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Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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21-Jul-17, 19:39
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Hey Helebon

It is very annoying as it can be very subjective (increasingly so the further along you get - that is what I've found at least). The thing to do is to aim high, do your best, and yet accept that sometimes the mark is going to fall wide of what you expected/think you deserve.

The main thing is that you will have obtained a Masters. It shows that you are capable of study at a postgraduate level.

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Tudor

Thread: found immense error after viva, feel like an impostor

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20-Jul-17, 20:26
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Everyone makes mistakes. Do what you can to put it right if there is anything, and then when you've done that put it behind you.

Thread: Networking? Tips for meeting a more senior person in the field...

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19-Jul-17, 22:04
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Hi pm133

I'm as chilled out and outgoing as ever! I just wasn't sure what to expect in this situation. I initiated some topics in the conversation, and so did she. I did let her take the lead in that I found out how she wanted to pitch the conversation. In the end it was a mixture of general/social chit chat and about our research. It was good to have met her, although right now I can't say I can see what is so good about this networking lark. I suppose it will pay off when I come to be looking for jobs and people will know me/my name.

Ps. I've only just seen your message, but yes, I didn't write a list in the end. I don't think it is a particularly bad idea though - if one is feeling a little unsure of a situation/what to talk about. I don't advocate actually bringing the list and ticking off each item as you cover it. More just as brainstorm to get some ideas of what to talk about beforehand.

Thread: Networking? Tips for meeting a more senior person in the field...

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18-Jul-17, 23:31
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Thank you for the inspiration Nesrine! I think I am actually going to write a list of questions to ask/potential discussion points, so that if my mind goes blank I can initiate conversation! Hopefully she will be a chatty forthcoming kind of person herself to make it easier (I am quite outgoing but somehow feel she should take the lead as the senior person here!). Many thanks again and I will post an update on how it went!

Tudor

Thread: Networking? Tips for meeting a more senior person in the field...

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18-Jul-17, 18:17
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I am having lunch with a more senior researcher in my field at an upcoming conference. We are in the same field and I've cited some of their work (which is how this emerged as we'd sent a few emails back and forth). I am just a bit apprehensive now... I mean... I guess I should just be friendly and ask about what she is working on now, how she is enjoying the conference etc? I've never done this before so any tips appreciated!!!

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 14:26
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It is terrible that you weren't informed. On the MRes I did we had a handbook informing us of all assignments and hand in dates. It was really helpful as we kept referring to it throughout the course.

I don't think this is to do with your supervisor's inexperience though. If it was their responsibility to tell you then they were negligent. But an experienced supervisor could make the same mistake. The main thing is that they have an understanding of what your project is about, are available on email or to meet if you have questions, and are happy to read a draft and give feedback on it. After all, they are the one who will be marking it so you want to make sure you are on the same page.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 13:48
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Quote From helebon:
Hi, thanks. I wasn't informed of a deadline for one assessed piece of work. No written or verbal notice of this deadline or the assignment. I received an email from the admin team asking where was my submitted work on the day it should have been submitted. It was the first I'd heard of the assignment and the deadline. It's an MRes. I had queries about the supervision from the start as mentioned, not just on hearing they are a recent graduate.


This sounds like an admin problem not a supervisor experience problem? Of course you should have been informed of the assignment and deadline, but whose role was it to do that - the admin team or lecturer of that module? Are there two separate issues here?

Thread: Dissertation Topic

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18-Jul-17, 12:56
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I agree with the others. From the work and reading you have done already, you will probably have a whole bunch of factors/questions that you thought your project would address. Instead, just choose one of these factors/questions and run it by your supervisor. Once he/she approves you can focus on that and do it really well. The work you have done so far will not have been wasted of course - as it is all background that will feed into your project.

Thread: Thoughts on my supervision

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18-Jul-17, 12:52
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I really don't think this is a problem for your research masters. If however you go on to do a PhD, I think it would definitely be worth choosing one or more additional supervisors who do have more experience.

Don't worry - focus on your modules, research, and dissertation. Your success is in your hands : )

Thread: Please help me with Variables

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17-Jul-17, 10:37
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posted about 6 days ago
Is this a qualitative or quantitative project? Depending on what you are doing, you might not even need to think about variables in that way. What is your question and how to you intend to address it?

Thread: What laptop to buy?

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17-Jul-17, 10:33
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Hi there

I think it would be quite unusual for them to buy one for you! Anyway - £1000 is a lot of money. Mine is a HP and cost around £400. It is excellent - very robust - definitely highly recommend that make.

Good luck

Thread: Anyone had a successful refund of tuition fees after dropping out?

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15-Jul-17, 23:02
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I think it is unlikely you would get your money back. The key thing is, as you say, you are dropping out. That is your choice really when it comes to it. But you could speak to someone at your Students' Union just in case they are able to advise you of any loop holes/ways to claim back money?

Thread: Phd Defense

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14-Jul-17, 17:13
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Congratulations! And thanks for the useful thread (I'm saving it for when my time comes)!

Thread: PhD Advice

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14-Jul-17, 12:03
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Chill out so that you are nice and relaxed and in top form for your PhD. Read casually for interest only - nothing forced. That'll come later : )

Thread: about acadamic requirement of phd application

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13-Jul-17, 18:00
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The latter. Grades do matter though (otherwise what's the point in trying?). But a merit is great anyway. They'll probably take a whole host of factors into account I reckon - such as your enthusiasm and your proposal, not just your grades.
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