I have conquered the reading list. I have read all the relevant parts of all the books and articles I was told to read in order to succeed at this godforsaken PhD. Unfortunately, that means I have to move on to the editing and writing, which I’m emphatically NOT looking forward to.
Alas, things are not a lot better now.
So, you may have guessed from the radio silence on my blog over the past couple of weeks or so that my viva did NOT go as planned.
For the past week and a half, I’ve been meticulously going over all my knowledge about my thesis in order to be ready for anything my examiners throw at me.
So, after 10 weeks and 5 days of unemployment, I finally got a job offer.
One thing people assume about the unemployed is that every day is the same to them. Weekday, weekend, it makes no difference. After ten weeks, I can assure you, that’s not the case.
The humanities get a bad rap.
Long-term readers will be aware that I am not good at summer.
Today, I will mostly be ranting about the use of graduate earnings to evaluate how good a course/university is.
It seems that people have a lot of pre-existing ideas about what someone with a PhD is, does, and wants, when we’re actually a pretty diverse lot.