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by ell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: NHS Lease Cars - While Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: NHS Lease Cars - While Training

Training is a full time contract, so if that's the only potential issue then you should be fine.
by ell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2935

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

... And this is why I got a low 2:1 undergrad degree. Wish I'd followed this advice way back when. Nowhere in mungle's list is "Play lots of computer games into the night" or "Chase after the chess club boys". Probably for a good reason.

Good luck with it all!
by ell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Looking for university students to do my survey for my Thesis
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Looking for university students to do my survey for my Thesis

Plesse update your post with the following information: - Your name and a means of contacting you (normally your contact details should be given on the website of your questionnaire, which will allow you to keep some anonymity here, but please consider any issues that revealing your identity to part...
by ell
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Part time training
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Re: Part time training

Go Lancaster. It's about time someone put the effort into working this one out. Can't have been easy to arrange, but it's important and a long time coming.
by ell
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: New Edition of Aspire!
Replies: 1
Views: 800

New Edition of Aspire!

I've just finally got round to downloading the new edition of Aspire. Having a quick look through, there is so much information and an impressively wide range of interesting looking articles! I look forward to sitting down and properly reading it, and will be forwarding it on to the APs that I know....
by ell
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: International Student--Personal statement advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: International Student--Personal statement advice?

This section of the forum is jam packed full of discussions about applying for clinical training. Take some time to read around the forum, then come back if you have any specific questions.

Good luck!
by ell
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How long to wait for HR to contact me?
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: How long to wait for HR to contact me?

Have you ever worked for the NHS before? This is not surprising or unusual at all. It may be 3 days since you were offered the post, but most of that was the weekend! It may be that the interviewer hasn't let HR know yet. Or they work part time. Or just that HR haven't got round to you on their to d...
by ell
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Why pay a trainee?
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: Why pay a trainee?

There's two different questions here. Why are trainees paid a band 6 salary? And, why are trainees paid a full time salary? The former can be answered, in my opinion, by the level of work that the trainee CP does. They hold a case load, doing therapy work and other types of clinical work independent...
by ell
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Awarded lower grade for masters - state why on application?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Awarded lower grade for masters - state why on application?

A merit is a good grade. I think explaining the stuff about submitting a plan instead of a piece of work is not going to show you in the best light (an easy mistake to make, but not necessarily the impression you want to give). You could just say you are appealing the decision, but the courses will ...
by ell
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: placing a future role in doctorate application
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: placing a future role in doctorate application

The 'flagging things up to the interviewer' bit won't apply in DClinPsy interviews, which will involve the interviewers asking everyone the same questions. It will be up to you in interview to bring whatever you want into your answers.
by ell
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9297
Views: 1651160

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

Just one thought...

1) It's done. I'm a qualified CP, I'm graduated, I'm now a Dr. Took me 5 long years (not including the years and years spent applying, some of you will remember me from those days) but it's finally done.
by ell
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: "Selling" psychology
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: "Selling" psychology

If people are actually saying "ooh, I don't like psychology", then you can always ask them in a gentle curious way why that is. But I also think a good way of selling psychology is just by being yourself, using psychology (and other skills!) to help the team, and giving them time to come round to th...
by ell
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Dissertation in Applications
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Dissertation in Applications

Yeah, I've never heard of this happening either. As long as you can talk about your dissertation if needed in interview then it's fine that you don't have a copy (other than the fact that it's a shame to have lost your hard work).
by ell
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I know someone who recently finished paying off the few thousands they owed the trust for this. So it does get enforced.
by ell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I've heard of trusts making PWPs pay back portions of the training costs if they leave within a certain period after completing training. Not sure of the time period, but I suppose that's the same as having a contractual obligation to stay?