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Thread: PHD Viva

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23-Jun-10, 14:02
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posted about 7 years ago
Could you email him the corrections to check over? Or was there someone else in your department present at the viva? Maybe you should try to speak to your internal before he goes away, or else speak to someone in your department/faculty (head of department, head of postgrad).

Thread: Passed with minor changes

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10-Jun-10, 20:03
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations! Your viva sounds very intimidating with so many people watching you - I'm glad I didn't have that!

Enjoy your celebrations :-)

Thread: Help me choose EE offers in MEMS: Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham

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08-Jun-10, 14:49
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posted about 7 years ago
Quote From akui:

Hi, squiggles
It is definitely true that every city has its rough areas. I didn't mean to bring about a regional discrimination or something. Look at my orginal post "Does anyone know about MEMS in these universities? Which university has the best research facilities and the best job prospects." Please just focus on these.

I am not inclined on Glasgow just based on what I've got now. It is a process of collecting information. Who knows the final decision?;-)


I realise that. My comments were directed at another poster who didn't show Glasgow in a particularly good light!

Thread: Help me choose EE offers in MEMS: Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham

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08-Jun-10, 12:03
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posted about 7 years ago
Quote From goodboy:

Hi, It is not clear from your post that if Etching/Fabrication etc would be a requirement or only simulation is needed for this PhD. Personally, I do not like Glasgow as a city, been there during early 90s and lived in Maclay Hall near woodlands road and Kelvin Park. Left within 3 months and I hated the local Accent. I found Glasgow a terrible city littered with street begging and drug gangs. I been to Birmingham University to visit a mate doing PhD there and she is not very happy about the help received from her department and had been left alone to perform her research. I think she was in Engineering College.
Personally, I think that Leeds has far better + a professional research reputation. Go for Leeds(up)


I know that Glasgow may get a bad reputation, but I'm sure every city has its rough areas. Having lived in Glasgow all my life, I find it a very nice place to live, and no worse than any other city I've visited. Yes, it has its problems, yes, there's begging on the streets, but isn't that the case in every major city up and down the country? The west end of Glasgow, which is where the University is, is lovely - parks, trees, beautiful houses.
I don't think that the original poster sounds too keen on Glasgow anyway for other reasons, but I just wanted to add my tuppence-worth and say that Glasgow is not as bad as people make out!
:-)

Thread: Postgrad Forum Hall of Fame

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04-Jun-10, 22:52
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posted about 7 years ago
Passed on 3/6/10 on a lovely sunny day! 8-)

Thread: Ladies, I need your advice...

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04-Jun-10, 22:50
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posted about 7 years ago
That sounds like a really nice idea. I can't say I really remember what other mums wore at my last graduation, but I'm sure a summery dress would be perfect, with something over it in case it's cold/rains. I'm praying for sunshine for mine!

Thread: VIVA next week Friday

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04-Jun-10, 22:49
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations!! It's great that we both managed to pass this week!! 8-)

Thread: VIVA next week Friday

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04-Jun-10, 09:57
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posted about 7 years ago
Good luck today! I'm sure you'll be fine. What time is your viva?

Yesterday during my viva, I found that is wasn't nearly as bad as I expected - the waiting was the worst part! When I went in, I was introduced to the external examiner, who was very nice, so that put me at ease. I then had to speak about my thesis for 10 or 15 mins, just summarising what I'd done and so on. They then started to go through the thesis and ask me questions about various parts. I couldn't answer them all, but they don't expect you to know everything, and they do help you a lot. After almost 2 hours, they were only about half way through the thesis. I was told to go away for a short break, and when I came back (at about 4pm), they said that they'd be finished by 4.30. That was a relief as I thought I'd be there til 6!!

They then asked a few more questions, but they really skimmed over most of the last chapter - to be honest, I don't think they'd read it very thoroughly, and it was so full of technical calculations. I was then told to go away for 10 mins or so, then was called back in and was told I'd passed :-)

I really wouldn't worry about it - it's a lot more pleasant than you think it's going to be!!

Good luck!!

Thread: VIVA next week Friday

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03-Jun-10, 17:47
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I passed my viva this afternoon :-)

The anticipation was far worse than the actual event!

Thread: VIVA next week Friday

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03-Jun-10, 11:39
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posted about 7 years ago
Quote From MumPhDStudent:

VIVA minus 2 days!!!!!!

Squiggles yours is tomorrow, how are you feeling today? What are your plans for the days?


Today I might go to my university to assist at a seminar, in fact i don't really want to but apparently it will take my mind of things and help me...no to sure...but anyway my brain is dead so I'll see

yellowtreble No NEWS! please tell us! :-)

Good luck to you Squiggles, is it morning or afternoon?




Hi, it's this afternoon at 2pm :$ Feeling ok but a bit nervous - have that sort of funny feeling in the bottom of my stomach! I think the waiting is always worse than the actual event - I'm hoping I'll relax a bit once I'm in there and have started. All the best with your preparation today, and remember to take some time to relax too!!

Thread: Girlie question - conference clothes!

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03-Jun-10, 09:54
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posted about 7 years ago
Quote From Aspiring:

Hi!

Some great suggestions thanks! PhD bug - I'd rather wear jeans and a tee but 'feel' I ought to 'look' the part - I also look really young so don't want to be mistaken for someone who's ended up in the wrong place! I'd best get shopping! Now to deal with the nerves...!

PS - I'm quite shy - are people normally on their own at conferences? There is a PhD conference preceeding the main one, so I'm hoping I'll meet some people there.


Don't worry about being shy - although I've not been to many conferences, I've found that people tend to talk to you, especially at meals. Just make sure you sit next to folk at dinner and I'm sure they'll chat away. The younger folks (PhD students) tend to stick together, so I'm sure you'll find plenty of people to tag along with.
:-)

Thread: Tackling the resubmission

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01-Jun-10, 09:26
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations Rubystar! 8-)

Thread: VIVA next week Friday

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01-Jun-10, 09:22
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posted about 7 years ago
Good luck yellowtreble! I will be joining you in viva land on Thursday :-)

Thread: PhD oppertunity

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27-May-10, 16:16
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posted about 7 years ago
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Thread: Is this unusual?

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27-May-10, 15:34
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posted about 7 years ago
======= Date Modified 27 May 2010 15:34:54 =======
Quote From keenbean:

It depends what it is. Sometimes I like to do paper plans by hand, I don't know why really. I used to make notes on all the papers I read by hand as well, but the problem is that I am left-handed and hold my pen in a really strange position, which makes me an incredibly slow writer, and of course I smudge everything I have just written! So I do pretty much everything on the computer now, it's just easier and much quicker for me than writing! KB


Thumbs up for the lefties 8-)
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