The concept that a university goes bust is becoming more of a real and likely prospect day by day in the UK. I write this blog post today in light of multiple news articles that have hit the shelves claiming that at least three universities are on the verge of bankruptcy. Fortunately, the university that […]
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I am thrilled to announce that this week I successfully passed my PhD viva with only (very) minor amendments! It seems only yesterday that I was writing my proposal and now I can amend my CV and Linkedin profile to say DR HAYLEY STAINTON! So, what was my motivation to do so much work (seriously, […]
After three solid years of hard work, and I mean solid-social life, what’s that?!, I have submitted my PhD thesis and am awaiting my viva. It’s been a hell of a journey that is certainly not for the faint hearted, but at the same time I have got a lot out of it. Whether you […]
So last month I won the three minute thesis competition at Staffordshire University. Whilst my research isn’t yet quite finished (I have actually changed the names of the TEFL teacher types since delivering this presentation!), I was in a position to outline my TEFL teacher typology and provide a rationale for my research. As you […]
Thinking about committing to a PhD? Make sure it’s what you want because I can tell you from experience that it WILL take over your life! Here are the main things that you need to prepare yourself for, and mitigate if possible! 1)Sleepless nights OK, so maybe at the beginning you will feel pretty chilled […]
Ok, I can just about say a few words in Thai, I’m not going to pretend I can spell it too….but my best attempt of the above translates into “I am a teacher”. And I certainly am. Compared to many, I haven’t been teaching long at all. But compared to some I am an expert. […]
It is important to remember that travel is not limited only to overseas exploration, and in fact there is so much to see right here in the UK, in my home country. So with this in mind, I decided to go and explore the city of Cambridge. I’ve been to Cambridge many times before. But […]