I have a supervisor!
What more do I need?
Mmmmmh. I’m a supervisor too. And I can tell you, without breaking any secrets, that my university gives me exactly 12 hours per year to support each doctoral student.
1 hour per month.
That’s to meet with them, read their work, give feedback, discuss ideas at length, and develop a world-changing contribution.
See? that’s why I offer this service. Because your supervisor – as wonderful and knowledgeable as they are – is strapped for time and resource. You can use their time to best effect for bottoming the subject specific, deep questions. The processes, mindset, gremlin-busting support stuff … that’s my jam!
“Gina works hard but will never be an academic”.
Thus began my journey into adulthood (thanks, Mr Deputy Head, for that university reference). It was never going to be an easy journey into the academy for me – and certainly not one that was automatic.
‘Doing a PhD’ was some sort of a pipe dream, then a career necessity and finally, an ‘I’ll show you!’ experience.
The lessons I’ve learned along the way mean that I can help you to avoid (or get through, if you’re already there!) the really sticky bits of the journey.
Sharing and supporting people is under-rated in the world of academia. I’m on a mission to change that. Let me support you on your journey to Doc!
“Working with Gina is easy and fun as she is encouraging but realistic. It is a secret superpower to have Gina on your side.”
“Just wanted to say thanks so much for your support and understanding today. I feel like a weight has been lifted and I can try and compartmentalise things a bit better.”
“Thank you for being in my team! I appreciate you!”