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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week two and three

Dear Doctorate Diary (I hope you’re sitting comfortably because this is a long one) As you know, I am due to head to Canada for a work conference mid Nov. I haven’t renewed my Canadian passport since the 90s because I just used my British passport to travel to Canada …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week one

This blog has been referred to as the Bridget Jones’ Diary of doctorates so I am going to start treating it as such. Dear  Doctorate Diary, I’ve had a pretty good week despite some very hectic work days, and continuing to need to work on non-working days. The highlight of …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 48

Things feel impossible right now. I know this feeling doesn’t make me special because most people I know who have already completed their doctorate have experienced struggles along the way. I think my struggle is compounded by the amount of workwork I am having to do. I am only supposed …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 40

My eye consultant had a cancellation so he offered the operation slot to me. I got the call literally two minutes after I had walked out of work to start my 3 week holiday. Of course I said yes to the operation date, I’ve been waiting for it since Feb …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 39

It’s been a week with things to make me smile (see, it’s not all histrionics). I finished the first draft of assignment number 3. I’m feeling ok about having to spend my summer holiday working on assignment number 4 (see previous posts for why I am having to work so …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 37

Really struggling this week, particularly with the question of why I am putting myself through the challenges of this doctorate! Really I am a person who should have done their doctorate full-time rather than trying to fit it in during my non-working time (previously known as spare time and holidays). …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 19

Found a perfect pictorial example of what my week has been like. Or perhaps this is my attempt at trying out photo elicitation (What?! Shaddap!  I’m trying to learn how to speak like an actual doctoral student). Life, you’ve got to laugh in the very face of it….only not for …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 13

I’ll be honest (when am I ever anything but?), it’s been a bit of a shit week really. My dad collapsed and was rushed to hospital (he is ‘ok’, thanks for asking), I had way too much work to do and not enough time to do it so worked 12 …

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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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