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by enid
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Should I choose UCL or KCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 6689

Re: Should I choose UCL or KCL?

I think the practical side of things can actually be more important for some people. But yes - only the individual can decide! If I lived in London I'd def go for the IoP just because that would suit my lifestyle better (location, where I'd want to live, etc.).
by enid
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Volunteers wanted!
Replies: 27
Views: 12450

Re: Volunteers wanted!

Okay great - will do it over le weekend.
by enid
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Commuting to Placements and Uni during training
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: Commuting to Placements and Uni during training

I am currently doing a 1.5 hour drive for placement. I haven't tried it via train yet but it is an option. And it is tiring. But it is also manageable (so far). I only go in three days a week, as can work from another base (closer) or work from home, and my supervisor is very aware of the commute an...
by enid
Mon May 30, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18185

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

Hi guys, I am just bumping this - do you guys complete it just for each financial year, so keep a record for miles over the entire 12 months then submit before the end of the year? For some reason I had in mind that I could do a monthly submission?
Thank you.
by enid
Mon May 30, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Should I choose UCL or KCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 6689

Re: Should I choose UCL or KCL?

I guess there are little things like the fact that the UCL cohort is really big (is it 30-40?) and the IoP smaller, so 12-15 ( I don't know for sure - that is rough) and also that with the IoP all your placements would be with SLaM so you could easily live near to both placement and uni. I'd go for ...
by enid
Wed May 25, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Volunteers wanted!
Replies: 27
Views: 12450

Re: Volunteers wanted!

I can help too if you still need.
by enid
Tue May 24, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15682

Re: Viva tips

Oh I see - no, I was just referring to the major research project. For ours it's around 8k I think - with the requirement for a systematic review of the topic, which I think is around 5k, or 4, not sure - so 13 or 14 overall, can't quite remember. All other work - case reports, service evaluation, e...
by enid
Tue May 24, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662256

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

1. It's been 48 hours without sugar and tbh, 1-5, it's all I can think about - serious withdrawal! :( (Ate a lot of it over the weekend so think my tolerance has increased). 2. No time to go out to get cake or biscuits either, as I have a deadline tomorrow, for which I can't get motivated for, thus ...
by enid
Tue May 24, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 21611

Re: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread

Thank you! I did at the weekend - now I just have loads of coursework. Ho hum. :) Roll on summer (coursework) break.
by enid
Mon May 23, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15682

Re: Viva tips

Geishawife wrote:
enid wrote:(obviously 100,000 words is a bit different to the dclin one - our course word limit is tiny, for e.g.)
Interesting - my D. Clin. Psych thesis had to be a minimum of 100,000 words!!!
Ours is around 14k! A minimum of 100,000 is way too much - even for a PhD.
by enid
Mon May 23, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 21611

Re: The Great Big PhD Tea-Sympathy-and-Celebration Thread

Good luck guys! To hopefully inspire you, I passed my viva with very minor corrections last week - delighted. The viva experience was good, though I did prep for about 5 days beforehand - mainly just rereading my extremely long thesis. Pick examiners wisely would be my advice...i.e., people you or y...
by enid
Mon May 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15682

Re: Viva tips

I had my PhD viva last week and it went well. Obviously it is different, but I am guessing on some levels it is going to be quite similar. I reread my thesis really thoroughly (obviously 100,000 words is a bit different to the dclin one - our course word limit is tiny, for e.g.) and had a glance at ...
by enid
Wed May 04, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 5
Views: 3148

What experience did you have when you got on training?

I've been following this for a while too and thought I might post my experiences in case there's anyone else like me out there. I'm 43 and have been re-training myself for a career in psychology having previously worked in communications in the NHS. I decided that I wanted to move to a career in ps...
by enid
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 291868

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Still in shock Birmingham!!!!!!!!!!! Finally done it, 5(2) applications in ;) (5 really but should be 2) Can I just say, as someone who has had quite a few posts where I was the only psych person, or the only person on the clinical treadmill, this forum has been a lifeline - you helped me when my A...
by enid
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 13355

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

Oh that is a shame - that was the funniest thread ever! But never mind, these things are easily done.