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Thread: The Postgraduate Moans Thread

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21-Sep-16, 06:51
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Zutterfly:
I would just like to moan about supervisors who do not listen to you and clearly only hear what they want to hear. Got to me more than it should have really :(


Sorry to hear that, you must feel really let down. I feel like compiling a book where people can contribute their experiences with their supervisors. My bet is most will be negative sadly.

Thread: Final year support thread

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20-Sep-16, 20:43
edited about 37 seconds later
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
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How is everyone doing? What are your plans this week?

I am still on with careful editing and applying feedback...I have now completed 8 of 10 chapters :o I then have a lot of appendices to edit- over 200 pages of them. This seems like a lot of pages for appendices...do you guys feel that this is acceptable? It is a qualitative longitudinal study which is why there is just so much material!


Mine is 100 pages. I probably could've got 200 pages but I reduced it dramatically, and only included the very essential things.

Thread: Removing a paper from a conference (online) after it is published

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20-Sep-16, 13:26
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From battler:
Is it possible to have a paper removed from online proceedings after it has been published and the conference taken place? The basis is, that I did not consent (nor was it sought) that the paper be published. It was not even presented but still published. Do I have to take the legal route? All I want is the paper removed from the online repository. Anyone ever seen this happen, anywhere?


First step would be just politely ask them to remove it. Don't give a reason. Just ask for it to be removed. If they refuse, then you can argue that you did not consent to it. I'm sure they will happily remove it.

Thread: PhD mum submitted thesis.

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20-Sep-16, 13:24
edited about 16 seconds later
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
many congratulations! :) If you can do it, so can the rest of us, you're clearly an inspiration to us all. All the best with your future endeavors

Thread: Job application dilemma

posted
15-Sep-16, 10:05
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Congrats TreeofLife, I'm really pleased for you, well done!

Thread: Final year support thread

posted
12-Sep-16, 10:08
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Zutterfly:
This may seem like a silly question, but for those of you who have written your thesis abstracts, how long are they?

My brain is really worn out and hence, I am struggling with this very straightforward task!


We have a word count and it has to fit on one page (can be single spaced too). Everyone goes over the word count but keeps it within one page, and they accept that. So I'm going with that. I had a look at theses in our department.

Thread: Final year support thread

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10-Sep-16, 12:27
edited about 22 seconds later
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
That feedback sounds very helpful - I think I need to use the STAR technique when replying to questions. I also stupidly forgot to say some very important things. I think the more practice I get, the better I'll get at it.

I will definitely ask for feedback. Fingers still crossed though, it could still not be a rejection. I'm trying to be a bit optimistic ;)

Thread: Final year support thread

posted
09-Sep-16, 11:43
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Zutterfly:
It is going well, hoping to finish applying feedback to chapter 5 of 9 today and proof read it tomorrow. I stupidly went for a 'quick drink' with a friend last night that turned into a fair few hours of drinking, so I feel quite tired today (my own fault though!)

How is everything going with you Hugh? Heard anything from the job interview?


You're progressing very well, well done, and I think you deserved those drinks :-)

Haven't heard back yet, but I think I'm expecting a rejection, as it sounded like they were shortlisting on the day. Maybe I am second on the list, and they are waiting for the person that was offered to accept their appointment. Or possibly I have just over thinked it all ;) I am so keen on the role, that I think I will sulk over it for a bit.

Thread: Chapter Referencing

posted
08-Sep-16, 20:02
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
yes only ever seen reference list at the end

Thread: Final year support thread

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08-Sep-16, 20:01
edited about 13 seconds later
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Zutterfly:


I am desperately craving a duvet day though!


I feel for you! How is it going?

Thread: Research Assistant Interview Tips please

posted
06-Sep-16, 17:30
edited about 56 seconds later
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
How did it go, Hugh?


Hi Tudor, it went OK I think. There wasn't anything unexpected. The questions started with 'Why have you applied for this role?' which is the one you can probably prepare for most. Then they asked questions based on the personal specification provided with the job description (on research skills, subject knowledge etc). I think where I probably could have done better is to have been more sure about what my plans are in the future, and praised myself more, and put my strengths across clearly (like I'm hardworking etc).

I also found that there wasn't really an opportunity to talk about some things that I would have liked to say, but had I had more experience, I could've inserted those things when I was answering any of the questions as it is was indirectly relevant to the question asked (although not directly). I suppose the questions are very open ended; and they don't seem to ask for detail or ask follow up questions, so its really for you to present everything upfront, and sometimes you expect more upfront questions, but they don't come. The questions are scripted, they have 30 mins or so, and its unlikely they'll go off script due to time constraints.

Thread: Advice needed on way to go with my supervisor who has/had romantic interest in me!!!

posted
03-Sep-16, 18:50
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Are you sure he isn't on annual leave?

My supervisor has been on annual leave for 4 weeks, and I know will not reply to emails for another 2 weeks.

Thread: The Postgraduate Moans Thread

posted
01-Sep-16, 23:15
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Zutterfly:
My sup started paying considerably less attention when they got some new first year students. I imagine I felt the same way a child does when a younger sibling is born, or the way a dog does when its owner gets a new adorable puppy.


Hahahah :-D love the analogy!

Thread: The Postgraduate Moans Thread

posted
01-Sep-16, 18:19
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From affiliatev:
Totally agree with Hugh. Supervisors are supposed to help but sometimes you do just wonder?


Yes you do wonder! The worst thing is they know they can get away with it - and I'm truly fed up with unreplied emails. My supervisor also asked me to consider applying for a fellowship under him, no ways, I'm running a mile!

Thread: Research Assistant Interview Tips please

posted
01-Sep-16, 18:17
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Drmumphd:
Hello. Hope I am not too late to join in with this. During an interview, I would recommend talking about your research and yourself etc. But to also have some suggestions for the research post you are applying for - show that you have read the protocol and that you have some good ideas such as potential sub-analyses, future work etc.


Thank you, I hadn't thought of that.
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