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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week 24

Dear Doctorate Diary The  apps that I wrote for Health Education England to support families with making sustainable health and wellbeing changes related to overweight and obesity, and to support professionals with having health conversations about overweight and obesity, are now available for free download from IOS and android stores. …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week 20

Dear Doctorate Diary I stopped writing here for several weeks because I had suffered a sense of humour failure and all I was doing was complaining. I’ve been busy complaining to myself now and feel as if I am beginning to regain my sense of humour about the absurdity of …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week ten

Dear Doctorate Diary After the last two posts I took a bit of a break from writing these posts as I literally did not have one spare minute for this sort of thing.  I did consider packing in my doctorate and had a meeting to discuss this with someone who …

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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 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 one

This blog has been referred to as the Bridget Jones’ Diary of doctorates so I am going to start treating it as such. Dear  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 49

Working six – seven days a week and long hours each day continues, but even so it’s been quite a good week. I  passed my 3rd doctorate assignment (we only get a pass/fail grade at this stage) and am officially in my second year of being a doctorate student. I …

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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 45

I had set myself the target of starting assignment 4 but I spent Saturday having a life and Sunday prepping for teaching this week soooooo…..it didn’t happen. I must make a start this week because I need to have the first draft done by Oct…and actually I should have been …

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