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by workingmama
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Could I get some advice from any OU graduates?
Replies: 13
Views: 8615

Hi English Bob

Not a OU grad (yet), but for what it's worth it sounds as if you could give it a fair go - if you can manage to keep up the motivation then the time factor sounds good.

Best wishes
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by workingmama
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: ClinPsy Progress & Successes - 2008
Replies: 94
Views: 47907

Not applying this year, but ...

Wanted to offer my very best to you all - heartfelt vibes for both successes and delayed successes!
Love and hugs
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by workingmama
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Conversion/degree - age old question...
Replies: 15
Views: 10517

Academic insecurity!

Hi Miriam,

Yeah, I know they are the same as the others - was just joshing re the perceived academic hierarchy surrounding them (sorry Oxford!). Location not great for me plus the bubbas - aiming for either Scotland or Essex for family support.

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by workingmama
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy
Replies: 13
Views: 7363

Plan!

:) Hi all, Thanks so much for the support and feedback. I have decided to swap from the conversion to the degree, I'm on track for a decent one, so the extra 30 points won't take long when added to my carried on points. Having said which, the idea of pro-wrestling is going to seem attractive compare...
by workingmama
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy
Replies: 13
Views: 7363

Good advice!

Thanks for that Miriam, think I will do the full degree if only for the obsoletion factor! Definitely have the sticking power for this, shame that's no good for Glasgow. :?

Studying a go go!

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by workingmama
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Conversion/degree - age old question...
Replies: 15
Views: 10517

Reply!

Hey Mungle, I had a telephone marathon calling about half of all the course admin today re the preference for a conversion/degree. The feedback I got was that either were acceptable to those I spoke with (not Oxford :lol: - i didn't bother them), but with a less good initial non-psych degree classif...
by workingmama
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy
Replies: 13
Views: 7363

Muh!

:shock: I think it might help if I went for the full degree either way, rather than just the conversion. I've called nearly every administrator on the clearing house list, and spoke to about half of them. Every person I spoke to said that they were only interested in the psychology grades, not an ol...
by workingmama
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy
Replies: 13
Views: 7363

Hummmm

Thanks for the encouragement psych_lad. Nettyb - I'm hoping I've misunderstood (yeek), but my 3rd is not psychology related - do they still count that? My psychology conversion should come in at a first equivalent (fingers crossed), or i could do the extra course for the degree. I never realised tha...
by workingmama
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy
Replies: 13
Views: 7363

Thanks

:? Thanks for the cheer up - I am really set on the Clin Psy. I work alongside one, and feel that this has given me good insight into the role - I also quite like the management bit - that's what I'm doing now within the NHS. Having said this, I get the point re enjoying the journey - although I'd e...
by workingmama
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy
Replies: 13
Views: 7363

Totally bummed - am too dim to do DClinPsy

:oops: Hi all, Any help appreciated. I mailed Edinburgh and Glasgow to ask if a degree or conversion would be preferable, as my initial non-psych degree was a third (twelve years ago, totally unmotivated, chose a degree to escape home not to study etc). Since then I've worked in counselling and rela...
by workingmama
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Conversion/degree - age old question...
Replies: 15
Views: 10517

Late reply!

Hi there, I'm in a very similar position. I called OU who confimed that the conversion results in either a fail, pass, merit or distinction, with distinction directly related to a '1' standard or work. GBR is indeed 2.2 or above. I've mailed Glasgow and Edinburgh to ask for input on whether the conv...
by workingmama
Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Coercion in mental health
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Slightly off-message

Oh wow miriam, you are doing *exactly* what I want to do! Am still doing the OU conversion whilst managing a related service, so will be a long hard slog, but it's so nice to read that someone *real* is doing the do!
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(Sorry for off-msg ness! :oops: )
by workingmama
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Looking for universities with neuro research interests
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Thanks!

Seems like I need to do the ClinPsych more or less anywhere that'll take me (opleaseopleaseoplease! :lol: ), and then look towards a neuro masters?

Many thanks for all the input folks - much obliged.

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by workingmama
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Looking for universities with neuro research interests
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Am in Dundee right now

:lol:

Was thinking of which uni to apply for the Dip ClinPsych, so I guess Edinburgh is closest - Dundee doesn't do the DipCP I think (but am not certain!)

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by workingmama
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Looking for universities with neuro research interests
Replies: 7
Views: 4101

Cheers!

Thanks russ- I'll look at their site
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