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by ILikeBrains
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Band 7 pay post-tax
Replies: 3
Views: 6217

Re: Band 7 pay post-tax

Hi, don't know if you've seen this before but it might be of help.......http://www.thesalarycalculator.co.uk/, I've used it before to check whether the correct amount of tax was being deducted from my wage. You should just be able to stick in the Band 7 amount and tick the box for student loan (I th...
by ILikeBrains
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Help/Advice - Inpatient Ward
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Help/Advice - Inpatient Ward

Hi, congratulations on the job! I worked within an acute inpatient unit for a while and wrote an article based upon my experiences, please free to pm me for a pdf if you like (I find it quite interesting to read back now and then as I would probably have used very different language these days!). I ...
by ILikeBrains
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Introduction to Autism and ADHD: recommended reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Introduction to Autism and ADHD: recommended reading?

Hi! A few relating to AS; Tony Atwood's "The Complete Guide to Asperger's" is pretty comprehensive, and I've heard some good things about "Aspergirls" by Rudy Simone although I've yet to have a look. I really liked "Freaks, Geeks and Asperger's Syndrome" by Luke Jackson for a personal perspective on...
by ILikeBrains
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: masters and work vs masters then work
Replies: 13
Views: 4521

Re: masters and work vs masters then work

Hi Taira87, Are you able to get in touch with students on this year's program about their experiences of workload? When I did my conversion, we were able to contact a couple of the students which gave us an idea of what to expect. Our course tutor actually stated during our interviews that due to th...
by ILikeBrains
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The best thing to do after psychology conversion degree?
Replies: 3
Views: 5688

Re: The best thing to do after psychology conversion degree?

Hi Oyinbopepper, Well done on getting your place :) I did a conversion MSc but had worked in a mental health setting for a little while before starting. These courses are generally pretty full on. Planning for afterwards is definitely worth thinking about but if you have a research component to your...
by ILikeBrains
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Progress thread for Clinical Psychology applications 2012
Replies: 2007
Views: 512001

Re: Progress thread for Clinical Psychology applications 201

I can't believe I'm writing this, it's taken a couple of days to sink in but 3rd time lucky................EXETER.

Congratulations to all the blues, I've followed this board for a long time and great to see so many regulars getting places :)

To reds and reservers, don't give up....it can be done!
by ILikeBrains
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Volunteering Opportunities
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Volunteering Opportunities

Hi! I'm not sure whereabouts in Dorset you're considering but if East is any good have a look at this; http://www.poolevolunteercentre.org.uk/documents/JUNE12VV.pdf You might have to trawl through it a bit but there are probably a few posts in there that might be suitable (one in particular offering...
by ILikeBrains
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Are some courses more difficult to get onto than others?
Replies: 22
Views: 11781

Re: Are some courses more difficult to get onto than others?

You're welcome Enid :) I didn't get on but the feedback was really detailed and helpful for when I go into the fray once more!!
by ILikeBrains
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Location! Location! Location!
Replies: 18
Views: 6639

Re: Location! Location! Location!

I've moved around a lot(including a long stint abroad) sometimes for work, sometimes just because! I've had some brilliant experiences and made some amazing friendships along the way but I always end up coming back to my family's adopted hometown. The one thing I would say about moving for work is t...
by ILikeBrains
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Are some courses more difficult to get onto than others?
Replies: 22
Views: 11781

Re: Are some courses more difficult to get onto than others?

Hi, I seem to remember something about this in the selection process document but this appears to have been taken down in preparation for the 2013 intake, hopefully the new one will be up soon. I got BBC at A-level and had an interview at Bath, course staff said at the selection day that they antici...
by ILikeBrains
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Cognitive Neuroscience at Sussex
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Cognitive Neuroscience at Sussex

Hi, My MSc project was supervised by a former tutor on this program (no longer there but still a visiting lecturer I believe). One thing I have found very challenging during the application/interview process for the DClin is explaining succinctly why I was interested in focussing on some very comple...
by ILikeBrains
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The multiple-timers thread
Replies: 68
Views: 28600

Re: The multiple-timers thread

I'm a long time lurker of this site and have found the advice and opinions on here to be thought provoking and enlightening. Although I haven't joined in, I love seeing the colours change for people on the progress thread! I'm not sure why I've taken so long to take the plunge and post (I had wanted...