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Lost identity

I have been a student for a long time. I didn’t come to university straight from high school, but I have been a tertiary-level student for the last decade. Yep, decade. There are a few gaps in that timeline (one … Continue reading

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I may not be a Doctor (or The Doctor), but don’t call me ‘Mrs’.

I’m still a few – or many – months away from being a Doctor. If it ever happens. However. A word of warning to the predatory, vanity publishers currently chasing me and my unpublished (and still unrevised) thesis: Don’t call … Continue reading

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Horror Stories

Turns out, the PhD examination process is a lot like pregnancy/birth.* Why? Two reasons. Firstly, because you hear a lot of horror stories – indeed, everyone has one, if not their own, then their supervisor’s, or their student’s, or their … Continue reading

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Academic writing – hiking or building?

For me, academic writing is a creative activity. I know it’s not that way for everyone – my partner, an ecologist, never felt that his writing was a creative activity. For him, creativity occurred mainly during the design phase of … Continue reading

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Post- PhD, Pre- Anything Else.

It’s a cliche, but it’s a New Year and a New Start. But seriously – for me, it is. On the 22nd of December, 2014, I submitted my PhD thesis. It’s now 2015 and I have to Do Other Things. … Continue reading

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