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by rabbit
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: NHS Continuous Service
Replies: 30
Views: 58528

Re: NHS Continuous Service

Hi all, I've been wondering about situations like this and wonder if anyone can clarify. I finish training (fingers crossed!) in September 2017. I plan on taking an extended break of 3-12 months to travel before applying for qualified jobs. At the end of training I will have 5 years of continuous se...
by rabbit
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Support worker discussion thread (eg smoking vs smoke free)
Replies: 10
Views: 3832

Re: A day in the life of a healthcare assistant (inpatient).

Yes we did :( Haven't read my old post in a while! Come a long way. Yes, I worked there a year and when I started the hospital was smoke free but there was a campaign I think regarding prisoners being allowed to smoke but patients in secure hospitals not being allowed to. Some patients even requeste...
by rabbit
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic Psychology - Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 7619

Re: Forensic Psychology - Experience

I've met a few people who have been a Probation Service Officer (no probation degree) or Probation Officer (degree) and then gone on to Forensic Psychology training. Plus the money isn't bad (i.e. much better than support worker)! 70% of probation is now privitised so hunting for the jobs is now mor...
by rabbit
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151203

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Any thoughts on if this effects current trainee's then? If it does please could someone explain how we would go about arranging it?

Thanks
by rabbit
Tue May 19, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant psychologist post....but concerned about low wage
Replies: 3
Views: 3093

Re: Assistant psychologist post....but concerned about low w

It's not essential to have an AP beforehand - which I guess your previous interview demonstrates. I might be wrong but I think NHS recovery workers are usually band 4 or 5... the same as NHS AP's. So does that mean that this AP role is significantly lower paid than NHS ones, or that you have a well ...
by rabbit
Tue May 12, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Manchester 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 13247

Re: Manchester 2015

Hi all! Congratulations and welcome to Manchester :) :) :) :) I'm a current first year, so feel free to fire any questions away at me. I'm a bit rubbish at checking this forum recently, but I will do my best to remember! Last summer for me went so slow not so fast... I just wanted to crack on! Trave...
by rabbit
Tue May 12, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Wearing bright colours to interviews
Replies: 19
Views: 7366

Re: Wearing bright colours to interviews

amyaston88 wrote:i wore smart trousers and a blazer, but with a bright red blouse. i thought it might help me to be remembered if i had something bright on!
Amyaston88 We have a similar profile photo (I think I used to have yours), and we wore the same thing to interviews, how strange!
by rabbit
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Countries you'd really love to visit
Replies: 46
Views: 25612

Re: Countries you'd really love to visit

Iceland was amazing. If anyone is thinking of going I would encourage you to go for it. The classic three things are the blue lagoon, the northern lights and the golden circle tour. We amazingly got to do all three. The blue lagoon was our favorite. Absolutely amazing!! Just realized how many times ...
by rabbit
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Knew you wanted to be a CP from a young age? How?
Replies: 8
Views: 4702

Re: Knew you wanted to be a CP from a young age? How?

I'm currently on training. I think I was about 12 when I became interesting in psychology, but about 16 when I really understood more of what it was, and 23 before I finally decided between forensic and clinical psychology!! For me it was always about wanting to 'help' people, and being placed in a ...
by rabbit
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Countries you'd really love to visit
Replies: 46
Views: 25612

Re: Countries you'd really love to visit

Iceland!
Always wanted to go and we are going a week tomorrow.... so excited!!
by rabbit
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What credit card do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 6885

Re: What credit card do you use?

Depends what you want it for. If you trust yourself to manage your money effectively then go for a 0% on purchases card. It will allow you to just pay off the minimum amount each month and not pay interest for 12-18 months (depending on the card). I always have 1-2 of them on the go, ever since I ne...
by rabbit
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Beliefs about training before starting
Replies: 13
Views: 6889

Re: Beliefs about training before starting

I felt like it would be much much harder and more intense than it is! I thought weekends and evenings would be a thing of the past right from day 1, lectures would be full of complicated models that I would struggle to understand and that placement would be full-on with many extremely complex client...
by rabbit
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Stem and leaf/Box and whisker plots
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: Stem and leaf/Box and whisker plots

If you can't find a decent description let me know and I'll try and provide you with a more thorough explanation :-)
by rabbit
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Stem and leaf/Box and whisker plots
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: Stem and leaf/Box and whisker plots

Hello, They are in GCSE maths, so probably the best place to get an overview of them is on the GCSE maths bitesize webpage. In addition to showing the range, they also show the interquartile range and use the median instead of the mean. It means they can be really useful if you have a bizarre spread...
by rabbit
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Forensic vs clinical qualification route?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3716

Re: Forensic vs clinical qualification route?!

Hi Hollyberry I was in a very similar position to you a year or two ago. My undergrad and masters are in forensic psychology and most of my post-grad experience is in forensic settings. I would suggest talking to a lot of qualified, and trainiee's, from both routes and go with where you really feel ...