I’ve had to leave completing these posts until the following morning as I simply didnt have time to update this as I went along. I had saved a slot in the late afternoon but I suddenly had two problems (both student related) come my way that needed my attention.
As earlier, this was a day at home which means catching up with admin and emails and doing some reading. I needed to read through a project bid to check what was expected of us and to prepare notes for a first steering group meeting on Friday.
After lunch I put on a shirt (yes, I feel I need to make the effort – as they do) for two skype interviews with applicants for our Masters programme. Both were fine, keen and enthusiastic and I’m happy to forward the paperwork this morning and recommend that we make them an offer. Interviewing by Skype is interesting and I like the video which allows me firstly to gauge the applicants reaction to my questions and secondly to test their command of English by checking to see if they’re reading from a script!
This was followed by two further skype meetings with a close colleague to discuss students progress (or lack of!). One of which was prompted by an email from a student who has got themselves into difficulty. Their circumstances change they need to be able to adapt otherwise it’s very unsettling for them. I need to check on our regulations today to make sure I give the best advice and guidance.
That put me behind and I didnt get finished until about 19:30 after which got organised and booked hotels for a break over the Easters vacation. Something to look forward to and now I can plan