Sunday, 24 February 2013

Delayed gratification

I picked up my PhD thesis from the binder’s this week.

The weird thing is that this feels like it matters: it’s a relief. But I’m still not a doctor! Depositing the submitted, examined, corrected and bound text isn’t the end of the qualification process, it’s still the middle of it. I won't actually be Dr Holstein until I walk across the graduation stage in July and shake the Vice-Chancellor's hand, nine months after initial submission.

I'm working on a summary of this work in plain English, by the way. It'll be up here soon!