Hertfordshire 2017

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Hertfordshire 2017

Postby AliJasWil » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:20 pm

Hey!

Just thought I'd start a thread to see if there are any other successful Herts applicants on here! So excited to start and looking forward to meeting everyone else!!
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby Malon » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:47 am

Hello!

Congratulations on your place at Herts! I am also going to be joining you there in September, I am so excited to start too. Are you moving to the area for the course, or are you already close by? Thanks so much for starting this thread!
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby AliJasWil » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:54 am

Hello! Congratulations to you too! So pleased to have found someone else on here!
I live in North London so will stay here and commute. What about you? What day did you interview? How did you find the process?
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby sophiebrimble » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi!! I accepted my HERTS place yesterday. Very excited to finally be on the course! Did any of you interveiw on the Wednesday?
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby sdommanney » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:47 pm

Hi!! I just spotted this thread, thanks for setting it up :). I'm also going to Herts. I interviewed on the Mon not Wednesday. How did you all find the interview process? I was so glad the exam wasn't too stats heavy and more creative around designing a study, I didn't get through the Notts or Staffs stats exams! I'm living in Notts at the moment, so going to need to relocate, not to sure where to look though, as not sure about placements or know the area etc. Has anybody looked around or know any good areas o look?
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby Malon » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:34 am

Hi everyone! Lovely that there are a bunch of us here. I also interviewed on the Monday! I thought the tasks for the day were really well thought out, and the people (staff and trainees) were really lovely and welcoming. I agree sdommanney, I liked the research task too, and I also thought the group exercise was really interesting and a good way of seeing how people work together.

I am also going to be moving for the course! A few trainees I chatted to at the interview day recommended a number of places not too far from the university (Welwyn, St Albans, Harpenden), as they said that living in that sort of area can make life easier in terms of shorter commutes etc, and someone said it's often where trainees choose to live if they are relocating. I think the placement area is quite large, one trainee said she had a placement up in Bedford which was a bit of a trek for her, so I guess you can never guarantee a short commute wherever you live. But at least being close to the uni means for the two teaching days per week, you know it's only a short trip away. One place that was recommended by multiple people was St Albans - it seems like a really nice place, close to uni, and also super convenient for the train to London.

A little closer to the time I'm going to be looking to rent a room in a share house, probably in the St Albans area, but I would definitely be open to buddying up to find a place with another trainee if it turns out anyone else is looking for a similar things!
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby halice93 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:37 am

Hi all,

I'm not going to be training at herts, but just to say that I have lived in Hertfordshire my whole life (24 years in welwyn) and have worked for HPFT for just under 3 years (9months voluntary and 2 years paid) and so if anyone wants any information I am happy to chat to you in a private message for advice on living, socialising or anything about the trust. Well done!
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby sdommanney » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi,

Yeah it is great there's a few of us. Yeah all the students and staff were so warm and welcoming, it made me really want to go to Herts. I agree the group task was a good way of seeing how people interact and so applicable to clinical practice, it all felt really relevant.

Oh you were on the Mon too Malon. I wonder if we we met? I was a green diamond badge, I can't remember if it was shape or colour which was used to sort us for the group task? What were you? Spanish inquisition.... ;).

I had also thought to rent a room and was having nightmares of living with Fresher lol, would def be open to buddying up! Where abouts are you moving from Malon?
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Re: Hertfordshire 2017

Postby Randall » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Congratulations to you all...I may be biased, but I am going to embrace it: you've made it onto the best course! It such an experience; a second home for me. I wrote in a paper recently that training is just as much about becoming a clinical psychologist, as it is about becoming a person again. Herts is a really values-driven course.

I'll be qualifying in Sept, but have in my diary to pop over and say hello to the new cohort.

Most people on the course have lived in North London, but as addressed above - occasionally you will find yourself on a placement that seems a bit of mission. I've moved further away from the course throughout training (from Bucks to South Northamptonshire), and managed fine. Another person has lived in Amersham throughout. A couple of others, West Essex I think...Otherwise North London. There have been two in my cohort who have moved to Herts (as listed above), I'd imagine it is well placed for a fair few of the placements...And the course will always try and place you somewhere that is as convenient as possible (if meeting training needs still).
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