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Dear Doctorate – Year 3, week 1

Dear Doctorate Diary Registration for year 3 is complete and I passed my transfer viva on Friday 13th September no less. I am absolutely stunned to have made it this far. Since then life has been even more of a whirlwind than usual: I had to give all my work …

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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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“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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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 40

My eye consultant had a cancellation so he offered the operation slot to me. I got the call literally two minutes after I had walked out of work to start my 3 week holiday. Of course I said yes to the operation date, I’ve been waiting for it since Feb …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 36

This is (more than) a few days overdue, and I’m pinning the blame firmly on my mother! On the day I would normally (I use this term in the loosest possible sense) write this post, I woke up to messages from one of my aunts telling me my mother had …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 35

344 words done on assignment number 3,  which is the last assignment for my first year of studying at doctoral level. *capers about* Yeah, yeah, I KNOW there’s still a loooooong way to go before I reach 5000 words and finish writing this assignment.  However, I didn’t think I’d make …

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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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