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To ask for urgent help fixing my self-inflicted cockup here due to high traffic?

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ElectricMonk Sat 17-Nov-12 21:28:04

Basically, I have a 1 hour seminar on Monday and may be doing an assessed presentation in that subject the following week. I have been assigned a supervisor to advise on the presentation, and booked an appointment to see her which I have accidentally scheduled for halfway through the seminar. It was impressively daft of me, I know - if it's any defense, I was extremely tired when I booked the appointment and wrote my seminar start time rather than my seminar finish time when giving a list of "times I'm not free".

Other relevant information: seminar is compulsory, it's an important one because we'll be agreeing presentation times, it's on the same corridor as supervisor's office, and supervisor is very nice but rather intimidating and I don't know her very well. Won't be able to speak to supervisor or seminar leader beforehand, but can send e-mails and hope they read them in time.

Suggestions would be much appreciated!

dementedma Sat 17-Nov-12 22:13:32

Umm, I might be missing something but cant you just email supervisor, say you made an error with the times and ask her to reschedule?

bumperella Sat 17-Nov-12 22:29:01

Yep, e-mail supervisor and apologize for the mistake. Don't make excuses, just apologize and ask if there is a time you can re-schedule for.
Any chance you could get there early enough to apologise to supervisor before seminar? facing up in person always better option.

ElectricMonk Sat 17-Nov-12 22:36:06

Thank you both for the advice! I'd like to apologise in person but I doubt I'll manage to see her beforehand, I usually only just make it to that seminar in time as I have something else first.

I'll e-mail her, since you both think it's okay - I know I'm prone to worrying too much about things like this! I just find it very hard because being reliable and organised has always been very important to me, but I'm so stressed and overtired this year that even though I double-check everything carefully I end up making really odd mistakes like this every now and then... sad

mellen Sat 17-Nov-12 22:38:28

Just email her and ask to reschedule. These things happen, and it really isn't a big deal. If she is a busy person then you asking to move it to a later date will probably be welcome.

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