Archive for June, 2005

Degree result

Jun 10th, 2005

I got the result of the final year of my undergraduate degree today, after finishing my exams on Wednesday. (They realy rush them through) Final result was a 2.1, which means I’ll have no problems begining my four years combined Master/PhD in Edinburgh next year. I had actually been given a 2.2 offer, which is very unusual for PhD placements, but I was glad that it didn’t come to me relying on that, it woukld have felt like cheating.

I had half hoped for a first, I manged to get one in the first year and my performance throughout this year suggested that it was a possibility. However, given my exam performance I realised it was unlikely as I produced a few essays I wasn’t entirely proud of. I’m interested to see my mark makeup.

So now I have almost three months of nothing.

End of exams and a little accident

Jun 8th, 2005

Well finally exams are over and I may emerge from my cocoon of work into three weeks of nothing before revision. I’m not about to analyse how I think I did, its difficult to do so without seeming either arrogant or self deprecating. However I will make my results known on Friday when they are made available to me.

You may have also noticed that the rest of my blog appears to be non-existent. This is a result of a number of small accidents, which unfortunately conspired to me loosing the contents of the database which powers the blog. Fortunately, the wonders of modern search engine technology, and my laziness in removing my old blogspot blog, means that little will be lost. In total, one blog post has been lost to the ether, and all that discussed was my move to the new server. More importantly I have lost many of your comments, beyond the reach of the mighty google. Still, the disaster is less than I expected and you can expect to see a restoration of the archive soon.