The End of an Era

// September 16th, 2008 // Blog

As of yesterday, I am officially no longer a member of Imperial College London's current study body.

Yes, I passed my PhD a few months ago now, but I was still part of the system, and had access to various services.

Now my IC email account has been deactivated, and the address is just for forwarding (an alumni perk).

I had that account for nine years. NINE YEARS! Surely I deserve a gold watch or something…

After 20-odd years in the UK education system, I am finally no longer a student.

I feel old and unwanted.

Sigh…

Maybe I should apply for another Masters degree? An MBA, perhaps? {grins}

12 Responses to “The End of an Era”

  1. Missy Ph.D. says:

    Actually, THAT is why I am not very keen on using the school email. I know that it is easier at times and add credibility to the person who uses a school email, but what I always think about it, what happens after graduation?

  2. organica says:

    no more school for you. How about finishing mine for me first?

  3. Mezba says:

    I see so many Phd students going back for an MBA, so you will be in good company :-P

    On another note… you can now teach… with a Phd .. so you can get back into academia that way.

  4. tabman says:

    the ending in itself is a beginning of something else

    Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish (Steve Jobs)

  5. WM says:

    Nine years…that’s two years longer than the standard 3-1-3…

  6. Cookies says:

    hahaha… and WE can’t wait till HIGH SCHOOL finishes!

  7. Sumera says:

    The student withdrawal symptoms….be strong iMuslim :p

  8. iMuslim says:

    Missy: Well, at least in my case I can keep the @imperial.ac.uk address… not as bling as a gold watch though.

    organica: Umm…. no ta. You teach! I don’t do teaching! {hee}

    Mezba: Ditto above!

    tabman: hmm, sage words. Though I hope Stevey wasn’t including fasting in his statement!

    WM: 3 = BSc, 1 = MSc, and 4/5 = PhD. I submitted my thesis last October, four years after registration, then had my viva a few months later. Now September has rolled round again, it has become near enough 5 years.

    Cookies: I loved school! I wish I enjoyed my degrees as much as I did school.

    Sumera: I’ll try. {wraps herself with her blanky}

  9. WM says:

    ‘and 4/5 = PhD’

    :O !

    I hope it isn’t always like this! :)

  10. WM says:

    Sorry- I was thinking as a non-Science student (scientists get paid for doctoral research, don’t they?)

  11. Snowdrops says:

    Congratulations on the completion of your PhD :)

  12. Shahrzad says:

    Awww, congrats.. Another masters? Hmmm.. I would suggest, cosmology! :D
    I am considering it for the future..

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