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by Geishawife
Mon May 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

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: 2
Views: 394

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: 360

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: 4188

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: 510
Views: 113290

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: 642

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: 360

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: 23
Views: 5576

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: 547

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: 22
Views: 3317

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...
by Geishawife
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3317

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

So these abusive and unethical clinicians who give their time freely and without reward, whilst probably still having to fulfill their quota of face-to-face contacts during the interview period, have supervision commitments, may well have teaching commitments, admin commitments, might have to contac...
by Geishawife
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Choosing a course by location
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Choosing a course by location

I chose based on location (didn't want to live away from hubby who was deep in his own PhD at the time so couldn't relocate) andI LOVED my training. Even though the course ethos didn't always exactly chime with mine, I saw that as an opportunity to explore my approach to work and actively sought dif...
by Geishawife
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

If you're referring to the wiki, I think you've misread it. At the top of it, Miriam clearly states that the thoughts below are those of 2 different forum members, not herself. Not wishing to speak for Miriam (so apologies if it seems like I am) but that was certainly my reading of that post.
by Geishawife
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Sample of cover letter
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Sample of cover letter

It could be your cover letter, but, without meaning to sound harsh, I think you might need to address a couple of more fundamental issues. First, you need to rethink how you describe the people you have been working with. Your description of "different populations including ASD, LD...etc" makes no r...