The purpose of this survey is to find out about the experience of early career academics during their first semester. This survey is being sent to all new lecturers at the university who commenced in the semester starting in September 2011. The answers provided will remain confidential. The individual responses will not be disseminated back to departments in a way that could identify any respondent. It is intended to publish the overall results of the findings in an academic article. This article will be sent to everyone who has participated in this survey.