The 5-year post-PhD research plan

The 5-year post-PhD research plan

Yesterday I received confirmation that the final version of my PhD thesis, amended in accordance with the Joint Examiners Report (issued after my viva in April) has been approved. I have deposited an electronic copy of my thesis with the University of Salford Repository. Each higher education institution has an online repository where all research […]

Surviving the Viva

Surviving the Viva

In my last post I shared my elation at having finally submitted my PhD thesis; now I have another reason to be euphoric: I passed the viva voce! I had to endure just over two months of angst, waiting for the external and internal examiners to scrutinise my thesis, confer on the key points for […]

PhD thesis completed at last: what next?

PhD thesis completed at last: what next?

After three years and three months of the most intense, mentally gruelling and challenging study, I have finally finished writing my PhD thesis. Hurrah! At times I thought I would never reach this stage. There are days when I would sit at my desk ready to write and my mind would be totally blank. On […]