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”
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Top Tips for Balancing Clinical Practice and a Part-time Professional Doctorate
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”
Four uncomfortable truths about part-time doctoral study…
Ceri Coulby (@cericoulby) is a part-time online EdD student with the University of Liverpool. She is in her 6th year and is due to submit her thesis in October 2021. Her case study research is a narrative exploration of part time doctoral students’ experiences of personal transformation during their studies. Ceri also works full timeContinue reading “Four uncomfortable truths about part-time doctoral study…”
Finding enjoyment in a PhD with time and space: switching from full-time to part-time
This post is from Laura Wilde. Laura is a part-time PhD student at Coventry University in the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare. Her thesis is exploring experiences of using apps and wearables for monitoring physical activity among people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She is in her 4th year having completed 2 years full-time, aContinue reading “Finding enjoyment in a PhD with time and space: switching from full-time to part-time”
PhD by publication: because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts
This post from Karen Campbell (@KarencampbellWP) follows on from her previous post ‘What is a PhD by Publication?‘ In this post, Karen addresses the benefits and challenges of pursuing this route. Karen is an education researcher based at Glasgow Caledonian University. She completed her PhD by publication in May 2020. Why do a PhD byContinue reading “PhD by publication: because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”
What is a PhD by publication?
This post is from Dr Karen Campbell (@karencampbellWP) . Karen is an education researcher based at Glasgow Caledonian University. She completed her PhD by publication in May 2020. She blogs about her research on GCU’s Academic Development and Student Learning blog site. Karen has published widely in journals such as Higher Education Research & Development,Continue reading “What is a PhD by publication?”
Part-time PhD: portfolio approach to an academic career
This weeks post is re-published with permission from the Think Ahead team, and the author Melanie Lovatt (@melanie_lovatt). Originally posted on the Think Ahead blog. Back in 2010 I excitedly told friends and family that I had decided to do a part-time PhD. “Part-time?” repeated a relative sceptically. “Well, how long’s that going to takeContinue reading “Part-time PhD: portfolio approach to an academic career”
Part-time PhD, a weighty chapter in a bigger book.
This weeks post is re-published with permission from the Think Ahead team, and the author Sam Dent (@SRDent89). Originally posted on the Think Ahead blog. My PhD topic area is based in my experiences of working on the front line of University Student Support. Each March I’d brace for impact as swathes of 20/21-year-olds aboutContinue reading “Part-time PhD, a weighty chapter in a bigger book.”
Part-time PhD at career end. Why did I do it to myself?
This weeks post is from Katherine Christian (@KatherineChri15) from Federation University Australia. Her research interests focus on Early Career Researchers in the Sciences and you can find out more on her website I did my PhD part time, and as a remote student with supervisors at the end of email and on regular video calls.Continue reading “Part-time PhD at career end. Why did I do it to myself?”
We want your stories too!
This blog is a collection of blog posts by a range of authors. They come from those who have completed or are undertaking part-time doctorates. Its content is therefore only as rich as the range of contributions. If you do not see yourself or people like you represented, we’d love to include a piece byContinue reading “We want your stories too!”
Studying part-time across borders
Maryam Sani is the founder of ABS Educational Services http://www.abseducation.co.uk. In 1993, she ventured overseas for a two-year stint teaching chemistry in Saudi Arabia. Her plan was to return to the UK and pursue a PhD in Chemistry. Instead, she lived and worked as a teacher, trainer, academic director, and educational consultant in Saudi ArabiaContinue reading “Studying part-time across borders”
What does the part-time doctoral journey look like? Building a community of stories.
This first post is from Dr. Jon Rainford (@jonrainford) . Jon is the creator of this blog and completed his part-time doctorate in 2019 at Staffordshire University. His thesis examined widening participation policy and practices in higher education. This blog is set to launch early in the new year and will feature a wide rangeContinue reading “What does the part-time doctoral journey look like? Building a community of stories.”