The perils of a part–time PhD
I've made friends with a fair number of PhD students from my department who began th eir study at the same time as me. Over the past few months we've shared the excitement (along with occasional paranoia and fear) that comes with the first year of a research degree. However, I increasingly feel somewhat left behind by my peers.
This isn't necessarily due to any great failure to progress on my part; it's more because I'm doing a part-time PhD whilst most of the other research students I know are studying full-time.