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Well, I told mine once that I'd booked a holiday prior to having permission. I swear to god I thought she was going to kill me. So now I ask. Humbly. And act in the most gracious manner when it has been granted. But its worth remembering that my supervisor is evil and a control freak.
Still, it never hurts just to ask politely. Even Evil Supervisor always says yes.
Plus, to be fair, I don't think an MSc in Arc from UCL is just something to be used as a "bolster" for science credentials. I don't mean to sound overly negative, but if you couldn't convince them that you were up to the change (albeit a less drastic one than to medicine)in direction, then its going to be a lot tougher for medicine. Its all about work experience I think!
Hmmm. If I were you, while you wait I would get some serious work experience done in the care sector. You going to have one hell of a job convincing people that you are up to changing to a science-based degree. You need to show people that you are commited to medicine and the only real way I think you can do this is to look at the care side of it. There's tonnes of stuff you can do.
How do you know you're up to scratch with the science? If you haven't done any since GCSE you'd have a bit of a shock, and it might be a struggle. Most medical schools ask for a-level chemistry, because you NEED to be at that level to cope with the work.
Why do you actually want to go into medicine? Four/five years is a long time to commit yourself to a course in a field that you have never studied beyond the most basic of levels.
Hello! Well, I'm at the end of my teather. Due to having a particularly insane and anal supervisor, we are expected to keep office hours of 10am til 6pm. In theory, this is fine. However, there are 9 people in a fiarly small room, and we have people coming and going all the time, phones ringing etc etc. I love everyone in my office, but find it nearly impossible to write anything or read. I know I'm easily ditsracted, but there's nto much I can do abotu it. I can't listen to music while I work, and I've tried just having the head phones in, but they don't cancel enough of the noise. short of ear plugs (which I'm relucant to use, because I don't want to seem rude) what can I do?! I get nothing done during work hours, and its making me doubly stressed as I have to make up for it at the weekend or in the evenings. I've tried talking to my sup. but she wants us all in during those hours. :-(
God its terrible! My biggest problem has been the massive hike in food prices. I live in central London, meaning that a) food was always more expensive than anywhere else in the country b) there are really only small shops (like Sainsbury's local - certianly no Aldis etc) within a couple of miles, which are a lot more expensive anyway. I'm actually frightened by the amount of money food is costing me. I'm sure everyone appreciates it when I say, I would love to be able to walk the couple of miles to the local larger supermarket, but don't have the time or the energy several times a week! Grrrr. Not good!
I believe that a condition of acceptance is that you do not hold a place at another institution. So, accepting both places will, in all likeihood, make both offers null and void. Remember, what you are accepting is a contract, like a job. Of course, if things come up, you can change your mind about a place, and people will probably understand. But nobody likes a time waster (although I know you're not doing it on purpose). The place that you end up rejecting will be annoyed, and its not great to upset people who might be useful to you in your future career! Bottom line anyway, you're not allowed.
Aloha - tell me about it. I think its the main cause of my stress. I can't go to the loo without them knowing. The other week I got a text at about 10pm on a friday, and didn't answer it. Then, I got a few follow up emails at the weekend. I had been away in deepest, darkest Wales with no internet access, meaning I couldn't have answered. On my return on monday, I got a very shirty email saying something along the lines of "Don't you check your emails? I've been having a monologue at you ALL WEEKEND". There are so many things wrong with this statement I don't know where to start. B*itch.
There's tonnes of smaller B&Bs about 15 minutes away just around Tavistock Square which are from around 20-40 quid. As they're all family -owned type affairs, I reckon you could come to some sort of arrangement with them regarding a discount, if you're going to be staying a couple of times a month. I stayed in one when I was looking for somewhere to live round there, and okay, it wasn't the most salubrious establishment, but it was clean at the people were friendly!
I remember talking to a lecturer friend of mine who said that they like to address unkonwn academics by their full title, and if they reply with your first name, then they reply in kind. Actually this conversation came about because she said she amazed by how causal UGs can be when emailing for the first time!
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