A PhD… plus four kids?!

I've written about PhD Parenting a couple of times, but I feel a bit like I do parenting-lite when I hear other people's stories as I have but one child. How about doing a PhD with four kids at home?! This Post is by Sarah Stanford. As  a  Youth  Pastor  and  Youth  Worker,  Sarah  provided  … Continue reading A PhD… plus four kids?!

Single-parenting through a PhD

Parenting through a PhD can be tough, but what about single-parenting through a PhD? Degree of difficulty = high! If you are in this situation is a PhD doable? You bet it is - but it's likely your university could do more to help. Orla Egan tells us more. Orla just submitted her thesis for … Continue reading Single-parenting through a PhD

Screw you thesis!

Last time we met my friend, PhD student and working academic 'Dave' he was walking through the Valley of Shit. Dave emerged from the deathly valley soon after I published that post, but he has now hit the last phase of PhD study, which I call "PhD detachment". Dave, somewhat more colourfully, calls this phase "Screw you thesis!". He tells us why in this post, but caution - there's some strong language!