PsychAssist: Been there done that, Psychology Alumni Workshop.

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Coventry University

Richard Crossman - RC124

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An opportunity to meet with Psychology Graduates and to hear where their Psychology degree has taken them!!

Access to hints and tips on a successful career post-graduation!!

Followed by a Q&A.

In attendance will be:

Abdi Mohamed (Assistant Clinical Psychologist)

Abdi completed his degree in psychology back in 2014. After many months of uncertainty and failed sales interviews, Abdi decided to pursue his passion of helping people with mental health difficulties, by acquiring a Support worker role within the NHS. After months of developing his skills and utilising the lessons given by top Psychologists; he was able to secure an Assistant Psychologist post. Fast forward three years; 2 AP roles, Research Assistant experience and I also presented at 2 International Conferences in both the UK and abroad. I have developed unforgettable clinical skills and founded the very popular PsychAssist website to help fellow Psychology Graduates find clinically relevant jobs. I wish there were workshops like this when I graduated!

Michael Sleath (Assistant Clinical Psychologist)

Having always had an interest in psychology, I completed my Psychology BSc in 2010 from Loughborough University. In my final year, I realised that Clinical Psychology was my preferred career path and set about perusing this route. This has led me on a journey which has enabled me to gain extensive experience, both clinically and within research, through both paid and voluntary settings. The diversity of these experiences has always been underpinned by a common theme – my own personal motivation and interest within that field. I believe that this has allowed me to enjoy the path to becoming a Clinical Psychologist as much as I hope I will after qualification. I also believe that developing as a capable and well-rounded clinician is based within personal development outside of a work setting as much as it is within it. Consequently, I have always taken opportunities that have arisen to develop myself through diverse experiences. These have included living and working abroad; undertaking physical endurance challenges i.e. running marathons; and experiencing the highs and lows of extensive travel in different cultures around the world.

Gurkaran Dhanda (Kaz)

My name is Gurkaran Dhanda (also known as Kaz), and I am a former student of Coventry University, where I've completed both my undergraduate and most recently Masters degrees. I represent the example that when you don't achieve the grade you want to start your path, you have to work so much harder and smarter. I got a 2:2 on my undergraduate degree and thought my path to becoming a Clinical Psychologist was over before it started. But now, with my breadth of experience and achieving a great result in my Master's, I'm now back on track to where I want to be going and on an even better platform than most!

Thomas Hadden

Tom graduated with a first class honours degree in psychology back in 2016 and went on to complete his MSc in Health Psychology last year. Tom is an exceptional researcher who has lots of experience of conducting research. Tom is also well known for giving his honest opinion about life after graduation and wants to give students tips on how to pursue a career within this area.

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Richard Crossman - RC124

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