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Thread: Work place problem

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10-May-17, 19:21
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posted about 2 weeks ago
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Sofi and Kahn's situations sound rather different to me. I hate to say it but I also wonder if you aren't a bit jealous Sofi... We don't choose to feel jealous, it just rises up in us, and manifests in much the way you have described! Noticing the amazing strengths of our colleague and despising them, and hating the actual person strongly and for no known reason are surely classical symptoms! I agree with pm33 that you need to make a decision about whether to rise above this or let it poison you.

Kahn your colleague sounds a bit odd and annoying (actually touching stuff on your desk?!). I don't blame you for moving to the library. But then why should you have to vacate your own space because he/she is behaving so intrusively? Are you able to diplomatically explain how you feel he/she is invading your space and ask them to stop?


Yeah I think I am going to have to be more straightforward now. No point in causing myself unnecessary stress.

Thread: Work place problem

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10-May-17, 19:19
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Hahaha! Sorry I am not laughing at your situation but rather I was thinking of posting something similar just last night. I work in an office environment with three other PhD students. While the individual in question is definitely not as hard working as your colleague, I have slowly started to get very irritated by having them around. Whatever discussion we may be having almost always seems to get diverted somehow to them putting forward ridiculous conspiracy theories or just utter rubbish with no facts to back them up. And the thing is that you could walk in to the office and start a conversation about things as diverse as last nights football match to dating and the conversation would almost always get diverted to their ridiculous ideas.

I don't think moving offices would be an option so for the past week I have been using the campus library which isn't as ideal as having your own office space....


Now this is a different scenario altogether.
I would mercilessly butcher anyone who touched my stuff and I would be very blunt about them invading my personal space. There is a time for being diplomatic and there is a time to "bring the thunder" lol :-D


Yeah they basically know everything I am reading as they looked through every paper on my desk. I think you are right. I should probably be straightforward however I know for sure that this is not going to be taken well and I have to spend another 3 years in the same office as this person.

Thread: Work place problem

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10-May-17, 04:12
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Hahaha! Sorry I am not laughing at your situation but rather I was thinking of posting something similar just last night. I work in an office environment with three other PhD students. While the individual in question is definitely not as hard working as your colleague, I have slowly started to get very irritated by having them around. Whatever discussion we may be having almost always seems to get diverted somehow to them putting forward ridiculous conspiracy theories or just utter rubbish with no facts to back them up. And the thing is that you could walk in to the office and start a conversation about things as diverse as last nights football match to dating and the conversation would almost always get diverted to their ridiculous ideas.

The other thing is that the person is also quite intrusive. I could walk into my office one day and see things on my desk moved about and they even admitted to "checking out" my research. Also, it seems impossible for me to sit in peace and quiet to focus on my research as they're always talking or interrupt my research and guess how? By coming up right behind my back and staring at what I am reading. It pisses me off so much when I can feel the person looking from right above me. The fact that they're not too hygienic and love to make physical contact only makes matters worse.

I don't think moving offices would be an option so for the past week I have been using the campus library which isn't as ideal as having your own office space....

Thread: PhD viva very soon. Extremely stressed and need advice!

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10-May-17, 03:52
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Hi Eng28, I've been through the usual range of emotions during my part time PhD program. Had to do a total rewrite of Thesis two months before final deadline (7 years as I've done part time it whilst working) and on anti anxiety medication last three months. However viva is tomorrow and I am delighted to be able to say I suddenly feel very calm. There is nothing more I can do and the process of the program has been very rewarding, so much so that I would say it would be worthwhile whatever the outcome tomorrow.


Best of Luck!

Thread: PhD Thesis too Simple

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09-May-17, 03:52
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Thank you for your replies :)

This is actually what I was feeling from inside but having my thoughts reinforced by others surely does increase my confidence regarding this matter!

Thread: PhD Thesis too Simple

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08-May-17, 03:54
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Hello Everyone,

I am eight months into my PhD programme (Finance) and although I honestly feel absolutely privileged and grateful to be in the position I am currently in, there is just one thing that continuously seems to be troubling me. That is, I feel that my research isn't convoluted enough. Because my area of research is quite a niche, the questions I am studying are very original. However, the methods just seem too simple to me. For example, in one of my (three) papers, once I have the data I will apply a methodology which frankly requires no coding whatsoever and analyse the findings. My supervisors are very pleased with my research questions but being in a department where everyone seems to be using such rigorous math I feel quite vulnerable. Perhaps age has something to do with it too. I am the youngest (22) in the department and although I graduated with a 1st and Distinction in my BSc and MSc degrees, I obviously lack the real-world experiences gained by my colleagues who although graduated with 2:1s and Merits, are clearly doing something much more advanced than I am. I did originally submit quite a mathematically rigorous proposal however my supervisors told me that those topics would overwhelm me and that I should focus on completing a neat and original thesis within three years.

