Diary of a Postgrad Student – Week 1 done
Sep21

Diary of a Postgrad Student – Week 1 done

Practicum? Sorted! Signed up and started. Dissertation? Rejections from 4 supervisors so far. Still waiting on a response from my preferred supervisor. Ok well it’s technically week 2 on the timetable, but it’s week 1 of ‘normal’ lectures. Don’t worry about keeping up. I’m confused as hell! What is not as confusing is the lectures. It has been a pleasure to start actually learning stuff, rather than...

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Diary of a Postgrad student – first ‘proper’ lecture
Sep19

Diary of a Postgrad student – first ‘proper’ lecture

Practicum? Probably. Meeting on Thursday to discuss. Watch this space! Dissertation? Rejections from 3 supervisors so far. Waiting on response from 2 others. Trying not to panic So here we are – the first ‘proper’ week of being a Masters student. It was a bit of a chaotic start. I knew I would be in most of Wednesdays for lectures. I didn’t know which of the optional modules I’d picked that I’d...

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Diary of a Postgrad Student – Things I’ve learnt about me
Sep14

Diary of a Postgrad Student – Things I’ve learnt about me

I have always had, what I refer to as, a front door complex. I like to know where I’m going. Up until a few years ago this was how I coped with being terrified in social situations. I would work out where I was going (including where the front door actually was) so that I could seem calm and in control when I turned up. It got a bit tricky when I was travelling the world, but I did the best I could to prepare for what I was...

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Diary of a Postgrad student – Induction day
Sep14

Diary of a Postgrad student – Induction day

OVERWHELMED There are no other words for it. Yesterday was a full day induction for my MSc in Psychological Research Methods. The schedule was from 9am until 5pm with a full day of activities. I had also, stupidly, organised to see a new client at 7pm. It was a long day. So the good news to start. I found somewhere to park that is under 1km away from Uni. That is totally doable on a longer term basis. So I got in early and enjoyed a...

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Diary of a Postgrad student – day 5
Sep08

Diary of a Postgrad student – day 5

Today was the last day of the Gateway to Postgraduate learning lectures. They have been an excellent introduction. If anyone is planning on starting their postgraduate degree next year, I highly recommend attending these. I have gained insight into what will be required of me in the coming year, but also realised how many of my existing skills are really applicable to my Masters. Today we talked about the writing part of the course. I...

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