Category Archives: Psychology

Psychology Careers Event on 10th March at 6pm

This event has now finished. If you would like to view the live recording please click here.

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The Psychology Society is running a careers event open to all students. Hear from a panel of 5 alumni from the School of Psychology, as well as Emma Travers-Hill, School of Psychology Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist. With the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end of the event.

Date: 10th March
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
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The speakers for the event are:

Emma Travers-Hill

I started out my career in clinical research and following my PhD went onto my Clinical Doctorate.  Since qualifying I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist in secondary care adult mental health services. More recently, I have been working at the University as a lecturer and have been setting up an honorary contract with the NHS to continue a little clinical work locally.

www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/3609/travers-hill-emma

Daniela Zigova

My name is Daniela Zigova and I graduated from University of Kent in 2018 with a degree in Psychology. After graduating, I spent some time volunteering and landed my first job in primary mental health services for adults in Kent. I am currently working as a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in an IAPT service in Bromley, where I provide CBT-based psychological interventions to adults with depression and anxiety disorders.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniela-zigova-msc-9560a516b/

Emma Bannister

I have been working as a Research Officer at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for just over a year. I am also badged to the Government Social Research (GSR) profession which is one of 8 professions in the Government Analysis Function. Currently I am working in data collection however Research Officers at the ONS can work in a variety of roles including production of statistics, conducting qualitative research and using admin data.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-bannister-55a35a184/

Alexandria Olton

Alexandria Olton is a qualified Sport and Exercise psychologist, the Director of Mindology Trinidad and sport columnist for The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Alexandria works with a wide range of clients from Olympic level athletes to juniors and grassroots, in developing positive mental skills and achieving optimal performance.   

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandria-olton-12404596/

Sarah Sodimu

I’m Sarah and I work as an Assistant Psychologist in Paediatric Psychology and am doing my masters in Research in Clinical Psychology.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-sodimu-mbpss-242749179/

Kyle Sherry

After graduating from the University of Kent in 2018, I pursued a Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology. The content of this course, paired with my undergraduate degree, led me into a Change Management role within a local government setting. From here I moved into the Civil Service, where I currently work as an Insight & Service Design Manager at the Health & Safety Executive.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-sherry-ab957b151/

Annie Hastings

My name is Annie Hastings, I am a mental health adviser with Mind, the mental health charity. I have experience working in the mental health sector in both charitable organisations and within the NHS. I aim to further my career focusing on mental health and forensic psychology.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-hastings-5310b9120/

 

 

 

Employability Masterclass for Psychology Students

Employability Masterclass for Psychology Students
Wednesday 3 March 2021 

Time  Session title  Blurb  Booking link (use Kent login) 
13.30 – 14.00  Careers with a psychology degree  This session will provide an introduction to career options with a degree in psychology, how to research them and what to consider when making a career decision. 

 

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14.15 – 14.45  Creating a great CV  What makes a CV stand out and how do you tailor a CV to a role? This presentation will cover how to structure a CV and how to make an impact. 

 

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15.00 – 15.30  Interview skills  Learn the difference between competency and strength based interviews and get tips on how to ace in person, telephone and video interviews. 

 

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15.45 – 16.15  Selection tests  Often referred to as psychometric tests, graduate recruiters often use verbal/numerical/logical reasoning, situational judgement, personality and game-based tests as part of their selection process. Find out more about these tests and learn about Graduates First, an online facility where Kent students can practise them. 

 

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16.30 – 17.00  Assessment centres  Graduate schemes or competitive roles will often include an assessment centre as part of their recruitment process. Find out what they are and how to prepare for them, whether they are in person or virtual. 

 

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