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Thread: The Postgraduate Moans Thread

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12-Jan-17, 18:39
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posted about 6 days ago
I agree with you Chickpea, it's also utterly disheartening for people looking for jobs to be continuously rejected!

All the ones I've applied to I felt I was a really good fit. I think I'm going to give myself a time frame to find something in the field I want, and if I don't find it by then, I'm going to look at other sectors.

Thread: The Postgraduate Moans Thread

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11-Jan-17, 18:53
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Quote From Zutterfly:


I am right there with you Hugh, I just applied to three, applied about about 10 in total since my funding ended. I get shortlisted fairly often but never get the post :( Has something in particular happened or is there nothing suitable available?


I've applied for about 15 so far, and have only been shortlisted for 3 so far, and didn't get them. I'm not one to give up quickly but I feel like I should start looking outside of the field. I am tired of being in an uncertain unsettled stage of life :(

Thread: The Postgraduate Moans Thread

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10-Jan-17, 19:55
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posted about 1 week ago
Hi, just wanted to have a moan about the job market out there! I think I'm ready to give up! Sod jobs :(

Thread: Thesis Corrections...can you re-send them?

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24-Dec-16, 15:41
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I agree with TreeofLife, wait to hear back from them in January.

Thread: How long did it take for your supervisor to read your draft?

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17-Dec-16, 14:08
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posted about 1 month ago
Zutterfly, I've sent you a PM.

Thread: How long did it take for your supervisor to read your draft?

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12-Dec-16, 10:06
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Quote From Zutterfly:


Hugh- I was wondering how you were getting on...so did they just return it to you with only 3 chapters read? I'm so angry for you :(


I was angry too, but there's not much i can do.

Most of my chapters were read by one supervisor as I was writing up, and I had made changes based on that. However, I was expecting both my supervisors to read the full thing as a full draft. They didn't, and I am just going to have to go ahead and submit it.

Have you given your supervisors a deadline? Maybe say you have the proofreader booked for X date, and therefore need it back by then.

Thread: How long did it take for your supervisor to read your draft?

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11-Dec-16, 19:04
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I waited three months, even then they only read a few chapters. Honestly I have no idea how supervisors get away with it. My sympathies are with you. The only person who has the read the full thing is me and my fabulous proof reader.

Thread: Final year support thread

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07-Dec-16, 18:04
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posted about 1 month ago
Chickpea I'm so relieved to hear you feel that way too. I'm planning to move away to a related but different area altogether. Can't wait to move on from this topic

Thread: Final year support thread

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07-Dec-16, 16:50
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posted about 1 month ago
Hi, how is everyone doing?

Is anyone so sick of their research area that they don't want to hear about it again? I've been invited to a conference to talk about the research, it would be a great opportunity but I just don't want to, I almost feel physically sick at the thought of it. Is this completely abnormal??

Thread: Part time PhD

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25-Nov-16, 15:49
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posted about 2 months ago
If you've lost interest in the topic, leave it. There's no point putting your life on hold for a PhD you have little interest in.

Thread: Final year support thread

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25-Nov-16, 15:28
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posted about 2 months ago
Well done teegs! Are you celebrating?

Thread: Final year support thread

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22-Nov-16, 12:22
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posted about 2 months ago
litphdgirl, congratulations and well done! :-)

Zutterfly, I'm doing some teaching. But I will need to crack on to find a permanent job.

Thread: Final year support thread

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21-Nov-16, 19:47
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Quote From Zutterfly:


I am having some informal meetings this week about casual teaching across a few different institutions starting next semester- should hopefully buy me some time to put in more job applications for something more secure rather than bits and pieces of income from different places on zero hours contracts.


This sounds like a good plan. I've also got a couple of temporary things lined up for a few months before I get a proper job. It takes the pressure off a little.

Thread: Final year support thread

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20-Nov-16, 18:53
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From chickpea:
That sounds like an awful experience, Zutterfly, with the only possible silver lining being that you don't have to work with such a rude and impatient person. I always think that if someone comes across so badly before you even get the job, things can only get worse from there.


I'd second that! I've never heard of anyone being so rude! Awful behaviour.

Thread: Final year support thread

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20-Nov-16, 11:56
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posted about 2 months ago
I believe for the majority of jobs in academia, they already have someone in mind for the job, and are just interviewing to go through the official formal process.
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