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Any one for Mres in psychology dept -sept 2012

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    Wassup buddies.. i am joining Mres in computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics conducted by psychology and computer science departments for sept -2012

    Any one joining this course or similar ones in psychology dept ??

    Any idea on MRes course... i am confused difference between Mphil and Mres :confused:

    Any one from psychology or computer science any tips on these departments

    And looking for a gang to have tons of fun :beer::beer:
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    Hi

    I'm doing the MRes in Clinical Psychology, although I know as little as you about the psychology department. I chose Birmingham mostly for the unique course, and while i know the psych department is well ranked, I don't know anything about what it is like to be a part of it. Will be watching this thread with interest!

    I think the difference between an MRes and an MPhil is teaching. an MRes is a taught (or at least partially taught) degree, where as i think an MPhil is basically like a first year of a PhD, and so it is basically going off and doing your research, with your supervisor keeping tabs on you.

    If anyone currently does the MRes in Clinical, or knows anything about the department, some views would be very welcome!
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    (Original post by the_aspie)
    Hi

    I'm doing the MRes in Clinical Psychology, although I know as little as you about the psychology department. I chose Birmingham mostly for the unique course, and while i know the psych department is well ranked, I don't know anything about what it is like to be a part of it. Will be watching this thread with interest!

    I think the difference between an MRes and an MPhil is teaching. an MRes is a taught (or at least partially taught) degree, where as i think an MPhil is basically like a first year of a PhD, and so it is basically going off and doing your research, with your supervisor keeping tabs on you.

    If anyone currently does the MRes in Clinical, or knows anything about the department, some views would be very welcome!
    Hey i am happy that atlast i got a reply ;-p
    nice to hear that you will also be doing mres in psychology dept.
    where are you from ? i have met one person who is currently doing mres in clinical psychology ...may be i would introduce her to u and how about accommodation have you planned anything ??
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    (Original post by kk.creare)
    Hey i am happy that atlast i got a reply ;-p
    nice to hear that you will also be doing mres in psychology dept.
    where are you from ? i have met one person who is currently doing mres in clinical psychology ...may be i would introduce her to u and how about accommodation have you planned anything ??
    Haha, it does seem a little quiet doesn't it? . I am originally from Surrey, but I did my undergrad in Psychology at St Andrews. What about you?

    Yes, please do! I would love to meet someone else on the course! I have those first year nerves of not knowing anybody, so it would be great to know someone else on the course! For accommodation I am looking at Metchley and Maison.
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    actually she is already pursuing ..means she belong to 2011-2012 batch. Anyways i will try to get u in touch with her why don you introduce more about you
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    Not much to say really. About to Graduate from St Andrews with a BSc in Psychology. I have a particular interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and have done some extra work on that subject academically and in clinical practice.

    Out of academia I used to do a lot of technical production - sound/light/DJing for events. Hoping to try some new hobbies and sports at Uni. Maybe find some new ways to meet people (something I have always been terrible at!)
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    Psychology dept is really good here... although I would say that it has the lead researcher in diabetes and coeliac and those are my interests! The clinical Mres is headed by the diabetic researcher i work for, he is lovely! Makes you work very hard though. I know a couple of people on the clinical mres and both seem to really enjoy it. I think you get to do a term of research within the department and then you move into a more practical area... like a hospital. But it sounds like fun to me... Not really sure what questions you want answering haha, any particular ones about the department?
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    (Original post by scriddle)
    Psychology dept is really good here... although I would say that it has the lead researcher in diabetes and coeliac and those are my interests! The clinical Mres is headed by the diabetic researcher i work for, he is lovely! Makes you work very hard though. I know a couple of people on the clinical mres and both seem to really enjoy it. I think you get to do a term of research within the department and then you move into a more practical area... like a hospital. But it sounds like fun to me... Not really sure what questions you want answering haha, any particular ones about the department?
    hey good to hear that psych dept is good u got any idea of mres in computational neuroscience & cognitive robotics ??.. so wt u say psych dept is full of fun or serious or well balanced ??
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    It's a well balanced department. Very much so, as long as you get the work done and do it to a good standard, the lecturers will want to have fun with you and treat you like a person - not just a student. I don't know anything about that course but the lecturers are good for it. Although, a lot of them are french who specialise in that area - so listen when they say their name! I always hear complaints from them about how their students can't pronounce their names right! Useful tip to get off to a good start
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    (Original post by scriddle)
    It's a well balanced department. Very much so, as long as you get the work done and do it to a good standard, the lecturers will want to have fun with you and treat you like a person - not just a student. I don't know anything about that course but the lecturers are good for it. Although, a lot of them are french who specialise in that area - so listen when they say their name! I always hear complaints from them about how their students can't pronounce their names right! Useful tip to get off to a good start
    hey thank you so much for the information .. and could u aslo tell more about Mres program in general ... what diff bewee a Msc, Mphil , Mres.. and i would definetly consider your tip would learn some french sentences too haha
    and could you please any accommodation preferences ...im really confiued
    and what are you currently doing ?
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    I'm in my third year of psych undergrad, but going straight onto a phd at birmingham in september.

