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by Nads
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Academic background vs clinical experience
Replies: 6
Views: 4419

Re: Academic background vs clinical experience

I would recommend going for ones with entry tests if you can but again I would check if they aren't looking for mid 2.1 and above. I got a low 2.1 and will be starting training at Staffs on Monday so it can be done! Just be strategic in your choices and if your not sure then you can always email the...
by Nads
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reflections on past applications.
Replies: 7
Views: 3965

Re: Reflections on past applications.

[quote="firegal"] Second reflection is that it actually reads reasonably well. Which poses a problem for me; I haven't done a lot different in the last year as I haven't changed roles, and I'm wary of the need to change things unnecessarily just to make it feel 'new' especially as this application g...
by Nads
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Application 2016 despair already
Replies: 24
Views: 8972

Re: Application 2016 despair already

I had the same feeling with my first application so your definitely not alone. I started with the bit where you list your jobs in and then started a word document with the reflective section. Like people said just start writing and itl develop as you go along :)
by Nads
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Blank clinical reference form
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: Blank clinical reference form

I think this is a very common problem! If you have a lecturer that has marked some of your work and might give you a good reference that might be an option? Course tutor? Also, I know people have used a supervisor from a researchy post as well. If you can it might be worth putting a comment in the c...
by Nads
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How many times did you apply?
Replies: 109
Views: 111241

Re: How many times did you apply?

I graduated 7 years ago and I have been offered a place on my third application. I decided not to apply for the first 4 years as I wanted to wait until I felt like I had more experience so this could have easily have been 7 time application if I decided not to wait. Congratulations for those who hav...
by Nads
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Masters degrees for the clinical doctorate
Replies: 3
Views: 2436

Re: Masters degrees for the clinical doctorate

I did an MSc in Research Methods and then found a difference with getting AP interviews. Was able to talk about experience with stats etc. I managed to have my masters thesis supervised by someone teaching on one of the doctorate courses as well so there can be scope for that too. There are people w...
by Nads
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Managing application anxiety
Replies: 102
Views: 73465

Re: Managing application anxiety

I treated it like a nice chit chat amongst people who are passionate about the same thing as me. Going to AP groups and not being afraid to talk about things at those really helps I think. Well seemed to work anyway! :D
by Nads
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Transparency on Clearing House
Replies: 4
Views: 3199

Re: Transparency on Clearing House

That's strange. Did they say whether you got passed the 65%+ part of the selection process? It might be worth emailing them and asking and if not then why. If they do use their own calculations then people need to know and the calculation be put on clearing house so applicants can at least see if th...
by Nads
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Transparency on Clearing House
Replies: 4
Views: 3199

Re: Transparency on Clearing House

I heard this calculation from the admissions tutor. I suspect that there could be truth in what you have heard random swirls. I think that people need to know what the process is for each uni. I'm not asking for the scoring matrix to be put on clearing house but people need to know if there is a def...
by Nads
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Transparency on Clearing House
Replies: 4
Views: 3199

Transparency on Clearing House

This year and last year Bangor would only accept those with an overall grade of above 64%. I misread clearing house thinking that you need 64% or above rather than 65% or above. I only realised this after applying and getting feedback. "Before applying you should have already obtained a single or jo...
by Nads
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Which doctorates don't have a stats exam to get in
Replies: 15
Views: 7117

Re: Which doctorates don't have a stats exam to get in

Andy fields research methods book is quite good which you could search on Amazon. I think it cost me £20. However, I think the best thing is to practice going through some research scenarios/vignettes (you can search the forum) and practice how you would answer them. I would try and practice designi...
by Nads
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinical Psychology and the Equality Act: Discrimination?
Replies: 17
Views: 8911

Re: Clinical Psychology and the Equality Act: Discrimination

Interesting thread. I am mixed race, born in Libya and have a Libyan dad and a white british mum. I will be starting the course in September at Staffs and was invited to the interview by completing a screening test. As far as I am aware the application forms were only looked at for GBC, 2.1 and abov...
by Nads
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Driving licence and application
Replies: 7
Views: 3549

Re: Driving licence and application

Hi MindFullPsy, I am started at Staffs in Septemeber and I don't drive so depends on the uni really. I would check on Clearing House at each course that your interested in applying to as some ask for a driving licence at the interview and others like Staffs don't. Or at least for this year they didn...
by Nads
Sat May 30, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Staffs 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 12137

Re: Staffs 2015

Bexstock wrote:To be completely honest Nads, that day was a bit of a blur!
All I can actually remember was the exam itself and how quickly the time passed!
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Yeah I don't blame you! :)
by Nads
Fri May 29, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Manchester 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 13243

Re: Manchester 2015

Hi Nads, Thanks for the info below, it sounds interesting but it's my birthday so I'll be sat with a glass of wine somewhere (I hope - weather permitting!). Also, I was wondering if there are still people out there waiting to confirm their pace at Manchester? No worries Moonbeam! Hope you enjoy you...