This is another post which has nothing to do with the Masters, but a lot to do with my classical studies roots. A couple of weeks ago Mike and I came back from a very welcome break on the Greek islands of Ios and Santorini. Now I'd never heard of the island of Ios (pronounced … Continue reading Paying homage to Homer
The worst thing about beginning any essay is, of course, the blank page. You start off with a nice empty Word document open in front of you. You've written tentative notes on various pieces of paper. You have a very sketchy essay plan. You've got all the library books you (think you) need. You've printed … Continue reading How (not) to write an essay
After thinking long and hard about what to write in my last blog post before starting the MA, I decided to give a brief snapshot of what I'd been up to in preparation for beginning at Leeds. Now that I'm on the eve of the start of the module I'm feeling somewhat more reflective than usual, … Continue reading The calm before the…?
Technically this post comes under the "and everything in between" part of my tagline, it's got nothing to do with the OU or the Masters and everything to do with getting ready for when I start in September, in the shape of the must have stationery items, which of course I absolutely need to buy … Continue reading A little breather…..in which I discover the world of planner love and Twitter
So I feel I need a little time out (or avoidance) before I go into the challenging matter that was my next module, A200: Exploring History Medieval to Modern 1400 to 1900 to give it its full title. I'll do that by talking a little of TMA/studying avoidance which, to be honest, I'm bloody fantastic at. … Continue reading “Well, that won’t get the TMA written will it?!”
So today I accepted the offer from the University of Leeds to study the MA in the History of Health, Medicine and Society, starting in September 2017. Wow. I waited to see how I felt when I clicked on the 'accept' button and I felt....great! Big smile on my face, great feeling inside and no 'oh … Continue reading To boldly go…
So, whilst waiting for official confirmation from the University of Manchester that I'd been accepted and after having received provisional confirmation from the Programme Director, I thought I'd revisit the course at the University of Leeds by going through it with a fine toothcomb . We (Mike, I & the pups) had paid a visit to … Continue reading An 11th hour change of mind?
Christmas and the New Year celebrations are well and truly over so this afternoon was spent on making a start on the OU section of the blog. However, I have come to realise that writing a blog isn't just a matter of writing one word and then another and then another.....but sorting, organising and generally getting … Continue reading Well hello and welcome 2017
This morning I found out that I'd been accepted onto the MSc course at the University of Manchester. Woo hoo! However I think no-one is more excited than Mike, for whom this means no more chewing of his ear off by myself, as to why I hadn't heard yet. Apparently the Faculty had only just received my application … Continue reading Hurrah, it’s a Christmas miracle!!
A lot has happened since my very first post. For starters, I decided to apply for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine MSc with the Medical Humanities pathway at the University of Manchester. In fact, I submitted said application only yesterday, so while I am anxiously waiting to hear from them, as to whether … Continue reading So…my first post was very nearly my last. Hmmm!
...hopefully won't be my last!!