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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: 4952

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: 245380

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: 2405

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: 2333

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: 5710

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: 9286
Views: 1646439

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: 3154

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...
by benbrand
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Degree grade calculator
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Degree grade calculator

Hi all, The exact percentage of my degree wasn't included on my official transcript, so I'm trying to figure it out. My weightings were a little different due to a year abroad -- 40% 2nd year, 20% 3rd year, and 40% final year. Does anybody have a spreadsheet they've created to help? Or even a websit...
by benbrand
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Leeds Clearing House Form
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

Re: Leeds Clearing House Form

Oh wait no, I'm a fool. It's there once you enter the first part of your personal statement
by benbrand
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Leeds Clearing House Form
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

Re: Leeds Clearing House Form

Sorry to highjack, but am I missing something? Have they taken out the question about "what do you hope to gain from clinical training"? Or am I just completely missing it?
by benbrand
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reflections on 4th application and not on training
Replies: 46
Views: 27658

Re: Reflections on 4th application and not on training

Hey Adski, just out of curiosity -- were these changes also reflected in your personal statement? Did you work on a completely new rewrite using similar phrasings as you did in the interview?

Congrats on accepting the position! Great news.
by benbrand
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

Re: Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment

Maybe I've misunderstood but it looks like those courses are for post-registration professionals - does this apply to you? The topic is certainly relevant academically, but I don't know how much clinical experience you would get on a course like this, which only the education provider can tell you....