Updates

  • Making Progress with My Thesis

    It has come to the point where I now have just one week before my new course starts. It probably comes as no surprise that I have not met my self-imposed early deadline for submitting my thesis, since I haven’t...

  • The Next Step of My Career

    At the end of my June 2021 update, I promised to tell you more about why I have given myself a thesis deadline that is earlier than it "needs" to be. This early deadline is to try and make sure...

  • June 2021 Update

    It has been a while since I have written a general update of what is going on in terms of my EngD. I am firmly into the final months of my project now and would like to bring you up...

  • A Commitment to Blogging

    Before I started writing this blog, I was given advice on how best to curate online content. I remember being told about blogs that start off with oodles of energy that just lose steam as time goes by. This is...

  • December 2020 Update

    Dear Reader, It has been a strange year for all of us. I am writing this with the hope of ending the academic term with some positivity, for I have good news to share. First of all, my motivation is...

  • Starting My Final Year: A Chance to Take Stock

    Due to the ongoing disruption that we are all experiencing, I almost let the start of my final year of my EngD slip by unnoticed. Where did the first three years of my course go?! It sounds surreal to say it,...

  • Quiet but Busy: I'm Still Here!

    Like many of us working and researching from home, lockdown has been getting me down recently. I've been finding it challenging to stay motivated and encourage myself to get the work done, and balancing life, work, and research has meant...

  • May 2020 Update

    I have been making progress over the past month with the plans for our new online study. I have been slow to move forward for various reasons including a minor setback due to a repetitive strain type injury (frustrating to...

  • April 2020 Update

    It's been three weeks since I updated you on how my supervisors and I decided to reshuffle the plan for upcoming research activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given everything that has happened in the meantime, I am glad...

  • Risk Management and Being Adaptable

    In the summer before I started my EngD project at Designability, I attended a full-day 'How to Manage Your Research Project' training session. It was a very useful event, and a lot of the content was really 'how to manage...