Day - 31.10.18
Okay, well I've decided it's quite futile of me to record what "day" it's supposed to be according to my record as it's not exactly like I'm doing a great job posting regularly now.
What I can say is that the work load from uni is on the up... and I'm very glad that next week is reading week for me.
In some ways I work better one week at a time, but I concede I'm a bit behind according to my own spreadsheet/targets.
Mainly I can't be bothered to actually do any of the recommended reading... but I'm keeping on top of everything else pretty much so that's okay.
Only lecture's I've missed was for Econometrics and that was kind of out of my choice so I'm glad.
Reading week should help me catch up...
Some interesting updates anyway-
-> Got a smartwatch so the main benefit (apart from cool factors like step counts, weather, sleep tracking) is that I can get my schedule on it.
That syncs to the Samsung calendar which syncs to the google calendar.
A picture does say a thousand words and basically I can get my "plans" on my phone, watch and computer easily. So there's more accountability on my time usage... less procrastination and TSR time, as you might have noted.
Sadly, TSR wants to be a **** and won't let me upload the picture for some error reason.
->It's the effort that counts... So I did an event for Get Into Teaching and didn't get enough people signed up (lol) so I'm not allowed to do any future events
. I've tried my best for this role but it's simply difficult to get people to sign up to a teaching survey form lol. It doesn't really matter who you are.
-> Did a first group presentation and sadly I had to take a semi-leading role even though I wish I could have relaxed and been the chill person. Nevertheless, the presentation was completed and went well (thanks to me ? haha) but the teacher was targeting questions at me lol.
->Have started applying for summer internships and I have about 30+ I would like to get applications for. It's competitive and I'll need to work on that.
-> A lecturer of mine mentioned something about looking for research assistants so I took them up on it... it seems like I might have secured a position of research slave or somewhat, but I'm glad to have got the opportunity and I'm glad to be in the lecturers good books... could be interesting to see what knowledge / things I can learn which might help me out in applications/ career prospects
-> Peer Assisted Study Scheme. Kind of disappointing with how that's going so far... 2 sessions and pretty much no first year's have arrived (there's been 4 in total but I only have to attend once per 2 weeks). In some ways no-one turning up is great as I get to chill but I would like to help the 1st years out I'm missing some purpose in the meantime.
-> Exam invigilation. Apparently there's mock exams going on for the secondary school people again so I have taken on a few hours (not a lot honestly as I don't want to miss uni, and there is just generally low hours anyway but the hourly pay is good). So I'm back at my old secondary school doing a bit of that and it's wonderful. Said the hi's to the teachers but it is a bit less great as I don't really know the sixth formers now (since previous year 13 left this summer- who were year 12 when I was year 13). Nevertheless, I like the respect I get from the lower school... getting called sir is great
Till next time!
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