On April 21st 2019 I officially finished my first full draft of my thesis. This draft was not to go to my supervisors, but for me to hack away at and chop down. My task was to get the 150,000 word document down to under 80,000 words (a challenge indeed).
As of 19th June 2019 (today), I have managed to do this to 6 out of 9 chapters (as well as take a lovely 2.5 week holiday to the USA, a welcome break). My word count is roughly 82,000 with three chapters to go.
Over the next couple of weeks, in-between work and Jury Service, I will be making my final edits to submit my second draft to my supervisors – hopefully by mid-July.
In the meantime, I will be a little quiet on here. You can probably tell that I am quite busy and my priorities are to focus on my PhD write up and job, and leave all of the other smaller things until later.
I will provide more PhD updates very soon, but in the meantime why don’t you take a look at the fabulous PhD studentships Edinburgh Napier University are advertising which would give you the opportunity to complete a PhD just like me.