Another week of annual leave, another week in the library

So the plan has been approved, now I actually have to make a start on it! I have taken another week of annual leave (gotta love working in the public sector) so that I can crack on with the reading for my first chapter. I’m a bit nervous, but knowing that I have a solid plan has made things a little better… Does anyone have any tips that they are willing to share about ways they motivate themselves? Particularly if you are juggling more than one commitment!

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Two month hiatus…

I’m back over two months after publishing my last post. What can I say, it’s not easy being a part-time Masters student!

In addition to posting about what I’m reading, I will be using this blog as a sort of diary. My first year as a part-time student has taught me that it can be a really lonely and sometimes isolating experience, particularly when you are on a research course. Interaction with your colleagues is limited to the two hours or so you might be in class per week – but that’s only for twenty weeks in the year! So, if there are any other part-timers who want to contribute their experiences of studying, working (and living, occasionally!) please feel free to comment on this and other diary style articles you see.