So, November is nearly at an end and the universities and institutions of higher learning are all vying for our attention, our enrollment and ultimately our tuition dollars. I finished my Masters degree in January and have not thought too much about study since then. However, I am beginning to feel a sense of unease. A slow burning in my tummy that tells me now is the time to get ready if I want to start my PhD journey at the beginning of the new year. (I am not sure why I feel such a sense of urgency as with PhD study I could choose to start study whenever I feel like it. I guess I feel like it now.)
To begin my preparation I have downloaded the outline for an initial research proposal which I will need to submit before enrolling. Very tough when you no longer have access to the university library. I am working on enrolling at Auckland University. I have done all my other study there and it is the highest ranked university in the whole of New Zealand. I am not sure if this is a good choice as I have not really looked at my other options. (Any feedback about other institutions is most welcome especially if they allow distance learning.)
The broad topic I want to study is motivation. Specifically what motivates people to work collaboratively? Or to consider the well being of others? I am looking forward to lots and lots of reading about and around the topic. Good thing I love to read.
Once that work is done I will have I wait and see if I am accepted. Fingers crossed!