I had the pleasure of attending my youngest sister’s graduation ceremony at Warwick this week. Its always a great sight: a gaggle of nervous undergrads rocking the robe and mortar board, usually over the party dress that they’ll wear to cocktails and dancing later! A bit different to a Cambridge graduation where the dress code is strictly waitress/waiter: black skirt/trousers and a white shirt (or a plain black maternity dress for my MPhil graduation!). Our German College Praelector is infamous for rigorously upholding the dress code and sending people away if they get it wrong (Navy shoes! Shocking!)
And among the gradauating cohort at Warwick there were a few PhD students in their squishy hats and fancy gowns. This was a useful reminder to me that people DO finish their PhDs and have a nice day with family and friends while still wearing that silly squishy hat. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, if you just keep plunging on through the dark!
So in that vein, my plan for the rest of this week:
- Seriously, get more interviews organised and done!
- Plan papers for the EASR/BASR conference and start timed writing to get going on them 🙂
Still plunging on in the dark….