My Extended Project


Start of EPQ

Approx. 15 June 2016

Project Management Training

Approx. July 2016 - July 2016

Reflective Journal

July 2016 - Present

I completed a reflective journal every few days/weeks to make sure I was up to date on my timeline and on my checklist.

OSA Conference July 2016

22 July 2016 - 24 July 2016

Prominent Human Rights Activicts and Organisations including Human Rights Watch Journalists attend

Submit proposal and detailed timleine

Approx. August 2016

Dr Awol Allo Lecture at LSE Uni

Approx. 6 August 2016

His lecture was focused on current political unrest in Ethiopia, and what may be done in the wake of a revolutionary deposal of the Ethiopian government. Not utterly relevant for my research but eye opening.

Essay writing

September 2016

it has had to be done in portions because it is quite a lot of writing. Earlier estimates of time and effort it would take to do this were nieve and impractival.


17 September 2016 - Present

start looking at potential sources and do background reading to give ourself a feel for the outcome

Verification of title and topic

30 September 2016

Uni applications/English Lit Coursework/Mock exams

October 2016 - Approx. 12 January 2017

University applications (due Oct 15th 2016),
English Lit A2 Coursework (Started early December and due on the First week of the Christmas Holidays)
Mock Exam Prep (during the 2016 christmas holidays for january 2017)

start writing first draft of essay

19 November 2016

This will have to be complete as soon as mocks and ucas applications are over
-note made on 3rd Jan 2017
The essay has been done in portions so there was already an introductory paragraph and a few other paragraphs, but this 'milestone' was more about actually compiling and polishing it to form the actual 5,000 word essay.
-note updated on 05/02/2017

Start narrowing down sources

1 January 2017

Update PPR up to where I am

19 January 2017 - 22 January 2017

Write Bibliography

21 January 2017 - 6 February 2017

Create Presentation

28 January 2017

Dr. Trevor Telephone Interview

4 February 2017

He did not respond to my email so I had to reach him via a phone call to get his alternative email account which he used more regularly. This is tight timing but things have had to change according to circumstances and this is one of those times.


5 February 2017

The final draft is thankfully completed by 7/02/2017- 3 days before submission of the EPQ. Between October-Mid-January there was a loss in momentum in the EPQ because of Uni applications, interviews, A level courseworks, and Mock exams.