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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 29

I was too ill with the snottemp virus  last week to remember to mention that I’ve been granted the funding to go to the Future Technologies Conference and represent the NoObesity Apps. The funding is thanks to the goodwill of my faculty’s conference funding committee and Health Education England who funded the …

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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 26

The NoObesity Apps paper which I submitted for FTC18 has been accepted. Seriously. I know, I can hardly believe it either! Now there’s just the not inconsiderable issues of funding to overcome.  Health Education England have offered to contribute a third of my travel and conference fees, and I have …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 25

This has been a week of nots. I’ve not managed to finish my final version of “Death by Meths” yet, and it’s due on the 11th May which is giving me the screaming abdabs. I like to have my assignments completed well in advance….just in case my computer breaks/I get …

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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 23

This week has been….interesting…. I have spent most of this week (including the weekend FFS) writing things for work: teaching prep in the shape of detailed fictional families and example referral forms for these families, conference proposals and poster abstracts, an article draft and a little bit of doctoral assignment …

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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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