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by HWoody
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 1769

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I suspect that figure will vary significantly based on the specific programme. Our rate would be under 1% for example. That's really interesting. 1-20% is quite a variation between different courses? I agree, it would very useful if this information was in the public domain, as it may be the case t...
by HWoody
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: University of Surrey 2020 Entry: Online Q&A
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: University of Surrey 2020 Entry: Online Q&A

Many thanks for all your helpful answers!
by HWoody
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: University of Surrey 2020 Entry: Online Q&A
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: University of Surrey 2020 Entry: Online Q&A

Hi clinlecturer Thanks for your reply to my above question! I will try and log into the live session later but here are my questions in advance in case I can't. Thanks v much for your time. 1. On another thread Maven described the Surrey / Salomons / UEL courses are "perceived as more reflective/psy...
by HWoody
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: University of Surrey 2020 Entry: Online Q&A
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: University of Surrey 2020 Entry: Online Q&A

Hello, yes I would definitely be interested in this session, thank you. I'll have a think about questions. One question I do have for now, is that I have heard on the grapevine that some courses may have a slight preference for local candidates who already live in the area (due to meeting shortages ...
by HWoody
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: DCLIN 2019 Edinburgh second interview
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: DCLIN 2019 Edinburgh second interview

Oh Jason, I'm so sorry, that is so disappointing. I have been following your progress and was rooting for you. I agree that is a very long drawn out process, to ask you back for another last minute interview and then to not give a definitive answer. It is tortuous to keep anyone hanging on for so lo...
by HWoody
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Can I make it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Can I make it?

Hi nemoadam Would it be a good idea to show your parents the top threads on this page (how many times did you apply / what experience did you have / how many years after graduation did you get a place) to show them that the norm is that it takes a number of years post graduation for most people to s...
by HWoody
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II

Thanks Geisha and Ell for your advice, yes I do agree this is not something to focus on, and obviously would not expect a course to choose an inferior candidate just because they were local! I'm lucky to have one university so close by, I know some candidates in my situation won't even have that, bu...
by HWoody
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II

Hi Woody, I went to a pre-qualification group information day (for DClin applicantions advice) where A number of university screening staffs spoke about their process. Leicester stated that they allocate a small amount of points for living in the local area for the purpose stated above. Although we...
by HWoody
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II

I think there is a debate on the whole “close to base” issue as some courses give points for being local to the area, putting applicants who live further away at a disadvantage. With the current funding issues and experience of the types of areas with difficulty employing a rounded psychological wo...
by HWoody
Tue May 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

In terms of age, I think this is far less important, but I'm prepared to be corrected on this. Training is one relatively short part of someone's career. Qualified Clinical Psychologists span a vast age range, so I think there is age diversity within the profession already. I would disagree with th...
by HWoody
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Good points. I wonder if it is even more nuanced than that. I am very much aware in certain BME communities, that the more able students will be pushed into the more traditional (read prestigous) healthcare roles such as medicine, pharmacy or dentistry, and there is a strong stigma in taking a psyc...
by HWoody
Sat May 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Some of the rest of your points may be valid, but these simply aren't. No universities I am aware of give good advice about getting onto clinical, and hardly anyone gets such advice from university peers. Likewise most people get onto training on their first or second attempt, and very few take mor...
by HWoody
Thu May 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 6768

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I am also an older applicant. I agree the barriers arise from not being able to take unpaid / low paid jobs to gain experience, and being less able to move around the country to get AP positions, before even applying. Not being part of a university cohort where you can get advice from your universit...
by HWoody
Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Moving to do DClinPsy
Replies: 17
Views: 4691

Re: Moving to do DClinPsy

Miriam I agree, it's as if you're only committed enough if the maximum upheaval to your life has been undertaken to get work experience and on to the training. The odds are stacked enough against parents and older applicants. I get that each course wants to have the best people but it would be nice ...
by HWoody
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Moving to do DClinPsy
Replies: 17
Views: 4691

Re: Moving to do DClinPsy

Hi workingmama Thanks for your reply, wow you inspire me! I think I need to look more closely where the placements are in each training course and rule out any which are even further away from the university, I guess. It's impressive that you relocated and made it work, I wish that was an option for...