The Miniature Earth

December 14, 2007

This one has been around for a while but it is a good one.  It brings me back to reality when I start feeling sorry for myself.

What caught my attention tonight is that if these statistics are correct only 7% of people in the world have a secondary school education.  That puts my PhD plans into perspective.  I feel grateful I have the opportunity, and a little guilty about the resources I will consume in the process.  This dilemma may help explain why I have ended up in development studies.

Speaking of which, the interview today was very scary- 6 academic/ professor-y types with challenging questions, however overall I feel I did ok.  I’m cautiously optomistic but the scholarship is highly compeditive so I’m not holding my breath.  I should know either way before Christmas.


3 Responses to “The Miniature Earth”

  1. benjaminady Says:

    so it’s christmas. did you get it did you get it did you get it?

  2. Hey Sharon, stumbled upon this … hoping you got your scholarship, am also looking for phd funding :). In case you don’t go fo this programme you may wish to check out which is an international directory to various development related courses, many of which also offer funding. Good luck!

  3. Sharon Says:

    Hi Fellow Development Studies Student. Yes I did get the scholarship- see this post. And yes I have recently discovered, looks like it could be a great resource.

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