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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 36

This is (more than) a few days overdue, and I’m pinning the blame firmly on my mother! On the day I would normally (I use this term in the loosest possible sense) write this post, I woke up to messages from one of my aunts telling me my mother had …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 35

344 words done on assignment number 3,  which is the last assignment for my first year of studying at doctoral level. *capers about* Yeah, yeah, I KNOW there’s still a loooooong way to go before I reach 5000 words and finish writing this assignment.  However, I didn’t think I’d make …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 34

I was very impressed with myself this week because I found a work day with nothing vital booked in my diary and set it aside to take some time owning back. I am less impressed with with the fact that I then used this day at home to…work! However, I …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 33

My eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I now need a guide if I am racing where there is mixed terrain.  I made a silly back card to jolly myself along about it  which you can see at the bottom of this post (I loosely based it on the …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 32

I’m starting to fall behind on these blog posts, not because I have lost interest, but because I am struggling to find the time to fit blogging in because the extra time I spend at work is gradually increasing. Though someone did recently mention that if I spent as much …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 31

Last Sunday was my last day of ‘hols’ (a.k.a. the hol I spent revising the Future Technologies Conference (FTC18) article, instead of relaxing like a normal person) and I thought it would be prudent to go through my work email inbox. I know, loser. Shaddap. Anyway, glad I did as …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 30

I have allegedly been on holiday this week. In actuality I have spent a week of my allocated holiday time improving my article for the FTC18 conference. This is what life is like when you work a full time job in part time hours (and currently too busy with work …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 28

Step into my febrile mind and let me tell you all about my week….make yourself comfortable….apologies if you find it a bit too warm, I’m struggling to get my internal thermostat to work properly. For assignment number one I was ill for two weeks during the holiday I had booked …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 27

We need to change our family surname to Lumpy McLump –  first my mom’s and my matching hand lumps last week, and then this week I spotted a lump in youngest’s neck lymph. Yes, I did immediately begin palpating his neck, skull and armpit lymphs, and yes we were in public …

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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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