Goodbye University, and onto the world of work
Posted Sep 8, 2016
So with an epic all-nighter doing nothing but removing words I can now say I have HANDED IN MY DISSERTATION
After 3 months, and probably a few weeks of work, the evil document is done. Can't speak to quality - everything up till I actually get my results is excellent...and then it takes a turn for the worse
(Data analysis is not my strong point - death to IBM and their horribly un-userfriendly software)
But so long as I pass the dissertation I get my Merit (think 2:1) and that is what my new job needs, which is an excellent segway that I in no way planned
So I add to the list of people in my family who don't work for a living by becoming a consultant. In theory I'm actually working nice and close to where I live now. So training should be really easy. At that point we see where they choose to send me...hopefully not Scottish headquarters in Glasgow
In the meantime I have about 5 weeks spare, so I might finish that project which is wandering somewhere in the ether, calling out for help
Onto my Masters!
Posted Jul 6, 2015
Well that's the Undergrad in Philosophy and Classics dealt with...finally!
Having had a surprisingly energetic response from the lazy philosophers I've finally had an answer from my last Classics module
As such - I've got my 2:1!
Back to same Uni for a Masters in Management for the next year in September - looks like I'll need to start working
I would say time for a few
...but I managed to get myself almost isolated on the day of my results and there's no-one to go drinking with!
The toils of Dodgeball and Internships
Posted Jun 9, 2014
Alas, or possibly thankfully, my internship is not in dodgeball
I am currently trying to keep together a truly battered body from my brother-in-law (to be)'s stag do. Having a somewhat large group of middle class friends he did avoid the increasingly de rigeur abusive treatment (mostly).
While the Best Man's organisation was excellent (despite us creating a faffer's united organisation) the effects of one 4am finish, followed by two hours of morning dodgeball in fancy dress (personally I felt my minion outfit was excellent) followed by another 4am finish has left some suitable effects...clearly I'm getting old.
More annoyingly after a great weekend my summer boss has (finally) got back to me and told me my summer timings. Annoyingly she is going on holiday for two weeks, so my intership has been delayed to a week into July - I'd actually been looking forward to doing some work (it's for a charity organisation), and work is a rare thing for a philosophy student to look forward to
As such, clearly the only reasonable option is for me to finish my (lego...for now) death star
A"n" h2g2 Smiley
Posted Mar 10, 2014
A question of utmost important, which has originated (at least for me) off the clearly work-focused volunteer skype thread (I'm going to take a wild plunge and assume I won't be punished for bring this across )
Is it "an" h2g2 smiley
"a" h2g2 smiley
I personally deliberately went for "a" h2g2 smiley, because there isn't a vowel following the "h", was this is reasonable decision?
Posted Feb 17, 2014
Currently now completely out of sync with my normal sleep patterns and in pain - having had a nice long lie in today, managed to have a mycolonic jerk (that's a weird hiccup thing caused by my epilepsy, that triggers all your voluntary muscles at once) - threw myself off my bed and now have an impressive gash and a possible concussion
Inability to easily go get myself checked at this time, but a brief cognitive check seem to say I'm okay except my hip really, really hurts, pain is greatly overrated