By Nick


Oh dear God,

So the realisation finally came today, that I have to finish my PhD, soon. I’ve just been working on the Application for Extension of Research Scholarship. The form I need to fill in to get a further six months (from 3 years, to 3 years six months) of funding in order to get my PhD finished.

This means I really have to get working on writing now. No more lab work, less time playing around with my data. And more time writing, writing and writing some more. My original aim of finishing at christmas suddenly looks like a mountainous task. The end of my six month extension at the end of February looks bad enough.

Compared to a couple of months ago, it all suddenly feels quite daunting. I am going to have to work very very hard for the next few months in order to finish.