I PASSED!!!!!!!!!

posted
20-Nov-15, 22:41
by emmaki 3 star member
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posted about 2 years ago
After a seven-year struggle with a PHD in a language other than my first, a full-time job in a completely different area to my research and almost 4,000 mile between my house and my university, today I had my viva! I passed with very minor corrections!!!!!!


It was supposed to take place at midday, but it was re-arranged to early evening, because my internal had something to do.
I had a mock viva earlier which was very helpful as it helped me relax (a little bit).

The actual viva was nothing near to what I expected. It lasted 1 hour and then the examiners made me and my supervisor wait for 15 minutes and they announced thed result.

I expected to have questions about methodology, further work, research questions, aims. And I got questions about theory (lots of them), about research ethics (I had aa participant who sasid he did something illegal and I was asked whether a researcher should report such things) and about a particular reference, which, luckily, I had re-read this morning!
Then I had some context related questions, as my research involves Greece, a couple of questions about certain quotes in my thesis and a last questyion about my contribution to knowledge, which included 4 sub-questions, that I had to write down in order to remember!

The examiners told me that they enjoyed reading my thesis, commented on how passionate I was about my subject and aftrwards told me that they considered it a very pisditive thing that I was taking my time to think over my answer.


Good luck to all of you out there!!!!
If I made it, so can you!!!!!
posted
20-Nov-15, 23:01
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posted about 2 years ago
Congratulations! Enjoy the celebrations :)
posted
21-Nov-15, 09:52
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posted about 2 years ago
Well done DrEmmaki! Very happy for you!
posted
21-Nov-15, 11:49
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posted about 2 years ago
Congratulations, well done! :)
posted
21-Nov-15, 12:28
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by Eds
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posted about 2 years ago
Bloody good job there EmmaK :)
posted
21-Nov-15, 15:31
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by emmaki 3 star member
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posted about 2 years ago
A big thank you to all!!!!
posted
21-Nov-15, 16:44
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posted about 2 years ago
Congratulations - fab news!
posted
21-Nov-15, 17:19
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posted about 2 years ago
Well done dude.
posted
21-Nov-15, 20:29
by Hugh 2 star member
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posted about 2 years ago
Many congratulations, and a very well done! :-)
posted
22-Nov-15, 02:09
by Pjlu 4 star member
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posted about 2 years ago
Wonderful news Emmaki! Congratulations on a great result and best wishes for this next stage of your life-post PhD!
posted
22-Nov-15, 15:04
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by SofiaK
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posted about 2 years ago
MANY CONGRATULATIONS EMMA !

Open yourself two good bottles of champagne: one to drink, and or to "baptise" your new Dr-self !

Thanks for sharing your story, it seems you went through huge efforts to achieve it -- really glad for you ;-)
posted
23-Nov-15, 22:08
by Fled
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posted about 2 years ago
Nicely done. Congrats and all the best!
posted
23-Nov-15, 22:39
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posted about 2 years ago
Congrats. You have reached the top of the mountain, enjoy the view!
posted
29-Nov-15, 16:52
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posted about 2 years ago
Congrats! Do not drink too much! :D
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29-Nov-15, 17:56
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posted about 2 years ago
Congratulations! And thanks for the write up!

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