Hurray

May. 6th, 2004 11:34 pm
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For my first years, mostly...

The Accred.Bollox which has been the bane of my existence for such a long time has come to its conclusion: Our course has been accredited for 5 years and accreditation will be back-dated for the first years. I am very happy for them!!!

As for me... I can now stick 'assisted with successful accred.bollox process' on my CV. Not bad, not bad at all.

Powerless

Jan. 26th, 2004 09:21 pm
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There was another powercut tonight, just as I tried to send the next emither installment to Pellegrina. Anyway, it should now be on its way. Luckily the power came back in time for University Challenge!

Teaching in Lancaster was mostly okay, even if the topic wasn't exactly cheerful (Depression, Schizophrenia and Suicide in Adolescence...). Couple of students complained about the grades I'd given them for their assignments. They both felt hard done by, because they'd done psychology before. However, I am pretty sure the reason they got low grades from me was because they didn't give enough detail to explain what was going on, and they both failed to answer the question I actually set them. Sorry, gals. I asked them to bring in their scripts next week and we'll have a look and if they don't like my reasoning then, they can have it second-marked...

If I can make myself, I want to spend some time tonight drafting the covering letters for a couple of jobs I want to apply for. CV needs updating, too.

Anyway, too tired tonight to say much more...

Powerless

Jan. 26th, 2004 09:21 pm
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There was another powercut tonight, just as I tried to send the next emither installment to Pellegrina. Anyway, it should now be on its way. Luckily the power came back in time for University Challenge!

Teaching in Lancaster was mostly okay, even if the topic wasn't exactly cheerful (Depression, Schizophrenia and Suicide in Adolescence...). Couple of students complained about the grades I'd given them for their assignments. They both felt hard done by, because they'd done psychology before. However, I am pretty sure the reason they got low grades from me was because they didn't give enough detail to explain what was going on, and they both failed to answer the question I actually set them. Sorry, gals. I asked them to bring in their scripts next week and we'll have a look and if they don't like my reasoning then, they can have it second-marked...

If I can make myself, I want to spend some time tonight drafting the covering letters for a couple of jobs I want to apply for. CV needs updating, too.

Anyway, too tired tonight to say much more...
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I didn't go in to work today, until I had finished the job application I was working on. Originally I'd wanted to go past the hairdresser's to make an appointment to have my hair cut, but by the time I was ready to head off I didn't have the time to do that. I went straight to the osteopath in the lovel local drizzle, appreciative of the existence of my recently acquired Drizabone -- apart from my face, I did stay almost as dry as a bone, too.

The osteopath made a not quite catty comment about the fact that I should be able to get my back to start improving rather than just keeping going at the same level of disfunction, but what with all the stress at work and so on, not much is changing. I really need to get back into the habit of going to the gym regularly -- it make a huge difference to my wellbeing.

Work after the treatment wasn't exactly conducive towards inproving the situation with my back.

The current tale of work woe )

I left work slightly early to post the application, then wandered past the hairdresser's and my usual girl had an appointment for tomorrow at 15.15. Now I need to decide what I want her to do.

hair dithering )

Hm... I am sure there were a lot more things that I was going to ramble on about when I sat down at the computer, but somehow I can't recall... Oh well... another time.
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I didn't go in to work today, until I had finished the job application I was working on. Originally I'd wanted to go past the hairdresser's to make an appointment to have my hair cut, but by the time I was ready to head off I didn't have the time to do that. I went straight to the osteopath in the lovel local drizzle, appreciative of the existence of my recently acquired Drizabone -- apart from my face, I did stay almost as dry as a bone, too.

The osteopath made a not quite catty comment about the fact that I should be able to get my back to start improving rather than just keeping going at the same level of disfunction, but what with all the stress at work and so on, not much is changing. I really need to get back into the habit of going to the gym regularly -- it make a huge difference to my wellbeing.

Work after the treatment wasn't exactly conducive towards inproving the situation with my back.

The current tale of work woe )

I left work slightly early to post the application, then wandered past the hairdresser's and my usual girl had an appointment for tomorrow at 15.15. Now I need to decide what I want her to do.

hair dithering )

Hm... I am sure there were a lot more things that I was going to ramble on about when I sat down at the computer, but somehow I can't recall... Oh well... another time.

Argh.

Jan. 21st, 2004 11:49 pm
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More headache and bad back. Seeing osteopath tomorrow.

Had a workstation assessment at work today, hopefully that will make a bit of difference.

No meetings today, yay!

Marking to do: blah! Hate it. Assessment should be banned.

Worked on job application, still got to do the inking things in part.

Emither as treat, then bed...

Argh.

Jan. 21st, 2004 11:49 pm
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More headache and bad back. Seeing osteopath tomorrow.

Had a workstation assessment at work today, hopefully that will make a bit of difference.

