Got the PhD offer!

The offer for a place at Warwick at finally arrived and I am so glad and so relieved! They attached a funny condition though: they seriously want me to provide an English language test….I am not sure if I find this funny or should feel insulted. All my academic qualifications were done in English andContinue reading “Got the PhD offer!”

To work or not to work – that is (not) the question

I am getting to a point where I will make a decision based on the options given to me. What I mean is that if I get an offer from Warwick or the OU, I will request a 4 day working week from my employer. If they refuse, I will resign and try to getContinue reading “To work or not to work – that is (not) the question”

The long road to the PhD

As I might have mentioned, I have considered applying for a PhD for quite a while. Based on the Futurelean course, I wrote a research proposal during July. I sent the proposal to different potential supervisors at Warwick, Kent, the Open University. The Professor in Kent told me she was going to retire and referredContinue reading “The long road to the PhD”

More thoughts about the PhD

Leicester University’s Futurelearn course “Writing your Research proposal” has started and it is really useful. Having to articulate why I would want to do this and spend so much effort, time and money on something which will be highly unlikely to yield any tangible return was a good exercise. It is interesting to read thatContinue reading “More thoughts about the PhD”