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by choirgirl
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Well done everyone- and commiserations and hugs to those still waiting! I have interviews at UCL and the IoE. The IoE interview is all day (with biscuits :D ) and the UCL interview is a morning and requires a preplanned 3 min ' Please describe a specific example from your work that provides a good ...
by choirgirl
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Waiting is driving me crazy! I'm constantly checking my emails. No word from any one yet! Why are they being so slow??? Its been a MONTH!!!! To pick up on this, everyone appreciates that it's a really anxious and stressful time at the moment. I certainly remember what it was like myself - that rush...
by choirgirl
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Just to try and assuage what feels like some rising anxiety at the moment (understandable!), unless things have changed recently then all you need to take along is a print-out from the BPS website which states that your undergraduate course conferred GBC eligibility during the period in which you un...
by choirgirl
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Written tasks can cover a wide range of things - in the past I've had 'summarise this article in X-hundred words', and 'draft a response to this school's request for EP involvement based on the information provided'. Keep in mind what they are trying to find out about you through the task - e.g. tha...
by choirgirl
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Hi all! I'm a Trainee EP who got on last year (mostly after reading this forum). Just a couple of things I have learnt on my journey for people applying this year. Just wanted to say that MissHopeful's post is an excellent one, and I totally agree with all her points :) Ditto PsychPal's advice in t...
by choirgirl
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Re: shadowing, it can be difficult to get something very 'hands-on' due to the confidentiality aspect of much of the work, i.e. seeing individual children etc. You might have more luck asking if there is something a bit less individually-focused you could shadow, such as planning meetings, delivery ...
by choirgirl
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Aren't educational psychologists more involved in the primary end of things though? Well, that's the aspiration, with all the emphasis on 'early intervention' - i.e. intervening in a proactive way, before difficulties become entrenched and/or at crisis point. Sadly though - in my experience at leas...
by choirgirl
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

the journal I thought to be the most relevant/important to be familiar with, Educational psychology in practice, is not fully available to me. I have an access to it via Senate House library, but it has delay of 18months from publishing to being accessible..any ideas about that? It is tricky to get...
by choirgirl
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

To testthestatusquo: Hi, welcome to this part of the forum and good to hear it's been helpful for you :) It sounds like you have a stack of really interesting and valuable experiences which you can draw and reflect on for an EP training application, which is great. As to your question about whether ...
by choirgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

how formal is the time at uni? Is it really serious with like suits, or it is just anything but jeans? Or is it super casual? Jeans. Seriously, jeans and T-shirt/jumpers (and boots/trainers) are absolutely fine. Or whatever it is you usually tend to dress in to suit yourself on your days off. Don't...
by choirgirl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Hi, I'm glad you found my previous response helpful. You are right, it's so difficult to know what the entry requirements might be in several years' time. However, it was a significant change when it became a doctorate in 2006 to request undergrad-level psychology (either as a first degree, or relat...
by choirgirl
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Hi Louise Firstly, welcome to the forum, and I'm glad that it's been interesting and helpful for you so far. It sounds like you've given a lot of thought to how to move into Ed Psych as a career, which is great. It also sounds like you have some really relevant experience in your SENCO role. I don't...
by choirgirl
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

Hi, another baby/childcare question here... I know that you're not "supposed" to get pregnant on the course but if I were to get on at some point, when would be a good time in terms of course demands? Does anyone know of any cases where the uni allowed pregnant trainees to take less than a year off...
by choirgirl
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 458428

Re: Educational Psychology

I have been asked by a friend working in the following Educational Psychology Service to post this notice on here: --------------------------------------------- So You Want to be an Educational Psychologist? Come to a careers information afternoon at Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Educational Psycholo...
by choirgirl
Thu May 10, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Honorary Research Assistant, London
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

Re: Honorary Research Assistant, London

Hi damnsaiyan, I've removed your email address (you can only edit your own posts within a 4-hour window of posting them :) ) - I've also put a note at the top of the post to indicate that the vacancy is now closed. It's useful to leave the post on the forum though, as it gives some nice information ...