The 12 Days of a PhD Student’s Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, we’re delighted to bring you the 12 Days of a PhD Student’s Christmas, courtesy of Anna Mackenzie from the University of Chester. Is anyone brave/foolhardy/drunk enough to perform a rendition of the song? If so, send us an MP3 and we’ll post it up as a podcast.

On the first day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 1 thesis to submit.

On the second day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit.

On the third day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisons, & 1 thesis to submit.

On the 6th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 6 days to edit, 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstract, 3 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit!

On the 7th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 7 journal papers, 6 days to edit, 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit!

On the 8th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 8 hours on EndNote, 7 journal papers, 6 days to edit, 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit!

On the 9th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 9 cups of coffee, 8 hours on EndNote, 7 journal papers, 6 days to edit, 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit!

On the 10th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 10 unknown references, 9 cups of coffee, 8 hours on Endnote, 7 journal papers, 6 days to edit, 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit!

On the 11th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 11 books to order, 10 unknown references, 9 cups of coffee, 8 hours on EndNote, 7 journal papers, 6 days to edit, 500 words! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, and 1 thesis to submit!

On the 12th day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me: 12 emails waiting, 11 books to order, 10 unknown references, 9 cups of coffee, 8 hours on EndNote, 7 journal papers, 6 days to edit, 500 words!! 4 hours of teaching, 3 conference abstracts, 2 supervisions, & 1 thesis to submit!

alcohol in line(via Freddie Boy on Flickr)

🙂 🙂 HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂


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