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Thread: What to do after a successful appeal?

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11-Apr-17, 20:25
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Thankyou to all of you for your helpful comments.
I am based in a U.K. University.
I could really do with speaking to someone who has successfully got a PhD after an appeal. Not sure if any of you or anyone you know has been through this process and has/has not come out successfully.

Thankyou.

Thread: What to do after a successful appeal?

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01-Apr-17, 20:10
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Thnakyou for your suggestions.

The Panel who gave the Appeal outcome did not give any specific recommendations other than the fact that the thesis is to be resubmitted to a new Panel and treated as first submission. Do they give any specific recommendations?

Also does this judgement mean that no corrections to the thesis are allowed? Considering its a new Panel of examiners the thesis needs to be written/ should be considerate of this new Panel.

Also what if the University goes ahead and appoints a Panel without including me .....ideally they would discuss this with me.... but what if they don't.

Thanks,
BG

Thread: What to do after a successful appeal?

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30-Mar-17, 19:21
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Thankyou Tree of Life.

My supervisor did not say that my thesis was not upto the mark. I did not get any comments on my overall thesis prior to submission. I had another supervisor who helped with my data analysis who was pleased with the statistical aspect of thesis and my preparation.

My main supervisor was surprised at the outcome but did not offer any support and in fact tried to justify why the panel may have given the award. Till 20 min before the outcome they were telling me what a brilliant viva it was.

If I can't take my PhD outside the University can I ask to change supervisory teams or do you think it would create a backlash. I am not sure if I have already created a backlash by winning my appeal. I am very scared.

Thread: What to do after a successful appeal?

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30-Mar-17, 18:45
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My viva outcome was a no award. The interview panel had suggested corrections which I had followed.... but the panel stated after the viva that it did not merit any award. I think I did a good viva which was confirmed by the supervisor but I was not given any reason or explanation of why this was a no award and a not even an M.Phil.

I won my appeal on the basis of procedural error. The more difficult bit now, is to try and take this result to a successful outcome.

Has anyone been in this position? Please could I have some advise on how to take this forward. What should I be saying to my supervisors. How can I ensure I get a fair trial at my viva.

Could I take my examination to a new University if I do not feel supported here. I really want to try and give a very good shot to my PhD.
Thanks for all your support.

BG

Thread: What to do after a successful appeal?

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27-Mar-17, 15:35
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Hi everyone,

I have just won my PhD appeal! It feels like I have got a new lease of life.
I have been allowed to submit my thesis to new examiners as a first submission.

My supervisor seems to have distanced himself from me during this process. I don't know why. He refuses to see me or speak to me, citing being busy.

1) has anyone been in this situation. Is it possible to get a PhD after a successful appeal. It feels like everyone at the Uni has gone suddenly quiet which makes me hesitant to approach or ask anyone for help.

2)as the process of finding new examiners starts would I be allowed to have a say in this. Last time my examiners were chosen for me.

3) The internal examiner will be from the same university. I am fearful that my appeal may have biased everyone at the Uni. Does that leave me any chance of getting a fair go at this second round of submission/ viva.

I am having sleepless nights. Does anyone have any advice.

Thanks,
BG
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