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by BenJMan
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Insurance - Job Title
Replies: 6
Views: 4672

Re: Insurance - Job Title

maven wrote:Psychologist. But don't worry about it.
This. I always used psychologist, it isn't a protected title and it is what you are doing, so no risk to using it with insurance companies.
by BenJMan
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 152136

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Call yesterday to confirm they are processing my application and i should hear about NI within 3 weeks, tax within 16. Took a complaint email to raise that I had been waiting initially since Feb 2015 (with some negotiating with trust inbetween), but finally movement! 22 working days since they told...
by BenJMan
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Help Please, HR Nightmare
Replies: 26
Views: 12931

Re: Help Please, HR Nightmare

Whilst I think you are doing the right thing with emailing, as it gives a paper trail, me personally would be phoning them as well on a VERY regular basis to make sure that you get a response to every email and request. If that makes you an annoyance or thorn in their side, so be it. The department ...
by BenJMan
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Newly qualified with HCPC - First Job Search
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

Re: Newly qualified with HCPC - First Job Search

If you have passed HCPC regulations for registration as a Clinical Psychologist then they feel you are fit to practice at that level, so I would be applying for Clinical Psychologist posts, if you feel your experience is limited you could target jobs that are likely to recieve less applicants, such ...
by BenJMan
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 152136

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

I've sat with this for a while, but please can someone correct the typo in the title? :lol: Please don't. I want to see how long Lakeland can go without actually bursting . :lol: I've lasted since February 2015 so far! Pretty proud of myself! Done, sadly it doesn't change every response post since ...
by BenJMan
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 152136

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Hi, Does anyone have any idea how this scheme will affect trainees starting in September? We will just not have to pay tax and NI whilst we train or will we still have to go through all of this after training to try and claim it back? It will depend how far along the process your trust are. So I kn...
by BenJMan
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 152136

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Call yesterday to confirm they are processing my application and i should hear about NI within 3 weeks, tax within 16. Took a complaint email to raise that I had been waiting initially since Feb 2015 (with some negotiating with trust inbetween), but finally movement!
by BenJMan
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Courses with selection tests - no personal statement
Replies: 28
Views: 15297

Re: Courses with selection tests - no personal statement

Surrey/Salomons are test based (though written, not GMA style like Lancs), similarly Stafford is also test based, i think a couple of other uni's are now as well but I can't remember them off the top of my head. The clearing house website has all that info on each course, worth just having a scan th...
by BenJMan
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements
Replies: 17
Views: 11417

Re: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements

Not to be controversial but I think it is quite common practice for people to share their statements with others once they have been successful. I have certainly had people offer to share theirs with me and I accepted, as I was also unsure of whether I was writing anything at all useful. I personal...
by BenJMan
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18328

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

Having done more reading, it LOOKS like if you can somehow prove/show that your placement was a temporary work address (and I really don't know how to do that since UEA/Serco have decided that placements aren't temporary)... you'd be eligible for tax relief on the miles that Ben was talking about. ...
by BenJMan
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18328

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

Definitely yearly, you can't submit the previous year until after April 5th of the new financial year.
by BenJMan
Fri May 27, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Leeds 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 6395

Re: Leeds 2016

Hi everyone, I've accepted a place at Leeds too! I'll be moving up from London but Im originally from Hull which isn't too far from Leeds. Im looking forward to meeting you all :D I love this. Those are the words of someone who has had to explain where Hull is to people in London for a long time, b...
by BenJMan
Fri May 27, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Band 5 AP interview
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Re: Band 5 AP interview

It seems self-evident that higher pay means higher competition and therefore more expectation of prior experience. However the banding itself seems to be mainly determined by the available budget in the service as in terms of the responsibilities that determine a job's banding, there will be simila...
by BenJMan
Thu May 26, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15967

Re: Viva tips

We didn't have to submit case reports, but were clearly told that they would be made available to our examiners (from previous submissions) and that we could be asked about them in our viva. It was also made very clear that our viva was not just about passing our thesis, but confirming we could pas...
by BenJMan
Wed May 25, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15967

Re: Viva tips

The way they put it on our course was that the written elements of the course added up to about a PhD or 100,000 words, but that was made up of a case review, a service evaluation, many essays and a 40,000 word thesis. I'm sure there were other bits but I've blanked it out! Yes, this is what I was ...