Diary of a Postgrad student – Happy Birthday to me!

 Yep! Today is my birthday. I am so excited because my friend at ShoeDoodles designed my new boots using designs from my favourite artist – Tom Lewis. And today I get to wear them! Yay!

I have been spoilt rotten with a new tablet for taking notes at Uni (seriously, I have to type. My handwriting is awful!), these boots, and a load of other fun things. These include a pencil sharpened that is shaped like a cat. You stick the pencil in its bum and it meows as you sharpen. You should have seen the look of terror on my kitten’s face when I first did it lol.

I also got a lockpicking kit. The hubby said it would give me something to do in lectures! I think it might be a little distracting – and not just for me.

And …drum roll…the best birthday present….I have a supervisor! Yay and double yay! This dissertation is such an exciting project and the start of so many things. I have loads of work to do and am itching to get on with it all. I have the first draft of my first assignment completed. It’s not due in until next week, but I had a pretty steep learning curve to climb with it. I have a lot of tidying up to do with it yet, but at least I have something that I think I might get an ok mark for.

Anyway – just a short update today. I’m sure there will be more updates soon.

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Hi, my name is Dawn Walton and I am a 44 year old therapist that lives in the Dundee area. I'm originally from Anglesey in North Wales, but I've lived here for 17 years. My first degree was in Computing at UMIST in Manchester. Now I'm studying a Masters in Psychological Research Methods with the aim of going on to do a Phd.

I love Starbucks and Pokemon Go. So they are likely to feature in my posts quite often!

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