Greg Geissler

Breaking my (dose) virginity - November 5, 2012

So I’ve got my first dose, 21 μSv. So what does that mean? Well let’s put that in perspective; I have now acquired 0.1% of my legal annual dose as a radiation worker (20 mSv). I have spent just under 4 days flying at over 10 km altitude (2.2 mSv/year, Wikipedia) I could have spent just over [...]

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End of the Secondment (Finally) - August 28, 2012

So the 11 month mark is approaching and I may finally be leaving my host company! The past couple months in Rolls have been interesting to say the least! There has been ups, for example getting to be in contact with several companies, hopefully in the right way! And also not so great times the [...]

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Secondment 2 - July 15, 2012

Well it’s been a while since I last posted a blog. Things which have changed; Had Training Zone 2 Started secondment 2 Started developing a business for the Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) challenge Started PGCert module 2 and 3 New accommodation Things which have stayed the same; Still working at Roll-Royce Derby None of the planned [...]

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Back up plans - May 18, 2012

So through my first secondment I’ve often been confident with plans and had the assumption that things don’t go very wrong. When things are going well, it’s often hard to think of what you will do if things go bad and unfortunately this is the situation that I am now in. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have [...]

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6 degrees of separation… - March 19, 2012

For those not familiar with this theory, the idea is by using 6 connections (friend of a friend and so on) you could connect yourself with anyone in the world! As you may have picked up about nucleargraduates is that there are several secondments, and I’m approaching the time where I’m searching for new opportunities [...]

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Busy times! - February 25, 2012

What a fortnight and still not able to relax, between writing a summary report and finally submitting my assignment. A work trip to Paris has been the only relaxation possible! I’ll not bore you with details of report writing, suffice to say they are a bit dull but necessary. And having to knock up a 6k [...]

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The Student Life - February 6, 2012

To be a student again, whats that entail? Student card? Check Nights out? Check Fancy dress? Check Asking every shop for student discount? Check Procrastinating? Check Realising we have to do work? …. check After being told we are now students at the University of Manchester doing a PGCert in Nuclear Technology we have now [...]

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Dreams - January 19, 2012

So it’s almost halfway through my first secondment, and it’s still as good as ever! Starting at my first placement at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (as those who have read these blogs so far, you can probably guess this gets given an acronym, UTC) I was a slight bit cautious. Being a student at [...]

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