

As you already have GBC, a conversion course will add nothing to your application - it doesn't override a 2:ii in your previous degree (and universities are unlikely to accept you onto a conversion anyway if you have GBC). I think you're being sensible to focus on courses with selection tests, altho...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 906
Views: 282123

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

It was the assessment board meeting today at the uni where I am a sessional lecturer. My department head made it clear to me that I needed to attend. I was worried that the external examiner had concerns about my marking. I got up at five a.m. in order to get there on time, as repair works on the ra...
by lingua_franca
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9088
Views: 1598400

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) Panic stations. In two weeks I'm due to go to New York for a study programme. I thought it would count as recreational study for visa purposes, as I'm not taking it for credit and I'm there for less than two months. No. I need an exchange student visa, which involves FedExing documents across th...