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by Geishawife
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

If you're referring to the wiki, I think you've misread it. At the top of it, Miriam clearly states that the thoughts below are those of 2 different forum members, not herself. Not wishing to speak for Miriam (so apologies if it seems like I am) but that was certainly my reading of that post.
by Geishawife
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Sample of cover letter
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Sample of cover letter

It could be your cover letter, but, without meaning to sound harsh, I think you might need to address a couple of more fundamental issues. First, you need to rethink how you describe the people you have been working with. Your description of "different populations including ASD, LD...etc" makes no r...
by Geishawife
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1659581

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.
1 - 5) SO, SO thankful my husband's family have not been affected by the horrendous typhoon in Jspan. My heart goes out to any and all who have suffered.
by Geishawife
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1734

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

I'd echo what Miriam says about there being no guarantees about any of this. As I've said before, children have a habit of coming when they come! My husband and I thought we'd got it sussed - have babies early whilst he was establishing his career then I'd train when they'd started school and he cou...
by Geishawife
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: After finishing my psychology degree, should I do a masters or get work experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: After finishing my psychology degree, should I do a masters or get work experience?

To be honest, I wouldn't worry about such things at this stage. Given you still have another year of your degree to go, so at this stage I would strongly recommend you focus on getting the best grade possible in your degree. A good undergrad grade makes the next stage easier, so focus on that, on th...
by Geishawife
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

Well, I have no advice to offer over and above what has already been said, but I felt compelled to post and say how refreshing it is to read this post and its replies. First of all, it's lovely to see someone looking at the profession from this vantage point and being so creative about what their sk...
by Geishawife
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1659581

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

So sorry, Lingua. Thinking of you and sending love. XXX
by Geishawife
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1659581

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

Thinking of you Lingua. What a horrible time! Pets being so poorly is so distressing. Sending you virtual hugs and healing thoughts.
by Geishawife
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

If you want to bolster your academic profile you will have to do a Master's, as PG Certs are not accepted as further evidence of academic ability. Do bear in mind, however, that some courses that use selection tests will accept your low 2:1 without the need for further qualifications. If you are abl...
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Which is better - masters or AP post?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Which is better - masters or AP post?

I agree with Alex, hain some more experience and aim for an AP post. If you are on track for a 1st, a Master's would be pretty redundant (not to add expensive!) as a 1st clearly demonstrates your academic ability.
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be
Replies: 5
Views: 1577

Re: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be

I don't think there's anything wrong with you bringing up your experiences and, to be honest, I would much rather hear this than a generic answer that could be pulled from a text book. It doesn't have to sound like a sob story if you are reflective and can demonstrate how your experience makes you a...
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or AP job
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Masters or AP job

lingua_franca wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:18 pm
AP, for sure.
Agreed 100%. With a 1st you don't need a Master's and AP jobs are like gold dust.
by Geishawife
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1659581

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

2. Feel the need to buy stationary (this is a common theme when I feel overwhelmed- if the massive to do list is written in a new notebook with a new pen it doesn’t seem quite as bad...) Sorry, but the "Grammar Nazi"/pedant in me just has to point out that this should read stationEry not stationAry...
by Geishawife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Any advice on a shorter route?
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: Any advice on a shorter route?

I think you should consider casting your net a bit wider and applying for jobs other than Assistant Psychologist. You already have some pretty good experience, but what seems lacking is familiarity with the UK health services and supervision from a CP. There are many different roles you can undertak...