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Thread: How to start supervising PhDs?

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01-Aug-12, 19:20
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But how hard can it be?? Just don't answer emails, make suggestions that are nowhere near relevant to the supervisee's research project, ask the student to do something in meeting 1 and then in meeting 2 accuse them of wasting time doing said task and say they shouldn't have come up with that idea in the first place, don't read anything but offer scathing criticism nonetheless. You know, just like our supervisors. (well mine anyway :p )


Haha :-) that could go on the course handbook. My supervisor was fab, but I know so many people with supervisors that fit that description easily. Thanks for the answer Sneaks. I will inquire about taking that module separately.

Thread: How to start supervising PhDs?

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01-Aug-12, 00:06
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Hi Dalmation. Yes I'm in UK. Not sure how things are at my current institution where I started working only a year ago, but for example at my previous institution where I did my PhD, my first supervisor did not have a PhD. I then read here on the forum that supervisors don't always hold a doctorate. Since I have a doctorate (and am a permanent lecturer) I thought PhD supervision would be a straight-forward process, but I've been getting conflicting information from different colleagues about the whole procedure. I'll inquire more formally at my uni soon, but I wanted to ask here at the forum first. I understand I can only be 2nd supervisor in the first instance, but I wanted find out if there are extra qualifications I needed to obtain.

Thread: How to start supervising PhDs?

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31-Jul-12, 16:16
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Thank you bewildered. This is very helpful indeed.

Thread: How to start supervising PhDs?

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31-Jul-12, 15:40
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Hi. I finished and received my PhD award seven months ago (currently teaching undergraduates) and I would like to start supervising PhD research in my field. When I asked around, some people mentioned one-day training courses (which I cannot find at our institution) and I also heard about the PG postgraduate supervision qualification. A colleague of mine suggested that it is too soon for me to be a supervisor even though I have publications and a long industry experience, however I also know that some supervisors don't even hold a doctorate themselves. So I'm confused. Does anyone know how to start or what procedure to follow? I would be grateful for suggestions.

Thread: What do you think about REF? Can 'everything' be Research now?

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18-Apr-12, 23:59
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REF criteria seems to classify everything as research outcome. Am I missing something?

Thread: Australia

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30-Mar-12, 16:10
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Good luck and best wishes to you. (up)

Thread: Australia

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30-Mar-12, 12:59
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Have you heard back from them Delta?

Thread: Depositing your thesis to EThOS & Access restriction

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15-Mar-12, 18:59
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Thank you for the suggestions. And thanks Mackem_Beefy for explaining different scenarios. I have published some work from it before, but there is one interesting project in the thesis I have not got a chance to find ways of publishing yet. Would the submission or award date of my PhD be a good enough evidence to prove ownership if someone decided to do the same work? I am not exactly proud of my PhD but it doesn't deserve to spend rest of its life in a dark shelf either. hmmmm, decisions decisions...

Thread: Depositing your thesis to EThOS & Access restriction

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14-Mar-12, 11:25
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I am in two minds about signing the agreement to deposit my thesis to EThOS, or even to the university repository without restricting access. What are the pros & cons, how did you make your decision? I would be grateful for your opinions. By the way, I plan to publish some work from my thesis but I will not publish it as a whole. Thanks...

Thread: Post viva progress review!

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17-Jan-12, 18:48
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Good luck Pineapple. Try to get extensive feedback.

Thread: Resubmission deadline around the corner. Tips please!

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28-Nov-11, 19:04
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Thank you, I wish you all the best too Pineapple29. If I can get any feedback after resubmission I will let you know for tips etc. Good luck with everything.

Thread: didn't get the job

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28-Nov-11, 16:31
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So they expect full time attention to a part-time job... It's great that you were invited for an interview though. Good luck in finding the right job.

Thread: Bad Conclusions feeling inadequate can they fail me?

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27-Nov-11, 18:51
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Forgive me if I misunderstood, but how can writing a chapter be a minor correction??

Thread: Resubmission deadline around the corner. Tips please!

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26-Nov-11, 17:51
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Rick, that sounds like a good idea. Thank you. I'll do that and prepare a document to show the changes. Yes, I'm not required to attend another viva. I first thought this was a good thing, but now I see it as a lack of opportunity to defend. Oh well, I'll try my best.
I hope your work is going well. Enjoy the weekend.

Thread: Resubmission deadline around the corner. Tips please!

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26-Nov-11, 13:41
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thank you for your posts again. Very useful input indeed. I can't seem to find any mention of stating/listing the changes in the report from University. But I see your point, it would make the examiners life easier if I clearly stated everything. The only problem is I can't be sure if I addressed everything adequately as only now (this close to my deadline) I've realised that the changes they requested could be very open to interpretation. For example, one of them is to lead my results to "a better understanding in a theoretical sense". Now, I think I've done that, since it is now better than before, but the recommendation itself is very vague isn't it? If they meant something completely different, I can easily fail. I should have asked to clarify everything when I had the chance, but it felt like their comments made sense at the time.
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