Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Is it worth doing a PhD?

Wrote to The Economist just now regarding their feature in this week's issue...
Dear Editor,

I read this article just now ('The disposable academic - Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time', December 18th 2010 issue), the day I am to complete and sign off my thesis (post-viva version; 4+ years in the making)... and I have to say I cannot but concur. Good article. Thank you. But I have to say: in regards to doing a PhD, I have no regrets. It has taught me a most precious life-skill... endurance :)

Adil Hussain

ps. This letter is not for print.
... The article is an absolute must-read for anyone considering doing a PhD or for anyone having done a PhD.

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