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by Rachelmc23
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 142096

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Hi all, first time applying for me :)

Birmingham
Leicester
Staffordshire
Coventry and Warwick

I've been invited to tests for all apart from Coventry and Warwick, I've not heard anything from them as of yet!
Good Luck all!
by Rachelmc23
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Birmingham Written Test
Replies: 127
Views: 31088

Re: Birmingham Written Test

See you all on Monday evening :)

I was worrying but heard back from them yesterday at about 2pm inviting me to the tests! They're released in batches so it might be that they haven't contacted you yet but will do within the next week or so!
by Rachelmc23
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Birmingham Written Test
Replies: 127
Views: 31088

Re: Birmingham Written Test

Hey,

I'd definitely be interested in going through practice papers :)

I've not heard from Birmingham yet, although a few people on my course have... hoping that no news is good news at this stage!
by Rachelmc23
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Zero Hour Contract
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Zero Hour Contract

Thank you both for your replies! I'll calculate the average!
by Rachelmc23
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Zero Hour Contract
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Zero Hour Contract

Hi All, Apologies if this has been asked before. I'm in the process of completing my application for clinical training. I have worked as a HCA on a bank basis for the past two years now, alongside a full-time job. On the application form, it asks how many hours per week I have done as a HCA. I'm uns...
by Rachelmc23
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving full-time healthcare?
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Re: Leaving full-time healthcare?

Thanks for your reply Miriam. I agree it is a detour which is why I'm so hesitant but I was thinking of going back into retail for finances more than anything as the roles I currently have are part-time. I currently work as an RA and will be starting work as a visiting lecturer in September so I'm n...
by Rachelmc23
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving full-time healthcare?
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Leaving full-time healthcare?

Hi all, I'm looking for some reassurance more than anything. I currently work full-time as a support worker within a residential care setting. I primarily support adults with ASD and LD as well as MH conditions on a one-to-one basis. A large part of my role is managing behaviours that may challenge....
by Rachelmc23
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5353

Re: Support Workers Support Group

I LOVE this thread! I've worked as a bank HCA within inpatient units for the past year and a half and while there are positives in the role, I often feel a bit irritated that i'm doing a job that I don't particularly want to do just to "get myself on the ladder". I do however, think that I would not...
by Rachelmc23
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Two Job Offers in Similar Areas plus Research Assistant Role
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Re: Two Job Offers in Similar Areas plus Research Assistant

Thank you both for your advice! I've decided to go with the local Priory Group job. I have over two years experience in the NHS and within inpatient units (which is what the Children's Hospital job is) but I have no experience working in supported accommodation so it'll be a nice change. Commuting i...
by Rachelmc23
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Two Job Offers in Similar Areas plus Research Assistant Role
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Two Job Offers in Similar Areas plus Research Assistant Role

Hi Everybody, I am after some advice based on others experiences. I have been offered two support worker roles this week. One is with The Priory Group within a supported accommodation for those with Autism. The other is within Birmingham Children's Hospital CAMHS unit and it would be on a rotational...
by Rachelmc23
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9280
Views: 1640332

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

1. I do have the knowledge and skills to be able to meet the standards of my MSc (I had my induction yesterday and was worrying about whether I was "clever enough") :roll: 2. Grass needs cutting. Today is my only day off this week. Lawn mower is broken. Strimmer is at a friends house. Garden shears ...
by Rachelmc23
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc - Newman
Replies: 8
Views: 7098

Re: Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc - Newman

It's come around so fast! Not long until induction day! Looking forward to meeting you all :)
by Rachelmc23
Mon May 30, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP course alongside Part-Time MSc?
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Trainee PWP course alongside Part-Time MSc?

Thank you for all of your replies. I think it would be too much work to do both of them alongside each other, if that's even possible, as you said Jenny. I wasn't sure if it was even allowed. I'm keen to do my masters and work a relevant job alongside. I'm working as a HCA on a bank basis within inp...
by Rachelmc23
Thu May 26, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP course alongside Part-Time MSc?
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Trainee PWP course alongside Part-Time MSc?

Hi guys, I have secured a place on the MSc Clinical Applications in Psychology course at Newman, on a part-time basis. I'm keen to get a job as a PWP and at the moment, there are a lot of vacancies within my area. I know the PWP training is quite demanding. Is it possible to do the PWP training alon...
by Rachelmc23
Sun May 22, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Feeling Unprepared after Undergraduate Degree?
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Re: Feeling Unprepared after Undergraduate Degree?

Hi Lingua, Thank you so much for your reply! You're right in thinking i'm currently doing bank shifts, I'm hoping to find a permanent job over the summer for the same reasons you've mentioned. It's so hard not working with a set client group and not being able to get to know service users well. I'm ...