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by benbrand
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?

Long story short, it varies tremendously between courses. For example, because I completed a 4 year degree with a year in Europe mine was a little different: UCL told me to have my referee state I was given a high 2:1 Leicester said they would take years 2 & 4 Sheffiled used years 2, 3, & 4 Essex ju...
by benbrand
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Ucl PWP 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 10875

Re: Ucl PWP 2019

I got mine today. Well done!! Can I ask where you put your preferences for? I had a preference for London or Brighton. They're interviewing me for Greenwich. However, I'm going to have to turn down the interview as I won't be in the country- unfortunately they are not willing to complete a Skype in...
by benbrand
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Ucl PWP 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 10875

Re: Ucl PWP 2019

I got mine today.
by benbrand
Thu May 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Many thanks for the kind words, all.

I don't want to derail the thread, but will post Spatch's "An open letter to rejectees of 2014". It's certainly a comforting sentiment which I take solace in.

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=17058&hilit=open+letter
by benbrand
Wed May 29, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

I was debating as to whether I would even post as it's difficult, but I think it's important to acknowledge the rejections! I'm feeling like this whole process is like a game of snakes and ladders! Now I'm approaching 30 I'm wondering where to go now. Edinburgh UEA IOP Birmingham Congrats to all the...
by benbrand
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9295
Views: 1650687

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I'm the victim of two counts of domestic fraud- my sister set up two lines of credit with online retailors. What's absolutely astounding to me is all that she needed was my DOB, previous address, and name. I'm dealing with debt collectors to have the record wiped, but it's obviously not with ease...
by benbrand
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards

Oh I'm glad they've changed a bit with that jessicaaa - when I interviewed back in 2014, on the day I couldn't change at all because of the health board interviewing me already. So I suddenly really didn't want to be put in Elgin, but I was being interviewed in the north rather than the south, and ...
by benbrand
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

IOPPN Birmingham Edinburgh UEA Pretty shocked. Feeling pleased. Also just wanted to note that I got an alert that someone in Edinburgh had googled my name. I thought that these apps were anonymous? Guess I was mistaken! Hi Ben, How do you know they googled you? I thought they were anonymous too, th...
by benbrand
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards

Didn't we have to rank all placements? I'm a little foggy on the details of the preference forms. If it's last on your list then it shouldn't really be an issue, should it?
by benbrand
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

IOPPN
Birmingham

Edinburgh
UEA


Pretty shocked. Feeling pleased.

Also just wanted to note that I got an alert that someone in Edinburgh had googled my name. I thought that these apps were anonymous? Guess I was mistaken!
by benbrand
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

benbrand wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:15 pm
First interview ever! First "proper" application.

UEA
Birmingham
Edinburgh
IOPPN
UEA
Birmingham
Edinbuurgh
IOPPN

Kinda expected! Oh well.
by benbrand
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Good luck everybody and congratulations to those who have interview offers! I've trawled back through the 2018 thread and resigned myself to the fact that none of my options sent out offers/rejections until 13th March last year so am making myself try to relax for this week.... Southampton Oxford K...
by benbrand
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9295
Views: 1650687

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Because of the time difference, I have developed an unhealthy habit of waking up at 2am and checking application status. I need to stop, but I can't. 2. Last night I dreamt IOPPN offered me an interview and I woke up thinking this was real. 3. I hate how much this process is dictating conscious t...
by benbrand
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 111183

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

First interview ever! First "proper" application.

UEA
Birmingham
Edinburgh
IOPPN
by benbrand
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Bangor
Replies: 8
Views: 2108

Re: Bangor

Wondering where the Great Big Progress thread is? It looks like people have heard back from UEA and Bangor at this point.