This year has brought a lot of tough, new challenges, one after another. I am very grateful that my family and I have been able to stay in good health and have normal lives apart from staying home, and I am extremely lucky to be in my current position. Despite all the difficult circumstances during […]Read more "Wrap up of the final year of my PhD"
August has been a time of transition between completing the final elements of my PhD programme and starting work in a new environment. I finished the editing for my final thesis submission, completing all the paperwork for my employment, and setting up my work-from-home office and ‘virtual classroom’. New iMac I bought a new, […]Read more "New office and classroom"
The past seven days have been very special and unforgettable. I am very proud of myself for successfully defending my thesis and for passing the viva with minor corrections! On top of this, I have been appointed to a teaching position at one of the UK’s excellent universities. I am writing many thank you messages, […]Read more "I passed my PhD viva"
My preparation for my PhD viva has officially started. On my desk, I now have a Wiro-bound copy of my thesis, sticky notes, index tabs, highlighters, and a couple of guidebooks on viva tips. I first added index tabs on each section, and I have been re-reading the thesis while creating a page-by-page summary. At […]Read more "Five weeks to go until my viva"
On Monday, 18 May, I submitted my PhD thesis! This week I have fully enjoyed the freedom. The world feels very different, as if I have come back to reality after three years and five months (176 weeks) of journeying on a small, different planet. My feelings transformed slowly, day by day. After the submission […]Read more "Week 177: Submitted my thesis!"
I’ve just sent the final text of my thesis to my supervisors for their final check. This weekend (and probably next week), I will be waiting for their approval of my first submission. For the past two weeks, it’s been all about ‘inspection’ of the final text – working with my proofreader chapter by chapter, […]Read more "Weeks 175 and 176: The final polish before submission"