Wednesday, 15 December 2010

where has the time gone?

Well its now December and I can't believe how quick time has gone by. Since my last blog, the semester is finished, I've completed my first semester tutoring, I've graduated and been awarded the Sue Grant Service Award. I've also become part of PG life in the School of Social and Political Science and also managed to be roped into taking the SPS Choir! Caroline and I also managed to raise quite a bit of money through the African Images Exhibition and Auction. I've also given up my weekend job and I'm looking forward to having my saturdays back!

In the last couple of months, I've been so busy with lots of work (both academic and non-academic), I've experience some of the worst snow that Edinburgh has had from a long time, I've also stopped working at the weekends (woohoo) and given up my internship at the Scotland Malawi Partnership!

In terms of PhD work, supervision is well established and I have a number of things to be getting on with (forms, forms and forms)! I've written my first abstract (400 words have never been so hard) submitted some SPSS (stats) coursework (I passed the exam), which felt like it was never ending and now I'm actually getting round to doing some writing!

Given that it is nearly Christmas, I will be heading home for the holidays soon (and taking the work with me).  I'm looking forward to next semester, more tutoring, less auditing, probably the same amount as Uni social based commitments and hopefully lots more reading and writing!