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by Android18
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Study MSc or stay as an AP?
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Study MSc or stay as an AP?

Definetly do not drop the MSc, because it looks amazing. If it's possible to defer entry for a year, so you could gain more time in the AP role, that could be a good option. I also think that would be preferable to doing the MSc part time, because then you will have a clearer focus and also the clin...
by Android18
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online/Telephone Career Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Online/Telephone Career Advice

Thanks Miriam. I did the skills assessment test, and the first thing that came up was Clinical Psychologist. :P Second was Psychiatrist.. Then there was also Criminal Intelligence Analyst, which I'd never thought about before and looks really interesting. Although you have to apply to MI5 and it als...
by Android18
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online/Telephone Career Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Online/Telephone Career Advice

I was wondering if anyone knows of any online/telephone career advice services, particularly any that specialise in healthcare or even psychology? I've had a couple of set backs recently and feel really flat and demotivated about pursuing psychology. I think for my self-care, I just can't put myself...
by Android18
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Redeployment
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: AP Redeployment

I am also an AP working in a medical NHS trust. I have been working from home but I have been told that I will be redeployed, but it's uncertain exactly where or how. I was orginally told I would be helping out with complex discharge, but it turns out it may be more along the lines of supporting ber...
by Android18
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anxiety in interviews
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Re: Anxiety in interviews

I suffer from anxiety myself and am currently working as an AP, so wanted to provide some advice of what I have found helpful in the past. 1. What I have found helpful myself is to try and go to the interview with the mindset that not passing the interview is ok. I know when you get the interview, y...
by Android18
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Academic Referee Guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Academic Referee Guidance

I'm pretty sure your application will be significantly hindered without the academic reference, if I'm being honest. However, get on to clearing house ASAP and find out what can be done. Applications will have only just arrived with the course centres, they won't have shortlisted yet, and so you mi...
by Android18
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Academic Referee Guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Academic Referee Guidance

My academic reference was not submitted in time for the applications distributed to courses... :( This is despite my referee agreeing to write it and also actually asking me what to write. They said they would submit it by the end of January. But then all throughout January I heard nothing back, des...
by Android18
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Volunteering on an acute inpatient ward
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Re: Volunteering on an acute inpatient ward

Hi, I have done similar volunteer work and just wanted to point out a few things. Although many patient do only stay for a couple of days, many patients will stay for weeks and sometimes months on end, so you can build up relationships. Even so, seeing a mixture of different patients can actually be...
by Android18
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Recommendations for volunteer experience
Replies: 4
Views: 3628

Re: Recommendations for volunteer experience

I carried out volunteer experience as a "service experience volunteer." This involved visiting an inpatient unit to collect feedback on the service they received. It was using a questionnaire, but the idea was basically to chat with service users to see how they are doing and provide company. I was ...
by Android18
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Masters or Social Work graduate scheme?
Replies: 10
Views: 7463

Re: Masters or Social Work graduate scheme?

If you wanted to go down the research/PhD route then I would go with the Masters route. But it seems like you are inclined towards the clinical route and since the course is paid and you will get trained in delivering therapy and a Masters from that, so then definetly go with that. You could even do...
by Android18
Fri May 22, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Dilemma - not been in job long should I apply for new role?
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

Re: Dilemma - not been in job long should I apply for new ro

Hi, That's a shame that you are not enjoying your new job. Have you considered though that while it offers no clinical contact, it could offer experience and skills that could help you stand out when applying for the doctorate? Perhaps you could stick out the job for the bit and maybe try and find t...
by Android18
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: dont know wheather to go back to uni and do psycholog
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: dont know wheather to go back to uni and do psycholog

Out of interest, do you have dyslexia or dyspraxia? I only ask because I have dyspraxia. Honestly, I would only go back if you are 100% certain you will complete the course. Also, if you do go back I would look into a university that has good learning support. I went to the University of Surrey and ...
by Android18
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: HCA interview
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: HCA interview

Thank you Iwona, that is exactly the kind of advice I needed. I think I will be able to prepare well for these kinds of questions now.
by Android18
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: HCA interview
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

HCA interview

Hi, I have an interview for an HCA job in an adult acute mental health unit coming up. I am expecting in the one on one interview for certain situational questions to come up, such as "What would you do if so and so patient did this." Based on past interviews, I know that I tend to panic and give re...
by Android18
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How relevant is research experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

How relevant is research experience?

I am currently working as a research assistant at a University. It is in the cognitive neuroscience department. The job involves helping to run experiments and involves working with EEG and MRI. It's normally with non clinical samples, although they do sometimes do research on patients with Parkinso...