Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Melissa was a member of the Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement PhD programme. You can watch a four minute video to hear Melissa’s comments and advice about the PhD programme. Here are some comments from the video:
“Part 1 is structured learning, with the modules, and those prepared me really well for Part 2 which is the research and dissertation. I kept [Part 2] as structured as I possibly could given the nature of it. I created my own deadlines in Part 2; self-imposed milestones. My supervisor was wonderful… and she was always quick to respond and to work with me … She knew that I was very task orientated, and that really helped. I cannot say enough about having a strong supervisor who understands how you work, recognising that they have their own work to do. It was a wonderful programme for me. It really fit my life. The team approach in Part 1 really helped to get a number of different perspectives and build up your confidence. And then moving onto the second part, it was taking all that learning and applying it… You have a wonderful team in the programme who want to see you succeed”.