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by ell
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2692

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

@ell Thanks so much for responding. I really appreciate it. It sounds like your course were very supportive. Fingers crossed I have the same luck! If not, I guess I'll just have to come to terms with it. The funding situation for next year is likely to be the spanner in the works and is giving me t...
by ell
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2692

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

Yeah, it may be the case that maternity leave might be a safer option. I was fortunate that funding worries were not quite so prominent. But my overall advice remains to accept the place/job, and then discuss the options. This is not an uncommon situation after all.
by ell
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2692

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

I basically could have written this post 6 years ago (though my baby was due a month after the start date of the course). What I did was to formally accept the place, fill in the paperwork and tick the box on the clearing house etc etc etc. I then wrote an email to the course manager to say what the...
by ell
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: How important are A Level grades in application?
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: How important are A Level grades in application?

But surely with 2 A* A levels (which I didn't even know you could get), you're going to be ahead of most in the A level stakes?

I got onto Oxford with ABC at A level. Was a few years ago though.
by ell
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How to improve academic on application
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: How to improve academic on application

A publication might help, worth considering if there is the opportunity to publish something within your current role, writing up and publishing your MSc dissertation, or looking at RA posts where you might be more likely to have your name on a paper.
by ell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: The Journal of nervous and mental disease
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: The Journal of nervous and mental disease

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease? What a name of a journal!

I can take a look later for it.
by ell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Birmingham Written Test
Replies: 127
Views: 31088

Re: Birmingham Written Test

Bear in mind it will be the good things you write that you get marks for, not the sheer quantity of what you've written! And that applies once you get into training! I'm sure you'll have done better than you think you did. But there's nothing you can do about it now, so look after yourselves and do ...
by ell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons
Replies: 71
Views: 19485

Re: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons

I found these tests particularly difficult. Frustrating, as I had spent 3 weeks studying and I still feel like I didn't do the test justice. But maybe it wasn't designed for applicants to get 100%? It definitely wasn't designed for applicants to get 100%. Otherwise how would they differentiate who ...
by ell
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 'considered for interview shortlisting 2018'
Replies: 22
Views: 7710

Re: 'considered for interview shortlisting 2018'

Showing my age here, but I was thrilled when I got my ‘application received’ postcard through the door - it meant I’d done something right! Yes! Both those postcards! I'd forgotten about that. Oh the anxiety that the application had not turned up on the clearing house doorstep, that this would be o...
by ell
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons
Replies: 71
Views: 19485

Re: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons

If you meet all the criteria for doing the screening test, but you've not been offered a test, then it might be worth contacting the course centre to see if it's an error. Nothing to lose. Hi Ell, Thanks. I followed your suggestion and sent them an email. I got a very nice email back from them. Unf...
by ell
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 7151

Re: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018

Just a quick point. The process of recruiting trainees is in the hands of the course centres. The getting rid of funding thing is in the hands of the wider systems of education boards and health services and the government ultimately. Therefore, cutting funding is not evidence of courses not wanting...
by ell
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 7151

Re: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018

You make some good points and I'm glad you've gone and down some more research/reflection on it all (at the risk of sounding kinda patronising, that's the kind of approach that's going to work well for you in this whole getting into CP training thing). And I myself am not particularly subscribed to ...
by ell
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons
Replies: 71
Views: 19485

Re: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons

If you meet all the criteria for doing the screening test, but you've not been offered a test, then it might be worth contacting the course centre to see if it's an error. Nothing to lose.
by ell
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 7151

Re: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018

I've been an Assistant Psychologist for nearly three years and been part of many AP groups and worked alongside lots of other AP's and I'm yet to meet an assistant psychologist who is not bright or who would not be capable of completing the academic demands. This goes to the heart of the issue of e...
by ell
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 'considered for interview shortlisting 2018'
Replies: 22
Views: 7710

Re: 'considered for interview shortlisting 2018'

I think Maven is speaking from years of experience of seeing people ride this emotional roller-coaster, and often suffer for it. I think that everyone's experience is unique, and we can't tell others how they should feel. However, I've also seen so many people get so excited and happy at an early st...