No meetings today, yay!

Marking to do: blah! Hate it. Assessment should be banned.

Worked on job application, still got to do the inking things in part.

Emither as treat, then bed...
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Today was my first day teaching in Lancaster after the break. It was actually surprisingly nice, despite the digustingly early start.

Read more... )
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Today was my first day teaching in Lancaster after the break. It was actually surprisingly nice, despite the digustingly early start.

Read more... )
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Today's entry is some rambly insanity, as usual and so I'll park it sideways, as it were. That way I won't take up too much space on my friends' screens... This really is about coursework assignments. It also is about what I have to do over the weekend and some burbling...

Read more... )
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Today's entry is some rambly insanity, as usual and so I'll park it sideways, as it were. That way I won't take up too much space on my friends' screens... This really is about coursework assignments. It also is about what I have to do over the weekend and some burbling...

Read more... )
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The weather today was just horrifible, with much wind and rain and inside out brollies and splashed up mucky water from the dual carriage way along which I have to walk on the way to work. But eventually I managed to get to work and sat down to sort out a few things before the first of two meetings of the day...

Read more... )

But today wasn't just about meetings. I also made some further notes for things to go on my CV, and I read my evil twin's DiR fic ([livejournal.com profile] jane_somebody), which I liked and which has made me want to reread the DiR books.
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The weather today was just horrifible, with much wind and rain and inside out brollies and splashed up mucky water from the dual carriage way along which I have to walk on the way to work. But eventually I managed to get to work and sat down to sort out a few things before the first of two meetings of the day...

Read more... )

But today wasn't just about meetings. I also made some further notes for things to go on my CV, and I read my evil twin's DiR fic ([livejournal.com profile] jane_somebody), which I liked and which has made me want to reread the DiR books.
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Was a low-key day yesterday without getting much done in the way of useful stuff, because I felt kind of grim after the meeting with the boss. It could have been much worse, but it could have been much better.

Today was much better! Got my first paper sent off for publication -- I hope they accept it, even if they want me to do some corrections etc. This was a good thing, because it meant I could send an email to Rol my supervisor from PhD days, who'd agreed yesterday to act as a referee for me in job hunt, but pointedly commented that a few papers would really help me in making more of my career.

After I'd posted the paper -- wibble! -- I treated myself to some more JavaScript... Read more... )

After the programming and hunting around the web for potentially useful sources, I wrote the first part of the assignment that I have to hand in on the 15th. When I mentioned it to Ceejay, she remembered that she had a whole lot of journals about the teaching of psychology that I could borrow. As it happened, the first of these that I picked up had two articles by people from my old university: Rol, Ruby and a couple of other colleague! I also found two potentially very useful papers for my assignment.

Anyway, spent the evening editing some of one of my big stories, so that I can get it into a place from where I can continue writing it. This is one that I have mentioned to Polly before -- hopefully, I'll be able to send you some of it soon for some comment, my dear evil twin...

Time for bed now, another meeting with boss tomorrow.
na_lon: (Default)
Was a low-key day yesterday without getting much done in the way of useful stuff, because I felt kind of grim after the meeting with the boss. It could have been much worse, but it could have been much better.

Today was much better! Got my first paper sent off for publication -- I hope they accept it, even if they want me to do some corrections etc. This was a good thing, because it meant I could send an email to Rol my supervisor from PhD days, who'd agreed yesterday to act as a referee for me in job hunt, but pointedly commented that a few papers would really help me in making more of my career.

After I'd posted the paper -- wibble! -- I treated myself to some more JavaScript... Read more... )

After the programming and hunting around the web for potentially useful sources, I wrote the first part of the assignment that I have to hand in on the 15th. When I mentioned it to Ceejay, she remembered that she had a whole lot of journals about the teaching of psychology that I could borrow. As it happened, the first of these that I picked up had two articles by people from my old university: Rol, Ruby and a couple of other colleague! I also found two potentially very useful papers for my assignment.

Anyway, spent the evening editing some of one of my big stories, so that I can get it into a place from where I can continue writing it. This is one that I have mentioned to Polly before -- hopefully, I'll be able to send you some of it soon for some comment, my dear evil twin...

Time for bed now, another meeting with boss tomorrow.
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Not really, but I have made myself a list of things to do for the day...

Did the washing up already, and put some laundry in, and finished a vignette I have been writing.

The next plan is for me to write down all the things I can put on my CV to sell myself as well as possible to this job I really, really want. More of this at another time.

Anyway, gotta go get some things done.
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Not really, but I have made myself a list of things to do for the day...

Did the washing up already, and put some laundry in, and finished a vignette I have been writing.

The next plan is for me to write down all the things I can put on my CV to sell myself as well as possible to this job I really, really want. More of this at another time.

Anyway, gotta go get some things done.

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