Search found 807 matches

by Geishawife
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: After finishing my psychology degree, should I do a masters or get work experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: After finishing my psychology degree, should I do a masters or get work experience?

To be honest, I wouldn't worry about such things at this stage. Given you still have another year of your degree to go, so at this stage I would strongly recommend you focus on getting the best grade possible in your degree. A good undergrad grade makes the next stage easier, so focus on that, on th...
by Geishawife
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

Well, I have no advice to offer over and above what has already been said, but I felt compelled to post and say how refreshing it is to read this post and its replies. First of all, it's lovely to see someone looking at the profession from this vantage point and being so creative about what their sk...
by Geishawife
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643531

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

So sorry, Lingua. Thinking of you and sending love. XXX
by Geishawife
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643531

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

Thinking of you Lingua. What a horrible time! Pets being so poorly is so distressing. Sending you virtual hugs and healing thoughts.
by Geishawife
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

If you want to bolster your academic profile you will have to do a Master's, as PG Certs are not accepted as further evidence of academic ability. Do bear in mind, however, that some courses that use selection tests will accept your low 2:1 without the need for further qualifications. If you are abl...
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Which is better - masters or AP post?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Which is better - masters or AP post?

I agree with Alex, hain some more experience and aim for an AP post. If you are on track for a 1st, a Master's would be pretty redundant (not to add expensive!) as a 1st clearly demonstrates your academic ability.
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be

I don't think there's anything wrong with you bringing up your experiences and, to be honest, I would much rather hear this than a generic answer that could be pulled from a text book. It doesn't have to sound like a sob story if you are reflective and can demonstrate how your experience makes you a...
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or AP job
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Masters or AP job

lingua_franca wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:18 pm
AP, for sure.
Agreed 100%. With a 1st you don't need a Master's and AP jobs are like gold dust.
by Geishawife
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643531

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

2. Feel the need to buy stationary (this is a common theme when I feel overwhelmed- if the massive to do list is written in a new notebook with a new pen it doesn’t seem quite as bad...) Sorry, but the "Grammar Nazi"/pedant in me just has to point out that this should read stationEry not stationAry...
by Geishawife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Any advice on a shorter route?
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Any advice on a shorter route?

I think you should consider casting your net a bit wider and applying for jobs other than Assistant Psychologist. You already have some pretty good experience, but what seems lacking is familiarity with the UK health services and supervision from a CP. There are many different roles you can undertak...
by Geishawife
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Can I make it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Can I make it?

Have your support worker jobs been full time or part time? If part time, you need to work out what their WTE is to see whether they add up to the minimum experience most courses ask for. But that aside, there are a couple of points that I think are worth reiterating. Firstly, it has been pointed out...
by Geishawife
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2501

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

Hi Best advice, I can give you is to make use of the youtube and resources outside of the university as they can be a bit "behind" the times and keep active in the forums. I would be VERY wary of relying on Youtube! Whilst I would fully support the notion of reading widely and adding to "set texts"...
by Geishawife
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II

"But I guess it depends on the course, and area in terms of whether they struggle to recruit for CPs, I don't know about the regional variation in this" There are certainly areas of the UK that struggle to recruit qualified staff in all disciplines. Whether you live in one of those areas or not I c...
by Geishawife
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II

Direct quote from the Clearing House: International experience It is a good idea to have experience of how services operate in the UK if you are applying for NHS places. (People currently training as clinical psychologists are employed by the NHS. Taken from the "International Students" section of t...