I submitted my Upgrade report 2 months ago. I recently received the comments and suggested amendments from my assessors – what a smack in the face to my confidence!! But it’s all been taken on board and revisions have been made. It’s only the final push until I submit the final version, sit back, and wait.
In the meantime, it has made me reflect on what a stressful time it has been. It’s quite a lot to ask a PhD student after only 9 months ‘What have you done?’ ‘Did it work?’ ‘What are your plans for the next 2-and-a-bit-years?’.
So this is my guide to surviving the upgrade…perhaps a little tongue in cheek, but how I survived nonetheless!