|Mind the Gap!/ Endlisnis © 2007/ CC BY 2.0|
Speaking of gaps, we had a MSc Supervisor 'speed networking' event last Friday where we had an opportunity to meet academics who were up for supervising our dissertations - which start in May. Having heard my brief introduction, one potential supervisor advised me to do a literature review and find a gap in what is, admittedly, a very busy field. Having done this a year ago when I applied I was a bit miffed by this comment - but thought I hadn't explained myself properly in the time available. A bit later, when I thought I had given a better explanation, another potential supervisor told me - "oh yes, I have a PhD student who's answered all those questions". Point taken. I need to find my niche - again.
Hopefully normal service - or what passes for normal service - will resume shortly.