today i had an interview at the university of birmingham, for admission to the MSc (Master of science?) degree program. they were dead impressed, i described my new job and they said… well, then that’s a master’s and Phd and then some sorted.
they just wanted to see my degree certificate from the university of illinois…not the slightest bit interested in my transcripts…not even a clue about GRE results…the two interveiwers looked and looked at my degree and said…nice…yes, very nice…
anyway, i’m unofficially in!! just have to wait for “the letter”
tomorrow mr a and i are off for an afternoon in london, i was supposed to have a meeting in the morning but that has been rescheduled for weds. we are going to london anyway…no plan…you’ll just have to wait for the post trip wrap up and pics!
wednesday…that’s the big day of the week…i’m leaving my house at 5.30AM…train from birmingham new st at 6am to arrive in newcastle at 9.26am for a meeting. i won’t leave newcastle til 3.22pm and get back to brum at 9ish…and home at 10ish????????
the week of sept 13 will be very busy…MSc induction 15-16, meeting in london 17th and then on to newcastle on the 18th.
one of my goals with this research position and MSc is to study what, how and why healthcare professionals change their practice. healthcare is an evolving profession~~what i learned in nursing school 15 years ago is not 100% valid anymore~~let alone what my colleagues learned 20+ years ago…but how does a person or a system persuade and coax them to embrace new technology and research???
it’s very exciting to be on the beginning of a long journey.