Postgraduate Study

I Can’t Believe It’s Almost Over

I Can’t Believe It’s Almost Over

Wow! It seems like just yesterday I received my first set of study materials in the mail for my MSc program, and now it’s almost over. On the one hand, I wish the Leicester experience could continue. On the other hand, I recognize that the program was initially a means to an end.   As […]

On The Comeback Trail

On The Comeback Trail

Gee whiz! It’s been a while. Too long, in fact. Just when I thought I had the downhill portion of this race under control, there was a fork in the road, and I ran smack into a tree.   I had a health situation arise from out of nowhere, and it really set me back. […]

Education is a Journey

Education is a Journey

Every now and then, I stop to reflect on the journey towards my MSc Fin. I have to say that it has been both challenging and rewarding, and I’mĀ almost sad that it’s coming to an end. On the one hand, I’m looking forward to the new career opportunities that I’m hoping I find with the […]

Peddling Patiently on the Path to Progress

Peddling Patiently on the Path to Progress

OK, so I’m right in the thick of my dissertation research, and I’m now starting to draft my chapters. I really wish I had some reliable contact with my supervisor, but, at this point, I’m going to write that off and keep plugging away. I’m just about to craft my literature review draft from my […]

Coming Down the Home Stretch

Coming Down the Home Stretch

Tick…tick…tick…   Time continues to move, and I continue to inch closer to the finish line. I’m finding the focus to make progress with my dissertation, despite the communication issues I’m having with my supervisor. Honestly, doing the literature review has energized me. I’m rediscovering my passion for finance and my dissertation, and I’m once […]

Allow me to reintroduce myself….again

Allow me to reintroduce myself….again

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve had any meaningful contact with the university, and I can’t even articulate why. Sure, part of the explanation can be owed to the trials and tribulations of being a distance learning student with no physical connection to the university. However, in addition to that, I think that […]

Next Steps….Maybe

Next Steps….Maybe

As I continue to await my supervisor’s feedback, I can’t help but worry a bit. I recognize that he is likely overwhelmed with a large number of dissertations to supervise, and I’m sure he does have a summer vacation, but I need to know if I can proceed with the change in focus of my […]

Research, Research, Research

Research, Research, Research

While I await my supervisor’s feedback on my questions, I’m continuing to push forward with my research. At this stage, I’m just reading tons of research, and, honestly, I can appreciate the point of doing a dissertation at this point. First, there’s likely no way I would have ever had the discipline to sit and […]

My First Meeting with My Dissertation Supervisor, Sort Of

My First Meeting with My Dissertation Supervisor, Sort Of

OK, that wasn’t quite so bad. Well, sort of.   I had my meeting with my dissertation supervisor today. Unfortunately, because of technical difficulties, we were unable to actually speak by telephone, so we exchanged emails for a while before I was directed to post further questions in Blackboard. While the interaction was brief, I […]

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