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by hawke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60903

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I'm not sure about that... I went to a rubbish state school and got taught covering letter/personal statement and also had 2 lectures on it at a (top, admittedly) non-Russell university. Fair enough, I have to admit I was basing my assumption on personal experience and an over-reliance on the Guard...
by hawke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60903

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I wonder if this contributes to the lack of diversity in psychology? These soft skills are exactly the kind of thing a grammar/private school and Russell group University teach you. It must be hard(er) to catch a break if no one has ever taught you how to write a good covering letter / personal stat...
by hawke
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Burnout in colleagues
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Burnout in colleagues

Thanks for this reply. It certainly made me reconsider my assumption of burnout being a bad thing, rather than perhaps a necessary temporary response to a tough situation that ultimately means you can survive in the NHS for the long-term.
by hawke
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Has anyone been performance managed out of IAPT due to not meeting targets?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Has anyone been performance managed out of IAPT due to not meeting targets?

Like it or not, IAPT (or its commissioner) is obsessed with targets! You talk about being given 'the means' to meet the recovery rate - appropriate cases, number of sessions etc. In many ways, these are just IAPT-wide (NHS-wide?) issues. So while definitely unfair (to staff and patients!), I am not ...
by hawke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Burnout in colleagues
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Burnout in colleagues

I have noticed a senior colleague at work seems burnt out. The service is going through a tough time as a whole, but even more than others, they seem very over-worked and focused purely on the targets with minimal visible compassion for clients or staff. I don't have any dealings with them directly,...
by hawke
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Career Progression

miriam wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am
In my experience men rise faster than women, and generally end up in 8B/8C posts within 10 years of qualifying.
Out of interest, why do you think this is, Miriam? Obviously this is true in many careers, but is there anything specific about clinical psychology / male CPs?
by hawke
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?

I did 60 credits with the OU in 2011 (when they didn't offer GBC accreditation, but also had much lower fees!), as this was the easiest way to get on to a conversion Masters. To be frank, I learnt far more from the OU textbooks than I did on the Masters at the brick uni, and I always go back to my O...
by hawke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Objective advice sought
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Objective advice sought

My personal strategy with jobs and courses has been to do the thing that keeps my options open in the widest way. I've always had Plan Bs and always picked generalist options over specialist. It's partly because I have been indecisive about exactly what I want to do, and there are lots of jobs withi...
by hawke
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: What are your values?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: What are your values?

The ones I've done best in were the ones where I was honest - as clichéd as it sounds! In my most recent (and successful) interview, I found myself talking about traits I hope I inherited/learned from my Dad who recently passed away, an a-gendered housemate and a telling off my boyfriend got for usi...
by hawke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How much can trainees afford in rent?
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: How much can trainees afford in rent?

I managed living on my own in a studio flat in the centre of an expensive city on a band 4 salary, so definitely do-able on a band 6. It just depends what your other outgoings are and what quality of leisure you are used to. My standards have risen since then, but I'm still aiming to buy/rent somewh...
by hawke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments
Replies: 5
Views: 613

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

In terms of experience, you will need much more than that. Although the courses generally say a minimum of one year's experience, in practice most people have a lot more than this, often in multiple roles with different client groups and often involving direct experience of therapeutic work. You als...
by hawke
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Birmingham 2018

Congratulations!!!! Here's the link - no idea why it's not searchable, I'll make you all admins so you can figure out what settings are wrong! I was thinking once the deadline passes, I'll email the course admin team and ask them to send it out to people who might not be on the forum as well. https:...
by hawke
Wed May 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Birmingham 2018

I've set up the FB group - search for 'Birmingham DClinPsy 2018' and it should come up. If not, PM me!
by hawke
Sun May 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Birmingham 2018

Great! Looks like FB wants me to invite someone else before I set it up, so if someone PMs me their email address, I'll add you to it.
by hawke
Fri May 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Birmingham 2018

Hello Maddy!
I am officially now a definite for Birmingham - various bureaucratic hoops being met first of course.
Shall we do the facebook group thing that the other uni courses seem to be setting up?