March 6, 2009
My PhD thesis is printed, collected, signed, collated with CD-ROMs and paperwork, packaged up and posted. So the thesis is now complete, at my end anyway. Hopefully. I’ll be absolutely sure when I have word back from Canberra that they got it okay and I did all the admin correctly.
This means, PhD wise, there’s nothing more to do until it is examined. In a few months time I’ll get back a report, which will probably have a whole bunch of corrections to make. If it goes well, the suggested corrections will be “minor”, which means the examiners don’t want to see it again… which effectively means I pass. If “major” corrections are needed, I’ll need to resubmit… which isn’t really a fail, but it means I’ll be sweating for months doing serious PhD work. Not good. If they really hate it, then I’m in big trouble. I doubt it’ll be that bad, but fingers crossed anway.
I should now be free to worry about new, 2009 business things, rather than finishing old 2008 things now. One less thing to worry about, but replaced with several dozen more.
PS. Why did I never create a PhD category on this blog? This will have to go under Real Life, as it’s too late to add one in now.