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by Charlie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: References and letters of recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: References and letters of recommendation

That is good advice about keeping in touch (not just when you want to ask for a reference!). I've written lots of references for past students, and it is really nice to hear how they are getting on in the new job or if they managed to secure an interview/place for the doctorate. Most supervisors lik...
by Charlie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: References and letters of recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: References and letters of recommendation

Hi, For most jobs, references arent obtained until after you are offered the post - so most offers would be conditional on satisfactory references. For that reason, I dont think it matters much who there reference (although it would be preferable to have your current/most recent manager). Usually th...
by Charlie
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: teaching experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: teaching experience

Definitely worth offering to help the clinical staff if you could help or get involved in teaching masters students. Also worth having a chat with your supervisor about it who may be aware of opportunities.
by Charlie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: teaching experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: teaching experience

Can you get some teaching assistant / demonstrator experience in your university as a PhD student? My department had a lot of opportunities for PhD students to get involved in which I think is fairly standard, as departments are often quite dependent on PhD students to support their teaching, markin...
by Charlie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Supervising PhDs while training
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Supervising PhDs while training

I think the role of second supervisor varies a lot in terms of how much of time commitment it is. I have friends whose first supervisor is really unavailable so they rely far more on their second supervisor, other supervisory teams will give more equal input, others maybe see their second supervisor...
by Charlie
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Clinical psychologist wanting to get back into research
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Clinical psychologist wanting to get back into research

The NIHR offer fellowships to support PhD study for clinicians, so that might be worth looking at-
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-research-com ... e-cdrf.htm
by Charlie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: No response rate in survey study
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: No response rate in survey study

Don't be too disheartened- rejection rates are high but that doesn't mean you won't be able to publish it elsewhere. Make sure you acknowledge it as a limitation and then try another journal. My last paper was rejected from four journals before finally getting accepted- it just took some persistence...
by Charlie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant

I’ve worked as a project coordinator and research assistant. As project coordinator, I was responsible for study set up, ethics, managing the research team, managing recruitment, report writing etc. So it was a lot more responsibility than my RA role. In the RA role I was mostly doing data collectio...
by Charlie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post

While that is obviously really disappointing, you should be encouraged by this. This feedback suggests you are in a good position for paid AP posts and it is probably your applications that need some work- have you had someone look over your AP applications? And have you tried applying for AP posts ...
by Charlie
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Stay off until you are well. It depends on their policy, but everywhere I've worked counts the periods of absence rather than the number of days - so taking one day off or one week off, is recorded as a single absence. So it can actually end up worse on your sickness re...
by Charlie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Publication Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

Re: Publication Issues

I'd drop them an email first to ask if they can give you a timeframe for how long it will take, then decide whether to withdraw it or not.
by Charlie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Any advice on what NOT to write, any turn off phrasing?
Replies: 17
Views: 11111

Re: Any advice on what NOT to write, any turn off phrasing?

I think this is all great advice, regardless of the position and organisation. If there is a person spec, shortlisters will be marking you against this.
by Charlie
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: working alongside PhD
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

Re: working alongside PhD

I am working 14 hours a week alongside my full time PhD. It's just about manageable at the minute but definitely plan to cut down my hours or finish work entirely by my final year. So it is do-able, but I do work at evenings/weekends to keep up with my PhD work. Ive found lots of opportunities for e...