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Thread: The Dark Side of the Moon, or how life looks after a PhD

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10-Sep-10, 14:53
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posted about 7 years ago
Well I'm submitting in the next few days, I'm just doing the final formatting and checks before I print it off. Anyway, post PhD life, I've just started a PGCE (Secondary). I'm settled in this part of the world and I'll be doing a job I thoroughly enjoy, even if the pay is crap for the first few years. I'm aware that jobs are not exactly abundant for NQTs, but I'll have a PhD which should help my applications for the few jobs there are.

I looked at academia but having seen people who are really talented struggle from short term contract to short term contract for years and years, whilst some people I think are downright incompetent (or brown nosers) land good jobs, I'd rather get out. I want to buy a house, and need a permanent job and a career. It'll take years for me to get a permanent job in academia, if ever. In fact very few of the PhD students who left the department in the last few years have stayed in academia. Those who have continue to struggle to find good jobs.

As for publishing papers from it. It'd be nice just to say "I did this". However, it's not exactly high on my list of things to do, so probably won't happen.

Thread: So where are the old schoolers 04-07

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28-Aug-10, 15:58
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posted about 7 years ago
Another Old Skooler checking in. Nice to know people still remember me, although probably for the wrong reasons! Submitting in the next few weeks - my 4 years is up, so the final countdown Eeek!
Where are Stu, Pea, Sixkitten, Piglet these days?

Thread: PGF Drinks/Dinner up North...

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28-Aug-10, 15:37
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posted about 7 years ago
Will Clara Van Der Akker and HangSeng be going?

Thread: Endnote question

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16-Mar-10, 17:14
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posted about 7 years ago
EndNote stores a copy (yes, copy) of the PDF (or whatever file format) in a new folder in the YourLibraryName.Data/PDF/ directory. Hence all PDFs are stored here.

So if you plan to move your library anywhere else, make sure you copy the directory with it.

(robin)

Thread: council tax exemption and the unfunded 4th year

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15-Oct-09, 20:03
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posted about 8 years ago
I remember a case recently where Islington council took a 4th year PhD student to court for non-payment. It was immediately thrown out by the judge because it was blatently obvious that the student was working full time on their PhD.

Thread: Where to buy cheap Endnote software

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06-Oct-09, 10:47
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posted about 8 years ago
You could try "acquiring" it from one of the IT geeks in your department. Someone will have the installation files.

Thread: To all the female PhD students on here, have a look at this!

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02-Oct-09, 09:33
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posted about 8 years ago
If ever there was a thread title that would bring every male member of the forum to have a look, this is it! ;-)

Thread: large file - HELP

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29-Sep-09, 15:10
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posted about 8 years ago
No, because it generates a unique URL for you files, which anyone can access (although only if they knew the exact URL address, rather unlikely). However, put them in a password secured zip file and email the recipient the password and the URL.

Thread: large file - HELP

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29-Sep-09, 15:04
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posted about 8 years ago
Give this a whirl. It's a web site that allows you to move large files around and there's no need to register:

http://drop.io/

Thread: ENDNOTE help?

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28-Sep-09, 15:14
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posted about 8 years ago
Quote From sneaks:

I must have a different version of endnote!

Me too, I can't do this in my version (XI).

Thread: The nocturnal workers' thread

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24-Sep-09, 22:21
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posted about 8 years ago
Yes, I'm here for awhile. I'm writing the summary for a chapter so I'm ploughing the text pulling out the key findings. Happy joy!

Thread: Help, Endnote is driving me nuts!

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24-Sep-09, 22:19
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posted about 8 years ago
Okay, check the record numbers are the same, e.g. that {Jones, 2006 #34} in the document has not be renumbered as {Jones, 2006 #57} in the new library (if you haven't set up the record number as field displayed in your library screen, it should say the record number in the title bar of the window when you open the reference).

Thread: Look but don't touch. Lustful academics

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24-Sep-09, 21:56
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posted about 8 years ago
======= Date Modified 24 Sep 2009 21:57:34 =======
http://www.postgraduateforum.com/threadViewer.aspx?TID=12764

and yes, as my post says, I agree with you!

Thread: Help, Endnote is driving me nuts!

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24-Sep-09, 21:51
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posted about 8 years ago
As I understand it, the key procedure is the pasting the text including unformatted citations to the new document. It loses the links to the old library, forcing EndNote to build new links to a single library rather than two libraries, which the old document appears to be trying to do. Provided that the new library uses the same field codes as the old one (i.e. the same code numbers) it should have no problem reformatting the citations and building the bibliography.

Thread: Help, Endnote is driving me nuts!

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24-Sep-09, 21:09
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posted about 8 years ago
Obviously there's a checklist of things to go through before taking on more serious surgery. Have you tried converting the entire document to field codes, copying and pasting the text to a new document and then updating the citations/bibliography in the new clean document?
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