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by friday
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I'm not sure if this is a factor you've considered but you can get a tuition fee loan if you study psychology with the OU, even if you already have a degree. You might be able to transfer some credits from your first degree. If you don't have a masters already then you could get the masters loan so ...
by friday
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2584

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

I did my undergraduate degree with the Open University. I found face to face tutorials helpful but didn't find online tutorials that good so if you learn better from discussion then try get to a face to face tutorial. The OU give good guidance for assignments and what constitutes a grade 1/grade 2 e...
by friday
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee High Intensity Therapist Role
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Trainee High Intensity Therapist Role

MindfulPsych wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Hi there,

I didn't apply for London in the end! Sorry!
I heard back. I didn't get an interview and can't say I'm bothered which I think says it isn't the right path for me. Good luck with your application(s)!
by friday
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: I want to do too many things!

Sounds like a good plan. I'm on my way to a secure unit for young people, but even though I am familiar with complex young people living outside of their family of origin, it still feels like a sector that is quite new to me. I think one of the best things about health and social care is that there...
by friday
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: I want to do too many things!

I'd check out whether you ever do get to do meaningful therapeutic work in forensic settings. My concern would be about pseudo engagement, given the overt consequences of appearing to engage or not engage in what is on offer, and also about the system itself - do the interventions really work? does...
by friday
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: I want to do too many things!

What is appealing to you about each of the career paths? I think there's definitely potential for activism within Psychology and I wonder if you'd find social work quite constraining in reality - based on my experience of working with social workers, they always seem overwhelmed and overworked. I s...
by friday
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee High Intensity Therapist Role
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Trainee High Intensity Therapist Role

Hi MindfulPsych, did you apply in May? Have you heard anything?
by friday
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 931

I want to do too many things!

I joined the forum in 2010 when I was doing a psychology degree. I didn't end up getting a psychology degree and instead decided to do an Open degree with the Open University. This suited me perfectly and I studied modules in psychology, social policy, health promotion and even creative writing (my ...
by friday
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I stick this out with the hopes of gaining entry into training in mid 30s or drop off now ?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Should I stick this out with the hopes of gaining entry into training in mid 30s or drop off now ?

You are nowhere near old. We'll be working until we're 70 so if you get onto the doctorate at 35 you'll still have 35 years left until retirement (I don't know whether to laugh or cry!) What led to you considering the conversion? If it's a desire to study psychology then it's worth it, whether you g...
by friday
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Basic Skills In Counselling Certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 5352

Re: Basic Skills In Counselling Certificate

I'm doing the level 3 diploma (it is really a certificate but it is called a diploma, something to do with funding) at the Mary Ward Centre. I did the 6 week introduction there too. I really enjoy the course, the people are great and the tutors are excellent. There is also CityLit. Both are in centr...
by friday
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University - avoiding undergrad fees hike
Replies: 1
Views: 1633

Re: Open University - avoiding undergrad fees hike

Having decided not to go back to my university in May (I interrupted my studies to care for my mum) I have decided to start at the OU. It's been a bit of a mad rush but I should be starting my first course (Counselling; exploring fear and sadness) in May. So glad I decided now because free is very d...
by friday
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Anna Freud Internship - 2nd year undergrads (london)
Replies: 12
Views: 4478

Me neither. Oh well, it isn't the end of the world. There will be other opportunities. Guess it is a learning experience and all that.
by friday
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Anna Freud Internship - 2nd year undergrads (london)
Replies: 12
Views: 4478

I'm just so annoyed with myself. It is a learning experience and I will remember to think before I answer in future! I just keep telling myself that it is a bit committment so if I'm unsuccessful I will have far more free time. I guess we will know soon anyway.
by friday
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Anna Freud Internship - 2nd year undergrads (london)
Replies: 12
Views: 4478

Hope your interview went well. Mine wasn't so good...couldn't think of examples that were psychology related and didn't eloborate at all. Oh well, that's life!
by friday
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Anna Freud Internship - 2nd year undergrads (london)
Replies: 12
Views: 4478

Congratulations! Is your interview on Friday morning? My plan is to re-read my application, read a bit more about the centre's research and find some suitable clothes. Other than that I have no idea what to do. My phone cut out when they rang me so I had to ring back and I have the flu so I dread to...