Trent 2015

Discuss the content and style of the different clinical psychology doctoral training courses, the differences between them, placements, teaching, chat to other trainees and connect with other people who have places on the same course
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Toria
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kk123 wrote:Hey, does anyone know how annual leave works whilst on training? Will teaching blocks be protected etc?
You can't take any annual leave on teaching days, which includes the long teaching block at the start of training (September til end of December, unless they've changed it) and the regular one day a week teaching (this ends in about May each year). You can obviously take annual leave on placement days (as long as you attend the minimum number of days for each placement) and on research/study days though.

Hope you all enjoy your pre-training summers! :)
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Thanks :D

What do people have planned for the summer?
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Thank you Toria that's helpful. Sorry to ask another question - How do the year two and three placements work? (Eg are all four placements in your home trust?) And how much choice do you get in the third year specialist placement? Thanks x
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I'm planning to do a bit of travelling! and also some house hunting in Lincoln. Oh and hopefully relaxing at some point too :) I feel it's going to be a very busy but exciting summer!

What's everyone else getting up to?
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n2526 wrote:Thank you Toria that's helpful. Sorry to ask another question - How do the year two and three placements work? (Eg are all four placements in your home trust?) And how much choice do you get in the third year specialist placement? Thanks x
Just to hijack this - as an ex-Trent person - most of your placements will be in your home Trust, but not all - e.g. I knew of Lincoln trainees doing older adult placements in Nottingham, and Notts trainees doing CAMHS placements in Lincolnshire.

Your specialist placement can be in any of the trusts in the region, in my experience everyone got their first choice. Some people did a 6 month specialist, and others did a year long, with their 3rd core placement happening in parallel. So in 3rd year I had one day a week OA, and two days specialist.
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SOOOOOO happy to be able to post on here that I will be joining all you lovely people in September as a Nottingham trainee :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Congratulations :D
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Being very keen here, but for people who use Facebook feel free to join the group page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trent2015/
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Soooo...anyone keen for a pre-training meet up?
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Yes definitely :D I am going travelling for almost all of August though so unless it's before or early September I may not be around! I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone though
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I wondered if any current/past trainees were able to give any info on how the weeks are usually structured? e.g. after teaching block is it typically placement mon-wed, uni thurs, study fri (as an example) or does it change depending on years? thanks!
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Hi Amy,
I finished last year and the weekly structure varied on the year. First and third years were Monday teaching, Tuesday-Thursday placement and Friday study day, and second year was Monday-Wednesday placement, Thursday teaching and Friday study day. However, sometimes a placement might require you to swap days, this happened for a few of us during training.
Hope that helps :)
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does anyone know when we will next find out anything eg: location of first placement and when DBS checks are due back etc?

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kk123 wrote:does anyone know when we will next find out anything eg: location of first placement and when DBS checks are due back etc?

bw
I think it's mid to the end of July for DBS to come back to us. Not sure about placement info but I thought they sent us the details before we get started in September. This is just the impression I got from other trainees but I could be wrong - does anyone else know? X
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Late to the party but I am so happy to say I will be joining you all in September!
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