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Scott’s Spiel

The blog of a Glasgow medical student, St Andrew’s first aider, Mactard and slacking web developer.

End of freshers

Posted by Scott on September 23, 2007 at 12:25 pm in: General, Uni.

As I’m currently internetless in my flat, this is quite a delayed post but never mind.

Freshers 07 is now over. Unfortunately I had to pull out as being a Freshers’ helper so I could go home and take the bloody dog out. Hopefully I’ll manage to do it next year, who knows. I’ve also been thinking about the SRC job again (read back if you’ve no idea what I’m on about). They last said in June that the interview would be postponed as it was difficult to find a date which suited everyone. Having not heard anything since, I was assuming that this meant probably September time since the Uni would be back to full activity. I’m also hoping that they’d wait till Freshers’ was over as it’s quite a busy time for the SRC. If that’s the case, then I should be hearing about it soon. However it’s also possible that someone else got it and that’s why I’ve heard bugger all over the summer. If I don’t hear by the middle of October I’m going to go with the latter.

It’s great to be back and seeing people again and my worry about everyone’s great escapades across the globe weren’t as bad as I was thinking. I’m just gonna suck it up and hope the in a while it won’t be quite so big a deal.

On the other hand we (finally) got our PBL groups and timetable for next year. I’m now in group C (previously group A) which means I get the horrible 3-5pm PBL slot over with quickly. I recognise maybe one person in my PBL group which should make it interesting. We’re also out on day 2 shadowing a FY1 doc somewhere which I’m quite impressed about. Don’t know yet where or which department but as long as I’m not too far out I won’t mind. The “group presentation” on Friday of week 0 has me a little worried though, I’m very much hoping it’s someone putting on a presentation for us rather than the reverse. The more I think about it the more sure I get that we’ll be doing the presentation. Yay.

Finally, the iPod Touch! Since we now have an Apple store in Buchanan St (which is awesome) I managed to get a quick play with the iPod Touch yesterday. The screen is impressive and the touch sensitiveness I could get used to eventually. I tried reading my emails using the wifi and had no complaints. Overall though, it is very expensive for what it is. Priced at £199 it almost competes with the iPhone’s £269 (ignoring contract, activation, yadda). Other simple things bugged me about it too, like the fact you can’t add in calendar events, you must do that through iTunes. I don’t think I’ll be getting one soon, hopefully the price will drop a bit when the iPhone comes out. Judging by the fact the Apple store was sold out in 3 days, that might be wishful thinking more than anything else.

Don’t get a BT line till a week on Monday, then we have to wait for broadband so who knows when the next post will be. Possibly next week complaining about the presentation I have to give on Friday. Gah!


  1. Posted on October 8th, 2007 at 1:04 am by Jennifer

    What is FY1? I love asking questions….

  2. Posted on October 20th, 2007 at 2:44 pm by Scott

    Foundation Year 1. Formally Pre-registration House Officer. Will probably be changed again in the not to distant future.


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