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Thread: Disclosing you are an international scholar during postdoc interview

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19-Jul-18, 20:40
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why should you disclose if there is no difference to the post? Your nationality is your own business, like your sexuality.

Thread: PhD and Pregnancy

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19-Jul-18, 20:39
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My advice would be, unless there are any reasons why you should have a baby NOW, do your PhD and then think about a baby. Having a baby changes your head too, sometimes things that were important before are not important anymore - the old you will come back but for a year or two you may just wasn't to have a different life after having a baby. It is also a special time and, even if our children at times were making me and my partner absolutely mental, we were very happy to spend time with them, if you just ship them off your mum you'll lose special time that will never come back. You do not need to do everything at once. This is just my opinion of course.

Thread: Revise and resubmit-passed viva exam second time round!

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19-Jul-18, 20:32
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pm133 there is, in fact, a huge body of literature on gender equality and difference (google Luce Irigaray and This Sex Which is Not One); because you do not frequent circles where it is debated it does not mean the the debate does not exist.

Thread: Conference Comittees

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19-Jul-18, 20:27
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Maybe I am throwing a curveball here but why not organise a "real" international conference? I did so when I was a PhD student, with support of my institution(s), and it was one of the best things I have done, real experience and made a lot of useful contacts, and was, together with a session I organised with a more senior colleague at another international conference, the "seed" for a collection of essays I am now editing for Bloomsbury.

Thread: Managing your Supervisor

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19-Jul-18, 20:21
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this is not good; does she respond to emails? Have you tried to email to her an agenda and discuss the main points through email?

Thread: Studying PhD in the UK as a EU student?

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13-Jul-18, 09:11
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I am a EU citizen and have been fully funded by the AHRC for my PhD which I have recently completed successfully - but I have been living in the UK for many years and paid taxes here. I think to get funding you must be resident here for 3 years.

I would suggest your friends gives a good look around, though, because I know of studentships and grants open also for EU citizens, like the Marie Curie bursaries.

On the other hand - and this is a huge issue - do not know what is going to happen with the Brexit uncertainty. The UK is not a great place in which to be a EU citizen at the moment.

Thread: Revise and resubmit-passed viva exam second time round!

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13-Jul-18, 09:02
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And congratulations to Drhannahb of course.

Thread: Revise and resubmit-passed viva exam second time round!

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13-Jul-18, 09:01
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That, pm133, was possibly one of my favourite post on this forum.I agree wholeheartedly.

Thread: Doing the Second PhD in a Different Subject

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13-Jun-18, 19:04
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Hi Mony! Go for it if you still have the passion to study. What would your visa situation be, though?

Thread: Try for PhD or a Second MS

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13-Jun-18, 17:20
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Quote From TreeofLife:
If you can't work basic things like this out for yourself, I struggle to see how you would do a PhD tbh.

That's a bit harsh! I cannot work it out either and I have a PhD already...

Thread: The Viva From Hell!

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23-May-18, 19:46
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Look you have done amazingly well considering the difficult situation! Take a couple of days off and get back to it after a break. Congratulations for having gone so far and keep going.

Thread: Part time PhD hours

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22-May-18, 21:26
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I did a PhD full time while working and having a family. It is possible. I found that having a job was helping me to feel competent and an adult when I was infantilised by my PhD supervisor. The fact of having a set time in the week to do my PhD made me very efficient in researching and writing. I completed my thesis in three years, had a positive viva with very very minor typographic corrections and am now editing my thesis for publication with a major university press. It can be done if you are focused, fairly organised and you want it.
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