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”

Finding the time to complete a part-time PhD

This weeks post is from Melanie Simms (@SimmsMelanie), Professor of Work and Employment and Head of Management Subject Group at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. She completed her PhD in 2006 from Cardiff University researching trade union organising. The thesis took 6 years part-time alongside a full-time research associate position. She was supervisedContinue reading “Finding the time to complete a part-time PhD”

Maintaining Part-Time Connections

This post was by Rachel V Staddon (@StaddonRachel). Rachel is a tutor at the University of Sheffield, and is currently awaiting her viva for her thesis on mature students and their attitudes and experiences of learning technologies and technology-enhanced learning. It can be difficult to maintain connections when you’re a part-time PhD student. You’re partContinue reading “Maintaining Part-Time Connections”

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.”