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Thread: What does the status "Review Completed" means?

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20-May-19, 18:52
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Possibly the reviews have been completed and it is now sitting with the editor? It's funny because usually then it would say "with editor". So maybe the editor hasn't officially picked it up again. You could chase but I'd leave it a bit longer so as not to annoy.

Thread: Computational Materials Science

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20-May-19, 18:50
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You could also do a few lab visits (maybe 2 or 3 if you can manage it) and casually "interview" your prospective supervisors and their current students and postdocs. It might sound extreme but this is the sort of thing I wish I'd have done before starting my PhD, and I would never take a postdoc without doing this now. You'll probably just get a sense of which one you want to be a part of over the next 3-4 years of your life (and that one will probably be the one that would lead to the best outcomes). Good luck!

Thread: A perspective on passing the viva

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20-May-19, 16:08
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Amazing! Thank you for sharing - I will apply 1) , 3) and 4) when I have my viva :-)

CONGRATS!!!

Thread: Sorry... It's another should I quit question

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20-May-19, 16:06
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Hi Justaverage (and I'm sure you're not!)

I think a lot of people feel like this during their PhD. And it's about overcoming that feeling and just carrying on. So I would say don't quit, keep at it!

It sounds like you're concerned though about how yours is going. So maybe arranging to meet with your supervisor and just being very up front - asking him if he genuinely sees it being enough for a PhD - could be the way to go. You could downgrade it to a masters instead most probably if you wanted to. And it would be better to have that conversation now, and initiated by you, than later on (if you really suspect that it isn't going to be enough for a PhD). Also, it sounds like you're not enjoying it much, so maybe this is the route to go down anyway? (That is if it is how you feel about it and that feeling isn't changing). Whatever the outcome, you'll probably feel a lot better after having an honest conversation.

In response to your final paragraph, I don't think that any of those things would be issues. People change their plans all the time, and that is OK. Even better if you can come away with something to show for it (e.g., a masters or a paper maybe).

Hope this helps somewhat. I'm sure others will have good advice!

Tudor

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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20-May-19, 12:25
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Hi J_W

Yes, I submitted on Friday!! And I have a 1-year fellowship starting shortly after my viva (early July), which I’m really excited about (the fellowship that is, not the viva). I am bearing in mind that corrections are the most likely outcome of the viva though, so I know it will be a few months after that when I can fully put it behind me.

Your life at the moment as you describe it (tennis, etc) sounds pretty satisfying! I do understand though about the need for challenge and for your own progression. It sounds like you would be well placed (especially in terms of the publications) if you did decide to pursue a postdoc. Maybe you’ll sort of reach a point of saturation, where you can’t take the hum drum anymore, and that'll prompt you into looking at possible postdocs! : )

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. It sounds a tough situation. I hope things improve now that she is starting to recover.

Best
Tudor

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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16-May-19, 12:01
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Quote From Jamie_Wizard:
Hi Tudor! Yes, it's been quite a while. I hope you're doing well!

Things are a mixed bag, my job is going well (although I feel I could also be doing a post-doc -- my job is providing scientific computing consulting for researchers -- I did manage to submit a paper). I have a nice new apartment with my girlfriend. Unfortunately though, my mother after improving a bit has taken a turn for the worse (depression and missing my father who passed away 3 years ago after 40 years of marriage) and is hospitalised which is hard for my sister and I :-(


I somehow must have managed not to see this before... congrats on your paper... and are you going to start applying for postdocs or is the current job enjoyable? Also good news about the apartment! Very sorry to hear about the challenging family issues. I really hope things improve soon on that front. Tudor

Thread: Passed my Viva

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16-May-19, 11:57
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I don't know how I didn't see this before! Massive congratulations!!!!!!!

Thread: Proof of my masters?

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16-May-19, 08:26
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Thanks! I don't have it to hand but someone has taken a picture of it for me so hoping that'll do! Cheers!

Thread: Proof of my masters?

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15-May-19, 22:19
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Hi folks,
For an application I'm making, I need to upload proof of my masters degree. I have just realised that I don't know what this would be. A letter or something? Or a photograph of the certificate?
Help appreciated!
Thanks
Tudor

Thread: Gap year before PhD?

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12-May-19, 21:33
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I agree that a gap year or so will do no harm and will broaden your skills and perspective etc. I suppose there is a chance that there could be less funding down the line. But actually I think that won't be the case , as research is something the UK likes to invest in. But in any case, you'll be a more competitive applicant with the experience under your belt! So yeh, no harm and some possible benefits of gap year!

Thread: How to apply to research PhD in UK

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08-May-19, 14:59
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Hi!

No, they are separate technically. A scholarship (funding) usually must come together with a PhD, but you can be accepted to do a PhD without having a scholarship (funding), in which case you would be looking at self-funding.

To be honest I don't know much about scholarships per se - just research council funding (studentships). In the case of those, you apply for the PhD at the university and you also apply for the funding via the university.

Someone had a similar question below. Not sure if it will help. Others may explain it better!

https://www.postgraduateforum.com/thread-55606/

Best of luck!

Thread: My Last Words

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07-May-19, 19:11
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Has something just happened or is everything that's already been going on weighed down on you? If you are still online and see this message, you could try calling 116 123 (the Samaritans). There is someone there 24/7 to talk. But please reply and let us know you're ok. Are you living in the UK? That number may only work in the UK. So if you're in another country, please use Google for a number you can call there if you are contemplating ending your life, or indeed if you just need to talk to someone. Hope you're ok and will keep checking for your follow up messages on here.

Thread: My Last Words

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07-May-19, 18:29
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Monkiaa, are you still online? Please get in touch. I know academia is awful when these things happen, and can make life awful at times. Please reach out. You are definitely valued, no matter what has happened or will happen. Can you reach out as we really care about you on here and need to know you are ok.
Tudor

Thread: PhD is a disaster, what should i do??

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07-May-19, 14:30
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Yes, don't give up. How are you getting on now? You will come away with something, not nothing. You are not a failure. Have you decided what to do?

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Tudor

Thread: Email etiquette... how would you reply to this person?

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07-May-19, 13:41
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Thanks Eng! :-)
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