Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Summer Job - Research Assistant

I've just started contracted work as a research assistant for Professor Paul Weller. The job involves fairly basic duties in conducting a mail out to 3,300 people, updating a database, formatting address labels, cross checking surveys and scanning them, but it's a great opportunity and I'm really looking forward to it.

Professor Weller has previously done extensive research on discrimination on religion in the UK over a period of ten years and recently published a book, "Religion Or Belief, Discrimination and Equality: Britain in Global Contexts"
which he is currently marketing. I've been very fortunate to have been presented my own hardback copy by the author himself!

My colleague Anita and I have until the end of the month to complete this project and I hope everything runs smoothly. So far so good except for the fact that Professor Weller unfortunately just had a family beriefment and will be leaving for Germany ASAP before his holiday commences, meaning we'll be on our own for the duration of the contract. I'm confident we'll manage though and luckily we've been left in the good hands of his PA, Helen, who'll be there to call on if we're stuck, so fingers crossed!

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