March 25th, 2009

Author pose

student update

The phd student of colm's has been given his one months notice. He was grilled for by two academics with his cv in front of him. Conditions for letting him stay were out in place.

Colm contacted me today saying that one of the conditions was to pass the training of the microscope. He asked If he could see me tomorrow to sort a schedule out. I went up to see him and said that it would be pointless to do this training.

After discussing with Colm, I then sent an email to the two academics that had grilled the student refusing the training and let them know my reasons. My line manager, who was cced in the email, replied backing me up.

Don't know what he is going to do for the month though as he has been refused access to his temporary lab.

I suppose I will find out soon enough.

Had my 18th Japanese lesson tonight. Only two left to go. One next week and the last in 3 weeks time.