This week has been mad busy. We head to Europe next Wednesday, but before that I'm running 7 tutorials between Monday and Wednesday afternoon. I also have to submit a LOT of paperwork for my 6 month milestone, including my ethics approval. And a conference abstract. So basically I spent this week preparing for all … Continue reading #Postgradlife Week 24
I survived my first week as an undergraduate tutor! I'll be honest, I haven't actually been all that nervous about tutoring. It's something I've known for a while that I'd like to do, and although it's a bit earlier on in my 'academic career' than I intended, tutoring a first year subject with content I'm … Continue reading #Postgradlife Week 23
The past three weeks have been crazy busy, which is why I haven't posted anything on here. On the 20th (Friday) I had my 6 month CCSP presentation, which was basically just 20 minutes of me explaining as much of my project as possible to a room full of people and then answering their questions. … Continue reading #Postgradlife Weeks 20-22
Since I started, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from people is "oh, why did you choose to do a masters?" It's not an unfair question. Masters, at least in humanities in Australia, are losing popularity. Most people go straight into a PhD as long as they have the required grades from … Continue reading Why Masters?
This week I was sick. Aside from coming in on Wednesday, I spent the entire week at home, mostly wrapped in my duvet watching the same selection of YouTube videos on repeat and feeling sorry for myself. I'm also dog sitting this week, which means my house is filled with dogs (which is amazing except … Continue reading #Postgradlife Week 19
I try not to post too often about how much I miss Edinburgh. Thankfully, my life has been so hectic since we came back in February that I've had a lot to keep my mind busy. But even though I don't talk about it too often (at least not to people outside my Edinburgh friendship … Continue reading In Which Rachel Rambles About: Edinburgh
Week 15: 03/06-09/06 The start of June was stressful and very busy with life stuff, but was also incredibly productive. I managed to read 8 books/articles, which definitely put the month off to a good start. I didn't actually spend much time at uni, I was ill on Tuesday, and spent Friday at home with … Continue reading #Postgradlife Weeks 15-18