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Blimey! Long shot job application... success!

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Viewofhedges Mon 10-Apr-17 14:34:53

Posting here because I can't tell anyone IRL before I tell my DH and that won't be til after work.

Had a massive interview last week. Worked hard for it. Felt like it was a real long shot because it's a fantastic uni in my field and I'm a very new lecturer (come from industry). Anyhow the call has just come in - I got the job! And they said I was great!

It's going to be a huge step up for me in every sense and quite terrifying, but I'm so proud of myself! (I've also got to get used to the fact that we might have to move house and in a direction I don't want to go, but that's another issue). And wow, it's a much, much better place academically than where I am now. So obviously the fear is kicking in now, but....! A permanent contract! With £ and everything! This time last year I wasn't even thinking of it, and now I'm a PGCHE'd, FEA'd, full time academic! At somewhere amazing!

Ah, the cold, cold fear mixed with a sense of astonishment!

Right, back to marking.......!

Bluntness100 Mon 10-Apr-17 14:40:28

Congrats op. Buy yourself some bubbly or whatever floats your boat and have a little celebration tonight. 😁

Foureyesarebetterthantwo Mon 10-Apr-17 15:11:35

Really good news, you must have wowed them!

Viewofhedges Mon 10-Apr-17 16:37:51

Thank you all! Still can't quite believe it!

dimples76 Mon 10-Apr-17 20:54:48

Congratulations - hope you enjoy every second of your celebrations

shovetheholly Wed 12-Apr-17 10:01:28


FlyAwayPeter Wed 12-Apr-17 10:47:15

Many congratulations! Well done- I hope you had a lovely celebration last night.

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 12-Apr-17 12:55:15

Oh, wow, that's brilliant!

It's lovely hearing stuff like this when so much doom and gloom is in the air about academic jobs. You're bringing hope. smile

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