Overview of TreeofLife

Overview

Avatar placeholder
TreeofLife
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 3:58pm
Monday, 8 May 2017 at 9:32pm
2757
Login to send a private message to TreeofLife
page 1 of 182 recent posts

Thread: Submitting the final version of the thesis (post viva) without examiner approving of the corrections

posted
25-May-18, 11:13
edited about 26 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 hours ago
No, your examiner makes the recommendations to the exam board, without that, you have no PhD.

Thread: Supervisor Dilemma and Competency Issues

posted
25-May-18, 11:11
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 hours ago
Sounds good Pursue, best of luck with it!

Thread: The Viva From Hell!

posted
24-May-18, 14:19
edited about 1 minute later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
Well done for getting this far! I also had a harrowing viva and I know how soul destroying it is, but you will feel better about it soon. Just follow bewildered's and Jamie's advice and it will be done in no time.

Thread: The quest to find a phd position

posted
24-May-18, 10:46
edited about 23 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
Depends on your field. Some are more competitive than others. I've known funded PhDs advertised and receive no applications.

If you're getting interviews, you're doing something right so I would keep going. If you're not successful, ask for feedback so you can check you're not making any fundamental errors in the interview.

Thread: Supervisor Dilemma and Competency Issues

posted
24-May-18, 10:44
edited about 23 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
It doesn't really matter who leads on paper in my opinion. I had a primary supervisor (prof), but secondary (senior lecturer) was way more involved in terms of overall direction and day to day stuff. This is very common in academia.

Let A be your lead on paper, and then do what B suggests. Unless A really cares about your research direction, this won't bother them. They will be getting the credit and not having to do the work.

In ideal situation, A will let B lead, so you could ask that, but don't be surprised if they say no.

Thread: PhD/ Post docs needed to review research proposals

posted
24-May-18, 10:40
edited about 27 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
How long are your proposals? I mean it's only worth it if they are going to take someone 10-30 mins to review the document if you are only paying $50.

Thread: PhD loans - what do you all think?

posted
24-May-18, 10:38
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Wow! Was that a northern city by any chance? Amazing!


Nope, southwest. Expensive city too. But I didn't do much except write my thesis 10-12 hours a day so I had no time to spend any money even if I had any!

Thread: My thesis was never signed up and my PhD supervisor has since graduated

posted
24-May-18, 10:35
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
You need to speak to the admin office and find out what's going on. Call or go in in person, don't email.

Thread: Where to advertise a grants funding programme?

posted
24-May-18, 10:26
edited about 20 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 day ago
There's these: https://www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway

https://www.findaphd.com/funding/guides/phd-without-scholarship.aspx

You should also contact university engineering departments and ask them.

Thread: Dated in Thailand while I was visiting

posted
21-May-18, 15:50
edited about 12 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 days ago
I have no idea what the OPs purpose was, just that it didn't come across as genuine to me. I expected some sort of link to click on for Thai women at the end. It's also got nothing to do with postgrad stuff and it was a first post from this person, so I figured it was spam whatever its intentions were.

Thread: Learn accounting course

posted
21-May-18, 12:45
edited about 18 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 days ago
Quote From stevesmiths:
I saw most of the people going for ACCA and AAT to make career in accounting, also here i found some accounting courses that may help you.
https://www.lsbf.org.uk/programmes/professional/acca-courses


Ignore this, this guy is a spammer who should be removed from the forum, not sure why the mods still allow him on here.

Thread: Supervisors and Competency Issues

posted
21-May-18, 12:44
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 days ago
Please don't make multiple posts of the same thing.

Thread: Dated in Thailand while I was visiting

posted
21-May-18, 12:43
edited about 4 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 days ago
For me the alarm bells were 'ended up meeting single women', 'Thailand', 'this was really fun', 'chick' and 'went out 4 times'...

Thread: To PhD or not to PhD?

posted
21-May-18, 12:40
edited about 6 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 days ago
I think it depends on what situations different people find stressful. Pm133 says call centre helplines are stressful - well I worked in one for 4 years and never once did I feel stressed, but I like to keep busy so... On the other hand, I worked in a strict office with multiple time specific deadlines per day and that was incredibly stressful for me. I've never really found my PhD or academic job stressful over a long period of time, just for short bursts. I would also agree that manual jobs are tiring. I've worked on a shop floor where you can't sit down all day, or been out gardening all day, and that is more tiring that sitting at my desk writing lectures and teaching material and marking work and replying to emails, which is what basically what my teaching in HE job is.

Thread: PhD loans - what do you all think?

posted
21-May-18, 12:33
edited about 15 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 days ago
Quote From pm133:
If you are prepared to stay away from city centres and London, don't have a car, have no dependents or debtand are prepared to flat share, it is absolutely possible to live very comfortably on less than £10k per year.


I lived on £8k during 2014 and I had a car, a 2 bed flat and lived in a city centre. No dependants or debts though. Wouldn't call it comfortable, but I did it.
page 1 of 182 recent posts

Postgraduate
Forum

Copyright ©2018
All rights reserved

Postgraduate Forum

Masters Degrees

PhD Opportunities

PostgraduateForum is a trading name of FindAUniversity Ltd
FindAUniversity Ltd, 77 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK. Tel +44 (0) 114 268 4940 Fax: +44 (0) 114 268 5766