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by Charlie
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Research involvement as a PWP?
Replies: 4
Views: 2815

Re: Research involvement as a PWP?

I haven't worked in an IAPT service, but have ran several research trials recruiting IAPT clients. The PWP's in the IAPT services supported the trials with duties such as identifying clients suitable for the trial and referring them to our research team, as well as delivering interventions in one of...
by Charlie
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD Stipend and Working
Replies: 3
Views: 2181

Re: PhD Stipend and Working

I am a PhD student in London. As sarahg says, it isn't taxed and life is also a bit cheaper as a student (council tax exemption, cheaper travel etc), so I find it do-able. But obviously it depends on your personal circumstances.
by Charlie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dissertation topic?
Replies: 7
Views: 3937

Re: Dissertation topic?

I think you are more likely to get a good grade in something you are interested in- it is much easier to motivate yourself and to engage with a subject you are genuinely interested in!
by Charlie
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Completing PhD's
Replies: 6
Views: 2976

Re: Completing PhD's

I am in the early stages of my PhD. I am working 2 days a week, alongside my PhD. At the moment, this is entirely manageable as I am in my first year. However, I will probably leave my job once I reach my final year so that I can focus on getting it done. So I think it is do-able, and know lots of o...
by Charlie
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: NHS AP position...is the starting salary negotiable?
Replies: 4
Views: 4333

Re: NHS AP position...is the starting salary negotiable?

Congrats on getting the job! Usually you would start at the bottom of the scale. To negotiate, you would probably need strong grounds for doing so- such as if you had experience working at band 4 in another post.
by Charlie
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: meta analysis for a PhD award
Replies: 7
Views: 6642

Re: meta analysis for a PhD award

My PhD will consist of three empirical studies, which I think is the norm in terms of PhD structure. So as Sarah says, a meta-analysis could form part of a PhD, but I can't see that this would be enough on its own for a PhD. So you could begin with a meta-analysis that would then lead to your own em...
by Charlie
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Thoughts on taking a year out
Replies: 13
Views: 6299

Re: Thoughts on taking a year out

I don't think it will make any difference. These jobs are competitive, but that would be the case whether you're applying now or in a years time! Just enjoy your year out :D
by Charlie
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support worker + honourary AP;52.6 hours a week a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 4614

Re: Support worker + honourary AP;52.6 hours a week a good i

I would enquire about whether you could work less than 2 days in the honorary role. An organisation offering honorary positions should be supportive of the fact that you need to earn in order to do it, so it's worth asking and seeing if there's any flexibility.
by Charlie
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 21723

Re: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread

My funding is through a research project I work on, so I developed my proposal with my supervisor. I did apply for scholarships through my uni to fund me, but was unsuccessful. Fortunately my supervisor was hugely supportive and managed to fund me through existing grants. So my advice would be to ma...
by Charlie
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 21723

Re: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread

Thanks so much for the advice! Good luck with getting your examiners sorted, the end is nearly in sight for you!
by Charlie
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 21723

Re: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread

Im in my first week of my PhD, so thought I'd bump up this thread! How are all you PhDers getting on? And any advice for a newbie starting out? :D
by Charlie
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview questions for the interview panel
Replies: 5
Views: 5372

Re: Interview questions for the interview panel

I agree with what others have said. Don't feel you have to ask questions! I've been asked questions at interviews, where the answers would have been easily found on the job description, organisations website or by googling the service- so be careful not to ask questions that just make you look like ...
by Charlie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Assistant Clinical Psychologist - supporting statement
Replies: 7
Views: 12269

Re: Assistant Clinical Psychologist - supporting statement

It can help to tailor your application to the specific role you've applied for - why you want this particular post and how you imagine your experience would assist you in this particular job. Absolutely. I've shortlisted for a lot of research posts and so often applicants don't express their intere...
by Charlie
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Specifying my research question - Identity
Replies: 17
Views: 6112

Re: Specifying my research question - Identity

I have no knowledge of the literature, but if little is known about this specific area / group you are interesting in researching, I would be inclined to take an exploratory approach - e.g. to explore the experiences of people leaving a cult, and how they adjust to life outside of the cult. That way...
by Charlie
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Recommended holiday reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 7687

Re: Recommended holiday reading?

I'd recommend The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It's a rom com and has some great characters. Light hearted but also interesting from a psychological perspective!