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by sparkling
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

A bit late in the day but my kids are asleep :wink: I felt somewhat the same, although we had to wait ages, when I became pregnant. It was a second career and I hadn’t got on the first year I applied (unsurprisingly and rightly so, on reflection). I ended up having 3 years’ “out” as after having fer...
by sparkling
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How old is too old for training?
Replies: 14
Views: 11502

Re: How old is too old for training?

Really interesting Spatch. I'm 36 and starting this year. It was my fourth year applying and I quit my job as a lawyer in 2010 to start the whole psychology conversion/experience/application trials. I had several reserve list places and this year finally got on. After 3 year out on maternity leave h...
by sparkling
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time for plan B/ mental health nursing?
Replies: 1
Views: 3260

Re: Time for plan B/ mental health nursing?

Hello! Not sure if you'll see this response but didn't want your post to go unanswered! This was my 5th year applying too, and I was lucky enough to get a place. First year I didn't get any interviews, second I go one and was on reserve list (but v low down), third I had the same,fourth I got an int...
by sparkling
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can I enter a DClinPsy course if I have been sectioned?
Replies: 8
Views: 7641

Re: Can I enter a DClinPsy course if I have been sectioned?

Just came across this and thought I would add my experience incase anyone looks at this thread later on and it could be of any use. I got a place to start this year (2017) and have been a service-user for a good many years! I'm now 35 and have two young children and have actually been remarkably wel...
by sparkling
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferral of place
Replies: 5
Views: 4066

Re: Deferral of place

I would definitely ask and be open about it - even if you do start it's helpful for them to know you may need extra support. From my own experience, and hearing that of others, courses seem to have different approaches. I asked to defer because of the current health of my youngest child (which was e...
by sparkling
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Another qu for current Surrey trainees!
Replies: 3
Views: 3146

Re: Another qu for current Surrey trainees!

Thanks Lauren - very helpful!
by sparkling
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 245351

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

Blossom congratulations. I hope you are now able to enjoy it at bit more at home and you are all well x
by sparkling
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Another qu for current Surrey trainees!
Replies: 3
Views: 3146

Another qu for current Surrey trainees!

Hi all I wondered if anyone was able to help - I was wondering how many days holiday we get (seems we don't get our contract for ages)? Also, placements seem to still operate between Christmas and NY - do I assume we therefore need to take holiday to if we want to be off then or in practice does it ...
by sparkling
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Surrey 2017!

I've got the official offer now online? I'm not sure about contracts though still. Thanks for setting up the group - will try to join now! I have a copy of last year's timetable when I asked for more idea so happy to try to post it to the group (if my IT skills let me!!) if anyone's interested. Re r...
by sparkling
Wed May 31, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Surrey 2017!

Hi everyone! Would be great if someone could set up a facebook group. I have zero idea how – lets chat at the open afternoon maybe? I was wondering what people were doing about handing in notice to their current jobs (if you need to?) Does anyone know when we get our actual contract? I have a 3 mont...
by sparkling
Thu May 18, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Surrey 2017!

Really helpful - found and done now!! Thanks!
by sparkling
Thu May 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Surrey 2017!

Nope I haven't received anything "official", but haven't completed the online registration either :D.
I haven't received an email about the DBS check either??
by sparkling
Tue May 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Surrey 2017!

Me again sorry. I thought I had read Surrey trainees got the Fringe London Weighting on top of the usual salary but now I can't find that anywhere - is that not the case anymore? Edit - looking at the NHS Map Surrey and Borders NHS Trust is no longer considered as part of the "fringe"?! Sigh. Even t...
by sparkling
Thu May 11, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Surrey 2017!

Hey both!

It doesn't quite feel real yet hey. Wow.
I interviewed on Monday first batch - same as either of you?

Someone mentioned an induction day - do you know anything about that?

xx
by sparkling
Thu May 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Surrey 2017!
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Surrey 2017!

Thought I would start one..... I’m based about 25 mins from Surrey at the moment (Walton) and will be staying there. I’m 35 (gulp), mum of a 1 year old and 2 year old and am therefore permanently knackered but it still hasn’t sunk in I’ve got a place?! How about anyone else so I don’t feel like a lo...