PowerLab PhD candidates research proposal success.
I successfully passed my research proposal recently. While it’s only a footnote in the general weirdness of 2020, it was nonetheless a little eerie to give such an important presentation not to a room full of people, but to a computer screen while my cats watched, bemused. It wasn’t all bad – after a bit of a kerfuffle trying to get me back into the Zoom teleconference that had decided my fate (I had turned my phone to silent, of course, which seemed like a good idea at the time) I was cheerfully congratulated by the assembled panel. Even from a distance, it was a great experience, and the close proximity to my kitchen gave me excellent access to celebratory wine and chocolate.