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Christine - background to the PhD
Name: Christine
PhD discipline: French Literature
Area(s) of work: University teaching; arts; charity
Year of graduation: 2003
Date of Interview: 18/06/2008

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Christine sketches the background to her PhD, and her previous work experience.

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When did you complete your PhD and how many years did it take you?

I completed it in erm, well I graduated in January 2003 so I was viva'd just before the Christmas and so it took me just over three years.

And how old were you when you started?

I was 25.

Did you do the bulk of it full-time?

Full-time, yes.

And how did you fund your study?

I was awarded a major Scottish studentship by the Scottish government.

Did you work at all before the PhD?

Yes I worked for a year in between my first degree and starting my PhD.

And what did you do?

I worked in a variety of roles, some retail, a little bit of teaching, so mixed really to tide me over through the year.  

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