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by AnsweringBell
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18133

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

So I didn't even get that far. We've got an immediate issue with how our uni have changed things for us recently. Our placements no longer count as 'temporary places of work'. Each placement = our permanent work place now (as of October 2015), and we have to change this with Serco (who pay us) every...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18133

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

Haaaa you should be confused - BenJMan and I are saying 100% contradictory things. I can't really understand how you could claim tax back for mileage that wasn't reimbursed already through your Trust (how would you prove that you'd driven those miles?). But saying that, I submitted the miles as per ...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18133

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

I'm so glad I saw this thread! I'm likely to have a significant commute between home and placement, so this will be great! Sorry to burst your bubble persephone, but this scheme won't help you there :( Basically, the tax relief is for money that you were paid for traveling where you weren't paid th...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Organising placements abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 4105

Re: Organising placements abroad

UEA have started working out experiential placements in Malaysia and maybe Hong Kong (I think they'll be hoping to expand on this), but its at the tail end of a placement and out of teaching time (I haven't listened that closely due to not having an interest in it, so don't quote me) - but I think i...
by AnsweringBell
Fri May 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 291380

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Talk to Kate, persephone - see if there's any chance that any one wants to swap, or if there's potential with any other places yet to confirm. There could be hope! Congratulations on getting the place regardless and I really hope something can work out :)
by AnsweringBell
Thu May 26, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: General advice and support (split from other threads)
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: General advice and support (split from other threads)

Well, there was a lot of advice coming from many sources in that thread, but intermingled with a lot of bumping and thanking and whatnot (and obviously some of the posts, like the ones moved into here, aren't directly interview advice - though I do agree that it's still psychology related), so it wa...
by AnsweringBell
Thu May 26, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15621

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 AnsweringBell
Wed May 25, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Band 5 AP interview
Replies: 10
Views: 6427

Re: Band 5 AP interview

Reading back through, I appreciate that I didn't actually answer Rhubarb's question; personally, the band 5 interviews I had in comparison to the band 4, the differences were kind of subtle. There was something in the emphasis for the band 5 ones on being a bit more autonomous and good at time manag...
by AnsweringBell
Wed May 25, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Band 5 AP interview
Replies: 10
Views: 6427

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 AnsweringBell
Mon May 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15621

Re: Viva tips

(obviously 100,000 words is a bit different to the dclin one - our course word limit is tiny, for e.g.) Interesting - my D. Clin. Psych thesis had to be a minimum of 100,000 words!!! Ours is around 14k! A minimum of 100,000 is way too much - even for a PhD. Yup ours is similar. A moving target, I t...
by AnsweringBell
Fri May 20, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 150905

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Oh god I hadn't even thought about the baby reference. My main reference is someone who's big in Ferber method, and I hear that HMRC don't really buy into that whole model... lets not even get started on my hobbies.
by AnsweringBell
Fri May 20, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 150905

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

It seems the longer this whole thing goes on the more people are claiming and the slower the process gets, so any updates are pretty much out of date by the time they happen. I'm finding the FB group amusing in that it feels very much like the applications threads on here at application time - "has...
by AnsweringBell
Thu May 19, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should advice for doctorate interviews be pinned or wikied?
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Re: Should advice for doctorate interviews be pinned or wiki

Great idea with tidying it up - there were so many replies just to bump it/say thanks/you're welcome that the good advice was hard to find. Pinning it is really useful too - does that mean it's closed to replies now though?
by AnsweringBell
Wed May 18, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: UEA 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 12790

Re: UEA 2016

I just wanted to chime in about traveling and expenses with living outside of your base. Absolutely do whatever's best for you, living wise, but justttt want you guys to know that you won't be reimbursed for any traveling between your home and base. And the only way you'll now get reimbursed for tr...
by AnsweringBell
Wed May 18, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 291380

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Right, I'm taking a moderator decision to ban Randomswirls from the progress thread. I clicked on it so excitedly when I saw her name as the most recent poster, thinking that there was news, and it was just her being nice and congratulating people. Can't cope with it all! :lol: :lol: :lol: Can I re...