2019 has begun, and I hope you got what you needed from the recent Christmas break. Here’s looking forward to a happy 2019!
During the Christmas period (23rd Dec – 3rd Jan inclusive), most of the buildings on the University campus will be closed. This is a perfect time for you to take a proper break away from your research. Breaks are an important part of the research process, as they allow you to recharge your batteries, and keep you refreshed and enthusiastic about your research. They also allow you to return to your research with “fresh eyes”, and you may see things from an angle you hadn’t considered before, or immediately find a solution to a problem that had previously been intractable. Note that the University’s Code of Practice on the supervision and monitoring progress of postgraduate researchers states that you are entitled to up to eight weeks holiday each year (see section 2.29), including public holidays. Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”