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Thread: Start PhD in 3 weeks: no supervisor or project

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13-Sep-17, 21:00
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Thank you for the advice. I'm currently investigating the faculty members' papers and bios to get an idea of who I would be happy to work with, before taking any further steps.

Thread: Start PhD in 3 weeks: no supervisor or project

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11-Sep-17, 23:58
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Thanks for the input. I guess it will be better to wait and have a chance to get to know the people concerned rather than pushing for an early decision. It's just rather unsettling at this point, and I feel that I don't know enough about the whole process to understand the pros and cons of seniority in a supervisor.

Thread: Start PhD in 3 weeks: no supervisor or project

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10-Sep-17, 21:08
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I'm due to start my PhD in 3 weeks time, but received an email from my supervisor a couple of days ago to tell me that they have just been offered a job elsewhere, and my project is now off the table. The university are still going to honour my offer of a studentship, but I don't know for what project or who my supervisor will be.

My 2nd supervisor (who I haven't met) is apparently 'very keen to work with me', but they are a post doc, and reading between the lines, I suspect that they will be my de facto supervisor, while somebody more senior will be a nominal 1st supervisor. I may be reading too much into this though.

Another alternative suggested is that I join a completely different group, but none was actually suggested. For the moment, it's being left for discussion once I arrive.

Has anybody else found themselves in this position before, or have any advice on how I should handle this?

Thread: Funding for Masters when you already have a PhD

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29-Jul-17, 14:35
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Have you considered a Career Development Loan?
https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview
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