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by Geishawife
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Starting the application form (mind blank)
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Starting the application form (mind blank)

To be honest, I'd say put it away until the new round of applications opens. I'm not trying to be harsh, but you can't fill out any forms until then and it's possible there could be changes made (I'm not saying there will, but subtle changes have been made in the past). For now, relax, enjoy the Sum...
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP or Assistant PWP?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: AP or Assistant PWP?

Congratulations on being offered 2 posts. As has been said time and again on this forum, it's not about the job title it's about what you get out of a job and how it enables you to grow and develop. So the PWP job could be every bit as relevant as an AP job if you make good use of it. Possibly even ...
by Geishawife
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

I don't think it's possible to generalise. My final year was fiendishly busy with my research project taking up a LOT of time. Other people's experiences might be different. But I really would caution against taking on anything that could interfere with your studies and risk a lower grade as a resul...
by Geishawife
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Does anyone know what happens if you are offered a job in the NHS but have another interview pending?
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Does anyone know what happens if you are offered a job in the NHS but have another interview pending?

Nobody else can see which jobs you have/have not applied for do there is no way other interviews would be cancelled (unless funding for a post is cut).
by Geishawife
Mon May 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: Where am I going wrong?

I hate to be so brutally honest, but I think it's probably your 2:2. You don't mention here any further study (e.g. an MSc) and, I'm afraid without that your options will be severely limited. Very, very few employers will consider someone with a 2:2 when there are scores of people applying with 2:1s...
by Geishawife
Thu May 14, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Qualified career progression
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Qualified career progression

I don't think this is at all unusual! I think in the first year or two after qualifying we ride a bit of a "crest of the wave" - there's almost a sense of "phew, I made it through that really tough process and now I can really prove my worth". It can be hard to keep that flame burning as the reality...
by Geishawife
Sun May 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Struggling to decide between conversion masters
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Struggling to decide between conversion masters

Don't get too caught up in other people's stories. There's little to be gained from speculating on why others didn't get on. Focus on your own journey, your own development, your own experiences and you're far more likely to succeed.
by Geishawife
Sun May 10, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread
Replies: 12
Views: 4977

Re: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread

Aanneett, don't undersell yourself, your efforts or your achievements. Yes, we all experience an occasional bit of luck in our lives, but unless we make an effort to make use of it or to work towards goals luck alone gets us nowhere. It sounds like you have worked hard to get where you are - celebra...
by Geishawife
Sat May 09, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread
Replies: 588
Views: 137002

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

If it helps, I work at UCL (unrelated to the DClinPsy program). You won't hear anything until at least Monday as we are all off today for Mayday. Oh I had thought it was by Monday (as in before Monday). When inviting to interview, UCL often sends emails on Saturdays or Sundays, and sometimes at 6am...
by Geishawife
Sat May 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Thank you for all your support ClinPsy
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT CLINPSY

Congratulations! There's nothing selfish about giving yourself credit for an excellent achievement! Well done on being offered the position you both want and have worked hard for. Life has a habit of taking us down paths we don't always expect, but these paths often lead to something great and life ...
by Geishawife
Fri May 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Struggling to decide between conversion masters
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Struggling to decide between conversion masters

Go for the course you think will suit you best, which sounds like Sussex from what you've said. University reputation really does not matter. What does matter is the grade you get, which is likely to be better if you choose a course that suits you. If you think you will be happiest at Sussex, go for...
by Geishawife
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6168

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

Miriam, if you are snowed under would you/others be willing for someone else to review some of the forms? I would be happy to do so provided people still make the donation to your charity. If it's not appropriate that's fine, but just thought it would ease the pressure on you.
by Geishawife
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc vs MSc vs PGDip
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: BSc vs MSc vs PGDip

I think, realistically, you need to decide between the BSc and the MSc. There are some Clinical courses that do not accept PGDips and you would definitely be limiting future options if you pursued this route. Either a BSc or an MSc would be acceptable (especially in light of you having a 1st in your...
by Geishawife
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4140

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

My issue is not people wanting feedback. I'm alll for that and agree wholeheartedly that a "them and us" scenario is unhelpful and unhealthy. But I DO have an issue with people demanding that feedback on their own terms, in their own format, at a time that suits only them. If that sounds defensive m...