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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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“Doing” a Doctorate – week eight

Veganuary, it’s an actual thing! Other than the propensity for an overabundance of onions (which should be banned from inclusion in recipes), I think vegan is a good lifestyle choice. I’ve been considering going vegan for a long time now and this seems like a good way to try it …

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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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“Doing” a Doctorate – week three

Random thought that requires further pondering: the doctorate graduation cap resembles a mushroom –  I can’t help wondering if there is some hidden irony on the part of whoever was in charge of allocating cap shapes. What say you all? Week 3 of 48 allocated (part time) doctorate weeks (Day …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week two

I’ve spent this week waiting to be able to access the learning content of my EdD programme, but until my references come through admin won’t give me access. This is the acceptable consequence of applying more than a month after the doctoral programme began. What is utterly ridiculous however, is …

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Doctoral studies – week one AGAIN!

This week has been a bit….crazy! I decided to switch from a PhD to an EdD as it suited my research focus more. Problem number one – I had to write and submit a research proposal VERY quickly. Problem number two – the EdD programme began in Oct. Much to …

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