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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 18

My week has been pretty much like the (verbatim) dialogue below, and it’s included on this post as reminder of why I chose this doctorate course – the unit leaders are completely casual about my histrionics: Me to doctorate unit leader: “A research ‘methodology’ is the same thing as an ‘approach’ …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 16

This week has had some sad moments. My stepmother told me that my dad (who lovingly felled, peeled and positioned each giant tree that makes up the structure of their log cabin), no longer recognises his perfect home, his sanctuary filled with comfort and love where he happily hermitted for …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 15

This week has been quite exciting in “Doing” a Doctorate world. I passed my first assessment! 5000 words written at doctoral level and I actually did not fail! Amazing. I have been granted permission to conduct research using my pilot virtual reality learning environment (VRLE) with healthcare students at Edith Cowan University …

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Apple Roses

These apple roses are super pretty and fairly easy to make (if you enjoy baking). Method: Make your standard pastry recipe for one crust Slice one apple (skin on) paper thin using the flat blade side of your grater Slice your pastry into 5 cm wide long rectangles Spread thinly …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 11

Party time! Errrrr, not really…..but that’s how a typo on a recent performance review claimed I was fitting in my doctorate….sounds much more fun than doing my Doctorate ‘part time’, that’s for sure. In other news, I pressed the submit button for my first assignment today! Hopefully I’ll know whether …

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