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Thread: Postgrad Forum Hall of Fame

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13-Jun-11, 10:32
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posted about 6 years ago
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Passed with minor corrections on 10 June, was scared just before but relaxed a bit after external said he enjoyed reading my thesis. They said corrrections shouldn't take me more than a day, so I might just make it for graduation next month. Thanks everyone who contributed to the forum, esp to Pineapple's viva prep thread... that was very inspirational.

Thread: I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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11-Jun-11, 07:00
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Wheheeey! Well done!!! I mus say I derived a lot of strength following your viva thread as I faced my own (I passed2 btw). I think you were very well prepared & deserved it.

Thread: Last few days of viva prep

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08-Jun-11, 11:46
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It sounds like ur preparation has been thorough. You will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome come Friday. Don't be too hard on yourself, you will do it... your examiners won't know whats hit them. Good luck(up)

Thread: Last few days of viva prep

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07-Jun-11, 14:31
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Hi Pineapple29. I've been following your posts closely lately. Mainly cos I'm in the same boat. I also happen to have my viva this Friday & I'm so anxious about it I jus can't wait to get it done & over with. My prep has been haphazard, I'm juggling a full-time job that I started jus before submission. I've had to relocate to take up the job as well! I've only taken Thursday & Friday off to travel back to uni & calm my nerves (if its at all possible!) before the grill.
So, I'm totally with you & do wish you all the best. Let us know how it goes. Good luck

Thread: IMPORTANT: Advice for International students looking for information on this website

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27-Mar-08, 22:49
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Wow! reggae music in an Irish pub! What more can one ask for?

Thread: what is upper second class or lower blabla

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14-Mar-08, 19:35
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posted about 9 years ago
You are obviously operating on a different system to the UK. I'm not sure if I can help you with the conversion/interpretation but just a word of correction, Africa is not a monolithic continent with one education system for all the 50 odd countries. Some have a British system and the same degree grading system as the UK. If you want a comparability assessment for your degree you can get one from UK-NARIC if you google their website. They will charge a fee for the service though. Good luck.

Soza

Thread: MD or PhD - What's the difference?

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10-Mar-08, 12:47
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MD is a professional doctorate, ie suitable for practitioners; whereas PhD can be obtained by nonexperienced academics. Both are research degrees as you would expect.

Soza

Thread: WANT TO BUY A PHD. ( Have done lots of research and need it evaluated)

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07-Mar-08, 01:49
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Mr African, couldn't you use a different name surely?

Thread: where are the Cumputing PhDs?

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01-Mar-08, 22:57
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I think people here are bending over backwards to accomodate someone who is not motivated enough to do a basic search for a PhD. I would go through the relevant university departments for ALL the universities in the UK in a couple of days!

Thread: how much will teaching qualification help?

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29-Feb-08, 08:36
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posted about 9 years ago
Yeah, I think so too Joyce

Thread: Urgent! I Need Help!

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21-Feb-08, 20:08
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posted about 9 years ago
if its really that urgent, I'd call the emergency services.

Thread: Motivation, how do keep it up when you're not getting anywhere?

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19-Feb-08, 08:12
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Mogwai, your story is not unique although frustrating all the same. I have turned 40 and am doing my first year PhD. I tried for a number of years to get a studentship without success. Then I decided to do other programmes like PGCE, another masters (MA this time, I already had an MSc) just to keep myself busy. I then enrolled on a self-funded professional doc in an area not originally in my interest. 2years into that I finally got a PhD studentship in the field I have always wanted. A long and indeed winding road, but I'm happy my perseverence (sp) paid off in the long run. Thats why I call myself sozaboy (soldier boy), I never say never! Indeed if you want it, you'll get it man, just don't give up. Alternatively, you could fund yourself and study part-time.
Good luck,

Soza

Thread: endnote - what does it actually do?

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17-Feb-08, 22:52
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posted about 9 years ago
Endnote 9.0 seems very good. A colleague demonstrated it to me last week and I think I like it.


Soza

Thread: PhD in Sweden, Germany or Nederland ?

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15-Feb-08, 15:02
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posted about 9 years ago
It might be wise to contact unis in those countries you are interested in. People on this forum might not have that detailed info unless by luck someone has had a similar experience.

Good luck,

Soza

Thread: a hairy matter

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15-Feb-08, 14:58
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Ever tried dredlocks?

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