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by robininthewind
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

It would make a massive difference if you were watching the lectures, despite not attending them! The OP gave the impression s/he just didn't think the content was worthwhile and s/he wasn't wasting their time on them. As Spatch says, that wasn't an option when I was at university - but I did enjoy...
by robininthewind
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT References for the DClinPsy
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: IAPT References for the DClinPsy

Robininthewind, I think you need to wind back a bit. You said you are about to enter your final year as a psychology undergrad. You don't need to be worrying about whether in three years time a theoretical IAPT post that you may or may not get will give a generic reference for training you may or m...
by robininthewind
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

I can't help thinking it is arrogant and defies the point of paying for tuition if you don't bother going to lectures or teaching! I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this Maven. Presumably you attended your lectures and you seem to be further down the professional path than me and doing ver...
by robininthewind
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Following graduation: apply to every job or be selective?
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Following graduation: apply to every job or be selective?

Hi all, I'm one year away from graduating with a Bsc (Hons) Psychology, with placement blah blah. I've spent some time thinking about post-graduation plans (ultimate goal DClinPsy) and it has gotten me weighing up a lot of different options, and I have found myself doing a lot of cost-benefit compar...
by robininthewind
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT References for the DClinPsy
Replies: 5
Views: 610

IAPT References for the DClinPsy

Hi there, Apologies if this is a daft question. When I worked in IAPT as an honorary assistant, I asked my line manager (a lead PWP) if I could put her down as a reference for subsequent applications. She said yes but also warned me that they have a policy where they can only give factual references...
by robininthewind
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

For my university and the particular modules I've chosen in final year, I think there is little requirement to be in attendance. I'll also be living 15 minutes walk from uni which is an immense help. My concern isn't so much with needing to attend lectures (I rarely did this in 2nd year either as I...
by robininthewind
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

This seems to vary wildly from university to university. For instance, in the final year of my undergrad we had several days a week for "independent study", with very little requirement to be in lectures (and so I had a customer service job for 15 weekday hours, an infrequent RA voluntary role, and...
by robininthewind
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

Hi there, I am thinking about doing some additional research assistant work during the final year of my Bsc Psychology degree. I am wondering what other people's experiences were of their final year, in terms of how much free time they had. I had a very busy second year with a lot of deadlines, so I...
by robininthewind
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: References and letters of recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: References and letters of recommendation

Hi both, Thank you very much for your posts! From what you both say it sounds like references are not as crucial part of the process as I thought, and what I've currently been doing seems to be quite adequate. Certainly a relief! @Charlie: I certainly hear what you say about the DClin perhaps being ...
by robininthewind
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: References and letters of recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 426

References and letters of recommendation

Hey everyone, I have a few questions regarding referees and letters of recommendation, in the mental health/clinical psychology career path. Background info: I'm currently finishing the penultimate year of my Psychology Bachelors. This is a placement year and I've worked in an NHS team specialising ...
by robininthewind
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How are clinical psychology jobs outside the UK?
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

How are clinical psychology jobs outside the UK?

This is very forward planning at the moment but there is a possibility, however slight, that my partner and I eventually decide to settle down outside of the UK. I was wondering how career prospects are for clinical psychologists outside of the UK (and indeed, other psychology-related jobs). If anyo...
by robininthewind
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)

Hi, I've currently finished my second year of undergrad psych at the University of Bath. My second year was really stressful because I was (and still am) set on a clinical psychology path, and with the knowledge that it is very competitive, pushed myself excessively hard academically and was oftenti...