Updated: Jun 3
When one door closes another one opens. I’ve used that phrase twice in the last few weeks and have lived most of my adult life believing it to be true.
I first contemplated the idea of applying for PhD candidacy in 2016. At the time I was working full-time as a content writer for an online education provider while studying for my MA. I loved studying for my MA so much I decided I would apply for PhD candidacy.
A lot has happened since making that decision and it’s been a long hard road to get here, but I’m pleased to say that now, five years later, and with grateful thanks to Federation University, my PhD dream is finally coming true.
And the fact that it is coming true is nothing short of a miracle.
Dire Straits (no, not the band)
There’s no question that Covid-19 has changed everything about our daily lives, from the way we work, entertain ourselves, interact with friends, and the way we study.
Students are forced to attend their classes online resulting in the loss of significant aspects of the learning experience such as full immersion in their learning, collaboration with peers, impromptu discussions with teachers, and simple human interaction. Instead, they are fending off endless distractions at home while worrying about unstable Internet connections and how they’re going to find an answer to that question that is driving them crazy.