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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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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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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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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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Cameron: woah!
Niall H.
2:30 PM, 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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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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Physical oceanography research jobs in industry are (mostly) heavily dependent on the oil price, which may have perked up a little in the last few months but is still waay lower than 2 years ago. Lots of people have been made redundant over the last couple of years so there's an excess of qualified people and very, very few jobs being advertised. Schlumberger, for example, has made approx 40,000 people redundant in the last couple of years - about a third of their total workforce. I am looking out for industry jobs, but it's a pretty slim hope.
Gillian
11:59 AM, 21/06/16
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I'd echo Lina's thought. A friend of mine is now a (copy) editor at Nature, and seems to be really enjoying it. Depending on the field, there may also be research jobs around (in companies rather than at universities) that draw on similar skills and ideas to what you've developed in your research.
Cameron
11:11 AM, 21/06/16
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I imagine you've looked at scientific publishing already?
Lina
10:51 AM, 21/06/16
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Hi all. I was hoping y'all could help me. My current postdoc contract runs out at the end of August and I'm really struggling to find a new job. Academically, I'm qualified in a pretty narrow field in which there are currently no jobs, and anyway I'm not sure I want to remain in the pressure pot that is academia. I don't want to return to teaching because a) it made me a miserable grumpy person and b)I've developed some health issues which are badly affected by stress and treated by lowering my immune system, so a stressful job in a hotbed of germs is not a good idea. IT-wise, I'm very familiar with Matlab but not with any of the commonly used languages like C++, so for programming jobs there's nearly always someone better qualified.

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
10:28 AM, 21/06/16
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I'm working til 10 Sad but will have a spare room in Swansea from next weekend if anyone wants to come climbing in the Gower Grinning
George
11:25 PM, 20/06/16
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Good choice: I was just re-reading that
Niall H.
10:27 PM, 20/06/16
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I'll be at Book Club Sad (but discussing A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush Happy )
Clare
2:36 PM, 20/06/16
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I'm working till 8pm Sad
Jamie
11:27 PM, 19/06/16
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Have emailed all interested parties..... Grinning
Lina
8:38 PM, 19/06/16
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I'm keen for Cleeve Hill!
Will B
8:26 PM, 19/06/16
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Please come up with a plan! Steve away for the night so need to book babysitter.... x
Katja
8:25 PM, 19/06/16
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I could be tempted to come up and play too if the weather is OK.
Andy
6:21 PM, 19/06/16
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Ditto, even with my well known antipathy towards limestone
Niall H.
10:43 PM, 18/06/16
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That sounds cool! Would love to join you. x
Katja
9:56 PM, 18/06/16
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To celebrate midsummer? That might be fun.
Cameron
2:18 PM, 17/06/16
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Thinking of making a Cleeve Hill pilgrimage on Tuesday evening...
Lina
10:17 AM, 17/06/16
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