I think it’s time for a round-up – and I have been thinking and you know – I’ll bet this is the First, yes First time a PhD in Engineering has been executed in front of witnesses like this. From no papers at all. to 2 published to a third pending as of last weekend in two years, nowhere to most published Biomimeticist in the UK this year (2015-6) (maybe) That’s not so bad, is it?
When I first started blogging my blog was a mess for months before I paid any attention to the software. That was about October 2014.
Since then I have had over six thousand visits, everyone stepping into a part of the process, that I have faithfully recorded, warts and all, here on my Blog. I want you to understand that I was at Bath University, number 1 for mechanical engineering research in the UK. Quite demanding you might say….
But I thank you all now, especially you Chris, for you time and hand-holding on this journey which wouldn’t have progressed as smoothly without the aid of the blog which has become an e-textbook, and without you, my guests.
I’m disabled, and my “fuck you!” Bath University, “you don’t fuck with a man like he is a student” has got me excluded from the campus and all buildings including the library and this had a direct deleterious effect on my progress. I’m a protestor too of some lengthy experience.
I was assaulted in 2002 at the commencemnt of my PhD and that combined with a host of other stressors like the death of my Dad, being put in a Mental Hospital for unrelenting protesting, excaping from the secure wing at least 9 times, bankruptcy, assault again…..car being burnt out,passport being stolen from my bedsit as well as cash…all PLUS extensive protestiing including the Make Poverty History March, Stop-the-War II and others…PTSD was the result so I am Mentally Disabled. Nyaaaah!
Now they are saying that my work is too “old” to qualilfy as a PhD in spite of its publication in a Quality Journal (Springer-Open). If you find the time and the inclination, e-mail a fat raspberry at the Vice Chancellor Glynnis Breakwell at
Her office won’t even acknowledge recipt of an e-mail from me. Nor will it answer anything but FOI letters which really please them no-end.