Diary of a postgrad student – 5 stages of an assignment
Oct16

Diary of a postgrad student – 5 stages of an assignment

I have not had to write essays for many years. Despite this, I have found myself in familiar territory with my current assignments. Let me share with you my 5 stages of doing an assignment 1. Confusion When I am first given the assignment I have no idea what they want. It makes no sense and I think that there is no way I can ever produce the quantity of words and get a decent grade. I look around the room and everyone else looks like...

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Diary of a Postgrad student – Happy Birthday to me!
Oct12

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...

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Diary of a postgrad student – a typical day
Oct06

Diary of a postgrad student – a typical day

Life has settled into some sort of routine for me these days. Wednesday’s are my busiest day with lectures from 9 until 3 (although that has changed until 1 now) So I get up early. I need to get up early to get a roadside parking space at Roseangle. A lot of people park there to catch a train every day. I’m out of the house by 7:15am. Being a mother I have to make sure my daughter is up and ready for school. Normally I get...

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Diary of a Postgrad Student – Stand Down
Sep28

Diary of a Postgrad Student – Stand Down

Wow, didn’t expect the first few weeks of Uni to be such an emotional rollercoaster! Anyway, we are officially off Red Alert. The rollercoaster has returned to the holding area. I don’t have a supervisor and the deadline has passed BUT I have had a meeting with someone about my dissertation. Yay! That’s all I wanted. To talk it through and feel there was some hope of doing what I set out to do. There totally is. I...

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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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