… it does exist! Repeat: I can confirm that life continues after the slow walk to reception, arms laden with around 20,000 words (from 2 paper copies), two CDs and a project diary in order to hand the last 9 months of your life over the counter. The past week has been strangely empty without the constant lists of things to do, words to write and graphs to plot. But it has also been great! Although all I can think now is: imagine what its going to be like after handing in a PhD thesis!
The best bit: Figuring something out on your own from your own data that nobody knew (for certain) before and getting to spend another year with the amazing 4th year geo-heroes
The worst bit: several admittedly late nights in the department trying to finish it off! And all those horrible moments where nothing seemed to be working
Overall experience: totally worth it