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by benbrand
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Did you study a Masters?
Replies: 9
Views: 6098

Re: Did you study a Masters?

Hi Misfit, I think it ultimately comes down to whether the Masters will be beneficial to your application in terms of how it fits with your general career progression and how you're able to draw upon, and reflect on what you've learned. For example, I originally had no intention of studying an MSc, ...
by benbrand
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9314
Views: 1667946

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

1. I'm not really sure how to feel about the general election result. Whilst enthralled with Labour's well-deserved comeback, I worry about a coalition with a party that outrightly denies climate change and is overtly anti-LGBT. 2. I've found myself growlingly increasingly more frustrated with the c...
by benbrand
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 247718

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

Congratulations to all that have received a place! Friendly request: for those of you who have gotten a place might you consider posting in "What experience did you have when you got on training?" As someone who works in a different country and has little access to people who have applied and got on...
by benbrand
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it worth the crippling debt to do an online Msc?
Replies: 7
Views: 4851

Re: Is it worth the crippling debt to do an online Msc?

I'm in pretty much the same boat - after 4 rejections this year I've decided to complete an online MSc in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies. Given that I'm in California, and completely unwilling to pay the exorbitant fees for an MS here, I'm applying for this: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgrad...
by benbrand
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 247718

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

sorayadanica wrote:Newcastle
Leeds
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Queen's

I notice someone has put up a 'no interview' from Edinburgh. My friend and I haven't heard a thing yet. Has anyone else heard from Edinburgh?
I withdrew my application.
by benbrand
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 247718

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

Manchester UCL Edinburgh UEA Sigh. Back to the drawing board :( - so very frustrated with the lack of feedback from course centers, especially Manchester. I have no idea which parts of my application need work - perhaps the best move will be to start an MSc in September? Welp. Congrats all who have...
by benbrand
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc in clinical psychology or research methods!?
Replies: 6
Views: 5037

Re: MSc in clinical psychology or research methods!?

Hm, just out of curiosity who told you "not to bother"? I'm dubious as to whether completing an MSc would hinder your chances on gaining place. Just based off of the Alternative Handbook, it looks like the majority of centers seem to lean towards accepting those with some sort of postgraduate qualif...
by benbrand
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 247718

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

UEA Edinburgh - extra questions Manchester UCL Even though I rationalise that I probably wont get in given 90% of my clinical experiences are outside of the UK, I was holding out for UEA as they seem to have more of a track record for admitting people with "non-traditional experiences". Welp. I'm a...
by benbrand
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Part-time MSc with U of Edinburgh and Working Full/Part time
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Part-time MSc with U of Edinburgh and Working Full/Part time

Hey! I'm looking into completing a part-time MSc with the University of Edinburgh in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice, however, I'm unsure working a full-time job (around 35-40 hours a week, give or take) and completing an MSc would be a good move. So, I was hopin...
by benbrand
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UK Citizen Applying from Abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

UK Citizen Applying from Abroad

Hi all, I'm in something of a flustered panic right now as I'm trying to navigate as to whether I'm eligible for NHS funding. I'm a UK citizen that moved over to the US in 2012. I'm having a little bit of trouble understanding the home fees eligibility criteria -- It states that the applicant must h...
by benbrand
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reflection on your work/research experience
Replies: 4
Views: 6518

Re: Reflection on your work/research experience

The difference in clinical philosophy is one of the main reason I made the change - from seeing mental illness as a deviation from a theoretical healthy norm via biological factors and treatable with modification of these factors by medical interventions to seeing mental illness as a temporary peri...
by benbrand
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9314
Views: 1667946

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

1. I made a few errors at work, which led to my PI having to send an email "checking in". So I'm feeling a little useless right now. 2. I can't stop editing my personal statement and it's driving me crazy. 3. My family are visiting me and it's been almost 10 days of them staying in my tiny living ro...
by benbrand
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Degree grade calculator
Replies: 4
Views: 3208

Re: Degree grade calculator

For any of you applying to UCL, I received this back from their admissions tutor: I think that the best way to manage this would be for your academic referee to include the information you give below in their reference (i.e. the fact of it's calculation by algorithm and the grade itself). I hope tha...