I received official notification in the mail today from my university. I passed my PhD and both examiners returned with a ‘passed with no corrections required’ result.

Both examiners wrote very nice things. I am very happy. 🙂

Not sure about the protocol regarding posting examiners comments on here.

Do I get to call myself ‘Doctor’ now? lol


So it is at the bindery. I have mixed emotions. Still anxious, not really that happy cause of all the stuffing around the last two weeks and especially last 48 hours. It shits me that I know that my diss could be better but it only has to be good enough.

Plus no one I could find does the proper soft cover binding for 400 pages, except for one place and it is not exactly how I have seen other soft bound documents, like course readers. That is so stupid. I hope it is ok. In a worse case scenario I will submit for administrative purposes so they can see it is done and then if there is an issue, look further abroad for somewhere that can do it how I think it is meant to be done. Some places will only do 200 pages!! The university will only do 320 pages!

One More Thing

It is after 4am and I could possibly go on, but I have a full day tomorrow and work in the evening again so I need some energy. Only one more thing left for the dissertation, a list of figures of all the magazine scans and other images. The rest is pretty much done. I just went through and changed all the footnote references to magazines to in text references. I even put in some more primary references and I could mine my magazine archive forever doing that so I stopped when I realised that my argument doesn’t need anymore evidence lol.

I’ll get back to it after a few hours sleep.

I have got it under 400 pages which is good in terms of getting it thermal bound as a single volume.


(Then one last accelerate!)

Oh, I am down to 97 kgs which is the lightest I have been for almost 12 years. Must be the stress.