The beginning of the end….

I did it! I actually wrote a book!

Not a book that anyone besides me and three other people will read and one with a fairly cumbersome and rather unexciting title that I’m not going to mention here for fear of breaching some kind of code but still, I have written a book by anyone’s standards and here it is:


Yes this is the dreaded thesis that has kept me from blogging on an even semi-regular basis not to mention all manner of social engagements, worry-free evenings and general happiness over the last four years. Alright I might be over-dramatising a bit but it has been a long, painful road and I am unbelievably pleased to be on the home stretch at last.

I have written, bound and printed the thesis. Tomorrow I hope to hand it in (there’s some concern over how easy this will be due to the opening hours of the student centre not entirely meshing with a full-time job but I have a very understanding manager 🙂 ) and then in some week’s time (the exact date is not being disclosed to anyone!) I have to face the dreaded viva, an oral exam which can last up to four hours, which is essentially the end of the process. There’ll be corrections after that but with any luck in six month’s time I’ll be a free woman.

And what will I do with myself then?!


8 responses to “The beginning of the end….

  1. Holy cow, sometimes education really does sound like torture. An oral exam that lasts four hours?! *Shudders.*

    But wow congrats on the thesis, it looks like you worked your butt off. 🙂 I hope you get the result you want!

    • Thanks! I think torture is a fairly accurate way of describing it 😦 at least they’ve brought in a time limit though, I’ve heard stories of people being told to come back the next day!!

  2. Your thesis is much better presented than mine!! Congrats dude! Super excited for you, though not about the idea of a four hour oral exam. That sounds way harsh!

  3. Wow congratulations! Good luck for the viva! I’m sure you’ll rock it!

  4. Reblogged this on Books on the Tube and commented:

    I passed!! My viva lasted for 3 hours 45 minutes and was a very thorough grilling but I now get to tell people I’m a Dr (but not THAT kind of doctor)!

  5. Yaay! Congratulations!

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