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Thread: Last minute advice for a rushed thesis

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19-Sep-17, 16:37
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That's a relief - haha! A bit odd though isn't it?


Yes, I just thought it was Google doing its own thing when I saw that!

Thread: Last minute advice for a rushed thesis

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19-Sep-17, 12:06
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I agree with the Google suggestion - it is ever so quick for cutting and pasting references. Just make sure you read over your refs before submitting, as it does the odd strange thing (eg where there's a huge string of authors on a paper, it will miss some of them out and replace with '...').


Oops! I thought this was correct for APA! D:


Looks like you are right when there are more than six or seven authors - you learn something every day!

Thread: Last minute advice for a rushed thesis

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19-Sep-17, 07:52
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I agree with the Google suggestion - it is ever so quick for cutting and pasting references. Just make sure you read over your refs before submitting, as it does the odd strange thing (eg where there's a huge string of authors on a paper, it will miss some of them out and replace with '...').

Thread: Stress and anxiety while waiting for PhD viva

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17-Sep-17, 10:58
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Have you looked into things like temporary or casual jobs for just now? They don't tend to care so much about the qualifications you have, since they just want you for a fixed period of time. I hope you hear soon about your viva.

Thread: Must supervisors always be on the paper?

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13-Sep-17, 12:22
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I benefited early on from a supervisor including me on a paper when I felt I hadn't made a huge contribution, so I would always include the names of all involved. To be honest, I see it mostly as a good thing, and when I was writing my lit review I liked getting the sense of different research groups and being able to look up related authors through seeing their names on relevant papers.

Thread: How long did you wait for PhD viva voce and what did you do in between?

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10-Aug-17, 08:41
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I think it varies a lot. I heard about mine a few days after submitting, and I had only 4 weeks to prepare, so I spent all the time getting ready for the viva.

Thread: Masters dissertation query

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01-Aug-17, 09:14
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I'd be tempted to ask your supervisor when's best for them. I'm just thinking it would be a shame to email it over at a time when they're taking annual leave or at a conference or something, which tends to be fairly common at this time of year.

Thread: Time to complete program?

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30-Jul-17, 10:10
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My sense is that a lot of the 'negatives' about taking longer come from universities themselves, who tend to have target times for getting people through their PhDs. I think there are figures showing that completion rates tend to drop off the longer people take. You sound like you have several strong reasons for wanting to do this, and I don't think the longer completion time will be seen as a negative from employers' perspectives, especially as you are already teaching.

Thread: Questions being asked at end of presentation

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23-Jul-17, 11:41
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I think you need to put these questions to your supervisor/department, since there is variation in viva practice (eg some departments will have a chairperson and some won't). I haven't heard of a viva being audio recorded, although in saying that there are plenty of vivas on YouTube, so it must happen!

As others have said here, academic judgement can't be appealed, no matter how subjective and peripheral to your work the feedback may seem. I am dealing with this post-PhD viva, so I can sympathise. I think the only thing for it is to get the qualification and move on.

Thread: What laptop to buy?

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17-Jul-17, 11:44
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I have an Asus Zenbook which I've had for a year. It seems pretty robust and fast and does everything I want it to. It has a few quirks (I find that controlling the trackpad isn't an exact science with it, and it sometimes does things I don't want it to, eg I try to click on something and it brings up a drop down menu instead!) but on the whole it is a decent laptop.

Thread: Familiarising myself with examiners' work...?

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11-Jul-17, 16:02
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Hi Nesrine

From my own experience, one thing to watch out for (if it can be discerned from their published work at all) is whether they have a strong angle on any of the areas where your work overlaps with theirs. For example, my external was selected on the basis of having used similar methods to mine, but it turned out in the viva that she's now highly critical of these methods - something I couldn't have known. If there is anything in their writing that indicates a particular stance, though, I'd say it's worth paying attention to that.

Good luck, and try to get some relaxation before your viva if possible - I think that as long as you have a good handle on your own work, that is the main thing you can do in terms of preparation.

Thread: Revise & Resubmit :(

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06-Jul-17, 11:31
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Congratulations, umma08. I hadn't seen your story before - your PhD is well deserved after all that work.

Thread: Asking examiners questions at the end of the viva

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06-Jul-17, 08:48
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I think it is something that's generally asked, as I kept coming across it in viva prep stuff I read, although the opportunity wasn't there in my viva.

Thread: Cheesed off - viva result

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04-Jul-17, 14:51
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@chickpea You've kept this quiet on here I think? I don't remember seeing you post about your viva before.

Congrats for passing anyway - so nearly there now!


Thank you, TreeofLife - yeah, it hit me like a ton of bricks and I did not want to tell anyone about it. Glad to hear you moved on so well from your viva experience though - we need examples like that :-)

Thread: Ethical conundrum

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04-Jul-17, 09:28
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I'd blow the whistle through whatever channels you can. This is unacceptable.
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