Sarah, you work in the admissions office, don't you?
Yes, I've been here ten years as assistant director.
Really? What does that involve?
Well, I'm in charge of all the admissions of postgraduate students in the university.
Yes, postgraduates only. I have nothing at all to do with undergraduates.
Do you find that you get particular sort of different national groups? I mean, do you get large numbers from Latin America or...
Yes. Well, of all the students enrolled last year, nearly half were from overseas. They were from African countries, the Far East, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Em. But have you been doing just that for the last 10 years, or, have you done other things?
Well, I've been doing the same job. Er, before that, I was secretary of the medical school at Birmingham, and further back, I worked in the local government.
Oh, I see.
So I've done different types of things.
Yes, indeed. How do you imagine your job might develop in the future? Can you imagine shifting into a different kind of responsibility or doing something...
Oh, yeah, from October 1, I' II be doing an entirely different job. There's going to be more committee work. I mean, more policy work, and less dealing with students, unfortunately, I'II miss my contact with students.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you've just heard:
Question 23. What is the woman's present position?
Question 24. What do we learn about the postgraduates enrolled last year in the woman's university?
Question 25. What will the woman's new job be like?