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by miriam
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I just give up on a psychology career?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Should I just give up on a psychology career?

Doesn't sound impossible to me. You could apply to courses with assessment days this year, and then aim to gain some clinical experience in a hands on care role, so that by next year you have a stronger application for courses using traditional selection.
by miriam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I just give up on a psychology career?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Should I just give up on a psychology career?

You'll need to tell us about your experience and grades to date (including percentages) for anyone to offer any individualised advice. Otherwise you might as well just read the general posts on the forum.
by miriam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: Access to a car?

This presumes the person already knows how to drive. For a band 4 (which is a difficult position to get in the first place) learning to drive takes a serious commitment of time and money, with no guarantee of how long a process will take. When you add in the possibility of someone having to cover l...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646634

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

Sorry to hear about your daughter, Miriam. That must have been very tough for all of you. I hope she's bouncing around again soon. Thanks. She was back at school today, bickering with her sister and literally bouncing around like she had a pogo stick at one point this evening. So I'd say she's defi...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: I'm really not enjoying my MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: I'm really not enjoying my MSc

Firstly, your wellbeing is more important than any course. So you have to make sensible choices to look after yourself. But even without any health implications, I don't think a masters is essential, especially if you have a first. There is no reason you couldn't benefit your CV as much if you gaine...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Viva - Prof Doctorate
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Viva - Prof Doctorate

I also think it varies. I've been an external examiner and participated in a viva, and I've had two of my own. None were terribly painful. But I've worked with colleagues who have had much more negative experiences - I'm not sure if that reflects the personalities involved or the quality of the work...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Will I be asked to engage with a statistical task at interview?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Will I be asked to engage with a statistical task at interview?

I expect anyone who'll be doing research as part of their job to do a task involving stats at interview. Whether I give them a data file with a task, or just a research design question, depends on the balance of the job responsibilities. But I tell candidates there will be a task in my invitations t...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646634

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

1. My daughter has been unwell enough to have needed 5 days/3 nights in hospital and a week off school. I've stayed with her, because that was obviously the right thing to do, but it is really difficult to get a good night's sleep when the option is a plastic chair or sharing a single bed, with only...
by miriam
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Lots of people get pregnant on the course, and many manage training with young children. But many also decide that their life has taken a different path, and CP isn't the be all and end all, whether or not they have children. So don't put life on hold in the hope that this will speed up your career ...
by miriam
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: First ever AP interview at 26 - so nervous!
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: First ever AP interview at 26 - so nervous!

You could also think about getting some personal therapy to help you deal with the nerves - put those psychological skills into practice!
by miriam
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology vs mental health nursing?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Psychology vs mental health nursing?

I'd take one step at a time. Take your GCSEs, see if you can get some A-levels or an access course, then see whether that opens any doors to a nursing or psychology degree. When you have a degree in the bag, try to get some experience and find out more about the routes to professional qualification....
by miriam
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application form (now closed)
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: If you want me to review your application form (now closed)

mayakuhl23 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Hi Miriam,

I am wondering whether you are offering this service again this year?

Many thanks
I may well do, but I can't look at any applications before the end of next week because I have a poorly child and a grant application deadline.
by miriam
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Postgrad degree- Research
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Postgrad degree- Research

If you are getting interviews then it isn't a lack of qualifications either, so I'd focus on interview preparations and mock interviews.
by miriam
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Postgrad degree- Research
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Postgrad degree- Research

What was your degree percentage? Have you had some feedback on your applications? Based on the applications I receive and review, I'd bet it is what you are writing rather than your qualifications that is the problem.
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?

I didn't think 65% was "high". I thought that was "mid" and you needed to be at or above 67% to be high? But the cut-offs might vary from course to course, and I don't know how they calculate percentages.