Nathan Douglas ( @Nathan_DHT_EdD) is a full-time Deputy Headteacher at a large, multicultural primary school in Birmingham. He has over twelve years’ experience in primary education, and currently leads on curriculum design and implementation, teaching and learning, the spending of the pupil premium grant and attendance. Nathan is a part-time EdD student at Birmingham CityContinue reading “The study habits of a full-time educator, part-time EdD student”
Leona McQuaid is a second year part-time PhD Student and Occupational Therapy Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. In my attempt to manage the demands of a part time PhD alongside a busy full time academic role, I have developed a form of self-bargaining; I call it transactional thinking. This is where I set mini goalsContinue reading “Getting It Done (and rewarding yourself along the way)”
Allison Scott (@AllisonPoddem) is a professional doctorate student embarking on the design for her project. Her research explores the decision- making experiences o proxy decision makers for people with dementia lacking capacity. There is no denying doing a PhD of any sort is hard and extremely time consuming, add in the pressures of daily lifeContinue reading “Top Tips for Balancing Clinical Practice and a Part-time Professional Doctorate”
This post is from Sophie Payne-Gifford. Sophie is a social scientist at the University of Hertfordshire. She completed her PhD part-time from 2010-2016, mostly because she only won part-funding and had to keep her day job at NERC UKRI, a great job which had its definite advantages. She tweets at @GiffordPayne on food, environment, agricultureContinue reading “Surveys take longer than you think! Or: taking your time has benefits for data collection”
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We are Dr Jon Rainford and Dr Kay Guccione, academics and researchers, currently writing a book called Thriving in Part-Time Doctoral Study for Routledge Education’s Insider Guides to Success in Academia series. Series Editors: Prof Pat Thomson and Dr Helen Kara.
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