Study Program(s): Doctor of Philosophy (Arts, Humanities and Education)
Study Mode: Online
Study Level: Research Higher Degree
Study Campus: Online Study
Graduation Year: 2010
Sandra’s best memory of studying at CQUniversity was the fantastic support from her supervisors who strongly believed in what she was trying to achieve.
Her supervisors turned out to be right – Sandra’s creative component of her thesis was published by Canterbury University Press in 2011 as Sing no Sad Songs. Since then, Sandra has published essays, short stories and two more books - a novel titled The Ash the Well and the Bluebell and a collection of short stories Soul Etchings. Her work has been nominated for several prizes, including The Pushcart Prize, Best Microfictions and The Best Small Fiction.
One of the most valuable skills that Sandra developed during her research studies was critical thinking. Her best tip for the next generation of research higher degree graduates is to “choose a topic you are deeply involved with and keep at it until it's finished.“
You can learn more about Sandra from her website.
Thesis title: Sing no sad songs: Grieving the death of a young adult child from cancer