How not to run off the end of the PhD cliff

Are you about to submit your thesis? Have you thought about what happens afterwards? There IS life after the thesis – read Dr Lauren McGrow’s guest post on The Thesis Whisperer.

The Thesis Whisperer

What happens after you graduate? Some people tell me they feel like they have just run off the end of a cliff they never saw coming. That final sprint to the end and the immediate aftermath can be confronting. In this post Dr Lauren McGrow,full-time feminist academic, part-time poet and casual caver, has some advice for the end stages. Lauren is based in southern Tasmania and has just completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University, examining faith-based outreach to sex workers in Australia. Lauren’s writing has been published in the Melbourne Age and she blogs at Seaweave.

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 10.47.24 amIt’s now been months since submission and graduation, which has allowed me time and space to contemplate what it means to finish well. How does one survive the final stages of submission, while maintaining a sense of integrity, wellbeing and dignity? This is a very stressful time in the life of a PhD…

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