Saturday, March 11, 2017

More uni drama

Hi Everyone

So more uni drama, but drama in a good way. I had a big think about what I wanted to do after I get my grad dip and a friend of mine (thanks Jan) gave me a suggestion. I realised just how many people were doing the library grad dip and it made me think of getting a job afterwards and how easy or hard it would be. Plus when I was reading my textbook, one of the first things it said was "if you're scared of people, don't become a librarian, get out now!", which was kinda dramatic in itself but that was another thing to consider, as I am afraid of people, I get freaked out easy in public.

In information services at my uni, there are two streams, Library Studies and Records Management & Archives. I have worked in records three times and it wasn't too bad. I was happy in the records room with all those files, the great way to hide I say. So... I have put in an application for the Grad Dip in Records Management and Archives. I will let you know how I go with that. The good thing though is I can get credit for the subject I'm doing now because it's part of the program. I'm excited though, there are only a handful of people in my class that want to work in archives and everyone else wants to be librarians. I don't think that bodes well for the amount of jobs out there. We'll see.

In other news back to see my dietitian and have joined a gym. I am at a dangerous weight, the one where I hate, even more so, how I look because I have put on a bit of weight. I don't like it and I need to do something about it now. The danger is that switch that goes off and then I drop it all. I feel it almost take hold a few times but I am at a normalish weight but not used to that. I'm worried I will just have that 'snap' moment and it all comes tumbling down. I'll keep you posted.

Take care and be kind to yourselves. I am trying to do the same.

Sarah xx

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Uni and the drama

Hi Guys

So this week has been dramatic. I've yelled, I've cried, I've laughed (thankfully) and had many more emotions. So... uni started back and I did my intro on the discussion board (I study online) and the unit coordinator emailed me to tell me I was in the wrong course. Of course I freaked out, who wouldn't. I had signed up for undergrad because I hadn't studied in years and I mentioned in my intro post that I had done undergrad and postgrad before, so she said I should be doing the Grad Dip in Information and Library Studies, not the undergrad Library and Corporate Information Management course.

So... then went back and forth for two days between the departments because I had been given bad advice to start with, even when they checked my credit application for recognition for prior learning, they still didn't pick it up that I should be in postgrad. In the end I couldn't do the full course because enrollments have closed for study period one. I am happy that I am in the same unit but the postgrad version of it and I will apply for the full course for the July intake. The only annoying this is that I only have access to the undergrad site right now and that will change tonight where I will lose complete access and then should have it back again Monday once everything has gone through.

All in all it turned out well considering that they didn't have to help me. It was because my tutor is also the coordinator of the course, as well as the unit, so they listened to her. Thankfully. She called me yesterday afternoon because I emailed her asking if I all else fails, should I completely withdraw and she was ringing to say yes and she was happy to hear the result. Oh well, all's well, that ends well, as they say ;)

Sarah xx

P.S. Please ignore any errors, I wrote this several times and it still sounded weird :-P