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by Esuma
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Out of employment/education. What can I do to help myself now?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Out of employment/education. What can I do to help myself now?

Have a look at the open uni free courses or other free online courses or do some general reading if you’re keen to keep busy in that way! Otherwise I would suggest looking for health care assistant / support worker type roles to get started or trying charities linked to mental health / your local ho...
by Esuma
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 298256

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

That’s horrendous :shock: Going down a bit of a negative spiral. I really need to get out of my current job as I’m not learning and developing anymore and as far as experience goes I’ve got as much psychologically as I’m likely to ever get and have had to fight to get that as is. They don’t owe me a...
by Esuma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78550

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I do really feel for you guys going through these applications but one thing to remember is that often with these applications there are such time pressures to get the application done - most vacancies I have seen in my area recently are up for less than a day, by the time I even get home from work ...
by Esuma
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662251

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

1.) Feeling a bit grim today, think I’m very tired and dehydrated, definitely haven’t drank enough, must get back to being good with drinking water 2.) Trying to steady the nerves for upcoming interview but the prospect of a presentation is very daunting 3.) Had a session with a patient today that r...
by Esuma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: which MSc?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: which MSc?

Who’s telling you it’s not academically vigorous? I found it pretty intense! I did mine full time in one year but via distance learning which worked well for me as I carried on working full time. You need to find somewhere to do your placement which you don’t get much help with, placement needs to b...
by Esuma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: which MSc?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: which MSc?

I did the MSc at QMUL. I really enjoyed the course but I’m not sure how much use it would be if you’re mainly interested in doing research. The research component was fairly small and the dissertation was a systematic review rather than original research. I would think you’d be better of doing a mas...
by Esuma
Fri May 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 144936

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

End of the journey for me sadly

Leicester
Staffordshire
Coventry & Warwick
Birmingham
by Esuma
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662251

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

Oh my goodness congratulations on the cat lingua! Oh and the whole potential home ownership thing ha! 1.) I keep mulling over my interview and it’s exceptionally irritating - keep trying to let it go and move forward 2.) The waiting game is the worst 3.) So good to see both a friend I haven’t seen i...
by Esuma
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Problems with the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Problems with the Forum

Not sure if the Russian bots might be back but I had problems getting on the forum again yesterday
by Esuma
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: New Berkshire Assistant Group
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: New Berkshire Assistant Group

I’d be interested! I’ve been trying to find a group for ages with no luck!
by Esuma
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Problems with the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Problems with the Forum

It definitely seems to have fixed the problem here too! In the last few days every time I visit the forum it’s working whereas before it seemed to be broken nearly every time, so looks like the Russian bot was to blame :)
by Esuma
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Problems with the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Problems with the Forum

I’ve noticed in the last week or so that the forum seems to be down a lot, or more often than not at least when I check the forum. Is everyone else having the same problem? I hope there’s no big issues going on with servers / other technical problems, is it to do with increased traffic because of th...
by Esuma
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 144936

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Congratulations everyone and well done for getting through the interviews everyone! Just wondering for those that have interviewed already how long it took to hear back?
by Esuma
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662251

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

1.) This week has been so busy I feel like I’ve hardly had time to breathe, things that should be fun have become a disorganised stressful mess! 2.) I feel like there’s a lot on my shoulders at the minute and it’s only going to get worse going forward, I think the pressure is all coming from me and ...
by Esuma
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How to improve academic on application
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: How to improve academic on application

It sounds like you have good experience, I would look at another AP role in a different population or a RA job where you can develop your research skills. I wouldn’t think you’d need anything else academic but if it’s something you’d really enjoy then go for it!