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    Do people base their whole application, as in their answers and their work experience, on just one area eg, reproductive, but then still apply for two just cause you can?

    Or when people apply do people say they have a passion for both areas and have work experience for both?
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    (Original post by daisyblah)
    Do people base their whole application, as in their answers and their work experience, on just one area eg, reproductive, but then still apply for two just cause you can?

    Or when people apply do people say they have a passion for both areas and have work experience for both?
    I think I'm going to try and target it to 2 specialisms, otherwise it seems like there isn't really a point in putting 2, as if you clearly target just one specialism, you likely won't be successful in the other. However not done it yet, so it might be really tricky.

    In some ways I think it might be a lot easier and maybe more successful to just go for one specialism, just I'm genuinely really interested in two of them!!
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    I visited two NHS labs (different departments) for one day each- is that work putting down in the employment/placement section? I am not sure since they were very brief compared to some placements.
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    (Original post by librarygirl)
    I visited two NHS labs (different departments) for one day each- is that work putting down in the employment/placement section? I am not sure since they were very brief compared to some placements.
    I probably wouldn't to be honest, you could use it to support your application but I wouldn't think it could count as actual work experience.
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    (Original post by daisyblah)
    Do people base their whole application, as in their answers and their work experience, on just one area eg, reproductive, but then still apply for two just cause you can?

    Or when people apply do people say they have a passion for both areas and have work experience for both?
    I'm not sure what you mean - how do you tailor your work experiences? Either you have it in both areas or you don't,

    I've done genetics and bioinformatics, which are closely related enough that my answers apply to both. Might be harder if your subjects are unrelated.
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    I'm applying for genomic counselling only! It says 15 places available which sounds about the same as the number of students being admitted to genetic counselling when it was just a masters course at Cardiff last year. Good luck!
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    (Original post by LJ4)
    I'm applying for genomic counselling only! It says 15 places available which sounds about the same as the number of students being admitted to genetic counselling when it was just a masters course at Cardiff last year. Good luck!
    It's my first choice, too! If you don't mind me asking, do you have any work experience in this area? Good luck to you, too.
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    (Original post by tsvety)
    It's my first choice, too! If you don't mind me asking, do you have any work experience in this area? Good luck to you, too.
    Hi, thank you! I have a year and half experience in various caring roles, including care assistant/support worker for people with disabilities. I also took an introduction to counselling skills course, and am training as a Samaritan listening volunteer. I have my degree in Biology, and also did an internship with a disability charity. So my experience is quite varied but not fantastic for genetics lab work or anything like that! Everyone has different experience though! How about you?
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    Hi, great advice there! Congrats for being successful. I actually already work within a NHS biochemistry laboratory and have really dedicated myself to the STP Clnincal Biochemistry displine. I'm definitely committed to just the one displine.
    Do you have a possible link for practice psychometric test to get a feel for the type of questions will be asked. Also how did you find the national interviews?
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    I thought I'd stop lurking and finally write a post! I've just submitted my application for Clinical Immunology and I'm bricking it! And I'm trying to build up the courage to do the online assessments. Did everybody do them straight away or did you leave some time after submission?
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    (Original post by librarygirl)
    I visited two NHS labs (different departments) for one day each- is that work putting down in the employment/placement section? I am not sure since they were very brief compared to some placements.
    I'm not sure you would convince anyone assessing your application that they were "placements". You can mention them in your supporting answers but it could even count against you if you try to bulk out your employment history with days spent visiting a lab. Employment is for jobs you were paid for and you had a contract that you signed.
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    Hey guys!

    I just applied for STP neurophysiology and done the numerical reasoning test..I found it difficult. Not so much the questions, but the time limits! There really isn't enough time to answer these complicated questions! I'm now too scared to start the logical reasoning one!

    Does anyone know how we find out if we have passed or failed? I'd like to know before I get my hopes up!!
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    Did anyone find any similar practice numerical reasoning/logical reasoning tests that will actually tell you how well you have done? it would be a lot more helpful than the ones on talentq
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    The Talentq ones gave me a report afterwards saying how I'd done.
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    (Original post by alex83)
    The Talentq ones gave me a report afterwards saying how I'd done.
    oh okay, i'm sure when i tried them a few weeks ago it didn't tell me, thank you
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    so just submitted my application for medical physics….fingers crossed! Just need to pluck up the courage to do the tests now!
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    (Original post by LJ4)
    Hi, thank you! I have a year and half experience in various caring roles, including care assistant/support worker for people with disabilities. I also took an introduction to counselling skills course, and am training as a Samaritan listening volunteer. I have my degree in Biology, and also did an internship with a disability charity. So my experience is quite varied but not fantastic for genetics lab work or anything like that! Everyone has different experience though! How about you?
    Wow, for a patient-facing role such as genomic counselling, you've got A LOT of exciting previous experience! I'm starting to regret I didn't find the time to take the counselling skills course my uni offered last term. I'm currently doing a degree in Genetics with a placement year so spent last academic year doing an independent research project in academia and then did another industry lab-based internship in the summer. I've also done a 3-month internship in genomics diagnostic lab in another country (so not really NHS experience, but I got a good idea of what the job involves etc) and had some patient contact, too. And I'm currently working part time as a support worker for students with disabilities similar to you. So I don't have that much people/patient-facing experience, but I really hope that it would be sufficient (if I pass the tests of course)...what are your location preferences?

    (Original post by gapyearstudent)
    I thought I'd stop lurking and finally write a post! I've just submitted my application for Clinical Immunology and I'm bricking it! And I'm trying to build up the courage to do the online assessments. Did everybody do them straight away or did you leave some time after submission?
    Ahhh, I was there last week It took me four days after I submitted my application to build up the courage...Just go ahead and get it over with
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    (Original post by gapyearstudent)
    I thought I'd stop lurking and finally write a post! I've just submitted my application for Clinical Immunology and I'm bricking it! And I'm trying to build up the courage to do the online assessments. Did everybody do them straight away or did you leave some time after submission?
    Yikes! Think I'm finally gonna go ahead and submit my application. We have to remember it's not the end of the world if it doesn't work out.
    Hell no, I'm practising before. Won't leave it til the last minute but will definitely take some time to do them.
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    (Original post by librarygirl)
    Yikes! Think I'm finally gonna go ahead and submit my application. We have to remember it's not the end of the world if it doesn't work out.
    Hell no, I'm practising before. Won't leave it til the last minute but will definitely take some time to do them.
    yeah I'm just going over the practice tests on Talentq and I got 'Above Average' on the logical reasoning test so I'm feeling slightly better!
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    (Original post by Bagsworth)
    I'm not sure you would convince anyone assessing your application that they were "placements". You can mention them in your supporting answers but it could even count against you if you try to bulk out your employment history with days spent visiting a lab. Employment is for jobs you were paid for and you had a contract that you signed.
    It wasn't my intention to convince them the visits were placements. As a matter of fact, I did mention them in the supporting answers. I have put in a placement I did over a month, it was unpaid but I did sign a contract.
 
 
 
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