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by lingua_franca
Wed May 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 7980

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I think this is perhaps understandable. Although I agree that there isn't much the student could actually do in the "hot spots", I think this may be their eagerness to get involved, and hopefully this will develop the level of insight they have regarding these situations in the future. "live and le...
by lingua_franca
Sun May 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?

In my own case I didn't really have my heart set on CP. I saw it as one interesting option among three or four interesting options, and my strategy in life has always been just to do the next thing that feels right for me now rather than working towards one specific goal. Sometimes I worried that th...
by lingua_franca
Sat May 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 7980

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I had rather an unsettling conversation with one of my undergraduate students about this. He's applied for a holiday placement in a conflict-affected country, and he's disappointed by the work he was offered by the humanitarian organisation (a reputable organisation that I know quite well). "I wante...
by lingua_franca
Sun May 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover

That sounds interesting, Geishawife. Are there any papers or known speakers on that topic? It would also be nice to get more votes - unless the low vote numbers represent apathy towards the idea? I think it's more that most users don't notice this subforum. I didn't realise this topic was here unti...
by lingua_franca
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

She is rather less adorable when she materialises on my face at four in the morning, demanding that I clear her litter tray of any undesirable contents RIGHT NOW. ;) Here is another photo, one that captures the full force of her commanding personality. She's ace. I don't know how I've got by without...
by lingua_franca
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Congratulations on finishing training, Curly Hair. :D 1.) I have spent part of today looking at mortgages. :shock: I can't believe I'm thinking of buying a house. 2.) There is one house that I just fell in love with on sight. It's at the upper end of my budget, but there's nothing not to like about ...
by lingua_franca
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How did you/would you celebrate getting a place?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: How did you/would you celebrate getting a place?

Get a cat.

(I say this because I just got one myself today, and right now they seem like the ideal ingredient for every occasion. :D )
by lingua_franca
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) A second student who is unhappy with his grade sent me an email so arrogant that it beggars belief. "I deserve a high mark" is in there. He also calls me unjust. You'd think I'd sent him to a gulag instead of giving him a 2:ii. 2.) WHAT. 3.) I take back what I said about my current career path b...
by lingua_franca
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) One of my undergrads plagiarised an assignment worth a big proportion of his grade and he's being formally investigated for academic misconduct. When he heard about this he sent me such a snotty email, demanding that I "meet him at my earliest convenience" to explain why, because "this feedback ...
by lingua_franca
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) I am getting a furry antidepressant, aka a cat!!! :D :D :D She has got a splotch of dark fur the exact shape of a saddle on her back, and the rest of her looks as if she came of worst in a battle with an ink bottle. I've never seen a cat with such markings. I'm calling her Lottie. 2.) Just the p...
by lingua_franca
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) My salary is going to be pretty thin this month, because of the pensions strike at the universities. I'm very lucky I have got a bit of hourly paid lecturing at a post-92 uni, or I'd be struggling. This whole thing is worrying me and making me quite sad. Academia is precarious enough as it is fo...
by lingua_franca
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) My third-year students have turned in a disgraceful set of assignments and it's causing me to overinflate the marks of the 2:i students - read a 2:i assignment after a bunch of borderline fails and it feels as if it is a work of unparalleled genius. It's taking me ages to make sure that I'm inte...
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) Last month I asked a friend if she would be prepared to be a guest speaker on my course. She agreed, and I gave her the date. I contacted her today to finalise the arrangements (the class is on Friday) and got, "Oh, I'm moving house on that day." No apology. :evil: This isn't the first time peop...
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving clinical psychology behind...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Leaving clinical psychology behind...?

The Government Social Research Service has a salaried fast stream that recruits people annually. You need a 2:i or higher in a social science and good knowledge of research methods. You'd be doing policy-related research, and I expect that would be a good way to get into public health. You could als...
by lingua_franca
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592699

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) My publisher and I have agreed on a cover photo for the book. It's fantastic and we all loved it on sight. Now if only I can persuade them to change the awful title they're currently insisting on... 2.) There is a possibility that there might be a documentary film about my research. I'm meeting ...