I hadn’t counted on a hectic second semester after the hectic-ness of starting a new job in first semester, but it appears that’s what I’ve created!
As well as some exciting and somewhat daunting writing deadlines, I’ll be presenting at the following:
- 1 October: Student workshop on communicating research through social media at the Australian Entomological Society’s 50th anniversary conference, Canberra.
- 8 October: Webinar on ‘Getting savvy with your research audiences’ (with Jonathan O’Donnell) for the Australian Association of Gerontology/Emerging Researchers in Ageing.
- 27 November: ‘Digital academic’ symposium convened by Deborah Lupton, Canberra.
- 3 December: Breakfast talk for the Psych-Oncology co-operative research group (PoCoG), Melbourne.
This is, of course, on top of my day-job as a research education and development lecturer at an institution with multiple regional campuses. I’ll be travelling to two of the larger campuses over the next few months…two times each.
We’ve also got a holiday planned during one of the school holiday weeks in September, something I’m looking forward to with equal parts dread and longing. Dread because there is nothing worse – nothing – than going on holidays when everyone else and their dog is going on holidays. Longing because it’ll be fun, and away, and I won’t need to commute for a whole week!
I’ll be ready to put my feet up for a short time come 4 Dec. Just a short time, before I’ll have to let the increasing madness of the silly season in.
Take care of yourself. I imagine the only thing worse than going on holidays when everyone else is taking their dog for a holiday would be going on holidays when everyone else and their dog is going on holidays, and getting sick.
So very true, JOD. And right now is when everyone in the fam is wandering around, sniffling + coughing just a little. We’re stuffing everyone full of Vit.C.