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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 24

Have to say that the experience of presenting at the Open Educational Resources (OER) conference was pretty kick ass…. what? That is SO a doctoral level language phrase. It was an awesome experience and privilege to be invited to present to delegates who had travelled to the conference from all …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 23

This week has been….interesting…. I have spent most of this week (including the weekend FFS) writing things for work: teaching prep in the shape of detailed fictional families and example referral forms for these families, conference proposals and poster abstracts, an article draft and a little bit of doctoral assignment …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 21

While I am supposed to be working on my second assignment – Methods and Methodologies – I have instead done more baking than usual this week. It is seriously the best METHOD of procrastination ever – haha, see what I did there? I wonder if I could change my EdD …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 20

Someone described this blog as the “Bridget Jones of Doctorates” – I’m (un)reasonably proud of that! Unfortunately (or fortunately for you, dear reader), I have nothing else to say this week because I have been too busy working to have time for anything else. Week 20 of 48 allocated (part …

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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 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 12

I am in a limbo between finishing my first unit and the next one starting so no Doctorate related news. I went on a jaunt to London this week for the Nursing & Midwifery Genomics Round Table which started off with a 1.5 hour long delay due to multiple problems …

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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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“Doing” a Doctorate – week ten

This week has been quite stressful in terms of trying to juggle all of the everything that is part of the role of being a lecturer in midwifery, trying to fit exercise and family time  in around loooong work days, whilst also working on my doctorate in the evenings and …

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