I have been a PhD student at Aston for already two years and one more year to go...I should complete my thesis by September next year if everything goes as it is planned.
These two years have really been an interesting experience and I enjoyed my life as a PhD student a lot. The amount of workload is enormous and challenging but as you progress it gives you a great feeling of achieving something important and significant. It is an independent process therefore it is valuable to have a supportive supervisor who will guide you in the right direction.
This time spent at Aston also helped me deciding what I want to do in the future. Having attended conferences and presentation where we had a chance to present our work, meet a lot of interesting people made me realize that work in academia is extremely interesting.
I am looking forward to complete my thesis, but at the same time I really want to make the most out of my last year, gain as much knowledge and experiecne as possible in order to move on to the next step.