Tag Archives: PhD

Part-time PhD and amendments

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Long time no blog

Hello again, for my regular readers I apologise for neglecting you during the past few months, and I hope the New Year is a good year for you. The first few weeks of my New Year, and the last few … Continue reading

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Time flies update

It was twelve months ago that the idea of producing a regular blog came to mind to assist with my writing.  At the start of this process I did not feel confident with structuring ideas into coherent articles and each … Continue reading

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Calling all composers

For those that have never read this series of blogs before I am researching what it is to be a composer in the 21st Century.  For those that have visited before I hope that this has become clear during the … Continue reading

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Experiences of studying for a part-time PhD

Research, originality and new knowledge is what each PhD student is striving for.  Juggling these concepts with a full-time job and life – family, holidays, relaxation, hobbies, exercise… can be difficult and sometimes impossible.  Today’s blog looks at some experiences, … Continue reading

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When do you stop creating and start orchestrating? (or putting it together)

When do the dreams become reality?  In previous blogs I have discussed the creative cycle (see From Start to Finish on the 4th August 2013) but knowing where you are in the cycle is sometimes difficult to judge.  The deadline, … Continue reading

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Time

I have had an on-off relationship with time over the years.  When I started playing drums the main role that was expected was to be able to ‘play time’. That could mean play in time (metronomic) or accompany musicians with … Continue reading

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From Start to Finish

This week has been one with many changes.  One of the main influences on mood and spirits, the weather, has become less settled and the part-time doctorate is reaching the final straight.  It has taken four years to get to … Continue reading

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