A relatively low-brow (especially considering that academia can be considered snooty – or for want of a better word, “elitist” – in non-academic circles) look at the life of a second-going-on-final-very-soon (oh help me, powers that be) year PhD student. In particular, it is the run-up to Christmas (surprise) period of the PhD life that will be in focus (except not really – because I shall be using the camera on my phone), as the PhD student attempts to flee the office, organise their paperwork ahead of the new year, pre-plan writing over the festive season, budget for travel, food, and gifts, blog, among other mundane yet compelling tasks.
Will there be a happy ending? Will the PhD student be able to put an out-of-office message on their university email for at least three consecutive days this year? Stay tuned.