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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 2, week 46

Dear Doctorate Diary This seems to have become a monthly update, what a change from the beginning of my doctorate journey when I faithfully updated you each week. I’ve not made time for much exercise the past couple months and that really does have to change. I managed to complete …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week 36

Dear Doctorate Diary, I’ve completed and submitted assignment five on time which I am so happy about as I had a month after eye surgery where I wasn’t able to work on it. I could have had an extension but that would have delayed me starting on my next assignment. …

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Dear Doctorate – Year two, week 24

Dear Doctorate Diary TheĀ  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 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. DearĀ  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 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 39

It’s been a week with things to make me smile (see, it’s not all histrionics). I finished the first draft of assignment number 3. I’m feeling ok about having to spend my summer holiday working on assignment number 4 (see previous posts for why I am having to work so …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 38

I’ve been on FIRE this week with my doctorate assignment writing! Well as on fire as I ever get with academic writing, and it’s almost as painful as actually being on fire (I’m really not a natural with this academic writing lark). Yes, I have actually been on fire – …

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