    From what I understand, the Msci involves you creating a project idea with the help of your supervisor and doing it... The guy I know is working with Suzanne Higgs looking and appetite and he says his week consists of conducting research and meetings with suzanne. He then has to write it all up and give various presentations throughout his degree.

    In comparison, the clinical Mres allows you to do research in a hospital setting as well as a university setting in the 2nd term. So you get to make links within the hospital and do some work with patients.

    I can't remember which accommodation post grads can apply for... but if you have all the options I'd either choose Elgar court - quite a few post grads were there when I lived there, or Victoria Halls just because it's so near the psych department! But if you are looking for a house then you want the Selly Oak area... post grads tend to avoid dawlish road! It's too noisy!

    Not really sure about the Mphil though!
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    (Original post by scriddle)
    I'm in my third year of psych undergrad, but going straight onto a phd at birmingham in september.

    From what I understand, the Msci involves you creating a project idea with the help of your supervisor and doing it... The guy I know is working with Suzanne Higgs looking and appetite and he says his week consists of conducting research and meetings with suzanne. He then has to write it all up and give various presentations throughout his degree.

    In comparison, the clinical Mres allows you to do research in a hospital setting as well as a university setting in the 2nd term. So you get to make links within the hospital and do some work with patients.

    I can't remember which accommodation post grads can apply for... but if you have all the options I'd either choose Elgar court - quite a few post grads were there when I lived there, or Victoria Halls just because it's so near the psych department! But if you are looking for a house then you want the Selly Oak area... post grads tend to avoid dawlish road! It's too noisy!

    Not really sure about the Mphil though!

    Hey congrats dude so you would be saving a year by not doing masters :cool: Even i tried for phd in sheffield, imperial and all but since i am an international student and without masters i was not successful

    So where have you planned to live during your phd.. victoria hall is full now and uni does not allow for pg students from this year .. only option is atiken and mason and some studios else where and too costly any idea how is opal one accommodation ?? its in belgrave middle way..

    and my supervisor is injo bojak ..do you know him ?
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    (Original post by kk.creare)
    Hey congrats dude so you would be saving a year by not doing masters :cool: Even i tried for phd in sheffield, imperial and all but since i am an international student and without masters i was not successful

    So where have you planned to live during your phd.. victoria hall is full now and uni does not allow for pg students from this year .. only option is atiken and mason and some studios else where and too costly any idea how is opal one accommodation ?? its in belgrave middle way..

    and my supervisor is injo bojak ..do you know him ?
    hey i got victoria hall
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    Hey guys! I will be starting the MRes Psychology in sept- dead nervous :/ ... any fellow buddies that will be joining me? I have not received any information regarding enrollment etc either... has anyone received anything yet?
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    (Original post by Binna)
    Hey guys! I will be starting the MRes Psychology in sept- dead nervous :/ ... any fellow buddies that will be joining me? I have not received any information regarding enrollment etc either... has anyone received anything yet?

    Hey nice to see you binna I am also doing Mres but in different area... Enrollement for what ?? i did not get you ..
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    (Original post by Binna)
    Hey guys! I will be starting the MRes Psychology in sept- dead nervous :/ ... any fellow buddies that will be joining me? I have not received any information regarding enrollment etc either... has anyone received anything yet?
    Hey Binna

    Haha, join the club! I am so nervous - i'm always terrible at meeting people. I'm doing the MRes in Clinical Psych, but I imagine I will see you at the psych post grad induction thingy . Where are you staying?

    As for enrollment, I have heard of several people having problems. I got an e-mail ages ago asking me to go online with my student ID number to register, upload a photo for my ID etc (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/welcome/...ion/index.aspx). A few weeks later I got my ID card in the post. Maybe this is what you are looking for?

    See you in a few weeks!
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    Hi! Did anyone have to go through the interview process? Could someone be kind enough to elaborate how it went (types of questions asked, and so on)?
    I have mine soon and I'm very nervous!
    Please help!
    Thanks
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    (Original post by kk.creare)
    Wassup buddies.. i am joining Mres in computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics conducted by psychology and computer science departments for sept -2012

    Any one joining this course or similar ones in psychology dept ??

    Any idea on MRes course... i am confused difference between Mphil and Mres :confused:

    Any one from psychology or computer science any tips on these departments

    And looking for a gang to have tons of fun :beer::beer:
    Can you tell me how you did in the end? Did you finish? I want to embark on the same
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    (Original post by the_aspie)
    Haha, it does seem a little quiet doesn't it? . I am originally from Surrey, but I did my undergrad in Psychology at St Andrews. What about you?

    Yes, please do! I would love to meet someone else on the course! I have those first year nerves of not knowing anybody, so it would be great to know someone else on the course! For accommodation I am looking at Metchley and Maison.
    Did you finish the MRes and how was it? Would like to hear more ,,As looking for MRes people on the forum and there aren't many of us here
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    (Original post by molly8)
    Hi! Did anyone have to go through the interview process? Could someone be kind enough to elaborate how it went (types of questions asked, and so on)?
    I have mine soon and I'm very nervous!
    Please help!
    Thanks
    Did you finish the MRes and how was it? Would like to hear more ,,As looking for MRes people on the forum and there aren't many of us here

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