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by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1645963

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Sorry to hear about your daughter, Miriam. That must have been very tough for all of you. I hope she's bouncing around again soon. Thanks. She was back at school today, bickering with her sister and literally bouncing around like she had a pogo stick at one point this evening. So I'd say she's defi...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: I'm really not enjoying my MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: I'm really not enjoying my MSc

Firstly, your wellbeing is more important than any course. So you have to make sensible choices to look after yourself. But even without any health implications, I don't think a masters is essential, especially if you have a first. There is no reason you couldn't benefit your CV as much if you gaine...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Viva - Prof Doctorate
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Viva - Prof Doctorate

I also think it varies. I've been an external examiner and participated in a viva, and I've had two of my own. None were terribly painful. But I've worked with colleagues who have had much more negative experiences - I'm not sure if that reflects the personalities involved or the quality of the work...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Will I be asked to engage with a statistical task at interview?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Will I be asked to engage with a statistical task at interview?

I expect anyone who'll be doing research as part of their job to do a task involving stats at interview. Whether I give them a data file with a task, or just a research design question, depends on the balance of the job responsibilities. But I tell candidates there will be a task in my invitations t...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1645963

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. My daughter has been unwell enough to have needed 5 days/3 nights in hospital and a week off school. I've stayed with her, because that was obviously the right thing to do, but it is really difficult to get a good night's sleep when the option is a plastic chair or sharing a single bed, with only...
by miriam
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Lots of people get pregnant on the course, and many manage training with young children. But many also decide that their life has taken a different path, and CP isn't the be all and end all, whether or not they have children. So don't put life on hold in the hope that this will speed up your career ...
by miriam
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: First ever AP interview at 26 - so nervous!
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: First ever AP interview at 26 - so nervous!

You could also think about getting some personal therapy to help you deal with the nerves - put those psychological skills into practice!
by miriam
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology vs mental health nursing?
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Psychology vs mental health nursing?

I'd take one step at a time. Take your GCSEs, see if you can get some A-levels or an access course, then see whether that opens any doors to a nursing or psychology degree. When you have a degree in the bag, try to get some experience and find out more about the routes to professional qualification....
by miriam
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application form (now closed)
Replies: 9
Views: 3506

Re: If you want me to review your application form (now closed)

mayakuhl23 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Hi Miriam,

I am wondering whether you are offering this service again this year?

Many thanks
I may well do, but I can't look at any applications before the end of next week because I have a poorly child and a grant application deadline.
by miriam
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Postgrad degree- Research
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Postgrad degree- Research

If you are getting interviews then it isn't a lack of qualifications either, so I'd focus on interview preparations and mock interviews.
by miriam
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Postgrad degree- Research
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Postgrad degree- Research

What was your degree percentage? Have you had some feedback on your applications? Based on the applications I receive and review, I'd bet it is what you are writing rather than your qualifications that is the problem.
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?

I didn't think 65% was "high". I thought that was "mid" and you needed to be at or above 67% to be high? But the cut-offs might vary from course to course, and I don't know how they calculate percentages.
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Non-uk applicants about post-doctorate clinical programme
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Non-uk applicants about post-doctorate clinical programme

The answer is that no, they are not equivalent, but you might be able to gain HCPC accreditation and be able to work under the european recognition scheme. Psychology is also an area in which some immigration for work is permitted, but the whole Brexit thing means that the situation is ever-changing...
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is there any non-essential experience you would recomend to me?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Is there any non-essential experience you would recomend to me?

It sounds like you could get a paid AP post and onto training from where you are now, so from my point of view any volunteering needs to be something you love rather than being something that will add to your CV at this point. So follow your own interests and volunteer at a gender identity service o...
by miriam
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Publications and Dissemination section
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Publications and Dissemination section

Hi Miriam, What if one's disseminations have influenced Trust policies and decision making but results were only presented to the Trust executive board/clinical panels or teams (or at Trust events), but such evidence was not shared with a larger audience (outside the NHS Trust in question)? Perhaps...