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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 20

Someone described this blog as the “Bridget Jones of Doctorates” – I’m (un)reasonably proud of that! Unfortunately (or fortunately for you, dear reader), I have nothing else to say this week because I have been too busy working to have time for anything else. Week 20: read week 19 by clicking …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 18

My week has been pretty much like the (verbatim) dialogue below, and it’s included on this post as reminder of why I chose this doctorate course – the unit leaders are completely casual about my histrionics: Me to doctorate unit leader: “A research ‘methodology’ is the same thing as an ‘approach’ …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 16

This week has had some sad moments. My stepmother told me that my dad (who lovingly felled, peeled and positioned each giant tree that makes up the structure of their log cabin), no longer recognises his perfect home, his sanctuary filled with comfort and love where he happily hermitted for …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 13

I’ll be honest (when am I ever anything but?), it’s been a bit of a shit week really. My dad collapsed and was rushed to hospital (he is ‘ok’, thanks for asking), I had way too much work to do and not enough time to do it so worked 12 …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 12

I am in a limbo between finishing my first unit and the next one starting so no Doctorate related news. I went on a jaunt to London this week for the Nursing & Midwifery Genomics Round Table which started off with a 1.5 hour long delay due to multiple problems …

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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 nine

I’ve managed to gain a half stone over the festive period which I will now have to rename as the ‘feasting’ period. Half a stone! I mean that’s really quite an impressive achievement in a unhealthy sort of way. Just goes to show what drinking wine and eating all of …

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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 seven

I booked two days holiday this week with the intent of doing some reading around my first assignment topic, and writing a plan for it so I could work on writing a rough draft from Boxing Day onwards next week. Because, January assignment submission date. My body had other plans …

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