Week 13-14

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Since the spring semester ended, I have had a nice and easy time spent in a relaxed atmosphere. I can finally work full time on my research for the next couple of weeks. I also went for coffee with my colleagues a couple of times, which made me very happy. I now have people to talk with about various topics!

One of my New Year’s resolutions, application for research funding, has been done. I sent my up-to-date CV, thesis titles, a description of the content and my future plans essay. Stating your future plans is often required in an academic environment. It always bothers me because a future vision tends to be vague, and many factors can change the direction of life.

I also started making initial contact with some potential locations that I will investigate over the next two years. I am now at the next stage where I need to decide on the specific locations and methods to go through the ethics applications, which is going to be the first hurdle of my project.

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A PhD student researching verbal communication in Patient-Centred Care.