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by Blossom
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Visa related issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Re: Visa related issue

I don't understand why you switched to a spouse visa. Wouldn't you be in a better position if you hadn't? I am assuming this is for me... I switched because private life is a 10 year route whilst spouse is 5 years. So it saves me money and time..as each 2.5 years was costing me almost £2000.. Plus ...
by Blossom
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Visa related issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Re: Visa related issue

Hi All, Hope everyone is doing well in the big world of psychology :) I am stuck in a sticky situation and would appreciate any advise/info. I am on a spouse visa that renews itself every 2.5 years (and I have no intention in leaving this country, also having done my masters here and worked here fo...
by Blossom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

Hi Everyone, Apologies if this is long and in the wrong section. I am after some advice really. Background I graduated in 2011 with a low 2:1 from UCL. I could have done much better academically as my A Levels were excellent (4 A*). However, I lost my mother, sister and grandfather within a space o...
by Blossom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

I would agree with others, that choosing universities based on their short-listing process is becoming key. Short-listing tests definitely agree with me - my application alone is the high end of good enough in all areas now, but not outstanding enough to win me interviews without something extra. S...
by Blossom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

I understand the anxiety with the selection tests. I've always been good at maths and done well in the statistics modules, but I struggled in the numerical reasoning this year. Often the questions require multiple steps, and on a couple of occasions, I must've made a calculator error, as my calcula...
by Blossom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

I'm sorry to hear you had a horrible experience at Surrey/Salomon's - the pressure of this process can be really difficult, and I can definitely relate to that anxiety! I've think the technique with the verbal and non-verbal tests is to think of it as learning a new skill. I've always really strugg...
by Blossom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

I have a low 2:1 myself and despite also having an MSc it does appear to have held me back somewhat. I have 5 years experience as an AP and RA, publications and conference presentations and have struggled to get interviews until recently. I applied to Bangor this year and despite them awarding me t...
by Blossom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

I don't want to detract from the thread but I am curious with how you managed to get 4 A* grades for your A Levels. If you graduated in 2011 then you presumably started your undergraduate in 2008. The A* grade was only introduced in 2010. Back to topic - I wonder if it would be fair to say that a l...
by Blossom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

Hi, I don't really have any advice but just wanted to say i'm in a similar situation so I know how frustrating it is. I'm in a situation where I can't afford to take the pay cut of a full-time AP post, and can't relocate from London unless it's to East Anglia, so i'm severely limited. Not sure what...
by Blossom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: What to do next!

Hi Blossom It sounds relevant to me. I personally feel that after an AP post or two you are better to find other roles for your application to stand out and can speak about in interview. You don't seem to be doing anything terribly wrong, it is the competition. If you start a funded PhD you will ha...
by Blossom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

What to do next!

Hi Everyone, Apologies if this is long and in the wrong section. I am after some advice really. Background I graduated in 2011 with a low 2:1 from UCL. I could have done much better academically as my A Levels were excellent (4 A*). However, I lost my mother, sister and grandfather within a space of...
by Blossom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 144246

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

AlaraoftheBears wrote:
AlaraoftheBears wrote:Hi everyone, first time applying.
Leicester
Herts
UCL
Essex

Only applied for the experience so very happy to get to next round at leicester.
So final rejection just came through,
Leicester
Essex
Herts
UCL
When did you hear from Herts? They are my only hope as I have had 3 rejections..
by Blossom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 144246

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

MindfulPsych wrote:
Blossom wrote:
Blossom wrote: 2 rejections in 1 day...wow
Me too... stings a bit! :(
It sure does...especially with no feedback...
by Blossom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 144246

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Blossom wrote:This is my 4th application (should be 2 really)

Royal Holloway : had interview there previously
Cov & Warw ( unsuccessful due to no email)
Herts
IOPPN
2 rejections in 1 day...wow
by Blossom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 144246

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

This is my 4th application (should be 2 really)

Royal Holloway : had interview there previously
Cov & Warw ( unsuccessful due to no email)
Herts
IOPPN