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Post by miriam » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:17 pm

Welcome to Kate, Steve and Andrea! Its great to hear a bit about each of our members. I've not heard of a free-roaming parrot before!

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Post by Hel » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:15 am

Hi I'm Helen but you can call me Hel.

Ive just graduated from Birmingham Uni and still living in Brum looking for AP and RA posts. Also looking at the possibility of doing a MSc in Brum area.
I have wanted to go into clinical from 1st year of uni and worked part time as NA in a psychiatric hospital.

My fave colours are prob blue and green, but also like neutral colours. My fave ice cream is cookie dough/half baked. I like jack daniels and red wine (but not together!). My fave ever film is Erin Brokovich. I love to sing and am looking for a new choir after uni - would love to know where you are singing choirgirl!!

Hel xx

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Post by Rachel » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:01 pm


I've decided to stop lurking & post a little bit about myself!

I graduated last summer, and turned down my place on a MSc (Foundations of Clinical Psychology) to work in a managerial position for a brain injury rehab charity. I worked for the same charity whilst at uni as an outreach worker. I've applied for one local AP post, had an interview which went well but didn't get the job. I'm now still running a children's centre and an adult one that rehabilitates people with ABI.

Keeping up with the whole ice cream/pizza/colour theme....

My favourite colour is yellow, i've just got back from a short break in Rome so quite sick of eating pizza & ice cream! I'm a fan of the B&Js peace of cake ice cream, and pinapple and mushroom pizza!


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Post by StarlightTess » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:33 pm

hello and hi thought i'd stop here and introduce myself
my name is Tess and I'm just about to start a psychology degree at UWE in bristol. I'm 21 so am technically a mature student.
my fav colour is def purple!! no question about that one.
hmm what else, i love animals, nature, reading, the internet, musicals rock music, storms, waterfalls and freinds.
so hi.

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Post by karris » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:25 am


Im Karris, im 21 years old and about to go into the third year of my psychology degree.

I love the colour pink, and anything shiny. And i have a moderate to serious addiction to shoes.

I love all aspects of psychology, however i wish to specialise in neuropsychology. my ambition would be to finish my training and move to america to help pioneer and investigate inventions and devices such as BrainGate.

I have found this site extremely helpful so far, and i cant wait till i have the time to read more of the wiki section!


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Post by Dr.Dot » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:26 pm

Hi guys....cool to see you here!

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Post by choirgirl » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:34 am

Welcome to the newcomers :D and Hel, I'll p.m. you about choir!!! :wink: :lol:
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Post by HellBent » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:01 pm

Hello posters!

I live in Berkshire, we have a new puppy (our last doggie was put-down :cry: ) and she is poohing everywhere... she seemed so cute at Battersea Dogs... :?

Anywho my favourite colours is probably blue, although I have most colours in my garden, I love green though very natural/calming etc and such a welcome sight in Spring. Grow lots of my own veg/fruit/herbs and the like which is really satifying.

Other than that I'm an OU undergrad and do voluntary work at a nearby Uni.

Oh almost forgot pizza doesn't do it for me... maybe sushi?

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Post by maven » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:12 pm

Mmmm, I also like sushi :) Welcome. And I hope your puppy is toilet trained soon.

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Post by Ammonite » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:29 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new round here so here goes with the introduction ...

Favourite colour? Has to be blue but then again I don't have strong feelings. Least favourite has to be "Mauve" - that sort of wishy-washy light purple colour that is neither one thing nor another.

Sorry, but Ice cream doesn't really do it for me. (The one exception being the stuff sold in a shop in Oxford called "George and Davis" - well worth a pilgrimage for all you ice cream fans).

Cats? Nope, sadly. I live in an upstairs flat with no garden so it wouldn't be practical. I have been told that the back of my head makes a reasonable substitute for a cat when I have just had a haircut, though.

Do have a goldfish. Supposed to be looking after it for a friend who was going travelling - 4 years later and the fish is still here and the friend hasn't set off yet. Hmmm. Think I've been had. The fish is surprisingly interactive though and has us well trained.

Love good food and wine. Favourite ingredient has to be porcini mushrooms and I have a particular weakness for curry.

Currently part way through a psychology conversion programme. Just completed a graduate certificate but have had to take a break before the diploma to earn a bit of money as I am getting married next year. Weddings are damned expensive things and my foolish male pride won't let Mrs Ammonite-to-be pay for it all (Note to the members of the "Bridget Jones" club earlier in the thread - there are some definite advantages to staying single!).

Oh yes, the name: "ammonite" is a type of fossil (the nice curly ones that look a bit like a tyre). It is a link to my degree in Geology and a slightly deprecating reference to the fact that I am not exactly a fresh graduate any more. Spent the last 12-ish years working in software development and now looking to make a career change - (People are far more interesting than computers). Originally planned to go into organisational psych but have become increasingly interested in clinical work as I have learned more about it. Currently trying to get as much information as I can to decide which way to go - Looks like I have come to the right place!

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Post by miriam » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:48 pm

Welcome. And if you have any ammolite on your ammonite, I'll pinch it :) I've got a pendant made of ammolite that I got in Canada when visiting my brother (just a rough irregular disc of it, about an inch or two wide), but it always makes me laugh when tiny fragments of it are set in naff jewellery and sold for extortionate prices on the shopping channel!

Oh, and try Hill Station icecream- proper home made stuff with subtle flavours. I got mango and lime, and it really grew on me, although the initial taste was a bit puzzling for someone used to strong sweet (and probably mostly artificial) flavourings...

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Post by Goats » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:31 pm

Hi, I'm Kieran, 25, currently studying my MRes Psychology at Manchester University, Im interested in a career in Clin Psch though not sure yet! I completed my undergraduate studies 3 years ago in Psychology so I'm out of touch somewhat at the moment.

Looking to share and gain advice on experience and paths towards that possible goal with you all!

Personally I'm into travel - I like to go on at least 6 holidays a year or I feel cheated, i especially like Barcelona where I go at least once or twice a year; food - I cook at least an hour every day and like to eat out on very good restaurants as often as possible, theres no food i dont like; music - i like going out most weekends to various nightclubs and parties around the UK/Europe, if any of you know what Underground Resistance is then thats my style; I love the great outdoors, especially Wales, and anywhere with hills and beaches; Im really interested in general science, especially evolution, religion, and biology; and I really like anything to do with animals; Im not a fan of TV unless its a documentary, good film or sport.

Favourite colour: White. I dont believe in keeping pets, but love animals.

Nice to meet you all. Ask me any question should you feel like it...

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Post by Goats » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:32 pm

.....Oh and I could spend all day talking about red wine.

It HAS to be from Bordeaux though (well not really but it helps).

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Post by James » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:24 pm

Kieran wrote:.....Oh and I could spend all day talking about red wine.

It HAS to be from Bordeaux though (well not really but it helps).
but, but, Rioja??????! welcome :)

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Post by Ammonite » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:59 am

Kieran wrote: It HAS to be from Bordeaux though.
Well, I hope you are saving up the pennies because a rule like that can only lead to:
a) bankruptcy
b) extreme thirst

- prices are ridiculous!

Go on, try something different - look on it as an experiment (if only you could get a grant for it ...)

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