Posted in January 2012

Planning the Big Move

Planning the Big Move

I was in Perth (Western Australia) for the past 24 hours to view some postgraduate housing near my university. I was hoping that I could find something suitable and cut though the red tape of real estate agencies or owners who have dozens of applicants to choose from. Also, being right next to campus should … Continue reading

The Three Month Thesis

The Three Month Thesis

The Three Month Thesis offers some excellent video’s and webinars for grad students looking for inspiration and help in writing their dissertations (in the UK and Australia there is no distinction between ‘thesis’ and ‘dissertation’ in the sense that there is in the USA. There are tons of resources on the website for grad students … Continue reading

Choices 2

Choices 2

In my first post I discussed how I am at crossroads right now – I am seriously considering leaving a well-paid FT job and returning to FT study and adjunction (in Australia we don’t have adjuncts, it’s called ‘sessional’ work and we are called ‘sessionals’).  I think I can take 12 months leave without pay … Continue reading

Happy(ish) New Year

Happy(ish) New Year

I lost yesterday. Thing is, I was so determined to kick-start the new year with both practical and symbolic accomplishments that I freaked out and stayed in bed for most of the day. I did take the dog to the beach for a swim (and what a beautiful day it was!) but my intention/s of … Continue reading