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In an exact repeat of an event four years ago, I've just given a senior colleague of mine a tutorial in 'click-and-drag'.
Cameron
10:24 AM, 23/06/16
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"Soo - any suggestions for jobs suitable for someone who is highly literate, numerate and scientifically literate, good communication skills, super good at organising stuff (events, logistics, equipment, timetables) but not much experience at managing people, likes teaching/public outreach as long as the audience are nice people instead of stroppy teenagers being forced to learn." -- Gillian

Did you get QTS in the end? You could look at tutoring - good pay, generally nice kids, though there are slightly antisocial hours, and it's heavily biased towards April-June exam cramming.
Jamie
12:46 PM, 23/06/16
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Cameron: woah!
Niall H.
2:30 PM, 23/06/16
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Said colleague has just wandered by to say that they managed it themselves this time. They thought they might not have been pressing hard enough, and I suggested it might have been that they were letting go too soon. Happy
Cameron
2:53 PM, 23/06/16
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How does one get into tutoring? Build up a pool of pupils whose parents are (hopefully) recommending you to other parents? Advertise in schools? Online? (Yes to QTS.)
Gillian
1:44 AM, 24/06/16
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Cameron, could you put me in touch with your friend at Nature? I'd like to find out what it involves on a day to day basis.
Gillian
1:45 AM, 24/06/16
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This may be my most depressing morning ever. We're heading for a Brexit-induced recession, I'm gonna be unemployed, and it hasn't stopped raining in weeks.
Gillian
4:43 AM, 24/06/16
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Hello gp! As always, in the event of the world falling apart, I thought I'd check the gp was still alive. It seems it is - quiet, but still breathing. Phew!

Gillian: if those options don't work out, I'd recommend talking to a recruitment person on LinkedIn. There are all sorts of random jobs in digital development/marketing (product owner or business analyst springs to mind) which would match your skillset, but that you might not have thought of. And lots of training courses where you can try it out.
Flick
6:54 PM, 28/06/16
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Hello Flick! Nice to hear from you Happy
Niall H.
8:45 AM, 29/06/16
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In cool climbing news and pretty pictures, did you guys see Dave Macleod's repeated Birkett's Return of the King (E9 6c) on Scafell? First person to place the gear (2 RPs) on lead instead of pre-placing too.
http://davemacleod.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/return-of-king.html
Lina
9:19 AM, 29/06/16
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It's been a few years, but anyone up for an early-evening run?

Going from corner of Broad Street and Cornmarket at 18:30; usual route is 4.5 miles, probably ~35mins.

(Failing that... pub at 7:45 anyone?)
Will B
1:31 PM, 29/06/16
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Is there a new usual route? (I think the old one is likely to be a bit boggy.) I don't think I can join you this week, but I'll be keen once I'm back from next week's trip away. But yes - keen to return to the Wednesday run, and probably keen for 7.45 pub.
Cameron
4:17 PM, 29/06/16
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Gillian: My friend at Nature is currently away on holiday, and then I'm away next week. I'll find out what I can when we're not all running around. I think Flick's recommendation is probably a good one!
Cameron
4:18 PM, 29/06/16
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Gillian- suggestions of growing fields/ companies where people are currently hiring individuals with your skill set: Argans Ltd, waste water modelling, Atomic Weapons Establishment, carbon60, Thales, ECMWF, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Tessella, NPL, Atkins, BAS, space industry, data analytics, flood risk, catastrophe risk modelling (RMS has a number of scientists). The only recruiters that I have found helpful are ECM selection based in Cambridge (but they also advertise positions elsewhere). They are specialist recruiters for scientists and engineers. Indeed is also a good place to start. Shout if this isn't helpful.
 

5:30 PM, 29/06/16
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"Is there a new usual route? (I think the old one is likely to be a bit boggy.) I don't think I can join you this week, but I'll be keen once I'm back from next week's trip away. But yes - keen to return to the Wednesday run, and probably keen for 7.45 pub." -- Cameron

Same old route, and yes, it was pretty filthy!

Trying to get back into the habit of running, so I'll try to do exactly the same next week (hopefully the path will have dried out a little).
Will B
7:21 PM, 29/06/16
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