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by JBoulton
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 291879

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Teesside

Does anyone know roughly how many people are on their reserve list? They said they can't give you your position. 6th course to interview, one can but hope.
by JBoulton
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 291879

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Glasgow Newcastle!!!!!! Jboulton, i also got the weird 'thank you for submitting your application' email from Teesside... dp you think they've sent it by mistake?! I'm not sure. From people posting here, I don't think anyone who has received that e-mail has heard back (or at least, not posted the r...
by JBoulton
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 291879

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Just had an e-mail from Teesside saying my application has been submitted while other people are receiving e-mails with their no's - does anyone know what is going on there? Is everyone receiving the submitted e-mail prior to hearing back? Have there been any greens for Teesside?
by JBoulton
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Lancaster GMA tests 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 23782

Re: Lancaster GMA tests 2016

I've just done the numerical reasoning - the difficulty ramped up really quickly. I had 2 questions, one in the practice and one in the actual assessment where I was absolutely certain I had the right answer, working it out several times, but that answer wasn't an option. I know that it's probably m...
by JBoulton
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reference concern
Replies: 12
Views: 8329

Re: Reference concern

I've had a reference done on 8th January before and everything was fine, no need to panic just yet :)
by JBoulton
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Punctuation error on application...
Replies: 12
Views: 9148

Re: Punctuation error on application...

I know of an application that intentionally used obviously incorrect grammar in order to conserve characters, that went on to get an interview and a place.
by JBoulton
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Service user involvement
Replies: 1
Views: 2033

Re: Service user involvement

That's how I ended up inputting my part time job, as I spent 3 years working in the holidays only and just over a year working 'full time' (but actually anywhere up to 50/60 hours per week), so I just had a guestimate of how many hours I worked overall in the four years and divided that down to its ...
by JBoulton
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: N or n?
Replies: 2
Views: 2275

N or n?

A tiny question, I'm checking over a paper for someone. It's the results of a questionnaire and they report all the frequencies as N = xx. I'm aware that N is for populations and n is for samples, but how does that work in this case? My first thought was that the total questionnaires sent/received w...
by JBoulton
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: references
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: references

I'm in the exact same position as you. My undergraduate supervisor has left the uni and moved back to Canada. My master's supervisor retired and vanished (not even a forwarding e-mail address). Last year I tracked down my undergraduate supervisor on Facebook and asked for a reference, to which they ...
by JBoulton
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Need some advice please: hate support work
Replies: 28
Views: 13099

Re: Need some advice please

It's definitely not too early to apply for AP posts. Your academic and Samaritans experience puts you in good stead. We recently recruited an assistant with a masters and no prior experience. It'll be more difficult, but every application and interview is all good experience. Regarding your current ...
by JBoulton
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Patient panel interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 6184

Re: Patient panel interviews

I've always had a mix of service and personal questions - Why do you want this job? - What do you think is important to us (the client group)? - What song would you sing on x-factor? - What do you do in your free time? For the most part, the questions are fluff. The important thing is whether the se...
by JBoulton
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: two degrees, decent experience with no luck! Is it climate?
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

Re: two degrees, decent experience with no luck! Is it clima

Which jobs are you applying for? It seems that employers are increasingly looking for assistants to have direct experience of the area or work/client group, which means your applications should be focusing on linking your experiences and the client group as much as possible. If you're a support work...
by JBoulton
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: No job offer yet but references being chased post interview
Replies: 8
Views: 5231

Re: No job offer yet but references being chased post interv

As far as I am aware, HR will not contact your referees until you have been offered the post and accepted. I would ring them and ask why they are chasing up your referees / ring the interviewer(s) and ask (when did they say you would find out?) My other, less positive, thought is that your applicati...
by JBoulton
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: First ever AP interview in medium secure hospital!
Replies: 5
Views: 5415

Re: First ever AP interview in medium secure hospital!

What exactly is the question for your presentation? Two things I would personally include in there is a) maintaining a positive, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the patient while considering risk, mental health and the nature of a secure service - the realities of secure services can heavi...
by JBoulton
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Blank clinical reference form
Replies: 4
Views: 2736

Re: Blank clinical reference form

Thanks, that would have made a lot of sense for me to check first. I think they are old forms. It's all good though, gives them something to work with. On a side note. Just seen the academic reference for the first time and that is brutal! For all of those who had fleeting engagement with an undergr...