How To Effectively Search For Journal Articles

Reading journal articles can be one of the most time consuming and challenging aspects of any form of higher study. Whether it’s for general reading, preparation for an essay of for a presentation coming up, journal searching and reading is a necessity. However, its common that journal searching and reading …

Top Tips For Your Conference Poster Presentation

Presenting at a conference of any kind, and in any format, can be a daunting prospect but one full of opportunities. If your presentation is in a poster format then it can be challenging to know how best to present your study and/or findings. Recently I won first place for my poster presentation …

6 Top Tips For Your Psychology Dissertation

Right now you might be thinking what is the point in reading this just now. Perhaps you might be tempted to come back to this 2 weeks before your dissertation is due…STOP, don’t make the mistake of putting your dissertation on the back burner, if you utilise the time now you’ll …

Q&A With An Assistant Psychologist With Depression

  I’m an assistant psychologist and just finished my position in Cumbria for the NHS. I studied for my BSc in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and I am now pursuing an MSc in the Foundations of Clinical Psychology. I will soon be working at another NHS Trust …

A Day In The Life Of A Psychology Doctorate Student

With university classes starting back this week, I thought it would be an idea to give a perspective on what it is actually like being a psychology doctoral student. Without stating the obvious, it’s hard work, it requires advance commitment and plenty of sacrifices. All in all though, it is …

The Combination of Therapy and Technology – Is the Future Already Here?

The combination of therapy and technology is a topic that I find really interesting and one that I often feel is either overlooked, ridiculed or ignored. I feel that we are on the verge of seeing some huge technological advances in the way we conduct and facilitate therapeutic services. The …

Guest Blog Post By Liv Goodwill – Anorexia As An Addiction?

My experience: Anorexia, for me, was a bubble in which I hid. It kept me safe from the outside world. All the things I used to worry about before no longer felt important. It was just me and the destructive illness that is anorexia. I didn’t plan to become ill; …

How to Manage the Study, Work, Life Balance

As a newly wed part time doctoral student working three jobs, I feel I’m equipped to talk briefly on this topic. Your study life will take up a massive amount of your time with essays, exams, class time and reading. As will your working life, high expectations met with high demands …

How To Get Your First Assistant Psychology Job

Attaining your degree in psychology can be an exhilarating experiencing. having put such a vast amount of work into your studies, you are finally at the point of graduation. You have made it through four long years (maybe more) of coursework, reflection, reading and exams. However, what do you do …

3 Tips For Improving Your Reflective Skills

Reflection can often be a challenging skill for people to develop. Often in higher education in psychology, we focus so much of the academic side of our work. We do literature searches, establish arguments and critique what others have said. However, when it comes to writing about ourselves and how …

Top 10 Steps for Being Organised During Your Studies

I would put organisation at the very top of most important factors when it comes to studying a doctorate in psychology, or any university degree of any subject for that matter. In a recent blog post of the top tips for post-graduate psychology students, I highlight this point along with …