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by AnsweringBell
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9319
Views: 1670276

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

1. I 2. PASSED 3. MY 4. VIVA. 5. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D (Minor corrections - 1 missing reference, 1 sentence to add in discussion, & 1 additional correlation to calculate and report (1 sentence). That is SERIOUSLY minor!!!!!! Congratulations...
by AnsweringBell
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out
Replies: 32
Views: 12544

Re: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out

Though I'm a trainee, I didn't go into it with a career change, and don't have any kids - so I won't weigh in with my own experiences of challenges during training as I don't think it's what you're asking for. :wink: :wink: :wink: Saying that - after the advice you get from people with experiences a...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 292702

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

Well quite surprised and incredibly pleased to report. Birmingham Cardiff Coventry & Warwick > Coventry & Warwick Staffordshire > Staffordshire > Staffordshire So happy - congratulations to everyone who has secured a place and best of luck to everyone trying again next time. Wait, does that mean th...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9319
Views: 1670276

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

1) My thighs. My thighhhhhhhhhsssssssssss! 2) Derby is hard work. See above. 3) My bearings should arrive tonight and I might be able to actually use my new-to-me skates for our next training session. EXCITING. 4) But my THIGHS! 5) 2 weeks today, I will be in a field at Glastonbury Festival. I will ...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18263

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

Do UEA reimburse for mileage to Uni then? We can't simultaneously have two permanent places of work, I'm imagine. So if my home is X, and uni is Y which is 80 miles from X, could we claim on that trip every time we have to make it? They DO reimburse for mileage, but I actually don't know from where...
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: 18263

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: 18263

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: 18263

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: 4133

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: 292702

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: 2972

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: 15832

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: 6483

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: 6483

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: 15832

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...