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Many thanks, Nead and rewt; I Took your advice and explained the situation to my supervisors. They were incredibly supportive about the situation and keen for me to continue with my project. They said they would help me catch up on my supervisions, too. I overthought the problem and sent myself into panic mode. All's well that ends well. Thanks again :)
I'm a PhD student in my 2nd year. I have a disability support plan because of chronic fatigue. A month before Christmas, I began to feel worse than usual because of severe vitamin deficiencies. I told my Supervisor, and he suggested I suspend. I asked the PGR coordinator for advice, and he told me to apply for a suspension through TULIP.
I wasn't well at the time - the deficiencies severely impaired my cognition - and thought it would be OK if I gave my medical evidence later. I now find this is not the case, I should have suspended, and they rarely allow a retrospective suspension of studies.
The question is: what shall I do now? I feel so stupid and think it might be best if I quit.
I've been nursing relatives during the lockdown, and there's been a few bereavements in my extended family. Because of this, my university department gave me an extension for my written work, which was due on June 30.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get it done on time, and I've only just handed it in, a full two weeks late!
I'm feeling dreadful about it, but with all of my extra caring commitments, I couldn't get it in on time.
My Supervisor has emailed me asking if I've received feedback on the work. I can't respond to him, I'm so embarrassed.
Am I being too hard on myself, or have I really messed up?
I use coloured postcards. It works great for me, as I do History. I jot down interesting research findings according to themes and designate a colour to each one. When I'm looking for something, I spread them out on a table and usually spy what I'm after quite quickly.
I applied in February and was supposed to receive an email yesterday, March 22, 2019, as stated in their application guidance:
"Finally, the applications which have passed the previous two stages are presented to the NWSSDTP Studentship Allocation Committee by the overall pathway lead. This committee will then decide on studentship allocation across the NWSSDTP. This NWSSDTP Studentship Committee will take place on the 13th March 2019.
b. Outcome of Application
Successful candidates will be informed by email by 22nd March 2019. If you are successful in being
nominated for an award, you will be asked to confirm by the 12th April 2019 whether or not you wish to formally accept the award. If you do not confirm by this date, the NWSSDTP reserves the right to reallocate the award.
The NWSSDTP Studentship Committee and the pathway leads will also agree a list of reserve candidates, and reserve candidates will also be informed by the 22nd March 2019. If you are selected as a reserve candidate you may still be offered an award should one of the successful candidates decline their award / fail to formally accept their award.
Candidates who reach the NWSSDTP Studentship Allocation Committee stage but are unsuccessful will also be informed by the 22nd March 2019. Due to the volume of applications, individual feedback will not be available."
I haven't heard a peep, though I know I made it to the 3rd round. Is anyone else waiting, or is it just me?
Oh I see. Do they have any 'shut up and write' sessions near where you live? Perhaps in a local library? A lot of people find them helpful. The pomodoro technique is also a useful writing tool (when you need that extra burst of productivity) though it wont be everyone's cup of tea: https://lifehacker.com/productivity-101-a-primer-to-the-pomodoro-technique-1598992730
Thanks Pjlu, the waiting is unbearable and my self doubt has reached its peak during this past week. I'm imagining all kinds of catastrophic scenarios. Both the research and the writing up have affected me physically and mentally. Now I don't think I could do a PhD, I couldn't take the stress of it.
Hopefully, I'll have some good news to post here on Wednesday :)
I just wondered if it was normal not to hear from your supervisor after handing in an MA/MRes?
Mine was handed in in September and the results will be released next week. What bothers me is receiving no feedback from my tutor before I receive the results. I have a feeling it doesn't bode well. Other people i've spoken to got their results a few weeks after they deposited their thesis.
Now I'm thinking my work did not warrant a response :(
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