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…”

‘Life in the Part-time Lane’

This post is from Ruth Tudor (@AuntyOof). She is a pastoral support tutor in an institution supporting students from further education through to higher education.  All her higher education has been achieved through part-time distance learning, including her research degree on Care Experienced Students which she is currently writing her thesis for. I left schoolContinue reading “‘Life in the Part-time Lane’”

My research diary: recording the twists and turns of a part-time doctorate

This post is by Dr. Julia Everitt (@juilaeverittdr) a Research Assistant in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) at Birmingham City University.  Julia has worked in education since 2001 including FE colleges and schools.  She moved into a research position in higher education in 2014 and worked on numerousContinue reading “My research diary: recording the twists and turns of a part-time doctorate”

Finding balance during the part-time doctorate

This post is from Selina Griffin. Selina has worked in data and project management and now works at the Open University and is in her mid (I can still say mid right?) thirties. She started a Doctorate in Education in October 2020 combining her love of data (in the guise of learning analytics) with oneContinue reading “Finding balance during the part-time doctorate”

Own Institution Doctoral Research: Evaluating total Immersion

This week’s post is from Sharon Inglis (@sharoninglis) a Senior Lecturer in Education, and course leader for FT and PT MA Education.  Her thesis investigated the expectations and experiences of part-time students in transition into taught postgraduate students, and the staff who taught them.  Her viva was in January 2020.  The student participants were herContinue reading “Own Institution Doctoral Research: Evaluating total Immersion”

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.”