PhD News: Upgrade/Confirmation/Qualifying stage!
It's called the Upgrade at Southampton - the point a couple of years into the PhD where you have to prove that not only is your project substantial/interesting enough to be worth a PhD, but that you also have some idea of what the hell you're doing and how you're going to get it finished in a reasonable amount of time.
Anyway, I'm delighted to say that I passed! It's a great feeling to know that other people are almost as interested in finding out what's going on in Seaton Snook as I am.
Thanks to my two awesome supervisors, and the two wonderfully helpful and encouraging assessors.
Now it's just the small matter of working my arse off for the next couple of years so I can finish what I've started!