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Postgraduate Application Guide (PAG) #4: Work Experience and Future Careers

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As the field of academia gets increasingly more competitive, it becomes harder to impress the admissions office: there are too many intelligent people out there nowadays, so good grades alone just don’t cut it anymore. This is where work experience comes in. Not only does it enable your application to stand out, but also demonstrates your maturity, responsibility, commitment and many other important qualities that make you a worthy applicant. So, work experience is pretty much a necessity for an aspiring psychologist, but you probably already know this from all the careers lectures you had to sit through during your time at UCL. So, what can postgrads advise when it comes to work experience?

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Postgraduate Application Guide (PAG) #3: Interviews and Funding

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Apart from the degree application, the subsequent interview process and the application to relevant funding sources and scholarships are important steps to be taken. Below are some tips and personal experience from various postgraduate students on how to prepare for an interview and secure funding will be covered.

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Postgraduate Application Guide (PAG) #2: CV and Personal Statement

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Academic achievements are undeniably important for applying to postgraduate courses. However, with an imperfect transcript, your CV and personal statement may just be your saving grace. Here, we  provide a guide on what makes a successful CV and personal statement.

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Postgraduate Application Guide (PAG) #1: Introduction to our Postgrads

 

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As the application season is now in heat, we decided to work on a project on postgraduate applications to help our readers currently applying to courses. We interviewed six current and former UCL Masters and PhD students in Psychology-related fields about their applications process. In this project, we will cover academic CVs and personal statements, interviews and funding, as well as desirable experience and prospects after graduation. In this opening post, we will introduce our interviewees and provide a glimpse into why they chose their degree programmes.

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Bridging the Gap #4: An Interview with Dr. Anna Hughes

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Interviewer and Transcriber: Aleya Marzuki

Anna Hughes is a Teaching Fellow and researcher at the Faculty of Brain Sciences in UCL. Her research work primarily involves vision perception, where she employs several psychophysical techniques including eyetracking and monitoring.

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Bridging the Gap #3: An Interview with Dr. Rosalind Potts

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Dr. Rosalind Potts is a researcher and Teaching Fellow at UCL based in Chandler House. Her area of interest is learning and memory, and her research aims to identify the conditions which make learning most effective.

Interviewer and Transcriber: Jessica Pu

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Bridging the Gap #2: An Interview with Dr. Frances Knight

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Interviewer and Transcriber: Raphael Hofaecker 

Dr. Frances Knight is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Education in UCL. Her current field of work involves investigating the effects of disturbed sleep on the learning and behaviour of children with ADHD.

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Bridging the Gap #1: An Interview with Dr Antonia Hamilton

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Dr Antonia Hamilton is a researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in UCL. Her research interests include applying models of motor control to action understanding and social cognition.

Interviewer: Aleya Aziz Marzuki ; Transcriber: Yulia Petrina

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‘Change is the only thing you can count on’: An interview with Professor Jill Paine

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Interviewer: Diana Urlichich

Dr. Jill Waymire Paine is a professor of Organisational Psychology at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.  She studies how leaders can strengthen follower engagement and commitment during change initiatives using targeted, deliberate, persuasive communication.  Her dissertation on this topic received the Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award from the USC Marshall School of Business. Aside from her publications as an active researcher, Dr. Jill published a book entitled Organization Change: A Comprehensive Reader

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From Rags to Research: An Interview with Dr. Jeremy Skipper

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Interview and Editing by Yajie Xie (Guest Interviewer) and Aleya Marzuki (Bugle Team)

Dr Jeremy Skipper is an experimental psychologist studying the neurobiology of language use. Known for his burning interest in the organisation of language in the brain, as well as his quirky fashion choices, the Bugle Team decided Jeremy would be an interesting person to chat to. And we were not mistaken.

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Why I Love Stats: An Interview With Dr. Alastair McClelland

 

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A couple of weeks ago we sat down and had a little chat with the man himself, Alastair McClelland.

Interviewers: Helice Stratton and Diana Urlichich (Bugle Team)

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Life and Times of a Nobel Prize Winner: An Interview with Professor John O’Keefe

Joint Project:  Christos Ioannidis, Valentina Pena (Bugle Team) and Bernardo Milani Alvares (Guest Interviewer)

Earlier this year, our team members conducted an interview with John O’ Keefe, a professor at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour and the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology within UCL. Professor John O’ Keefe was, recently, listed as one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of place cells within the hippocampus.

From humble beginnings, to current and future projects, and on to the state of academia in developing countries, we ask all the hard-hitting questions. Do read on as we present to you the life, times, and opinions of a brilliant mind.   Continue reading “Life and Times of a Nobel Prize Winner: An Interview with Professor John O’Keefe”

Fresh-pectations: What to Expect during Fresher’s Week

Interviewers: Joint Project – Aleya Aziz Marzuki, Richard Rother

This week, as our first-years wait in bated breath for the incoming Fresher’s Week, we thought we’d ease their suffering a little by asking second and third-years to describe their experiences and give event recommendations.

Join us as we sit down with Angie Ren, Lewis Cox, Poppy Williams and Leanne Goodman while they relate their experiences during a week that is infamous for causing sleepless nights and drunken mornings.

Or does it?

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Tricks of the Trade: Postgraduate Tales III – Organisational Psychology

Interviewers: Joint Project – Aleya Arziz Marzuki, Lydia Yeomans and Christos Ioannidis (Bugle Team)

Welcome to the Tricks of the Trade series, a project meant to bridge the gap between students! This interview scheme, brought to you by the Bugle team, is meant to bridge the gap between students of different years and help younglings learn from old-timers! Join us as fellow students share their thoughts about their uni experience and give a tip or two about how to get through life at Bedford Way!

For this part of the project, we have been interviewing three postgraduate students from different areas! So no matter what year you’re on, be sure to give this a good read. Your future career may be hiding in these paragraphs. Continue reading “Tricks of the Trade: Postgraduate Tales III – Organisational Psychology”

Tricks of the Trade: Postgraduate Tales II – Clinical Psychology

Interviewers: Joint Project – Aleya Arziz Marzuki, Lydia Yeomans and Christos Ioannidis (Bugle Team)

Welcome to the Tricks of the Trade series, a project meant to bridge the gap between students! This interview scheme, brought to you by the Bugle team, is meant to bridge the gap between students of different years and help younglings learn from old-timers! Join us as fellow students share their thoughts about their uni experience and give a tip or two about how to get through life at Bedford Way!

For this part, we will be interviewing three postgraduate students from different areas! So no matter what year you’re on, be sure to give this a good read. Your future career may be hiding in these paragraphs. Continue reading “Tricks of the Trade: Postgraduate Tales II – Clinical Psychology”

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