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mariawolters



Joined: 17 Jul 2007
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Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Hi everybody!  Reply with quote

Just thought I'd introduce myself. I've chosen not to be anonymous because I plan to tell people at work, and they'd figure out pretty quicky who I am.

I'm Maria, I'm a Research Fellow in speech technology at a bi-departmental unit. Employed by the School of Informatics, going through the RAE via the Department of Linguistics. One grant so far, three more in the oven, one of which submitted. My survival strategy is to work 40-60% on grants, with the rationale that you can always fit one day of a costly person in, but f/t is another matter entirely.

Personal bugbear: Journal paper writer's block.
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Dr Spouse
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Joined: 17 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just moved this here as I'd made a shiny new board!

I'm the originator of this board, though I'd quite like other people to sign up and be helpful admins or moderators, pretty please!

I'm in Psychology and work mainly on language development and language disorders, with a sideline in Travelling Overseas To Look At Small Children In Hot Countries.

I am at the top of the Lecturer level and feel a bit frustrated at my age (which I'm not going to reveal) though I know there are a number of reasons, partly due to spending ages getting my undergrad degree, partly due to doing an unreasonable number of postdocs, and partly due to sheer indolence and lack of paper and grant writing bovvered-ness since I got my first lecturing job.
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istocnjak



Joined: 20 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all -- I am looking forward to learning quite a lot from this forum, I will be beginning over again in the UK in September after teaching for ten years at a US liberal arts college. High expectations and much apprehension on this side.
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frog



Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 26


Location: sheffield

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just to say...

too much teaching (fun though). Lost my voice for the second year in a row... had to take time off... but now the emails have piled up!

But, on the positive side:
Have finished my rsearch project (and almost did everything I said on the tin)
And got my M.Ed!
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Xiongmao



Joined: 06 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I migrated over here from the HE Chronicle fora after seeing a link on one of Dr Spouse's posts. I'm English and lecturing in the British Isles at the moment. Various mathematical subfields for undergrads and postgrads.

I recently changed university from the one I was at for two years (my first lecturing post out of PhD), doing pretty much the same thing as now. I am thinking of moving to the US or Chinese side of academe this year. Hence my moniker!

Apologies if I sound non-committal, but I'm new to posting (despite lurking on HE Chronicle fora for about 3 years!) here and don't want to reveal too much!

Nice to meet you all!

XM
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Dr Spouse
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Joined: 17 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xiongmao wrote:
Hi All,
Apologies if I sound non-committal, but I'm new to posting (despite lurking on HE Chronicle fora for about 3 years!) here and don't want to reveal too much!


Not at all, it is always good to keep a few things to oneself. Otherwise how can you moan about your colleagues or your professional body?

Welcome to the forum, hope to see more of you.
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Figgy Pudding



Joined: 06 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Hello, everyone Reply with quote

Hello everyone

I'm new to the board, having come over from the Chronicle. I work as a senior lecturer in England.
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Xiongmao



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Figgy Pudding Smile Nice to have another person from the UK.
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JTL



Joined: 14 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello.  I'm a friend of Dr Spouse from A.N.Other forum.  I'm a (hopefully!) final year PhD student, doing an ethnographic study in an Area Studies department, and am in the thick of writing up at the moment (hoping to submit by the end of the year, please God!).  I've joined as I'm at that point where I need all the procrastinatory and diversionary tactics I can get Very Happy

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