Katherine Langford is a part-time PhD student at the Open University. She is in her 4th year of researching how students develop an understanding of tricky Physics concepts. I came down with ME when I was 13 and I have effectively been studying part-time ever since. For a while, I was barely well enough toContinue reading “Part-time Studying as a Disabled 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”
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”
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.”
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!”