Today I had my 3 year review (essentially an annual progress report check-in). It was, shall we say, very brief. The convener had to go to another meeting afterwards so we had all of 10-15 min. That was ok. Essentially fill out the form that says: Are there any major changes to the PhD (e.g. supervisors)? Do you have access to funds, equipment, resources? Are you making sufficient progress? etc. All in all, I’m a pretty good little PhD student. Yes, I am officially over time now (they – meaning the university – like to try and get you to finish in 3 years). But I did spend 15 months waiting for materials to show up, it’s very hard to get experiments done without materials. Also, they only sent half of what I asked for. But alas, this is research. I spent a long time doing background research and refining my methods and, well, planning. Lots of planning. Speaking of said PhD, I should get on to it today. So here’s my especially PhDchic looking outfit (in honour of my review).
I must say, even though the forecast said it was going to be 20 today, it was cold this morning and I was skeptical – so I decided to wear my lovely Witchery scarf for what might be the last time until about March or April. I love this scarf. I bought it on sale, obviously. But it is totally my colours: black, multiple shades of murky green, tan, and gold. I bought it because I knew it would match my existing wardrobe. Also, this skirt is another trademe find from a long time ago, and is frequently in rotation. I mean, it’s black. It’s just above the knee. It’s got a high waist. It goes with everything!
And with that, I now need to make some serious progress on the ol’ PhD.