Anyway, on my second day back in Leeds, I went to the university to get myself registered. And I received lots of administrative documents to read (>.<). And lots of weird forms to fill up - these include things like "Training Plan" and "Lab and Housekeeping Team Form" to be submitted within a month. And I'm supposed to attend various talks/seminars/workshops too (>.<). Oh dear.
I was assigned a desk in a lab (I'll talk about this in another article), and whilst waiting for my new PC to arrive, I have to settle with a temporary "slow" (Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz, 512GB RAM, with a DVD drive, flat panel screen etc.) machine (^^;)
Then I had a meeting with my supervisor. Who gave me lots and lots of papers to read (some of which I have fortunately already read) -- and you're not even looking at half of them!! (>.<) And I already have some scripts and programs to write already. And this is my first day. Ooh... I am so looking forward to doing my PhD (>.<)
And I was
And did I mention that this is only from my main supervisor? I still have a co-supervisor to meet and I suspect that she will be just as brutal (>.<)
Being the organised person that I am, and with so many things to do, I thought that I had better get myself organised with a log of my activities (so that I don't slack off as well!).
Of course, the best part of being a PhD student here is -- flexi-hours! I can come and go whenever I please... yippee!!
And this is just something I've learnt from my supervisor: "papers that contain the words 'fuzzy', 'novel' and 'neural' in their title are probably not worth reading" (>.<)