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by lingua_franca
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?

This sounds eerily familiar. Are you by any chance a student SaLT? Before I get to my own story: if you were selected for the course, and you have made it to your final year whilst passing everything, then it's highly unlikely that you are unsuitable for whichever profession it is. Dyspraxia is a ve...
by lingua_franca
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism

I am I think the same thing plays out in lots of places. The 38 positive reviews of my book still don't make the three negative ones sting any less. Especially as they say things that aren't factually true or I have little say over (like the book claiming to be written for lay people but actually wr...
by lingua_franca
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism

Thanks, mungle. As a pretty junior academic, I've only been evaluated by students four times. Two sets of feedback were broadly positive, and all criticism was constructive. One set of feedback was awful, but this was a module where I had taken several students to task for plagiarism and given lots ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism
Replies: 13
Views: 159

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

I think the anonymity definitely encourages a viciousness that wouldn't be there if students had to put their name to the evaluations (if only because of the threat of being disciplined for inappropriate comments). I strongly believe that students should be prepared to own what they say. If staff we...
by lingua_franca
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism
Replies: 13
Views: 159

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

Unfortunately it's very common. I signed into Facebook and at the top of my newsfeed was a post from another woman academic, asking, "Can I join the queue for support and reassurance during evaluation season?" A colleague at the university where I did my first postdoc has been trying to get anon eva...
by lingua_franca
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9203
Views: 1627601

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

1.) The practice of anonymous student module evaluations needs to end. There is research to show that they're biased against young female academics, and I have just had a lovely illustrative example - a critique of my hairstyle, my choice of footwear, and my decision not to wear makeup ("She needs i...
by lingua_franca
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?

In that case I think you need to consider how you learn best and choose the course that suits your needs and interests, as getting a good grade is paramount. I did my undergraduate degree at Cambridge (linguistics). There is a lot of 1:1 and small group teaching for all subjects, which I loved. The ...
by lingua_franca
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?

If the Reading MSc confers GBC, go with that. The funded PWP year sounds great. What is drawing you to a second BSc? If you'd like to study at Cambridge, they do offer a psychology conversion course at MSc level. I don't really see the point in doing a second undergraduate degree, as it's such an ex...
by lingua_franca
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Why pay a trainee?
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Why pay a trainee?

<t>Trainee clinical psychologists aren't unique in being paid as they train. Junior doctors and trainee child psychoanalytic psychotherapists are also salaried, for the reasons Miriam gives - these are advanced-level trainings that require a prior degree (which will not have been funded), and they i...
by lingua_franca
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9203
Views: 1627601

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

2. Firstly, my flatmate is moving in with her boyfriend which is great but it has meant I have had to find a replacement. Which I did. However, she pulled out yesterday and the contract renews on the 2nd of April. I am waiting to hear back from the agency but I may have to pay the rent for the mont...
by lingua_franca
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9203
Views: 1627601

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

1.) I taught my final class of an MA module yesterday. Several students came up and thanked me warmly for the module, saying it had been a really important experience for them and they were so glad they'd chosen it. Today an email arrived from the single solitary student who has seemed less than eng...
by lingua_franca
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I think a second BSc would be a waste of both money and time. As you have already taken a health sciences degree, and presumably left with solid study skills that include knowing how to research a topic, it's unlikely you would gain anything from the optional modules that you wouldn't gain from read...
by lingua_franca
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9203
Views: 1627601

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

1.) I've ordered two books that are very important for the coursework I'm doing and I've just realised that I accidentally had them shipped to my old address! Grrrrrr. This is what happens when you work at three in the morning. I hope I can retrieve them without a problem. 2.) If anyone wants a hand...
by lingua_franca
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Making the most of therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Making the most of therapy

Thanks, all. I'm trying to rise to the challenge of being more spontaneous and just blurting out thoughts as they appear. As a writer, I've always been very interested in story and narrative, and how they are structured. Thinking about it, I suspect that it is this that gets in the way here, and not...
by lingua_franca
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Making the most of therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Making the most of therapy

I'm doing a course on psychoanalytic/dynamic approaches to child mental health at the moment and I decided to have a weekly session of psychodynamic therapy myself, as the course tutors recommend it. (They also recommend psychoanalysis if you have the means, but that's expensive, not to mention far ...