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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 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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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 22

Bit late posting this today, but I’ve been busy baking for an event tomorrow. Meanwhile, in doctorate land I’ve realised that I need to ensure my research question(s) investigate whether my VRLE is leading to improvements in patient care and safety. So, I’ve made those changes now, and will use …

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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 six

Hard to believe I am now on week six (minus two so this may actually be week four, see week two for explanation) and I have not even managed to write an assignment plan, let alone begun working on the draft. Arrrrggggghghh, panic stations! I need to start these things …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week five

I took a week off from doctoral work (but I am back on it today). I really wasn’t feeling any of the love and was feeling all of the fear which doesn’t make it easy to write all of the eversomany words required for my first assignment. Plus, I have …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week four

I am an imposter. Yes, that’s right (remember, you read it here first), I may have a Mensa level IQ (honest, this is a true fact) but it seems the others in my doctoral cohort communicate with each other using words not yet in my vocabulary. The only obvious conclusion …

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