So I guess my question is, has anyone else been in a similar position? Is there any way of me getting over these worries that seem to be stinging me everyday? Aside from this problem I am enjoying the process very much :)

I would appreciate any advice or comments :)

Kahn

Thread: Help to choose my masters in economics !

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05-May-17, 20:59
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LSE.

Thread: In love with my gay supervisor and emotionally drained

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05-May-17, 00:48
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Are you certain he's homosexual and not bisexual? I think you're in a nice position to be honest. Life is a collection of experiences and this seems an interesting addition to your collection :D

Thread: Overthinking while doing a PhD. Is there a solution for this?

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08-Apr-17, 19:24
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Hello. I am also a first-year PhD student. If it makes you feel any better, it takes me around half an hour to write my supervisor a one or two paragraph email sometimes due to me overthinking how the wording would be interpreted.

Thread: How to work out marking for masters degree

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06-Apr-17, 18:46
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Hello. If your mark is based on a general average, as was mine, then you calculate like this: 8 modules are worth 15 credits and the dissertation is worth 60 credits. The total credits are 180. However, you can simply think of the dissertation as being 4 15 credit modules. Therefore, add the marks of your 8 modules, then add your dissertation mark (multiplied by four) and divide that sum by 12. This should be your mark.

I made an excel spreadsheet last year during my MSc to calculate final mark and how much I would need in my dissertation but I don't know how to attach it here. You just have to enter your module marks and it tells you how much you need in the dissertation as well as calculating your final mark.

Thread: Do other PhD students find it difficult to meet a partner?

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23-Mar-17, 23:53
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BTW I wouldn't let people catch you talking to rabbits :-D


Thank You :')

People say that I am very approachable and like-able. When I started my PhD in September I did speak to people from a very diverse set of backgrounds and ages. I actually made friends with about 5-6 women in their thirties. However, things turned a bit weird when a 35 year old I know tried to make a very uncomfortable move in a certain direction I was unwilling to take. This was followed up by another 33 year old trying to make such a move. I think after that I became traumatized or a lot more cautious and kind of avoided opening up too much with women in that age range . Of course I was wrong to change my perspective based on an experience with two people and I completely understand and appreciate your advice. By the way, I wasn't being flirtatious with these women at all. I just try my best to be friendly, respectful and cheerful with every person I meet.

Lastly, I am sorry if I offended anyone with the comment regarding age. What I meant was that being a 22 year old I would personally prefer to date someone closer to my age.

Thread: Do other PhD students find it difficult to meet a partner?

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23-Mar-17, 19:11
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I totally feel your pain! The PhD has a way of wrapping its tentacles around your social life and crushing it until you are yearning for the hangovers of yesteryear. I too find not having anyone to talk to about my day or just chill with to be one of the hardest parts of doing the PhD as a single twenty-something. It's a lonely experience, but thankfully, it's also a relatively short one (3 years in my case).

I don't think pursuing relationships with other students in your institute is a particularly good idea. You pointed out that the other PhD students are too old for you, so you have some personal rule about finding a partner of an appropriate age. I would suggest a rule about dating people with connections to your career. It has the potential to end very badly!

Attend seminars and events for PhD students across multiple disciplines. Here you'll have the chance to speak to like-minded people in a similar situation to yourself. Good Luck :)[/quote]

Thank you for replying :)

Just to be clear, by institution you mean department right? Please don't tell me you are advising against a relationship even with PhD students from different departments/schools within my university? That would make things very, VERY, difficult :D

Thread: Do other PhD students find it difficult to meet a partner?

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22-Mar-17, 19:17
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I am the the youngest in my department (22) and am struggling A LOT with finding a potential partner. I think the youngest female in the department (PhD and above) is probably in her early thirties. Most MSc students at my university are international students who will leave at the end of the academic year which therefore makes it difficult to establish a long-term relationship. After completing my BSc and MSc with a very nice circle of friends, I am finding the PhD to be a very lonely experience. I think at my age in particular, you really want someone to just chill out with sometimes without having to discuss academic issues. Almost every interaction I have with humans nowadays is based on research. I can only express my feelings to the rabbits and cat on campus but that's always a one-way conversation and they eventually hop or walk away :(

Would undergraduates be the way to go? Help me, please...
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