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by Beggarsroost
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: NHS vs Third Sector
Replies: 2
Views: 344

NHS vs Third Sector

Hi All, I have recently been offered two jobs. They are essentially the same role but one is in the NHS and one is for a voluntary organisation/ social Enterprise. I am a little torn with what one to accept and am wondering what benefits working for the NHS has over the third sector. -The third sect...
by Beggarsroost
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Hi Prosopon, I am in a slightly similar position but my little one is now a toddler. I am not qualified or on the DClin and have struggled a lot with the feelings you describe It is really tough to balance wanting a family but at the same time wanting to progress in your career. I have found it hard...
by Beggarsroost
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

Hi! Just wanted to say that I could have written your OP myself. I am a couple of years younger than you and I have a young child now. The cost of childcare, wanting to be home with my child while they are young and the stress of short-term, low paid contracts have made me decide that CP, at least f...
by Beggarsroost
Wed May 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1645951

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

1. Not sure what to do next career-wise. Young child means I'm very limited in my options, there doesn't seem to be any way for me to progress in any direction that's flexible around family life. Maybe I just need to tick along in any old somewhat-related-to-psychology role until kids are older and ...
by Beggarsroost
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Professional issues in Forensic Psychology?
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Professional issues in Forensic Psychology?

Hi, Just wondering if you found any good sources in preparing for your interview? I have a forensic trainee interview coming up and so am looking for pointers!
by Beggarsroost
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: post UG career advice
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: post UG career advice

There is no harm in applying for paid assistant posts. You have relevant voluntary experience but it is very very competitive and so you may not get too far just yet until you get some paid experience under your belt. With regards to honorary posts; if you feel you can manage to work unpaid and the ...
by Beggarsroost
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Very very disheartened
Replies: 7
Views: 3813

Re: Very very disheartened

I empathise, I could have written this post myself. I have 5 years of AP experience in various settings and specialties (neuro, paediatrics, older adults, forensic) I have a 2:1 at undergrad and a distinction in my MSc. I have published my MSc dissertation and have a poster presentation on my CV (un...
by Beggarsroost
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP or PHD and NHS vs Private
Replies: 11
Views: 5075

Re: AP or PHD and NHS vs Private

Hi! Very interesting having read all of the reply's on here, thank you everyone! I wanted to put my two pennies in as an assistant and aspiring clinical trainee. I have had 3 different AP posts now and 1 private one. They have varied enormously in the NHS from being absolutely fantastic to being rea...
by Beggarsroost
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1645951

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

1. Finally, after 101 procedures and tests we have been given the go ahead to try again after the loss of our little girl. Equal parts excited and terrified as we never found out why she's not with us. 2. Starting MSc in a few weeks (because why not do everything at once?). Looking forward to a chan...
by Beggarsroost
Tue May 03, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1645951

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

1. Reserve list again 2. Finding it really hard to care as I attended my baby's funeral 2 days before the interview. (I had a stillbirth in March). 3. Don't really know what to do now. I had everything planned out. I dont like not having a plan. 4. Its really put DClin drama in perspective. 5. I'll ...
by Beggarsroost
Tue May 03, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2016
Replies: 171
Views: 64130

Re: Reserve list for places 2016

Any news on the Salomons reserve list greatly appreciated! :shock:
by Beggarsroost
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Surrey Request for Feedback on Interview Process
Replies: 44
Views: 14425

Re: Surrey Request for Feedback on Interview Process

I was told in my interview that I would hear by the 29th by letter :shock: :? Maybe they don't even know! I was under the impression that the reason they are not letting people know as quickly as in previous years is that they are in a position this year to give more individual feedback? I thought t...
by Beggarsroost
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying when pregnant?
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Applying when pregnant?

Thanks for all the replies guys. I think the plan is still not to bother applying this year as the only benefit would be if any courses that gave me an offer were willing to defer the place until 2017. As I understand it as I will not be pregnant when the course starts (baby will be 3 months) they h...
by Beggarsroost
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying when pregnant?
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Applying when pregnant?

Thanks everyone. I think you've all confirmed what I already thought. Ive also done some tentitive research/digging around that appears to show the same thing. That they are very unlikely to defer a place to someone who already knew they were pregnant before applying. Like I said, all going well bab...
by Beggarsroost
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying when pregnant?
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Applying when pregnant?

Hi all, I know similer topic have been discussed on here before and I have found reading through old threads very useful. I was hoping to get a little advice from those in the know on my specific situation. I recently found out I'm expecting :D very excited obviously. However I have yet to put in my...