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Thread: struggling at Cambridge

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17-Aug-16, 17:25
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This sounds like a tough decision. Imagine if you left... would you regret it after? Or imagine if you stayed and were a bit unhappy (or very unhappy)... do you think you would regret that at the end?

It may not help but it is a strategy I use to help me make decisions.

Thread: First few weeks of PhD

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17-Aug-16, 17:13
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Hi AgaK.
A lot of people feel lost at the start. With time things do usually improve. For me - I felt like quitting until like 3 months in but didn't quit, and now I'm so glad I didn't as I would have regretted it.
All the best.
Tudor

Thread: PhD Options - Advice Needed

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28-Jul-16, 10:13
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If you want rain, go to Manchester. Anywhere away from there is comparatively dry!

Thread: Dissertation Help

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27-Jul-16, 09:59
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Thanks for making me smile today : ) Did you accidentally highlight what you'd written, cut/delete, and then hit submit? I actually did that once before with a piece of work - and it could not be restored... eughh still makes me sick to think of it.

Add more details and we will surely do our best to help : )

Thread: What to do after a PhD Skyp interview rejection??

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27-Jul-16, 09:55
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Sorry to hear that. Don't give up!

There are no hard fast rules. It is always courtesy to say thanks in my humble view. And if you want feedback, you've every right to ask for it - they may give some and it may even be helpful.

Thread: PhD Options - Advice Needed

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25-Jul-16, 22:24
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I'd go with the project if you think you will like it, especially if, as someone has said, the uni is highly regarded for your field (much more important than overall ranking I've heard). The campus might even grow on you!

Thread: Viva Experience

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24-Jul-16, 23:12
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Thank you RLD1984!

Thread: Near the end of masters and I want to drop out

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22-Jul-16, 21:08
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Hi Autumntimes
Try not to let the worry drag you down. Are you getting any support for the depression right now? I only say that because it sounds an incredibly stressful time you're going through. Your wellbeing is much more important than any degree.
Best.
Tudor

Thread: Viva Experience

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22-Jul-16, 19:04
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As someone with no virtually no viva experience I wondered if I could ask something - are the questions about key aspects of the research things that you haven't already clarified on in the write up? Or are they seeking a verbal demonstration of what you have already written, or just further elaboration?

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Thread: Viva Experience

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22-Jul-16, 16:50
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Congratulations on passing! Thanks for sharing this detailed info. I'm approaching my first year viva, which of course will be nothing like as intense as the final one, but this post is going to be mega helpful in my prep for that.

Thread: Near the end of masters and I want to drop out

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21-Jul-16, 17:06
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What I'm worried the most is how recruiters would make of my dropout. I don't want to come across as someone who made a bad judgement call and quit, tho I am sure we've all been there at some point in our life. I'm scared that I would become an unworthy candidate.


You really don't need to worry about that. You can either be open or you can just omit that fact. A friend of mine just quit their PhD near the end of the first year. They now have a job. They didn't even mention that they had been doing a PhD. It just looked like there was a gap between their Masters and getting the job. If , however, they had asked, my friend would have just explained (without going into great detail) that it wasn't for them after all. It turns out that they didn't even ask.

I do agree with what AOE26 and HazyJane have said though. If any recognition can be salvaged out of the work you have put in already, then by all means, try and get it. Hope this helps.

Thread: Near the end of masters and I want to drop out

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21-Jul-16, 11:07
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Hi Autumn

Really sorry to hear the tough time you are going through. It sounds like you want to quit BUT...

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I am scared that dropping out would severely impact my career even though it's not a masters which would help if I did pass.


Based on what you have explained, I see no reason why quitting would affect your career. It certainly does not affect your shorter term prospects (e.g., you've got a job lined up and they've confirmed it doesn't matter). In the long term, if you suddenly discover a passion for political science, you could take it up again. This in no way would be a be all and end all. On the contrary, what impact is continuing having, even though you don't want to? From what you have said, it sounds like it is pretty bad. I would make my decision on that basis (personally, I would leave).

I hope this helps.

Thread: Article submission - revisions needed - hopeful

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20-Jul-16, 20:50
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Thanks Drkl! Fingers crossed!

Thread: PhD

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20-Jul-16, 17:34
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Yes. :) I think a PhD is most people's way to becoming a uni lecturer these days. I know one or two lecturers though who do not hold PhDs but have clinical expertise instead.

Are you in the middle of your MSc now? I think it is a good time to get to know what kinds of funding are available (if that is what you'd be going for), what kinds of projects are available/being funded/you find interesting, and importantly who you might do the PhD with. For me, having an academic who I wanted to work with and who was happy to support my application really helped.

Thread: Can you refine / develop your research questions ?

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20-Jul-16, 15:38
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Ok. My data will do fine to answer my refined questions. Just checking that there isn't some other reason why you need to start anew with data collection if the data are OK.
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