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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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“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: read week two by clicking here Publishable doctorate words …

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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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