Tag Archives: Immersive learning

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 four

Dear Doctorate Diary A week on and I am still struggling with the dilemma of whether I should stop studying for my doctorate and go back to having a life. I do resent having to choose between spending time with my family or exercising or writing my assignments / undertaking …

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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. DearĀ  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 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 38

I’ve been on FIRE this week with my doctorate assignment writing! Well as on fire as I ever get with academic writing, and it’s almost as painful as actually being on fire (I’m really not a natural with this academic writing lark). Yes, I have actually been on fire – …

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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 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 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 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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