So school has started again. Its my last beginning of term, hopefully forever. Feels like a total non event though. I have two new lecturers. One of them is extremely irritating. The other one is quite interesting. He showed us some quite disturbing docs about the history of psychiatry (an almost fake profession save for the last 50 or so years). I think the mental health module might be better than anticipated. Less popular lecturer has abandoned the uni portal (sharepoint) in favour of this WetPaint site thing. Much crossness was to be had about that. She has also changed the assessment back to an exam after lengthy campaigning to change it to an essay, mostly from the dyslexics on the course (which includes myself, allegedly). We’ll see how she fares with the angry social workers.
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I have passed the mother fucking resit!!!!!!!
Thank you for your swift response. I shall resend my paperwork presently.
Meanwhile, you and your colleagues might want to consider removing internal communication threads before replying to an email originator. Including discriminatory remarks is both insensitive and unprofessional.
We have no record of your DSA application, please could you resend to
Pl look into. She doesn’t seem to know her own name……
To whom it may concern,
I am at present letting the flu get the better of me. Routine seems to consist of: wake up at 5am, remedicate, sleep until about 9, move into lounge. At about 2pm I can manage getting washed and dressed. And so on.
Anyway thats all very fascinating I’m sure. In the meantime I had a v nice weekend. It was the 1st aniversary of George’s death on sunday so I went home for some Mummy time. We pottered around Totnes on saturday, which if you are a tree hugging hippy like me is a shopping paradise. You can even sign up to be buried in a eco coffin down there. I bought these v posh herb planters for my plant friends. I have 6 herb plants now!
On sunday we had a pub lunch at Liverton (bit chavvy actually) and went to Endsleigh for more garden things. I bought the olive tree finally which I have been coveting. They can live for 2000 years apparently! I am hoping it will like it in the big window in the kitchen. I will be very smug when I get to eat olives off my own tree one day.
Meanwhile I have been back to uni to start lectures. It was ok. Bit same old, same old really but I have yet another new work group which does not contain anyone I don’t get on with unlike previous years. I feel a bit detached from it really.
Shep is away diving. Return date unknown. Boo
My only task for today was to pop into one of the uni canteens and collect my god daughter from her mother so she can attend induction stuff. As if it could be that simple!?
Baby mother is crying her eyes out. Apparently baby father thought that today was a totally appropriate time to say that he didn’t want a party for god daughter’s 1st birthday because he cannot bear to be around baby mother and also that this was the prefect time to threaten court action and just generally tear her to pieces. On her first day back at uni. As if going back to uni as a single mother of two isn’t f**king well hard enough!!!!
Meanwhile I also bump into my old professor who doesn’t teach me anymore but well…who am i kidding al the staff in my faculty know me. Anyway he says ‘you’re a third year now, yes’ – and i explain failing one module and not progressing this year etc etc. He says ‘well you’d better contact Professor Somebody Else because the faculty are in the midst of changing regulations and allowing failed modules up to 20 credits (mine is only 10) to progress with a resit period in november. So i dutifully go home with the baby and emailed said person and he replies immediately that I should know in a day or so.
*probably also something to do with the recent media coverage of the huge social worker shortfall.