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Its hard to judge as we dont know what data you have etc but I know my friend was told that she didnt have enough data for transfer and was fine.
I know its easier said than done but dont let that bother you too much and just get on with your work. Try your hardest, see what happens.
Or maybe you can set up a meeting with him and aks him why does he think you will not pass and what does he think you need to do to pass.
Questions likely to come - 1. Why do you want to do this PhD? 2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?/Why academia 3. Tell me about the most recent article you have read. 4. How do you organise your time? ...
Presentation. Slide 1 - Who are you background, skillset and a strong statement that you are good candidate because .. (background in microbiology/whatever) - max a minute here
7 minutes - focus of the main findings of your project, dont underestimate intro
last slide - apart from the these technical skills I can also bring - 1. I am a fast and independent learner - because I did this and that, I am problem solver because I did this and that....etc.
I am in my final year now so I dont yet have the experience. However, just reading about the experiences of others (and obviously witnessing this myself) I have decided to leave academia.
Academia is much more unfair environment. They would retain many more great people, if they would appreciate people's hard work and talent. I am done with it.
So please dont feel like a failure if you do go elsewhere. It might be the best thing you have ever done....
just as the title say, I wanted to ask how much are you expected to know? I used quite a lot of techniques and I am quite nervous as to how much detail will I be expected to know.
Techniques such as Circular dichroism.
How much into detail do you need to know?
No. Always an interview.
From my experience, it is harder with no first at both degrees but certainly not impossible. All PhD's in bio are competitive, not just the cancer ones. Plenty of people already have a good research experience, do you have a summer spent doing research or something similar?
Anyway, good luck.
I find hot desking so distressing that it did play a role in my decision which PhD to go for. I hate not having my own (little!) space and would be stressing out every day if I will have a place to sit. Where do you keep your files, food etc.
I know its getting more popular as it saves a space but I will avoid it for as long as I can.
I have a work laptop but this was budgeted for from my grant. Could you ask your supervisor to get you one so you dont have to drag your own?
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