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How to deal with the lack of communication from the university (both HR and department) after accepting their lectureship offer?

Call them if they're not responding to urgent emails.
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Should I negotiate visiting lecturer pay with my previous department

I don't know what is possible in UK, so I'll assume for this answer that it is. Laws and regulations and union negotiations and such might make this impossible, of course. But, assuming it is possible,...
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Should I negotiate visiting lecturer pay with my previous department

Usually, remunerations for visiting professors are fixed and geared towards people who love to teach and have the time. You can ask, but do not expect any movement on their side. You might end up in ...
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Should I negotiate visiting lecturer pay with my previous department

I recently left an full-time academic position in the UK for industry and the department wants me to continue to teach a module I have been in charge of as a visiting lecturer in future. Just say no. ...
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How rude is it for a grad student to be late to a professor's valedictory lecture?

Could you please share your thoughts on this so I can make a better decision when I find myself in a similar situation in the future? If this is truly your question, I'd say you could make a better ...
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How rude is it for a grad student to be late to a professor's valedictory lecture?

As a British person who both gives lectures, and who is perpetually late for everything, I'd say < 5 minutes late: Don't even think about it. The host is probably still doing the introduction, if ...
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How rude is it for a grad student to be late to a professor's valedictory lecture?

Please don't worry about it. Missing the lecture was not a problem; these kinds of lectures are generally advertised to the whole university community and in particular everyone in the department. If ...
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How rude is it for a grad student to be late to a professor's valedictory lecture?

My opinion: You should have quietly entered the room and stayed at the back - if allowed. Do that next time. Or better, leave enough time to find an unfamiliar room. That said, I don't think your ...
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How rude is it for a grad student to be late to a professor's valedictory lecture?

However, by the time we arrived, we were more than 10 minutes late (the lecture would last for two hours) I'm not British, but 10 minutes is not that late. I would not find it rude - in principle - ...
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Chance to get a PhD offer in UK? Taught master with distinction (last year) but third class honour bachelor degree (over 15 years ago)

All I can say is that no, it is not impossible. Its not impossible even at a top 50 university, it will mostly come down to the supervisor in question. Admissions offices can usually be persuaded to ...
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