Cohort 11 – The Last Big Push

This message is for all the Cohort 11 #ProfDockers who are on the final week before submission of the PDDM.  Don’t give up or give in, you will do more work this week than in any other week since starting your Professional Doctorate programme.  Sleep when you can, eat if you can and push on through to the…

North and South Mullardoch Munro’s

09/06/2018 – Day 1 – North Mulllardoch Munro’s, first time ever taking a boat into the bottom of a Munro, very thrilling, Angus, (ZZ top look- alike) propelled along the lock, negotiating the ‘narrows’ to get us to our landing. First stop was An Socach, and some faint rumbles of thunder in the distance. A…

The National Three Peaks Challenge

08/09/2018 – The National Three Peaks Challenge,  involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England, and Wales, within 24 hours.  The total walking distance was 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 meters (10,052ft).  The three mountains are Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m) Scafell Pike, in England (978m) Snowdon, in Wales (1085m). There were…

Teaching Awards 2017 – 2018

Changing career can be a challenge at any time of your life, having skimmed across Thomes (2003), Changing Career paths: from expert to novice.  I began to understand my journey with a little more compassion towards my transformation.  Prior to September 2017, I worked in the private sector within a financial institute for almost 20 years. …

Literature Review – The Learning Curve – 10th May 2018

The Learning curve, the action plan post-March supervisory meeting was to produce 6,000 words in two subject areas of my thesis, Psychological Contract, and Psychological Resilience.  I had learned a significant lesson from my last blog post titled “Despondent with Square Shoulders”.  I realised through frustration that I am not going to be able to…

#ProfDockers Podcast 2nd of May 2018

Welcome to the first #ProfDockers support session.  The following PowerPoint presentation was delivered by Eileen O’Neil to professional doctoral students – in cohort 11 on the 2nd of May 2018.  The purpose of the presentation was to support students who are about to embark on their Project Design Development and Management (PDDM) module.  I delivered this…

The Beast from the East

30/03/2018 – Munro – Ben Vorlich – Loch Lomond side.  Up early 6:15 start from the house, got to Loch Lomond side at 8:15 and started to climb.  The first two sections were good to fair with a steep climb up.  But the top third was covered in ice and snow, creating a good challenge…