21 June 2010

Second year starts today

I completed my upgrade viva today and am now a second year PhD student, or rather, a PhD student as I had been technically registered as an MPhil student for the first year. The viva went well (presentation here, although, not a lot to see). The whole thing was a lot less intense than I thought it was going to be. The quietest part of the day happened when I  was sent out of the room. They chatted about my work for twenty minutes while I stood alone at a floor to ceiling window in an adjacent room, looking out on the empty football pitch and the woods beyond it.